0 Traditional School in Utah
Founded by settlers from the Church of Latter-Day Saints seeking a place to practice their religious without persecution, the western state of Utah has been a unique and unusual place from the start. While the Church dominates the state socially and culturally, much of life in Utah is shaped by its geography and climate - a high elevation, rugged mountains, desert climate, and extreme winters made Utah a home for only the toughest, most determined Americans, a lasting legacy of community-building, cooperation, and collective strength. For the size of its population, Utah has a surprising proportion of highly-ranked, excellent colleges and universities, from the world-renowned Brigham Young University to the top public research institutions, the University of Utah and Utah State University. With a culture that puts a premium on preparedness and learning, Utah is primed to take on the 21st century.