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Utah State University

Logan, UT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%

Utah State University Admissions

Utah State University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 94% of applicants get into Utah State University each year. Last year, 16,069 students applied to Utah State University and 15,061 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Utah State University, the fee for the application is $50.

Utah State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Utah State University's admissions stats.

Utah State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22.8%
Mean SAT Score 1180
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 13.6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
Waitlist No

Utah State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Utah State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Utah State University?

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

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Utah State University Admissions

Is Utah State University Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Utah State University. Utah State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Utah State University accepted 94% of all applicants, approximately 15,061 from the 16,069 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Utah State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Utah State University

For more information on transferring to Utah State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Utah State University

Utah State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Utah State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Utah State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Utah State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Utah State University for more information on admission factors.

Utah State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Utah State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Utah State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Utah State University?

Students admitted to Utah State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Utah State University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 68.56% submitted a class rank. At Utah State University 22.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46.07% were in the top 25% and 75.56% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Utah State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 11.25%
3.75 and 3.99 39.1%
3.50 and 3.74 19.37%
3.25 and 3.49 12.33%
3.00 and 3.24 8.06%
2.50 and 2.9 6.88%
2.00 and 2.49 2.4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Utah State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2021, 13.6% of Utah State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Utah State University?

To be competitive with other Utah State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1070 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Utah State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Utah State University student is 1180.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Utah State University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Utah State University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Utah State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Utah State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Utah State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Utah State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Utah State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Utah State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Utah State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Utah State University.

Does Utah State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Utah State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Utah State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Utah State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Utah State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Utah State University?

✅ Utah State University is not test optional.

What is Utah State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Utah State University is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Utah State University?

❌ Utah State University does not offer early decision.

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Utah State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Utah State University? Utah State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Utah State University acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


Utah State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Utah State University is Continuous processing.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Utah State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1300


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1070 to 1300


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Utah State University students is 1180. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Utah State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Utah State University.

Utah State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Utah State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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