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Weber State University

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Weber State University

Weber State University logo

Weber State University was founded in 1889 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a public university in Ogden, Utah. The school offers technical, liberal arts, and professional certificates in addition to associate, bachelor's and master's degrees.

Weber State, as it is commonly called, offers more than 215 certificate and undergraduate degree programs in health professions, behavioral sciences, social sciences, education, economics, business, applied science and technology, humanities, science, visual arts, and performing arts. They also have master's degree programs in taxation, nursing, health administration, English, education, criminal justice, business administration, and accounting. These programs are administered through the University's seven academic colleges:

  • College of Applied Science & Technology
  • Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities
  • John B. Goddard School of Business & Humanities
  • Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education
  • Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions
  • College of Science
  • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

In addition to these primary colleges, the University offers several structured interdisciplinary programs. These include:

  • Asian Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies

Academics and University Ranking

Unstructured interdisciplinary degrees are overseen by the Bachelor of Integrated Studies department.

Weber State Campus view from Ogden's east bench

Weber State campus

Additionally, Weber State offers 11 graduate-level programs in accounting, English, business administration, education, health administration, communication, athletic trainings, criminal justice, nursing, radiology, and taxation.

Weber State boasts an accommodating student-to-faculty ratio and affordable tuition rates.  For these reasons and many others, U.S News and World Report has ranked Weber State as 80th among Regional Universities in the West.


Accreditation and Online Programs

Weber State is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and all of the University's programs are accredited by appropriate program accrediting agencies.  Weber State also offers six bachelor's degrees, four associate's degrees, and three professional certificates that are administered completely through Weber State's online education portal.


Financial Aid

Resources for students are abundant at Weber State.  Each year, the University provides over $90 million in financial aid and scholarships to its students.  While many of the available scholarships are academic-based, other scholarships are granted based on financial need or extracurricular involvement.

These resources include federal funding, grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


Library

Stewart Library

Stewart Library.

Weber State's library, the Stewart Library, is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, which is an organization that facilitates the availability of library and information services to higher education institutions throughout Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.


Student Body and Athletics

Weber State Wildcats logo

Weber State Wildcats logo.

Weber State boasts a cohesive student body that is bolstered by the University's athletics department and on-campus housing availability.  The University's colors are purple and white and the athletic teams are known as the Wildcats.  Weber State has a very active athletics department that includes teams for basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis, track and field, volleyball, softball, and soccer.

The Wildcats play in the NCAA Division I FCS; they are also members of the Big Sky Conference. The team colors are purple and white – with numbers in black – and their mascot is Waldo the Wildcat. Men’s teams are basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track and field. Women’s teams are basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, golf, tennis, track and field and volleyball.


Student Housing

Like many other universities, Weber State's student housing is available through a number of residence halls of varying boarding rates. All of the residence halls offer basic amenities, including wireless internet. Parking is available at all facilities; parking passes are required. Beds are twin extra long and cooking facilities are available at all units. Married and family student housing is no longer available.

The facilities include:

  • University Village (five-building complex with private and semi-private accommodations).
  • Wildcat Village (suite-style living with two bedrooms per unit).

General Information

Admission Office
1137 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1137
(801) 626-6744
(800) 848-7770
Fax: (801) 626-6747
admissions@weber.edu
Contact: Christopher Rivera
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1103 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1103
(801) 626-6000
www.weber.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 20,870
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,439
Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,831
Graduate enrollment: 518

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 - 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $3,664 $3,856 $4,088 $4,311 +5.45%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement - On Campus




Room and Board $6,634 $6,634 $6,634 $6,634 0.00%
Other $4,412 $4,412 $4,650 $4,650 0.00%
Living Arrangement - Off Campus




Room and Board $6,634 $6,634 $6,634 $6,634 0.00%
Other $4,412 $4,412 $4,650 $4,650 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $15,910 $16,102 $16,572 $16,795 +1.35%
In-state Off Campus $15,910 $16,102 $16,572 $16,795 +1.35%
In-state with Family $4,864 $5,056 $5,288 $5,511 +4.22%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,915
In-state Student Fees $745
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,989
Out-of-state Fees $745

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,150 69%

Grant or scholarship aid 1,032 62% $3,283,111 $3,181
- Federal grants 330 20% $1,073,989 $3,255
- Pell grants 330 20% $1,011,315 $3,065
- Other federal grants 73 4% $62,674 $859
State/local government grant or scholarships 97 6% $98,783 $1,018
Institutional grants or scholarships 846 51% $2,110,339 $2,494
Student loan aid 356 21% $1,387,487 $3,897
- Federal student loans 353 21% $1,328,993 $3,765
- Other student loans 9 1% $58,494 $6,499

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1980 231 - 1830 64
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 67 - - - -
Botany/plant Biology 7 - - - -
Microbiology 34 - - - -
Zoology/animal Biology 26 - - - -
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 393 126 - 7 14
Accounting 85 49 - - -
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 7 - - 1 -
Business Administration and Management 56 77 - - -
Business/managerial Economics 2 - - - 3
Finance 26 - - - -
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 9 - - - -
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 16 - - - -
Management Information Systems 18 - - 3 11
Marketing/marketing Management 24 - - - -
Retailing and Retail Operations - - - 3 -
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations - - - - -
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 150 - - - -
Communication and Journalism Programs 46 - - - -
Journalism 5 - - - -
organizational Communication 3 - - - -
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 24 - - - -
Public Relations/image Management - - - - -
Radio and Television 13 - - - -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 - - - -
Computing and Information Sciences 89 - - 38 7
Computer and Information Sciences 12 - - - -
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 2 - - - -
Computer Programming/programmer - - - - -
Computer Science 44 - - 34 -
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 14 - - 4 7
Information Science/studies 17 - - - -
Construction Trades 42 - - 5 -
Building/construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 41 - - 2 -
Construction Trades, Other 1 - - - -
Electrician - - - 3 -
Education 235 31 - - -
Art Teacher Education 3 - - - -
Biology Teacher Education 5 - - - -
Business Teacher Education 4 - - - -
Chemistry Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 15 - - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 89 31 - - -
English/language Arts Teacher Education 15 - - - -
French Language Teacher Education - - - - -
German Language Teacher Education - - - - -
History Teacher Education 3 - - - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 7 - - - -
Music Teacher Education 3 - - - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 8 - - - -
Physics Teacher Education 2 - - - -
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Social Science Teacher Education - - - - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 9 - - - -
Spanish Language Teacher Education 4 - - - -
Special Education and Teaching 3 - - - -
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 11 - - - -
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 51 - - - -
Engineering - - - 15 -
Engineering - - - 15 -
Engineering Technology 86 - - 29 -
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician 26 - - - -
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 9 - - 5 -
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 13 - - 5 -
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 12 - - 8 -
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other - - - - -
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 18 - - 7 -
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 8 - - 4 -
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 70 21 - - -
Creative Writing 11 - - - -
English Language and Literature 53 21 - - -
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 6 - - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 42 - - - -
French Language and Literature 4 - - - -
German Language and Literature 7 - - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 31 - - - -
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 436 38 - 601 39
Athletic Training/trainer 20 - - - -
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 61 - - - -
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician - - - 64 -
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 30 - - 1 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 27 - - - -
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) - - - 4 19
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 4 - - - -
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 5 - - - -
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician - - - 9 -
Health Services Administration - 20 - - -
Health/health Care Administration/management 21 - - - -
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training - - - - -
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder - - - - 7
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist 88 - - 101 -
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 8 - - - -
Nursing Science - 18 - - -
Pre-physical Therapy Studies 13 - - - -
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 119 - - 347 13
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 40 - - 75 -
History 41 - - - -
History 41 - - - -
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 96 15 - 11 -
Corrections 10 - - - -
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 1 - - - -
Criminal Justice/police Science 51 - - - -
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 22 15 - 11 -
Forensic Science and Technology 12 - - - -
Human Services 39 - - - -
Social Work 39 - - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49 - - 1068 -
General Studies - - - 1068 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 49 - - - -
Mathematics and Statistics 2 - - - -
Applied Mathematics - - - - -
Mathematics 2 - - - -
Mechanics and Repairers - - - 35 -
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician - - - 33 -
Diesel Mechanics Technology/technician - - - 2 -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 3 - - - -
Gerontology 3 - - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 1 - - - -
Health and Physical Education/fitness 1 - - - -
Physical Sciences 21 - - - -
Chemistry 8 - - - -
Geology and Earth Science 4 - - - -
Physics 9 - - - -
Precision Production Trades 10 - - - -
Welding Technology/welder 10 - - - -
Psychology 63 - - - -
Psychology 63 - - - -
Science Technologies/technicians - - - 7 -
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician - - - - -
Chemical Technology/technician - - - 7 -
Social Sciences 67 - - - 4
Anthropology 8 - - - -
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 5 - - - -
Economics - - - - -
Geography 16 - - - 4
International Economics 1 - - - -
Political Science and Government 24 - - - -
Sociology 13 - - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 44 - - 13 -
Art/art Studies 6 - - - -
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 - - - -
Dance 4 - - - -
Design and Visual Communications 15 - - - -
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 5 - - - -
Interior Design - - - 13 -
Intermedia/multimedia 5 - - - -
Keyboard Instruments 3 - - - -
Music Performance 2 - - - -
Music 1 - - - -
Photography 1 - - - -
Voice and Opera 1 - - - -
Work and Family Studies 38 - - 1 -
Child Development 9 - - 1 -
Family Systems 29 - - - -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $45
Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%
Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 70%

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art - General B
Arts - General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design A
Music - General A,B,C
Music - General Performance B
Music - Piano/Organ B
Music - Voice/Opera B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Bacteriology B
Botany B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Fashion Merchandising A
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems A,B,C
Marketing Management B
Office Management B
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,B,C
Computer Programming - Specific Applications C
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences - General A,B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B

English Language & Literature
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Hygiene A,B
Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Emergency Medical Technology A
Health System Administration B
Medical Radiologic Technology A,B
Medical Records Technology A
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing - Practical C
Respiratory Therapy A,B

History
History - General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics - General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Military Techonologies
Military Technologies B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences - General A,C
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology - General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Science Technologies
Biology Technician A,C

Security & Protective Services
Corrections B
Criminal Justice Studies A,B
Police Science B

Social Sciences
Archaeology A,C
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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