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USA is committed to providing a variety of educational opportunities that will contribute to the academic success of our students. There are many Learning Communities available to entering freshmen who live on campus. A Learning Community (LC) is a group of students with shared interests who are enrolled in two or more classes together. Three freshmen halls, Epsilon 1, Epsilon 2, and New Hall are designated for learning community students. However, living in one of these three halls is not required to become a part of a LC.
All freshmen are encouraged to join a learning community, space permitting. National research shows that students in a learning community report a more positive social life and higher levels of student-faculty interaction (National Survey of Student Engagement Annual Report 2007). At USA, student who joined learning communities were more likely to persist to year two, and had higher academic success rates, than students not in learning communities.

Learning Communities require a separate application in addition to the housing contract and prepayment. Visit the Learning Communities website to view a complete list of LCs, complete the Learning Community Student Application, or learn more information.