Utah State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Utah


Founded in 1888 as a small agricultural college, Utah State University is now a large comprehensive university that offers over 200 majors through its seven colleges. The university is located in the city of Logan, about 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. Lovers of the outdoors will appreciate the university's proximity to skiing, hiking, and boating opportunities. USU wins high marks for its educational value, and student life is active with over 250 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Utah State Aggies compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Education Teaching, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 15099
Total Grad Students: 453
Undergraduate Students: 14646
Faculty: 803

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Taggart Student Center 102 160 Old Main Hill
Logan Utah 84322

Website: http://www.usu.edu

Main Email: tanner.deaton@usu.edu

Main Phone: 435-797-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Tanner Deaton
Recruitment Specialist, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
International Students & Scholars

Athletics Contact:
Scott Barnes
Athletic Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Applicants must meet the minimum GPA requirement for their desired major (see www.usu.edu/majorsheets/). Applicants whose GPA does not meet the requirements of their major may be offered an "undeclared" major if they have at least a 2.2 GPA and fewer than 60 transfer credits.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Minimum GPA requirements can be found by visiting the major requirement sheet of each individual major. www.usu.edu/majorsheets/

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants with less than 24 semester credits must submit their high school transcript(s) and ACT/SAT score as part of their application package.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not Required

Essay(s) required:
Not Required

Application Fee:
Nonrefundable $40 application fee ($55 if late)

Other Requirements:
A student is considered a Transfer student if he/she has 24 OR MORE POST HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS that have been earned from a regionally accredited institution.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 27
English 20 28
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 610
Math 480 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 97%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -97%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1190

Other Expenses: 3660

Room and Board: 6350

Tuition and Fees: 15860

Total Cost: 27060

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5560

Total Cost – In-State: 16760

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Scholarships and financial aid are available for incoming transfer students who meet the requirements. There are several academic scholarships as well as school involvement and need based. www.usu.edu/admissions/scholarships/

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5052

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 74%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 27%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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