Established in 1904, the University of Western States is private college located in Portland, Oregon. The school has a main focus on chiropractic, and offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate degrees in related fields such as Massage Therapy, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Chiropractic. With about 500 students on campus, students have increased engagement with faculty and peers. The clinically based curriculum provides graduates with the necessary edge in the job market, as do the multiple practical clinics the college has setup around Portland, where students receive practical training and observation. As one of the leading chiropractic schools in the country, the University of Western States advocates evidence based practical education, and ensures a 100% graduation rate. The small community at UWS makes for a friendly environment, and students typically head out to the coast, or set out hiking in the surrounding woods or Forest Park when they’re not studying.