Utah State University.

Utah State University

Logan, UT4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Utah State University

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 2019, there were 27,810 students enrolled, including 24,669 undergraduate students and 3,141 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 agricultural 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 "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". Utah State University has produced 7 Rhodes Scholars, 1 Nobel Prize winner, 1 MacArthur Fellows program inductee, 4 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 61.6% of the students enrolled. USU has 149,000 alumni in all 50 states and 110 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.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 21,473 students
  • 0.16 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.usu.edu

Notable programs at Utah State University

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Soil Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Biology, Ecology, and Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

13,857 students out of 15,555 applicants were accepted into Utah State University. They had an average SAT score of 1177. 3% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 91% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Utah State University was $21,520, while for in-state students it was $7,870. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $28,872.

The average financial aid at Utah State University is $4,392. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $17,128 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Utah State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

56% of undergraduate students at Utah State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Utah State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Utah State University was of $7,080 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $824.

Diversity at Utah State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017