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About Utah State University

Utah State University is a public, state school in an urban setting in Logan, Utah. Utah State University was founded in 1888 and now enrolls around 27,691 students a year, including 24,647 undergrads.

Utah State University's endowment was valued at $377.024 million in 2021. The institution spends around $8,332 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 18.9 Utah State University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Utah State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 25
In-State Tuition $7,137
Out-of-State $22,517

2022 Utah State University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Utah State University

Utah State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Utah State University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Utah State University. The acceptance rate at Utah State University is 91%. Last year, 15,949 students applied to Utah State University and 14,520 were admitted.

Utah State University Waitlist

Utah State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Utah State University?

Utah State University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Utah State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Utah State University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
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GPA and Test Scores for Utah State University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Utah State University students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Utah State University.

Does Utah State University Require Test Scores?

Utah State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 17.3% submitted the SAT. 89.4% submitted the ACT.

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Does Utah State University Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Utah State University provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Utah State University students are active in the school's Latter-Day Saints Student Association, multicultural clubs and volunteer groups. Homecoming, Halloween Howl, and and A-Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Utah State University.

Financial Aid at Utah State University

Utah State University meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,176 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Utah State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Utah State University, around 73% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,952 students who started at Utah State University as first-time freshman, 516 graduate within four years.

Utah State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 48%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Utah State University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $21,529 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Utah State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Utah State University a good school for you?

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Where is Utah State University Located?

Utah State University is located in the urban setting of Logan, Utah.

If you want to see Utah State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 89 to Logan, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Salt Lake City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Utah State University and Logan are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322

Campus Setting: Urban

Utah State University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Utah State University is Continuous processing.

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Utah State University ACT Scores


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21 - 29

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Utah State University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Utah State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Utah State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1300


Math SAT Range

530 - 660


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

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Utah State University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Utah State University is like? There are approximately 27,691 students enrolled at Utah State University, including 24,647 undergraduate students and 3,044 graduate students. 69% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from UT and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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