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Old Main Hill, Logan, UT

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Utah State University is a public institution located in Logan, Utah and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Utah. USU is a large institution, enrolling approximately sixteen thousand per year.

Areas of study offered at USU include:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 950 - 1220 on the SAT and between 20 - 27 on the ACT is common among students admitted to Utah State University. More information from the admissions office can be found at usu.edu.

The cost of tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $5,700, while out-of-state residents pay $17,000 annually. Student housing is available for students, which costs about $1,900 for the year. USU may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

The USU "Aggies" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-A)

To see a full list of areas of study, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.usu.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Utah State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into USU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 28
ACT ® Math19 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into USU

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at Utah State University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions7,359 (97%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled3,460 (47%)

Student Enrollment

Utah State University has a total student population of about 16,000, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,700-$5,600
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,070
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $170-$210 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $560-$670 per unit

USU contains multiple schools that oversee specific programs and their respective curriculums. These schools may also have differing admissions procedures and tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Veterinary School (Tuition: $22,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$6,628
Receiving Student Loans30%$5,667

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Utah State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Utah State University is approximately 53%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years26%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years11%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program (more info)
  • Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • English Language Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

USU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Social Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies


  • Elementary Education (B, M)
  • Physical Education (B, M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (C, D, M)
  • Special Education (B, D, M)
  • Secondary Education (B, M)
  • Early Childhood Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (B)
  • Health Teacher Education (B)
  • Agricultural Teacher Education (B)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (D)
  • Teaching English As Second Language Instructor (M)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (B, C)
  • Social Studies Teacher Education (B)
  • Technology Teacher Education Teacher Education (B, M)
  • Biology Teacher Education (B)
  • Science Teacher Education (B)
  • Psychology Teacher Education (B)
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies (B, D, M)
  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (B, D, M)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B, M)
  • Apparel and Textiles

Communications and Journalism

  • Journalism (B)
  • Media Studies (M)
  • International and Intercultural Communication

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (B)
  • Technical and Business Writing (D)



Visual and Performing Arts


Public Administration and Social Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B, D, M)
  • Information Science Studies (B, M)

Agriculture Operations

  • Animal Science (B, M)
  • Horticultural Science (B, M)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (A, C)
  • Agricultural Production Operations (B, M)
  • Range Science and Management (B, M)
  • Plant Sciences (B, D, M)
  • Agricultural Business and Management (B)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science (B)
  • Agricultural Communication (B)
  • Agricultural Mechanization (A, C)
  • Dairy Science (M)
  • Soil Science and Agronomy (M)
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (M)
  • International Agriculture (B)
  • Agricultural Economics

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Area Studies (B)
  • United States Studies (B, M)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (B)


  • Landscape Architecture (B, M)
  • Environmental Design, Architecture (B)

Physical Sciences

  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Geology (B, M)
  • Chemistry (B, D)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science (M)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy (D, M)
  • Environmental Studies (B)
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (B)
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management (B)
  • Land Use Planning and Management or Development (M)
  • Forestry (B, M)

Mechanic and Repair Technology

  • Avionics Maintenance Technology (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies (B)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

  • Parks and Recreation (B)
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies (B)

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