Utah State University (USU)
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Utah State University
Type of School: Public four-year university
Founded in 1888, Utah State University in Logan is a four-year public university, located on a 400-acre site overlooking Cache Valley. More than 23,000 students are enrolled. About 84% of students are working on undergraduate degrees. Typically, some 80 countries and every state in the nation are represented in the student body. Some 80% percent of USU's students are living away from home.
The university offers an exceptional inn and conference center.
Utah State University is a Carnegie Research I university, a distinction held by only three percent of research institutions nationwide. With 45 departments in eight academic colleges, as well as an extensive School of Graduate Studies, USU offers excellent opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research, learning and creativity.
As the state's only land-grant university, USU supports the research and dissemination efforts of Extension agents and specialists in every Utah county. USU has an active distance education component with some 10,000 students enrolled.
The university and its students support a full complement of competitive athletic programs in the Western Athletic Conference. USU has fantastic athletic facilities, and even better student athletes; USU's scholar athletes average a higher grade point average than the general student body, and enjoy a respectable athlete graduation rate of 57 percent.
Set in beautiful Cache Valley, USU provides unique big-university opportunities with a quaint small-college feel.
Students, faculty and visitors to Logan's campus are drawn by the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, including water and snow skiing, hiking, spelunking, cycling, camping, kayaking and snowmobiling. USU, in partnership with the American West Heritage Foundation, offers year-round activities based on 1820-1920 western American life. The Center, which includes an operational 1917-vintage farm, is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. More about the local area--its sightseeing and recreational opportunities--and maps directing you to the university are available at the university's website.
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