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Utah State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Utah State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Utah State University Ranked?

2021 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 109 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

USU landed the #626 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

USU is also ranked #4 out of 14 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for Utah State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into USU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Utah State University is 89%, 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 3% 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 490 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Utah State University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Utah State University  ( 510 to 620 )
USU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Utah State University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Utah State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Utah State University is 20 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 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  96 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Utah State University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at USU is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at USU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,880 undergraduates at USU with 17,393 being full-time and 7,487 being part-time.

USU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for USU is 80.13 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.13 out of 100
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How Much Does Utah State University Cost?

The overall average net price of USU is $13,150. 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 +
$10,888 $10,853 $12,870 $16,073 $16,746

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USU, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,288 a year. That adds up to $25,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USU is 5.6%. 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?

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 $43,200 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Utah State University

Utah State University is a public institution located in Logan, Utah. The location of USU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Utah State University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 103 majors graduated from Utah State University. Of these students, 5,631 received undergraduate degrees and 957 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 361 $48,900
Communication Sciences 344 $27,900
Teacher Education Subject Specific 320 $31,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 187 $36,100
Special Education 180 $37,400
Business Administration & Management 172 $48,000
Human Development & Family Studies 166 $18,400
General Psychology 159 $28,900
Marketing 152 $46,900
Accounting 143 $49,000

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

Online Learning at USU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 13,852 students took at least one online class at Utah State University. This is an increase from the 13,148 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 13,852 4,905
2016-2017 13,148 4,852
2015-2016 13,122 5,193
2014-2015 13,360 5,482
2013-2014 10,703 4,883

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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