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Welcome to Utah State University


Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small-town college tucked away in the Northern Utah mountains to a thriving research university respected around the world. Students can choose from an array of academic and social opportunities at a university known throughout the world for its intellectual and technological leadership.

The setting. USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day's drive of six national parks, including Yellowstone and Arches. It provides big-school opportunities with a small-school feel, and all for a great value.

In fact, USU is the #2 public university in the West (and top four in the nation) for lowest tuition on Forbe's list of America's Best College Buys (2014).

View of Old Main

Mission Statement


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.

Did You Know?

Field experience

By the time students are in their senior year of study, more than 75 percent of them have participated in internships or field experience.

Ten major ski resorts

Ten major ski resorts, many of which hosted sites for the 2002 Winter Olympics, lie within a two-hour drive of campus, with the closest only 45 minutes away.

Medical and dental school acceptance rate

USU students are admitted to medical and dental schools at a rate of nearly 30 percent above the national average each year.

Stew Morrill

During Stew Morrill's tenure as men's Aggie basketball coach, he achieved more than 600 career wins for his team.

Undergraduate research program

USU's undergraduate research program is the second oldest in the nation, behind only MIT.

Study abroad

USU students study abroad in more than 140 partner institutions around the globe.

Carnegie Professor

USU now has thirteen Carnegie Professors of the Year – more than any other school in the state.

Aerospce engineering

USU has sent more student experiments into space than any other university in the world.

Huntsman School of Business

The Huntsman School of Business is the West's oldest continuously operating business college.

Aggie Blue Bikes shop

The student-run program Aggie Blue Bikes lends bikes to students free of charge, cutting commuter traffic by more than half.

Regional Campuses

USU has provided distance education for more than 115 years. The program currently offers nearly 50 degrees statewide, including the only distance-delivered doctorate.