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Utah State University Overview

Located in Logan, Utah, Utah State University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Utah State University Known For?

17,188 Full-Time Undergraduates
$13,150 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at USU.
  • In 2017-2018, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from USU makes roughly $43,200 a year. This is 6% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Utah State University Rankings

USU landed the #626 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 14 colleges in Utah, it is ranked at #4.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that USU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for USU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 263
Best Colleges for International Students 467
Best Colleges for the Money 473
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 554
Best Colleges 626
Best Colleges for Diversity 699

Where Is Utah State University?

Location of Utah State University

Contact details for USU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1400
Phone: 435-797-1000
Website: www.usu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UtahState
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USUAggies

How Do I Get Into USU?

You can apply to USU online at: www.usu.edu/admissions/applyonline/

Admission Requirements for USU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USU?

89% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 89%, USU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to USU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Utah State University  ( 490 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Utah State University  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
USU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Utah State University  ( 20 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Utah State University  ( 19 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Utah State University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Utah State University?

$13,150 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USU is $13,150. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,888 $10,853 $12,870 $16,073 $16,746

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USU, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,288 a year. That adds up to $25,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USU is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Utah State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,188 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,618 undergraduate students at USU, with 17,188 being full-time and 7,430 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USU

There are also 3,061 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,188 full-time undergraduates at USU, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Utah State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 155
Black or African American 129
Hispanic or Latino 919
White 14,090
International Students 234
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,661

Geographic Diversity

Utah students aren't the only ones who study at Utah State University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 82 countries are represented at USU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Utah State University

4,905 Took All Classes Online
13,852 Took At Least One Class Online
0.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at USU. In 2017-2018, 13,852 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of USU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Utah State University was 0.4%. This is the #2,003 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 24%
Air Transportation 26%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Communication Sciences 10%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30%
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 65%
Economics 12%
Education 24%
Engineering Technologies 68%
Engineering-Related Fields 77%
English Language & Literature 31%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 21%
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 19%
General Agriculture 47%
Geography & Cartography 78%
Health Professions 18%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 30%
Human Development & Family Studies 10%
Natural Resource Management 22%
Natural Resources & Conservation 8%
Plant Sciences 20%
Public Health 33%
Social Sciences 17%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 15%
Transportation & Materials Moving 25%
Writing Studies 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Resource Management #13
Agricultural Economics & Business #18
Economics #18
Communication Sciences #23
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #30
Natural Resources & Conservation #38
Information Science #53
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #53
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #54
General English Literature #56
English Language & Literature #108
Instructional Media Design #120
Human Development & Family Studies #135
General Psychology #142
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #162
Teacher Education Subject Specific #187
Social Sciences #189
Psychology #196
Computer & Information Sciences #388

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Utah State University Majors

In 2017-2018, Utah State University awarded 11,262 undergraduate degrees and 1,914 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 143 40 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 7 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 31 0 0
Agricultural Mechanization 7 0 0 0
Agricultural Production 0 17 0 0
Agricultural Public Services 0 5 0 0
Air Transportation 0 41 2 0
Animal Science 0 87 8 3
Anthropology 0 25 4 0
Area Studies 0 42 7 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 17 0 2
Biological Engineering 0 35 6 6
Botany/Plant Biology 0 15 4 2
Business Administration & Management 0 172 137 0
Chemistry 0 14 1 4
Civil Engineering 0 57 31 6
Communication & Media Studies 0 76 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 344 31 5
Computer Engineering 0 19 5 0
Computer Information Systems 0 88 17 1
Cosmetology 3 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 3 21
Design & Applied Arts 0 15 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 15 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 20 2 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 14 15 11
Economics 0 361 14 3
Electrical Engineering 0 36 5 10
Engineering-Related Fields 0 48 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0
Environmental Design 0 11 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 9 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 93 14 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 59 3 0
Fisheries Sciences 0 4 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 49 8 2
Forestry 0 4 1 0
General Agriculture 19 0 0 0
General Biology 0 102 2 1
General English Literature 0 118 3 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 1 0
General Psychology 0 159 50 6
Geography & Cartography 0 5 4 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 12 11 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 5 0
History 0 48 7 0
Horticulture 13 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 166 5 5
Human Resource Management 0 0 66 0
Information Science 1 87 25 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 46 1
International Agriculture 0 2 0 0
International Business 0 16 0 0
Journalism 0 66 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 17 2 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 928 128 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 2 0
Marketing 0 152 0 0
Mathematics 0 19 8 3
Mechanical Engineering 0 143 26 2
Mechanics & Repairers 33 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 10 0
Music 0 31 2 0
Natural Resource Management 0 7 22 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 19 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 20 0 0
Nursing 52 21 0 0
Other Agriculture 0 0 0 3
Other Engineering 0 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 72 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 18 0 0
Philosophy 0 15 0 0
Physics 0 17 3 2
Plant Sciences 0 12 3 0
Political Science & Government 0 46 6 0
Precision Metal Working 4 0 0 0
Public Health 0 24 3 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 30 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 8 7 0
Religious Studies 0 8 0 0
Romance Languages 0 21 0 0
Social Work 0 82 14 0
Sociology 0 81 4 3
Soil Sciences 0 1 1 0
Special Education 0 180 9 3
Statistics 0 27 7 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 187 33 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 320 51 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 29 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 12 8 0 0
Wildlife Management 0 56 1 0
Writing Studies 0 0 10 2
Zoology 0 0 5 0
Total 2,200 9,062 1,678 236

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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