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Utah State University Data & Information Overview

443 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
93% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Utah State University Ranked?

#341 Best Colleges in Nation
#5 Best Colleges in UT
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Utah State University was awarded 443 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences & humanities.

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Overall Quality

USU landed the #341 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when USU held the #423 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

USU is also ranked #5 out of 13 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for Utah State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into USU?

93% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Utah State University is 93%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into USU is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to USU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Utah State University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Utah State University  ( 530 to 650 )
USU received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Utah State University  ( 21 to 29 )

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Utah State University Faculty

21 to 1 Student to Faculty
97% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Utah State University is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Utah State University is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah State University

74% Freshmen Retention
28% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Utah State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from USU have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Utah State University.

Utah State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,117 Full-Time Undergraduates
11.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
52.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,647 undergraduates at USU with 17,117 being full-time and 7,530 being part-time.

How Much Does Utah State University Cost?

$13,257 Net Price
19% Take Out Loans
$24,344 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of USU is $13,257. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,148 $9,821 $13,553 $16,801 $17,905

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of USU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USU, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $6,086 a year. That adds up to $24,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USU is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do USU Graduates Make?

$50,432 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from USU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,432 in their early years. This is good news for future USU graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Utah State University make the most money.

Location of Utah State University

Utah State
17,117 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Logan, Utah, Utah State University is a public institution. The location of USU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for USU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1400
Phone: 435-797-1000

Utah State University Majors

125 Majors With Completions
5,509 Undergraduate Degrees
1,102 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 125 majors graduated from Utah State University. Of these students, 5,509 received undergraduate degrees and 1,102 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 419 $49,648
Communication Sciences 322 $29,537
Teacher Education Subject Specific 180 $31,591
General Psychology 175 $26,726
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 164 $32,155
Mechanical Engineering 148 $62,717
Teacher Education Grade Specific 145 $40,754
Business Administration & Management 134 $45,008
Health & Physical Education 130 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 125 $22,192

Learn more about the majors offered at Utah State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at USU

67% Take At Least One Class Online
17% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 18,498 students took at least one online class at Utah State University. This is a decrease from the 20,592 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 18,498 4,747
2019-2020 20,592 5,350
2018-2019 13,952 5,005
2017-2018 13,852 4,905
2016-2017 13,148 4,852

Learn more about online learning at Utah State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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