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Utah State University, or USU, is a public land-grant university located in Logan, Utah. It was originally founded in 1888 as the Agricultural College of Utah. It became Utah State University in 1957. The Princeton Review (2009 edition) ranked Utah State University as "Best western 120 schools 2009". USU has old ties with the Department of Defense and NASA. The university offers a wide variety of degrees in more than 200 majors. USU is organized into 7 academic colleges:
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Resources
  • College of Science
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Utah State University's sports teams are nicknamed the Aggies.

Profile of Utah State UniversityThe main campus of Utah State is in Logan, UT (a small city). The school is a public school. Utah State offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. Utah State students most commonly major in a field related to engineering and landscaping and horticulture.

Utah State Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 480 to 610. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 500 or more. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.

Utah State offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Utah State had 14, 893 enrolled students.

Student Life
Many students are part-timers. Student athletes at Utah State belong to the Western Athletic Conference for major sports.

Utah State Tuition and AffordabilityThe school offers comparatively low-priced tuition. Utah State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts735interdisciplinary studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, economics, history, political science, area studies, . . .
Education and Teaching621elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, instructional media design, special ed, health teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management578business management, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, operations management, international business, . . .
Engineering309mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, bioengineering, environmental engineering, operations research
Family and Social Work244family studies, food and nutrition, social work, family and consumer science
Therapy and Counselling230psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Science176biology, wildlife biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, ecology, geology, conservation biology, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering137information science, computer and info science, computer engineering, information technology
Media102journalism, mass communication
Art Studies83art studies
Landscaping and Horticulture71horticultural science, ornamental horticulture, range management, plant sciences, soil science, various plant science courses, agronomy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy66vocational Counselling, parks and recreation studies, dietitian, recreation and leisure studies
Conservation and Resource Management44wildlife management, environmental studies, fisheries sciences, natural resources management, forestry, land use planning
Agricultural Science and Management38agricultural production, agricultural management, agricultural journalism, agricultural mechanization, various agricutural courses, international agriculture, agricultural economics
Animal Science and Care34animal science, dairy science
Medicine31public health courses, veterinary sciences, pre-veterinary
Design31interior design
Architecture and Planning29landscape architecture
Mathematics28mathematics, statistics, math
Transportation21commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation tech
Drama and Performing Arts19drama, dance
Mechanics and Repair13avionics maintenance, aircraft maintenance
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
office and Administration6administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology3audiology
Construction Trades2apparel and textiles
Engineering Technician0drafting, computer engineering tech
Production Trades0welding
Contact: Utah StateUtah State University

Old Main Hill

Logan, UT 84322-1400

General Phone: (435) 797-1000


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