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Utah State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Utah State University Description:

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 Mountain West Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,786 (25,445 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 61% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,940 (in-state); $16,200 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,520
  • Other Expenses: $3,750
  • Total Cost: $17,430 (in-state); $27,690 (out-of-state)

Utah State University Financial Aid (2010 - 11):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Utah State University Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 30%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,628
    • Loans: $5,667

Most Popular Majors:

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

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Utah State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/

"The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement."

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