Discover Utah State University
Utah State University is Utah’s land and space-grant institution and home to the Space Dynamics Laboratory, one of 14 university-affiliated space research centers in the nation. USU is the state’s second largest public research university with the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation.
The university’s 823 faculty members engage and connect educational resources and opportunities with 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 16,500 students at its statewide campuses and comprehensive regional college, USU Eastern. Through its eight colleges and graduate school, the university offers 159 undergraduate degrees, 155 graduate degrees, and 105 minors. It counts seven Rhodes Scholars, four Truman Scholars, and 23 Goldwater Scholars among its graduates. In 2012, the university completed its first capital campaign raising more than a half billion dollars.
USU offers the complete package: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, outreach to every county in the state, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all at the first residential campus in the state.
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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. It is an institution so loved that 53,785 stakeholders, alumni, and friends contributed to a capital campaign that originally started with a $200 million goal but ended with more than a half billion dollars raised. The result was 234 new endowments, 195 new scholarships, 24 new buildings, and four colleges forever transformed by naming gifts, including more than $26 million to the business college by American businessman and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman Sr. “I’ve never seen anything like the thriftiness and the return on one’s investment by making a charitable contribution to Utah State University,” he says.
Other notable USU mentions: more than 75 percent of students participate in internships or field experience by the time they become seniors; USU students are admitted to medical and dental schools at a rate higher than the national average each year; USU students study abroad at more than 140 partner institutions around the globe; and USU has sent more student experiments into space than any other university in the world.
People come to study at Utah State University but to live in Logan. The city of 50,000 is in the top 15 (and No. 2 in the West) for Best College Towns, according to the AIER College Destination Index. In addition to USU’s Caine College of Arts, which hosts numerous events on campus, Logan has an opera company, theatre company, galleries, and is close to an American West Heritage Center and the turquoise blue water and white sandy beaches of Bear Lake. Logan is minutes from two federally designated wilderness areas and within a two-hour driving distance of 10 major ski resorts, several of which hosted sites for the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is also within a half-day’s drive of six national parks including Yellowstone and the Tetons.