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Utah State University

Utah State University was founded in 1888. It is a private research university in Logan, Utah, USA. 

University History

On March 8, 1888, Utah State University was established as an agricultural college. In 1929, the institution was renamed Utah State Agricultural College. In 1950, Doctoral degrees were granted for the first time. In 1957, the school was granted university status as Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science but it is still known by its short name Utah State University and is mentioned same in the documents also. In 2005, Merrill-Cazier Library was opened. 

University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Utah State University offers 10 colleges or schools on campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 10 colleges or schools of Utah State University are-

  • School of Graduate Studies
  • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
  • Caine College of the Arts
  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
  • College of Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

University Achievements/ USP

Utah State University is ranked #250 out of 443 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. The college is ranked #1001-1200 by QS University rankings. It is ranked #401-500 by Times Higher Education. The university is ranked #248 by Forbes. Utah State University is known for its teachings, wide variety of courses, and research. The university provides top-notch education to students globally.

University Notable Alumni

Utah State University’s alumni have expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The university has an extensive alumni network. Some of the alumni members are-

  • Harry Reid, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
  • Lars Peter Hansen, one of the three Americans to win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
  • May Swenson, poet
  • Merlin Olsen, pro football hall-of-Famer, actor, and TV personality
  • Ardeshir Zahedi, former Iranian Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the U.S. under the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Shah; LaDonna Antoine-Watkins 1996 and 2000 Olympic sprinter
  • Chris Cooley, pro-football tight-end for the Washington Redskins
  • Mary L. Cleave, NASA astronaut, Bobby Wagner, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, Lloydene Searle, professional softball player and USU Head Softball Coach for 17 years
  • Julie A. Robinson, Chief Scientist of the International Space Station (ISS) Program at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Centre
  • Bibhu Mohapatra, New York-based fashion designer and costume designer; and Ann Overdiek Dalton, co-founder of Perfectly Posh.

University infrastructure & services


Utah State University’s main campus is spread across 400 acres of land in Logan, Utah, USA. The campus is situated in a residential urban neighborhood. The campus is home to 21 academic and administrative buildings. The city offers adventures and beautiful places to enjoy.


The library at Utah State University is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Utah State University. The library on campus has a vast collection of books, e-journals, e-books etc. The University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation, and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs 

Housing services-

On-campus: Utah State University housing and Residence Life offers halls where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. The Utah State University’s residences in the form of dormitories offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The University’s housing is perfect for comfortable housing. Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, facilities and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film, and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum

Off-campus- Utah State University assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty, and staff nearby the university. The rental accommodation near the university includes Apartments, Suites, and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

Utah State University provides medical services in each of its health centers to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team that responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response, and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated to their work and provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

Utah State University offers a wide variety of student clubs and organizations which provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs are-

  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Racquetball 
  • Rodeo
  • Men's Rugby
  • Women's Rugby
  • Men's Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Men's Volleyball

There are many other options also available to engross yourself on-campus.

University location

Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

Top Landmarks-

  • Carlsplatz Markt.
  • Rupia Adventure.
  • Main Street.
  • Schooner Jolly II Rover.
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Hollywood Palladium.
  • Anne Frank House.
  • Duomo di Siena.

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Utah State University offers Undergraduate programs and Postgraduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting (BS, BA)
  • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • Agribusiness (BS)
  • Agricultural Communication (BS)
  • Agricultural Communication and Journalism (BS)
  • Agricultural Education (BS)
  • Agricultural Systems Technology (BS)
  • Agricultural Systems Technology and Agribusiness (Composite) (BS)
  • American Studies (BA, BS)
  • Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences (BS)
  • Anthropology (BS, BA)
  • Applied Economics (BS)
  • Art (BFA, BA, BS)
  • Art History (BA)
  • Asian Studies (BA)
  • Aviation Technology - Aviation Management (BS)
  • Aviation Technology - Maintenance Management (BS)
  • Aviation Technology - Professional Pilot (BS)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biological Engineering (BS)
  • Biological Science (Composite Teaching) (BS, BA)

Student Support-

 The International Student Support at Utah State University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops, and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring, and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full-time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individuals will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has multiple categories in which foreign nationals may come to the United States to engage in research collaboration, instruction, and lecturing. The university offers three categories of Exchange Visitors: Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar.

  • Professor: A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, museums, libraries, or similar types of institutions. A professor also may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar: A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. A research scholar also may teach or lecture were authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Short-Term Scholar: A foreign national who is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments who enters the United States for a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. (Minimum: N/A; Maximum: 6 Months)
  • After you have been accepted to study at the university, you will receive a Form I-20 document in your admission package with your official admission letter and can begin the student visa application process.
  • How to apply for your F-1 visa-
  • Verify your information – Form I-20
  • A passport must match your name and date of birth (DOB)
  • Program dates match the length of the program you've selected
  • Immediately contact the university if any of your information is incorrect
  • Complete the online visa application – Form DS-160
  • Complete the online visa application
  • Print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must meet photograph requirements
  • Schedule an interview - at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. embassy or consulate, but it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your permanent residence. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category. Apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for your visa interview. The fee must be paid online.

Gather required documentation

  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • Non-immigrant visa application
  • Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
  • Attend your visa interview – be sure to take your required documents (and all documents your local U.S. consulate requires) to your visa interview.

Canadian citizens do NOT need to go to the U.S. consulate to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Contact-

Office- International Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Global Engagement
Utah State University
9545 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT, USA

Phone No.- 84322-9545 

Student life

Student society-

Utah State University’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved on campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Utah State University put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Utah State University offers a wide variety of student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

Utah State University provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty, and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers a wellness center, club sports, fitness rooms, aerobics rooms, etc.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the Utah State University is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to helping students incorporate an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at Utah State University is available. The university can accommodate a large number of students. University also assists students in finding nearby accommodations hassle-free.

Food & drink-

Utah State University provides a dining hall on campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available nearby on campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near Utah State University to have fun and to spend holidays and weekends. Some of the places are-

  • Carlsplatz Markt.
  • Rupia Adventure.
  • Main Street.
  • Schooner Jolly II Rover.
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Hollywood Palladium.
  • Anne Frank House.
  • Duomo di Siena.

There are many other options also available to have fun and enjoy on weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Center at Utah State University provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

Utah State University keeps safety as a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed to providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at Utah State University are-

  • Accounting (BS, BA)
  • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • Agribusiness (BS)
  • Agricultural Communication (BS)
  • Agricultural Communication and Journalism (BS)
  • Agricultural Education (BS)
  • Agricultural Systems Technology (BS)
  • Agricultural Systems Technology and Agribusiness (Composite) (BS)
  • American Studies (BA, BS)
  • Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences (BS)
  • Anthropology (BS, BA)
  • Applied Economics (BS)

Campus Recruitment


The Placement Office at Utah State University has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students. Students are also allowed to do part-time jobs on campus while studying.

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Utah State University Programs

Tuition Fees
Standard Test

Utah State University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Utah State University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Utah State University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 9,970

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Utah State University Deadlines


Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: October 1

Summer Semester: February 1


Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: October 1

Summer Semester: February 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Utah State University Rankings


US News
1001 -1200
401 -500
GTU Rank


United States of America
US News
117 -137
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