About Utah State University

Founded in 1888, Utah State University. is a Public college. Located in Utah, which is a city setting in Utah, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 24,838 full time undergraduate students, and 3,280 full time graduate students.

The Utah State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 927 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Utah State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate90%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range980-1220
ACT Range20-27

Admissions at USU are considered Less Selective, with ,194% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 29 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Utah State University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
74%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
73%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
47%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
49%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
62%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
13%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
74%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
73%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
47%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
49%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
62%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
13%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Utah State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    327 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    224 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    351 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    378 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    378 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    378 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    378 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    377 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Utah State University?

242 Students rated Utah State University

Emma - 02/01/2023

If you want to attend a school that isn't too big and in the city, yet has so many opportunities for adventure, all while maintaining the importance of education- this would be your school. It's in a really fun area that allows for great outdoor activities. There are so many interesting and helpful classes you can take. The people here are nice! The campus faculty is always on top of things and I feel very safe here. There's a spot for everyone on campus; whether it be through sports, clubs, social events, parties (campus-run parties are amazing here), or something else, there's something for everyone!

Kaitlyn - 01/02/2023

I just started at USU this fall and I'm really enjoying it. There are always plenty of things to do, including sporting events, rec center classes, parties, and other fun on-campus activities. I enjoy the academics, as well, and this semester's classes have really kept me on my toes. While I had great teachers for most of my classes, my psychology class proved to be unnecessarily difficult because the grad student teaching wasn't very good and didn't communicate well at all. I suppose this is the same as at any other school, though. You're going to have some super teachers and a few really bad ones, but most will be pretty good. Although it's a pretty big school, the class sizes are small and it feels pretty homey up here in Logan. The scenery is gorgeous, we're in the valley with mountains on every side. If you like outdoors and cold, snowy winters, then USU is the place for you!

Emily - 04/28/2022

It is an amazing school, albeit pricy but that's a given for any four-year university. It has a multitude of major options, a plethora of minors, and assistance for students of all backgrounds. Work is available, both on campus and off. Housing can be a hit or miss but overall quite decent. Logan in itself is a nice area, everyone knows everyone and there's never a shortage of friends.

Brianna - 03/28/2022

I love it up here in Logan! Utah State's campus is big enough that you won't see the same people every day, but it is also small enough that you can go from one side of the campus to the other in about a fifteen-minute walk. Everyone is super nice, and you feel like you belong! There are lots of things to do activity-wise, and you can even just stay inside with friends and have a good time! Logan may be small, but the CCTV bus system is a great utility to use when grocery shopping without a car. Honestly, the campus is so beautiful and the people I have met are amazing and funny. Because this is a research school, the education is great, and worth the money that is spent. I would suggest anyone come up here if they are thinking about it.

Utah State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Utah State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Utah State University is 90%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Know that everything will work out and be okay! That you need to concentrate on your academics but don't forget to have fun every once in awhile, but make sure to do your homework first! College is meant to be fun but you are here to learn and to get a degree. Look at all your different degree options that the school offers and look into all of them, instead of just deciding your major right of the bat. But look into all the different majors and take the introduction classes to them, and when you decide a major, you need to stick with it. Don't just sit and take fun classes but take that classes and generals that you need so your not wasting your money. Lastly, get involved, get involved with the school as much as you can. Go to sporting events, make lots of friends, go to on campus activities, and dances! Just get involved in anyway that you can! College is meant to be fun!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Our football record for the past ten years is a major damper on school identity and spirit.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    There is no way to narrow down Utah State into one best thing. There is such a broad range and endless amount of opportunity! Diversity and originality flourish! The best thing about Utah State University is that there is such a wonderful place as Utah State University!

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are dedicated to their schoolwork and enjoy being a part of Utah State University.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Well, being Music Therapy Major. I wish I had known that they don't offer academic scholarships to students unless they are Freshman or Transfer Students, because although, I am a high honor college student, I do not recieve any financial support from this school. I would have applied for more private scholarships. I also would have liked to know more of the intensity and level of classes I would need to take for whatever was my major of interest. That way I could have prepared more in advance for my college courses. - Caitlin Barney

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    What I said above, and also FInancial Aid...there is hardly any given out anymore

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Engaged in creating a fun atmosphere for students.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It has a lot of fun and active activities! Also that our basketball and hockey teams rock!

    Read all  45 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who loves big cities with skyscrapers.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who wants to have a great college experience. You will defintiely learn a lot!

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school honestly feels like a family. This is a campus that you can ask anyone you see a question and they will go out of their way to help you. I feel that if I am struggling, I can find someone for help and they do not put me down for not understanding. The staff is very reliable, and will call you back or responde to your email usually in a couple hours. We are a smoke free campus and I do not know anyone that drinks. We are focused on our education here and helping each other succeed.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Utah State University is best known for its research. While I haven't yet gotten the chance to participate in research here, I have heard many good things. USU has sent more experiments into space than any other nation in the world! Right now USU is helping with the renovation of Gorongosa National Park as well. USU also has the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, next to M.I.T.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I absolutely love the location of Utah State University. It is in a smaller city, so you get more of that "small town" feel. The people of the community are very kind and it really is just a cute town. It is great for people who enjoy the outdoors. Bear Lake is less than an hour away, and on the way there are plenty of great hikes, campsites, and a ski resort. Not to mention natural hot springs, and national parks all within a 2 hour drive. And if you are looking for a "big city", Salt Lake City is only an hour and a half away! The size of the school is just right. The campus is pretty small, but in a good way! It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from one side to the other. The library is phenomenal! It's very modern and bright, the same atmosphere is felt throughout the whole campus. It doesn't have that old, dingy, 50's-70's feel that a lot of schools in this area have. The school pride of Utah State is out the wahzoo! Next to Duke, we are known for having the craziest, most pumped fans. Going to games of all sports is a blast, but I prefer the basketball games because they are the loudest, and some of our best cheers happen there! One thing I would change is the technology system. Utah State has been trying to update and renovate it's system, but it still has a few flaws. I'm sure they will be breaking through these within the next few years. I love the classes. I feel comfortable. I feel like I am able to excel, yet I am still pushed by others to become better. I have a very good experiences with all of my professors and many of the programs a very highly ranked in the United States. There is also a high population of international students. This is one of the reasons why I chose this school. I love that atmosphere and the diversity of Utah State. It's more diverse than other schools in Utah, and I love it!

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I don't notice stereotyping very often here at Utah State. I do know that the Mormon religion is very dominant. This is the only stereotype I have seen. I am not Mormon, and I have not had any problems fitting in. This school is very friendly and welcomes a variety of people.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Since it is a smaller university, there is more opportunity to have a personal experience with the professors. Even in the freshmen courses, there's only a maximum of 300 students, and most are well under 200. My professors know me by name, and I feel like more than just another student to them. The student body is a great balance of competitive and easy going. We work hard and play hard! I am a marketing student and absolutely LOVE it! It fits me like a glove. The business school is a great department. They work hard with us, and help us learn great business techniques that we wouldn't usually think to learn. There is always plenty of help for resumes, internships, and post graduation. I spend more of my time in the business building than I do my apartment (partially because I work in the computer lab there). But the Huntsman School of Business is one of the many reasons why I chose this school. I actually hadn't even looked at this school until about a month before I started my freshmen year, and I got in, found an apartment, and got into all the classes I needed!

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Aggie Basketball is one of the most popular activity on campus! The spectrum is one of the best places to be. Cache valley has many activity that are offered. The university is always having some sort of activity everyday, so you can easily find one that will meet your interests.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

24,838

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,280

Total Grad Students

27%

Out-Of-State

71%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

230

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

84% of students attending Utah State University receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 29% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,772

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$810

Books and Supplies

$6,570

Room and Board

27,152

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,874
$30 - $48K
$12,010
$48 - $75K
$13,173
$75 - $110K
$15,321
$110K & UP
$14,982

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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