Welcome to USU
Plain and simple, people who have been to Utah State University love it. Just ask them. No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state.
And the mountains. USU is just 15 minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half day's drive of six national parks, including Yellowstone. It's big-school opportunities with a small-school feel, and it's all for a great value.
In fact, USU is the #1 public university in the West (and top five in the nation) for lowest tuition on Forbes' list of America's Best College Buys (2011).
Did You Know?
USU has sent more student experiments into space than any other university in the world.
USU students are admitted to medical and dental schools at a rate of nearly 30 percent above the national average each year.
Ten major ski resorts, many of which hosted sites for the 2002 Winter Olympics, lie within a two-hour drive of campus.
USU's undergraduate research program is the second oldest in the nation, behind only MIT.
USU's brand-new Caine College of the Arts is headed by Craig Jessop, longtime director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
USU has provided distance education for more than 110 years. Now, the program offers nearly 50 degrees statewide, including the only distance-delivered doctorate.
Prominent USU alumni include U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, Nike Brand president Charlie Denson, and more.
The Huntsman School of Business is the West's oldest continuously operating business college.
USU students study abroad in more than 140 partner institutions around the globe.
Dedicated in 2006, USU's Merrill-Cazier Library ranked #1 in the nation in the “Smart Classroom Category,” just above Harvard's.
During Stew Morrill's tenure as men's basketball coach, the Aggies have the fourth highest winning percentage in the nation.
The student-run program Aggie Blue Bikes lends bikes to students free of charge. The program helped decrease commuter traffic by more than half from previous years.