Utah State University

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Utah State University (USU) is a public research university located in Logan, Utah. It is a land-grant and space-grant institution and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. USU was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college with the focus on agriculture, domestic arts, and mechanic arts. The university now offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, business, economics, natural resource sciences, as well as nationally ranked elementary and secondary education programs. The university has eight colleges and offers a total of 176 bachelor’s degrees, 97 master’s degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees.

Utah State University enrolls more than 25,000 students, approximately 9,000 of who take classes online or at regional campuses. While the main campus is located in Logan, students can take courses at regional campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, and the Uintah Basin. Another campus is operated in Price and is known as Utah State University College of Eastern Utah. There are an additional 20 distance education centers around the state. Slightly less than half of all students attend a regional campus, USU East, or a distance education center.

Forbes named USU the most inexpensive public university in the country, while U.S. News & World Report ranks it first among public institutions for lowest debt among graduates. The Princeton Review considers USU one of the best universities in the western United States. The university also leads the nation in funding for aerospace research and the number of student experiments actually sent out into space. The school is considered one of the best in the country for water-related engineering.

USU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

The College of Education and Human Services is in the top 2% of the best graduate education schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. Within this college is one of the country’s few programs that combines doctoral-level training in school psychology and clinical counseling.

Online Degrees and Programs

Eighteen degrees are offered completely online. These programs include bachelor's degrees in economics, agribusiness, and family life studies; an associate’s degree in general studies; certificates in deafblindness-preservice training and women & gender studies; master's degrees in engineering, human resources, and rehabilitation counseling; and professional education licensure and endorsements.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

Utah State University’s graduate and undergraduate programs are divided between eight colleges.

  • Caine College of the Arts: this college contains the art and design, music, and theatre arts departments
  • College of Agriculture: well-known for its work in human nutrition, food science research, plant and soil science, animal genetics, veterinary science, and applied agriculture. Six departments are housed in the College of Agriculture: Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences; Applied Sciences, Technology & Education; Applied Economics; Landscape Architecture and Environmental planning; Plants, Soils & Climate; and Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences.
  • College of Engineering: nationally renowned for its work in military and scientific research
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: the largest college on campus with 8 departments and more than 30 programs
  • College of Science: although this college does not offer professional programs in medicine or dentistry, students are admitted to such schools at a rate of about 30 percent higher than the national average
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
  • S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Financial Aid

Utah State University offers students the opportunity to receive Pell Grants, Direct loans, parent PLUS loans, graduate PLUS loans, TEACH grants, Perkins loans, and supplemental grants. USU also participates in the federal work-study program, which provides primarily on-campus jobs for undergraduate and graduate students. A variety of individual scholarships are offered through the institution itself, degree programs, and on-campus activities. Students who receive aid from the university are required to meet certain academic criteria to maintain eligibility.

Library

The university’s main library, Merrill-Cazier Library, is modern in design and hosts more than 1.5 million volumes. Students have access to 33 group study rooms and more than 150 workstations. A specialized natural resources library is also located on campus.

Athletics

USU offers intercollegiate teams in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, golf, track and field, tennis, gymnastics, women’s soccer, and cross country. These teams are known as the Aggies and compete in the Mountain West Conference. A variety of club sports are also available. The men’s basketball team is the star of the athletic program. It often competes in the NCAA tournament and has won several conference championships.

Housing

USU has a close-knit community, led by the fact that approximately 16,000 students live on-campus or nearby. Twenty-one buildings are available on-campus for single students, and another 39 buildings are available for married students.

Students on campus have easy access to two cafeterias, a cafe; located in the library, a full-service restaurant, and some fast-food restaurants. One of the most popular choices for students and tourists alike is Aggie Ice Cream, which has been in operation since 1888 and offers “world famous” cheese products and ice cream.

General Information

Admission
Office

0160 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-0160
(435) 797-1079
(800) 488-8108
Fax: (435) 797-3708
[email protected]
Contact: Jenn Putnam
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

0140 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
(435) 797-1000
www.usu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 13,394
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,762
Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,251

Graduate enrollment: 1,705

Setting
Rural setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 97%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $3,951 $4,181 $4,527 $4,828 +6.65%
Books and
Supplies
$1,100 $1,150 $1,150 $1,170 +1.74%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $4,580 $4,650 $4,900 $5,070 +3.47%
Other $3,380 $3,540 $3,540 $3,610 +1.98%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $5,920 $6,140 $6,140 $6,270 +2.12%
Other $3,380 $3,540 $3,540 $3,610 +1.98%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$13,011 $13,521 $14,117 $14,678 +3.97%
In-state Off
Campus
$14,351 $15,011 $15,357 $15,878 +3.39%
In-state with
Family
$5,051 $5,331 $5,677 $5,998 +5.65%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$3,718
In-state Student Fees $712
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$13,014
Out-of-state Fees $712

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
2,045 80%
Grant or
scholarship aid
1,795 70% $8,795,158 $4,900
– Federal grants 461 18% $1,704,921 $3,698
– Pell grants 461 18% $1,525,919 $3,310
– Other federal
grants
179 7% $179,002 $1,000
State/Local
government grant or scholarships
973 38% $4,998,404 $5,137
Institutional
grants or scholarships
1,030 40% $2,091,833 $2,031
Student loan aid 595 23% $2,904,408 $4,881
– Federal student
loans
585 23% $2,643,274 $4,518
Other student
loans
31 1% $261,134 $8,424

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3,033 831 93 6 10
Agriculture 83 22 1 6 2
Agricultural Business and
Management
10
Agricultural
Communication/journalism
3
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization 3
Agricultural Production
Operations
8 16
Agriculture, Agriculture
Operations, and Related Sciences,
Other
Agronomy and Crop Science 2
Animal Sciences 18 1
Dairy Science
Horticultural Science 29
International Agriculture 1
Ornamental Horticulture 3 2
Plant Sciences 3 1
Plant Sciences, Other 2
Range Science and Management 10
Soil Science and Agronomy 2
Architecture and Related
Services
29 9
Environmental
Design/Architecture
2
Landscape Architecture 27 9
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
38 9
American/united States
Studies/Civilization
7 9
Area Studies, Other 28
Asian Studies/Civilization 3
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 75 22 14
Biochemistry 10
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
44 4 6
Conservation Biology 5
Ecology 11 6
Toxicology 1 1
Wildlife Biology 16 6 1
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
511 189
Accounting 118 28
Administrative Assistant and
Secretarial Science Programs
Business Administration and
Management
143 144
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial
Studies
27
Finance 73
Human Resources
Management/Personnel
Administration
44 17
International
Business/Trade/Commerce
25
Marketing/Marketing Management 54
Operations Management and
Supervision
7
Specialized Merchandising,
Sales, and Marketing Operations,
Other
20
Communication and Journalism
Programs
110
Journalism 110
Mass Communication/Media
Studies
Computing and Information
Sciences
66 42 1
Computer and Information
Sciences
32 32 1
Information Science/Studies 34 10
Education 405 173 27 1
Agricultural Teacher Education 20
Biology Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction 14
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
20
Education/Teaching Of
Individuals In Early Childhood
Special Education Programs
Educational/Instructional
Technology
52 6
Elementary Education and
Teaching
155 30
English/Language Arts Teacher
Education
Family and Consumer
Sciences/Home Economics Teacher
Education
13
French Language Teacher
Education
Geography Teacher Education
German Language Teacher
Education
Health Teacher Education 18
Mathematics Teacher Education 13
Physical Education Teaching and
Coaching
104 40
Physics Teacher Education
Psychology Teacher Education
Science Teacher
Education/General Science Teacher
Education
3
Secondary Education and
Teaching
4 22 1
Social Studies Teacher
Education
4
Spanish Language Teacher
Education
Special Education and Teaching 31 9 7
Teacher Education and
Professional Development, Specific
Levels and Methods, Other
15
Teaching English As A Second or
Foreign Language/ESL Language
Instructor
13
Technology Teacher
Education/Industrial Arts Teacher
Education
4 7
Engineering 206 108 14
Aerospace, Aeronautical and
Astronautical/Space Engineering
3
Agricultural Engineering 12 8 3
Civil Engineering 60 40 9
Computer Engineering 8 16
Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
38 21 2
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental
Health Engineering
10
Mechanical Engineering 78 20
Operations Research
English Language, Composition
and Literature/Letters
129 23
English Language and Literature 97 23
Professional, Technical,
Business, and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
41
French Language and Literature 8
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 32
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
152 49 6
Audiology/Audiologist 5
Communication Sciences and
Disorders
110 27
Dietetics/Dietitian 3
Marriage and Family
Therapy/Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist 11
Public Health, Other 24
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary
Clinical Sciences
7 1 1
Vocational Rehabilitation
Counseling/Counselor
18
History 68 5
History 68 5
Human Services 48 29
Social Work 48 29
Legal and Law Studies 16
Pre-law Studies 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities
52 1
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1
Liberal Arts and
Sciences/Liberal Studies
52
Mathematics and Statistics 22 12 5
Mathematics 15 5
Mathematics, Other 5
Statistics 7 7
Mechanics and Repairers 6
Avionics Maintenance
Technology/Technician
6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies
187
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
187
Natural Resources and
Conservation
20 12 1
Environmental Studies 8
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences
and Management
4 2
Forestry 4 1
Land Use Planning and
Management/Development
5
Natural Resources Management
and Policy
3 1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands
Science and Management
4 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
17
Parks, Recreation and Leisure
Studies
14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies, Other
3
Physical Sciences 30 19 5
Chemistry 9 4 2
Geological and Earth
Sciences/Geosciences, Other
2
Geology and Earth Science 7 7
Hydrology and Water Resources
Science
5
Physics 14 1 3
Psychology 84 50 8 7
Psychology 84 50 8 7
Social Sciences 408 18 6
Anthropology 19
Applied Economics 5
Economics 282 4 1
Geography 8 1
Political Science and
Government
49 4
Sociology 50 4 5
Transportation and Materials
Moving
11
Airline/Commercial/Professional
Pilot and Flight Crew
11
Visual and Performing Arts 98 12
Art/Art Studies 54 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre
Arts
7 4
Interior Design 16
Music 21
Work and Family Studies 121 27 5
Apparel and Textiles
Family and Consumer
Sciences/Human Sciences
9 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
Studies
27 5 1
Human Development and Family
Studies
85 18 4
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agricultural

Business B
Agricultural

Economics B
Agricultural

Equipment Technology B
Agronomy/Crop

Science B
Animal

Husbandry C
Animal

Sciences B
Dairy

Science B,C
Food

Science B
Horticulture

Science B
Horticulture,

Ornamental A,B,C
Range

Science/Management B
Soil

Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related
Programs

Landscape

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

American

Studies B
Asian

Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art

– General B
Dance

B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Interior

Design B
Music

– General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology

B
Botany

B
Ecology

B
Entomology

B
Zoology

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Administrative/Secretarial

Services A,B
Business

– General B
Business

Administration/Management B
Fashion

Merchandising B
Finance/Banking

B
Human

Resources Management B
Marketing

Management B
Operations

Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Biology

Teacher Education B
Business

Teacher Education B
Chemistry

Teacher Education B
Early

Childhood Education B
Elementary

Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
Health

Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music

Teacher Education B
Physical

Education B
Physics

Teacher Education B
Sales/Marketing

Education B
Science

Teacher Education B
Secondary

Education B
Social

Studies Teacher Education B
Special

Education B
Teacher

Education, Multiple Levels B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace

Engineering B
Agricultural

Engineering B
Civil

Engineering B
Computer

Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

– General B
Environmental

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Drafting

and Design Technology A
Electrical

Engineering Technologies B

English Language &
Literature

English

Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical

Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B
Housing

Studies B
Human

Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

French

B
German

B
Spanish

B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical

Laboratory Science B
Music

Therapy B
Predentistry

B
Premedicine

B
Preveterinary

Medicine B
Public

Health B
Speech-Language

Pathology/Audiology B

History
History

– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw

B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal

Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B
Statistics

B

Mechanic & Repair
Technologies

Aircraft

Mechanics A,B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Forestry

– General B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks,

Recreation & Fitness – General
B
Parks/Leisure

Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology

B
HydrologyWater

Resources B
Physics

B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social

Work B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Transportation & Materials
Moving

Air

Transportation A

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
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subject to change. You should
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college admissions officer.