Plain and simple, people who have been to Utah State University love it. Just ask them. No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state.
At Utah State University we are proud to offer our students a world-class education that is tailored to fit your LIFE GOALS. So whether you are a high school student ready to begin your university experience, recent college undergraduate looking into graduate studies, or an international student looking for a broader horizon, USU’s engaging and supportive community is ready to help you achieve your potential.
A degree from Utah State University is a golden ticket to anywhere. With nationally ranked programs, award-winning faculty, and a close-knit family of illustrious alumni, USU students are fully equipped to succeed in anything.
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Boasting the oldest residential campus in the state, it’s really no surprise that we EMPOWER our students to enrich the lives of others. With more than 200 student clubs and organizations, there are extensive opportunities to engage every student. And for the many students who participate, it isn’t even about getting credit, but about making a difference and moving forward toward a better, smarter future.
At a place where conventional wisdom is challenged and reimagined constantly, USU faculty researchers are engaging in fields of study the world can’t live without. USU is one of Utah’s two research universities and with A RECORD-BREAKING $220 MILLION in external research funding received in fiscal year 2014, it has grown into a thriving research university known and respected around the world.
USU’s undergraduate research program is the second oldest in the nation. Our students embrace the opportunities offered by COLLABORATION and are given opportunities to work closely with research faculty. In a place where fertile minds flourish and grow the university inspires more than 1,000 students to pursue their own research projects every year.
Utah State University nurtures INNOVATION and embraces possibility. The university provides an unparalleled environment with facilities, services, and technology, as well as programs and expertise that stimulate and support the growth of research and technology-based enterprises. USU is committed to protecting our intellectual property in order to develop relevant, practical technologies with industry.
Utah State University has over 25 campuses and centers around the state of Utah where you can learn and interact with your
peers and instructors via broadcasting technologies. Your classroom is right next door.
March 8, 1888
Land-grant, public research university
Noelle E.Cockett (Jan. 5, 2017-present)
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.
- Main campus: 400 acres
- Statewide university-owned acreage: 7,000 acres (does not include USU Eastern)
Logan - 48,565
Cache County - 114,181
- Elevation: 4,778 feet (Logan Campus)
- Average summer highs: 85 degrees
- Average winter highs: 34 degrees
- Free public transportation for Logan campus, Logan City, Cache Valley
- 81 miles northeast of Salt Lake City
- 5 hours south of Yellowstone National Park
- 1 hour drive to four ski resorts
- 2 minute drive to Logan Canyon
- Number of steps to the top of Old Main Hill: 124
- Regional Campuses: 3 (Brigham City, Tooele, Uintah Basin)
- Comprehensive Regional College: 1 (USU Eastern with campuses in Price and Blanding)
- Extension Offices: In 28 of 29 Utah counties and at the Ogden Botanical Center, Thanksgiving Point, and Utah Botanical Center.
- Faculty members: 800
- Full- and part-time support staff: 1,664
- More than 1,100 on-campus job opportunities for students, including workstudy
- More than 1,100 off-campus job opportunities for students
Total:27,932* (*Includes USU Regional Campuses and Distance Education: 15,324 and USU Eastern: 1,895; Enrollment numbers updated annually every fall)
Undergraduate: 24,880 (16,184 Logan Campus)
- All 29 counties in Utah
- All 50 states
- 78 countries
- Male: 12,774
- Female: 15,158
- Average undergraduate student age: 22.4
- Average graduate student age: 32.3
- Undergraduate Degrees: 162
- Undergraduate Minors: 121
- Graduate Degrees: 116
- Student/faculty Ratio: 21.1 to 1
- Average Undergraduate Class Size: 20-29 students
- Study abroad opportunities: 150 in 40 countries
- Students who study abroad each year: 350
- College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
- Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
- Caine College of the Arts
- Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
- College of Science
Economics; Psychology; Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education; Mechanical Engineering; Human Movement Science; Biology; Elementary Education; Computer Science.
- Nickname: Aggies
- Mascot: "Big Blue" the bull
- Colors: Aggie Blue (navy) and white
- Teams: 16 varsity teams
Note: Cost estimate assumes an undergraduate student taking 15 credits per semester living on campus in shared housing with a 15 meal a week meal plan. Costs may vary based on your program of study and are subject to change. The figures provided are estimates.
Criteria for Notable Alumni recognition: With more than 135,000 alumni in the United States and in more than 110 countries around the globe, Utah State University alumni are making an impact. Alumni success stories listed in the "USU at a Glance" have achieved national prominence and recognition in their chosen profession.
- Total: 149,000
- Location: All 50 states and in more than 110 countries
- Greg Carr, B.S., History, '82, avid human rights activist and founder of the Greg C. Carr Foundation to support human rights, education and the arts
- Mary Louise Cleave, M.S., Biology, '75; PhD., Civil & Environmental Engineering, '80, NASA Astronaut
- Lars Peter Hansen, B.S., Mathematics, '74, B.S., Political Science, '74, 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics winner
- Merlin Olsen, B.S., Finance, '62, well-known athlete and media personality
Criteria for National Rankings and Recognitions: Utah State University has achieved several national and regional recognitions for its outstanding academic programs, faculty and students. Rankings promoted in the Utah State University Fast Facts reflect the university's mission statement as one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities.
USU distributes an annual security report to all employees and students by October 1 of each year. The annual security report includes campus crime and fire statistics for the previous three years and details about how USU is preventing sexual violence and improving campus safety.
A printed copy of the annual security report is available upon request.
Utah State University formally committed to sustainability in 1991 when President Cazier signed the Talloires Declaration. This early commitment set the stage in 2007 for President Albrecht to commitment the university to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. USU has continued to make progress.
For more information, visit the Sustainability website
USU Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Taggart Student Center, Room 102, 0160 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0160;
Toll Free: 800-488-8108 or Local: 435-797-1079,
USU School of Graduate Studies, Old Main, Room 164, 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900;
Phone: (435) 797-1189,
Located at entrance of Aggie Parking Terrace, approximately 600 N. 700 East, Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,
Phone: 435-797-6869 or email at email@example.com.
Located on the west side of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, approximately 850 E. 900 North, Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Phone: 435-797-0305 or toll free 1-888-878-2831.
Located in the Chase Fine Arts Center, approximately 1110 E. 610 North, Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or one hour prior to event,
435-797-8022, or online at http//boxoffice.usu.edu.
*Additional Facts about USU are available from the Office of Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation.
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