USU

Utah State University

1600 Old Main Hill, Logan, United States
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  • Total Documents
    296
  • Class Notes
    141
  • Textbook Notes
    83
  • Study Guides
    72
  • Currently Enrolled
    137
  • Previously Enrolled
    131

Overview of Utah State University (USU)

About this school

Utah State, founded in 1888, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture; Business; Education; Engineering; Family Life; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. Its 88-acre campus is located in Logan, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:24,618
    • Men:11,500 (46.7%)
    • Women:13,118 (53.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (USU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Utah State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 26
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Old Main Hill
City, State, Zip
Logan, UT  84322
Phone
(435) 797-1079
Fax
(435) 797-3900
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 15,555 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 7,815 applicants were admitted
Men
89% of 7,740 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,659 (41%) of 13,857 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,031 (43%) of 6,999 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,628 (38%) of 6,858 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
490-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (USU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,175|Out-of-state: $20,727
  • Room & Board: - $6,060 (56.50876538604998%)
  • Other Expences: - $824 (7.6837001118985455%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,840 (35.807534502051475%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Utah State University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003677
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,664 (67.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,011 (75.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,011 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
352 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$9,312
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,319 (65.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,069
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,772 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,945
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,236 (61.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
758 (19.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,458

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,221 (65.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,615 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,536 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
789 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$10,263
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,165 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,141
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,997 (94.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,976
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,507 (47.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,958 (11.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,145

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
44%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,328
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (USU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


972

Part-Time Faculty


259

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


63%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,673,966

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Utah State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


69.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


22.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.2%

Programs & Majors (USU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (113)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dairy Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
  • Forestry, General
  • Forestry, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Agriculture
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Plant Sciences, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, Other
  • Range Science and Management
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Tool and Die Technology/Technician
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Mathematics, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Science, Master of Second Language Teaching, Master's in Food Microbiology and Safety, Master of Dietetic Administration, Master of Science, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Accountancy, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Computer Science, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Family and Human Development, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (80)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Disability Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Folklore
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Range Science
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (USU)

Location & Geography

Population


48,879

Nearest Metropolitan Area


456 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.3 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Salt Lake City
Nearest Bus Station
Logan
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Cache Junction

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Aggies
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Utah State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, latter-day saints student association, multicultural clubs, volunteer groups, college councils

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,188

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
24,618
Women
13,118
Men
11,500

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 0.8% Black/African-American
  • 6.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.4% White
  • 4.3% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 61 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


3,061

Student Resources (USU)