As Utah's land-grant and space-grant institution, the university is led by President Stan L. Albrecht and has more than 850 faculty who provide education for more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 10,000 in its distance education sites located throughout Utah. Situated in the city of Logan in northern Utah's Cache Valley, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City and is within a day's driving distance of six national parks. It's area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the country.
USU is also known for its strength in academics. It counts 11 Goldwater Scholars and a Rhodes Scholar among its graduates in the past ten years. University research in animal cloning led to Popular Science magazine naming USU one of the top 10 "smartest schools" in the nation for geeks. Utah State University is the state's second largest public research university. It attracted more than $138 million in research revenue last year. USU is committed to recruiting high-caliber faculty who work with students on leading research projects.
Utah State University is recognized for its student engagement. USU, the oldest residential campus in Utah, has more than 200 student clubs and organizations, including the Special Olympics and Best Buddies programs, which are some of the largest in the country. For many, it isn't even about getting credit, but about making a difference.Distance Learning
With distance classes that date back before 1900, it's not surprising that USU's distance education program has grown to offer nearly 50 degrees, including the state's only distance-delivered doctoral degree. Nowadays, USU has three regional campuses and nearly 40 education centers. Financial Aid
Paying for college can be challenging. In order to be eligible for financial aid or scholarships, students must be admitted to Utah State University.
USU offers a variety of financial aid programs. From federal pell grants to student loans, the USU Financial Aid Office can help students find the best financial assistance program to fit their specific financial needs.