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Utah State University (USU)

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Utah State University also called Utah State, or USU for short is a public research institution founded in 1988. The university is committed to providing quality education to students in the locality. USU has its address in Logan, Utah, and consists of 3 regional campuses. The university exercises a "student-centric" educational approach as academics receive the utmost priority.

It consists of 800 faculty members and 1,664 full as well as part-time staff with providing education to the students present in all the states of the U.S. and 78 countries across the globe. In recent years, the institution has managed to kickstart collaborations with foreign governments and universities. The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The graduation rate at the institution is 47% while the retention rate is 73% for full-time and 59% for part-time students.

The university’s colours are Aggie Blue and white and their mascot is Big Blue. The university is a member of the Mountain West Conference and with 16 varsity teams, competes in Division I of the NCAA. They are collectively known as the Utah State Aggies. The university has teams ranging from athletics to football. 

This university also provides various courses to the students through its online platform. It offers these courses not only to the students of the U.S. but also to students worldwide. The university students of both online and on-campus can access this account. It is used by university students to access the course-related information, tools, check their attendance, financial aid, tuition, and much more. The learning management system of the university is exclusively used for the online students to read the content provided by the faculty and to submit the assignments, to interact with fellow students, and to post queries to the faculties.

Notable alumni of the University include Merlin Olsen (American Football Player), Harry Reid (Former US Senator), Mary L. Cleave (American Engineer) and Lars Peter Hansen (American Economist). 


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Old Main Hill


Following are some of the rankings given to the university.

Forbes Ranking

  • #88 in the West
  • #155 in Public Colleges
  • #445 in Top Colleges

U.S. News and World Report Rankings

  • #123 in Top Public Schools
  • #254 in National Universities.


  • #107 in the USA
  • #244 in the world (Top 2% of colleges worldwide)


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1050 - 1290



  • ACT Range

    21 - 28

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


With an acceptance rate of 89%, the university has a slightly selective admission process. The university has a rolling admission process which means that applicants can apply to the university at any time. Both undergrad and graduate programs are provided at the institution. Students with very good academic backgrounds will find it easier to get into USU as compared to others. SAT and ACT scores are also taken into account while enrolling students. The SAT scores submitted averages around 1170 and ACT scores average around 25.

The university considers a student’s GPA to be a very important factor in the admission process with an average GPA submitted is around 3.46. The admission process is fairly easy with applicants having to fill up the application form provided on the website. The university also charges a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once the application form is filled out, the applicants will be able to access the student portal through which they can keep track of their application status. The student portal also allows applicants to keep track of additional papers and documents that require submitting.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


An important aspect for an applicant to consider while choosing a college is the cost structure. As a result, the university displays the various costs that students will incur if they accept admission to the college. As seen from the table above, Utah residents have to pay an average annual cost of $7,056 for tuition. Meanwhile, books and supplies may add another $850 to the expenses of the students.

Net Price, on the other hand, is $12,738. The university also provides students with a Net Price Calculator so that they can better estimate their costs. It's important to note that even though average costs are provided by the university, students will have cost differences depending on financial aid and family income as well as other aspects. 

For further details, you could take a look at the Cost to Attend sections to get a closer look at Utah State’s fee structures.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


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Most Popular Majors:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    1,450 Graduates

  • Economics

    369 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    301 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    277 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    184 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    180 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    175 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    139 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    184 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    180 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    175 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    139 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    127 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    104 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    103 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    99 Graduates

  • Marketing

    94 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    80 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    79 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    78 Graduates

  • Social Work

    74 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    68 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    64 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    55 Graduates

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering

    52 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    52 Graduates

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

    51 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    49 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    48 Graduates

  • Journalism

    48 Graduates

  • History

    47 Graduates

  • Sociology

    43 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    38 Graduates

  • Air Transportation

    37 Graduates

  • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

    36 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    35 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    35 Graduates

  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

    33 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    30 Graduates

  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

    30 Graduates

  • Music

    30 Graduates

  • International Business

    28 Graduates

  • Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

    27 Graduates

  • Public Health

    27 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    26 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    24 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    24 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    23 Graduates

  • Statistics

    21 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business and Managemen...

    21 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    21 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

    20 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    19 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    17 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    17 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    17 Graduates

  • Physics

    16 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    15 Graduates

  • Botany/Plant Biology

    14 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    14 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    14 Graduates

  • Agricultural Production Operations

    11 Graduates

  • Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

    11 Graduates

  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

    10 Graduates

  • Environmental Design

    10 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    9 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    9 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    9 Graduates

  • Zoology/Animal Biology

    8 Graduates

  • Forestry

    8 Graduates

  • Precision Metal Working

    8 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    7 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    7 Graduates

  • Mechanics and Repairers, General

    7 Graduates

  • Cosmetology and Related Personal Gr...

    6 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    5 Graduates

  • Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...

    5 Graduates

  • Computer Software and Media Applica...

    5 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    5 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fit...

    4 Graduates

  • Agricultural Mechanization

    3 Graduates

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

    3 Graduates

  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

    3 Graduates

  • Agriculture, General

    2 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    2 Graduates

  • Soil Sciences

    1 Graduates

  • Agricultural Public Services

    1 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    1 Graduates

  • Data Processing

    1 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    1 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    1 Graduates

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

    1 Graduates

  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and...

    1 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    1 Graduates

  • International Agriculture

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

70% / 30%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,534 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,160/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

navy blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mountain West Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country




Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country




Track and Field

Campus Security

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $7,784 per year for living on campus. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 45% male and 55% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$9,100 - $24,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$94 - $249

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


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Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Financial Aid is an important aspect that students tend to rely on. Utah State University offers various financial aid programs in order to help the students pursuing courses in the university. 75% of the students in the university receive some form of financial aid. 

$13,037 is the average financial aid awarded as a grant or scholarship to the students of the university. To confirm financial aid eligibility for federal aid, an applicant has to file a FAFSA form and receive the Student Aid Report. If you plan to apply for financial aid, then keep in mind that Utah State University’s federal school code is 003677.

Some of the aids they provide are Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Supplemental Grants, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-study programs.

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