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Academics

Utah State University is a large, affordable, research-oriented school that offers over 200 majors and “one hell of an engineering program.” The College of Education is “top notch” as well and there are strong programs in agriculture and business. “General education courses absolutely suck to take” and they “are much too large.” “Stack ‘em deep; teach ‘em cheap,” says a poetic Spanish major. Overall, though, “the academic experience is superb.” “The professors are saints as far as I’m concerned,” declares a civil engineering major. “They are here because they love teaching and seeing their students succeed.” “I’ve had some crummy professors, but only two or three out of 30,” estimates an accounting major. “The good far outweigh the bad.” Administratively, “the registrar’s office could be a little more organized” and there are the typical big school frustrations but USU generally “runs very smoothly.” “The administration’s main focus is on the students,” lauds a speech communication major, “and that is apparent from the amount of effort that they put toward student services and functions.”

Student Body

“Everyone is pretty laid back and conservative” at USU. Students describe themselves as “studious,” “very motivated to achieve,” and “nothing but welcoming and nice.” There’s a decent-sized contingent of international students on campus but there is “only a small percentage of minority students.” “This is northern Utah,” says a sophomore. “Most of the students are white and Mormon.” The Church of Latter-Day Saints has “a strong influence” here. Scores of students “do not drink, smoke, or have sex before marriage.” “Many are married” already and “have a part-time job.” Some students say that “it’s tough fitting in as a non-Mormon.” Others say that the “the LDS community at USU is very devout but at the same time very accepting.” There are “some overzealous Mormons” who are “pretty nearly intolerant and look down on other faiths,” they say, but “you get those nut jobs with every religion.”

Campus Life

“You can find a club or organization for just about anything” at USU. Sports are reportedly “quite popular.” “Aggie Basketball is huge.” However, other teams are “sickeningly terrible.” There is a smattering of Greek life and there are “parties with a lot of alcohol involved.” However, nobody really comes here for the party scene. This is “Mormonville.” “Dinner and a movie” and a lot of good old-fashioned dating are far more common than drinking. The surrounding town of Logan is “small” and “in the middle of the mountains.” It’s “pretty steep” around here but it’s “an incredibly beautiful and inspiring place to live and learn” and “a great place for the outdoors.” “Everyone goes sledding on Old Main Hill in the winter.” For serious skiers and snowboarders, there is a resort “really close” and “the snow in the canyon is awesome.” “A lot of people miss class after a good snowstorm to hit the slopes,” observes a junior.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
0160 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-0160

Phone
434-797-8676

Email
admit@usu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Aggie Recreation Center
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Merrill-Cazier Library
Taggart Student Center
The Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Logan Canyon
Beaver Mountain Ski Area
Salt Lake City
Ellen Eccles Theatre
Bear Lake

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8am - 5pm
434-797-8676

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
amberrae.childers@usu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
With ample student housing located on or very near campus, most students walk or ride their bike to school. There are student parking areas on campus, and the university offers the Aggie shuttle, a free service which takes students and faculty to various locations on campus, Romney football stadium, off-campus housing areas and innovation campus. The Logan Transit District (LTD) busses are also free and go everywhere in Logan City district, including various campus stops. There is a small airport in Logan, however people generally fly into Salt Lake City and take an airport shuttle to Logan.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-15 take exit 364 to Logan, which is highway 89-91. This will take you through Sardine Canyon to Cache Valley, Stay on 89-91 until it turns into Main Street in Logan. Stay on Main Street until 400 N. Turn right, traveling East on 400 N. until 600 E. Turn left (North). You will immediately hit a 4-way stop. Turn right (East) at the stop. Continue heading East and turn left at the next street. Follow that street as it curves around to the right (East), and you will approach a stoplight. Go through the light and park in the parking garage on the right (South) side of the road.

Local Accommodations
Logan is a small city, and most accommodations are a short drive from campus, and can be reached using the LTD or a taxi. The University Inn (435-797-0017) is located on campus and offers moderate rates. There are Best Westerns throughout the city that offer moderate rates. The Anniversary Inn (169 E, Center Street, 435-752-3443) and Logan House Inn (168 N. 100 E., 435-752-7727) offer more expensive rates. The Super 8 Motel (865 S. Main, 435-753-8883) is an inexpensive alternative.

Admissions

Applicants: 15,099
Acceptance Rate: 89%
Average HS GPA: 3.56






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