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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?

5,698 Undergraduate Awards
$27,197 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award 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.

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Utah State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

USU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#75 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Online Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Communication Sciences College Factual
#23 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#60 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#77 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#85 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#91 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

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?

$27,197 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USU is $27,197. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

17,393 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,880 undergraduate students at USU, with 17,393 being full-time and 7,487 being part-time.

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

There are also 3,052 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,393 full-time undergraduates at USU, 48% are male and 52% 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 166
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 955
White 14,321
International Students 261
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,555

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 928 0 128 0 0 0 1,056
Communication Sciences 0 0 344 0 31 5 380
Economics 0 0 361 0 14 3 378
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 320 0 51 0 371
Business Administration & Management 0 0 172 0 137 0 309
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 187 0 33 0 220
General Psychology 0 0 159 0 50 6 215
Special Education 0 0 180 0 9 3 192
Accounting 0 2 143 0 40 0 185
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 166 0 5 5 176
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 143 0 26 2 171
Marketing 0 0 152 0 0 0 152
General English Literature 0 0 118 0 3 0 121
Information Science 1 0 87 0 25 0 113
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 93 0 14 0 107
Computer Information Systems 0 0 88 0 17 1 106
General Biology 0 0 102 0 2 1 105
Animal Science 0 0 87 0 8 3 98
Social Work 0 0 82 0 14 0 96
Civil Engineering 0 0 57 0 31 6 94
Sociology 0 0 81 0 4 3 88
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 76 0 0 0 76
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 59 15 0 74
Nursing 52 0 21 0 0 0 73
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 72 0 0 0 73
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 66 0 66
Journalism 0 0 66 0 0 0 66
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 59 0 3 0 62
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 49 0 8 2 59
Wildlife Management 0 0 56 0 1 0 57
History 0 0 48 0 7 0 55
Political Science & Government 0 0 46 0 6 0 52
Electrical Engineering 0 0 36 0 5 10 51
Area Studies 0 0 42 0 7 0 49
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 46 1 47
Biological Engineering 0 0 35 0 6 6 47
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 44 0 0 0 0 44
Air Transportation 0 0 41 0 2 0 43
Natural Resource Management 0 0 7 9 22 3 41
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 14 0 15 11 40
Geography & Cartography 0 0 5 27 4 0 36
Statistics 0 0 27 0 7 0 34
Mechanics & Repairers 33 0 0 0 0 0 33
Music 0 0 31 0 2 0 33
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 8 16 7 0 31
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Mathematics 0 0 19 0 8 3 30
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Anthropology 0 0 25 0 4 0 29
Public Health 0 0 24 0 3 0 27
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 0 0 0 0 0 27
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 3 21 24
Computer Engineering 0 0 19 0 5 0 24
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 12 0 11 1 24
Physics 0 0 17 0 3 2 22
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 20 0 2 0 22
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 15 0 4 2 21
Romance Languages 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Horticulture 13 7 0 0 0 0 20
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 12 0 8 0 0 0 20
General Agriculture 19 0 0 0 0 0 19
Landscape Architecture 0 0 17 0 2 0 19
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 17 0 0 2 19
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Chemistry 0 0 14 0 1 4 19
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Agricultural Production 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
International Business 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Plant Sciences 0 0 12 0 3 0 15
Philosophy 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 10 2 12
Environmental Design 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Environmental Engineering 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 0 7 1 8
Religious Studies 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Agricultural Mechanization 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 7 0 0 0 0 7
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Precision Metal Working 4 2 0 0 0 0 6
Agricultural Public Services 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Zoology 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Forestry 0 0 4 0 1 0 5
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Agriculture 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Cosmetology 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
International Agriculture 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Soil Sciences 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Building Management & Inspection 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Ground Transportation 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,100 67 4,531 111 839 118 6,766

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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