Utah State University

Logan, Utah

#342 National Colleges

90.95% Admission Rate
Least Selective

20,913 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
  • Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
Utah State University (USU or Utah State) is a public land-grant research university in Logan, Utah. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With nearly 20,000 students living on or near campus, USU is Utah's largest public residential campus. As of Fall 2020, there were 27,691 students enrolled, including 24,649 undergraduate students and 3,044 graduate students. The university has the highest percentage of out-of-state students of any public university in Utah, totaling 23% of the student body.

Founded in 1888 as Utah's land-grant college, USU focused on science, engineering, agriculture, domestic arts, military science, and mechanic arts. The university offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, business, economics, natural resource sciences, as well as nationally ranked elementary & secondary education programs. It offers master's and doctoral programs in humanities, social sciences, and STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). It received its current name in 1957.The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". Utah State University is associated with seven Rhodes Scholars, one Nobel Prize winner, one MacArthur Fellows Program inductee, four recipients of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and 34 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. USU has nine colleges and offers 159 undergraduate degrees, 83 master's degrees, and 41 doctoral degrees. USU's main campus is in Logan, with regional campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, and the Uintah Basin, and 28 other locations throughout Utah. In 2010, the College of Eastern Utah, in Price, Utah, joined the USU system becoming Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USU Eastern). Throughout Utah, USU operates more than 20 distance education centers. Regional campuses, USU Eastern, and distance education centers account for 25% of the students enrolled. USU has 163,000 alumni in all 50 states and 114 countries.

USU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Utah State Aggies. They are a member of the Mountain West Conference.

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Logan, Utah

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City: Small (population less than 100,000)

Rocky Mountains (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 18.5%
Education 12.1%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10.2%
Social Sciences 9.1%
Health Professions And Related Programs 8.8%
Engineering 5.3%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 4.3%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 3.5%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3.1%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3.0%
Psychology 2.8%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2.6%
Visual And Performing Arts 2.2%
English Language And Literature/Letters 2.1%
Natural Resources And Conservation 1.6%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1.4%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1.3%
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians 0.9%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 0.9%
History 0.8%
Mathematics And Statistics 0.8%
Physical Sciences 0.8%
Transportation And Materials Moving 0.7%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.7%
Architecture And Related Services 0.5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 0.5%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.4%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.4%
Legal Professions And Studies 0.4%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 0.3%
Precision Production 0.1%
Personal And Culinary Services 0.1%
Construction Trades 0.0%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1201 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 650 585 520
Verbal 660 595 530

ACT Scores

25 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 27 23 19
English 29 25 20