Established in the year 1888, Utah State University is the state’s only land grant institution. The public university, with nearly 28,000 students enrolled, has over 300 plus undergraduate and graduate programs. Students and faculty alike take part in high-quality education, research that has been nationally recognized, Division I athletics and multiple clubs and organizations.
The university offers an overall development to the student and is one of the best private institutes in the USA. In the year 2018, Utah offered admission to 89%of the applicants irrespective of cultural background, caste, or religion. The university also offers some scholarships in order to manage the expenses.
The graph given above clearly shows the institutional funding in the year 2018. Grants covering the major portion of 41 followed by the State Appropriations for 38.
The US News has ranked the university as follows for the year 2020
According to the QS News, the university stands at 801 - 1000th in the year 2020.
ARWU has ranked the University on the 401 - 500th spot for the year 2019.
Niche.com has placed the university in the 2nd position in terms of top public universities of Utah for the year 2020.
|Annual Endowment||376 million USD|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part-time; online|
|Student-faculty ratio||19: 1|
|Average Class Size||20 - 29|
|Graduate Rate (2019)||53.7%|
|Student Retention Rate (2019)||73.5%|
Utah State University is located in the beautiful location of Logan. The university is spread across an area of 400 acres. The university consists of 8 different campuses and 23 educational centers across Utah. It also has 8 various departments spread over 100 buildings at the main campus.
The students can enroll in over 200 student clubs and organizations at the university. The university offers free public transportation for the students studying at the Logan campus.
A student can also have easy access to Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park, Ski Resort, Logan Canyon, and Old main hill as all these places are within the proximity of the university.
Living on campus is one of the best options as it helps to attend the classes and the students get to know about the activities and events early.
And according to a study it has been suggested that students who live on campus have better grades. Their graduate percentage is high and they are more content with their college exposure.
There are Richards Hall, Living Learning Community, and central suites for the Suite style. There are five other options for living in the Apartment Style accommodation namely Blue Square, Central Campus, Student Living Center, West Campus, and South Campus. The students interested to stay at the Family Housing are required to enroll in at least 6 credits. Aggie Villages, Townhomes, and West Stadium Villa are the options for the Family Housing.
Also, students can opt for off-campus accommodation offered by the USA.
Meal plans are mandatory in some of the halls. A student can choose from two types of plans per semester. A Block meal plan is also one of the options to choose from. It is like a prepaid card to dine on campus.
Utah State University offers various programs through 8 different colleges or departments at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral levels, including a few online programs too.
Approximately there are 165 undergraduate degrees and 127 undergraduate minors offered at the university. The courses are Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Nursing degree with multiple specializations.
At the graduate level, there are 138 degrees. These Graduate degrees include Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Engineering and many more programs.
The major popular courses at the university are Economics, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, Elementary Education, Computer Science, and Biology.
The admissions at Utah State University are offered on a rolling basis. Following is the application process at the university.
Application Portal: USU Application Portal
Application Fee: UG: 50 USD; Graduate: 55 USD
The information given below is about the cost of attendance required to be paid by the student per year.
|Expenses||Amount Per Year (USD)*|
|Undergraduate (12–18 credits)||7,568|
|Undergraduate nonresident (12-18 credits)||22,198|
|Undergraduate international (12-18 credits)||23,420|
|Graduate resident (9 credits)||7,004|
|Graduate nonresident (9 credits)||21,904|
|Room and board||6,592|
*Costs may vary according to the program of study and are subject to change.
Utah State University offers scholarships, tuition waivers, and a work-study program to international students. The international freshmen and transfer students admitted in any program at USU are eligible for the Afton B. Tew International Student Scholarship. This scholarship offers an amount of 1,000 USD per year.
There are department wise scholarships also that an international student could avail of. Tuition waivers like the International non-resident tuition waiver and alumni tuition waiver allow international students to only pay the in-state tuition amount subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
Also, the USA offers some other scholarships for international students to make their education affordable.
USU has a total network of 1,49,000 alumni members as of 2019. The alumni association of the university offers various benefits like Car/Home insurance, car rentals, and hotel rooms discounts for vacations, access to the university library and events, renting out the David B. Haight Alumni Centre and more.
Some notable alumni of Utah State University include Merlin Olsen (media personality and athlete), May Swenson (American poet), Mary Louise Cleave (NASA astronaut), and Lars Peter Hansen (Nobel Prize winner for Economics).
USU has a dedicated department that provides career services to students and alumni. The university organizes regular coaching sessions, job fairs, assessment sessions, testing centers and more to help students land jobs after graduation. The median salary that a Utah State University graduate gets as per Payscale.com is 67,000 USD.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$21,949 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Utah State University Enrollment||34904|
|Average Graduation Rate||41.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$21,949 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$19,564 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$824 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$7,080 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,840 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$8,020 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,840 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,886 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,920 / Year|
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Language Programs||Commission on English Language Program Accreditation|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Psychology Programs||American Psychological Association|
|Clinical Science Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
RANKED #801 - #1000
RANKED #301 - #350
Environmental Studies (International)
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#801 - #1000 [Out of 1000]
9-14.1 [Out of 100]
#301 - #350 [Out of 400]
based on 2 students ratings
Very cheap (I'm getting paid to go to school) and there are SO many scholarships. plus there is a very good elementary education program (my major but all the programs here are amazing), beautiful campus (it's always getting ranked top 50), and tons of things to do outdoors if that's your thing.
I'd give it an 8/10, needs more application for real-world job post-college. But it's very extensive and covers everything you'll need to know big and small. They definitely make sure you know everything material wise for your job.
I loved the location. I have always wanted to live in Utah. I also have family in close proximity. It is also a great school academically, the campus is beautiful, and most importantly it was so affordable!
The course curriculum is really good! I would like to be a history teacher for secondary education. I feel as though the planned out curriculum for all 4 years of college will prepare to just the right amount!
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary