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“Great atmosphere and staff that care”
June 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Professors love the school and their students. More than willing to help all students.

Downers

Doesn't have the brand name to attract top recruiters

Comments

Get to know the professors and realize you may have to network outside of the school

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The academics at Utah State University is exceptional. I believe what makes them this way is the fact that the students have complete access to meeting with their professors. Often times your general education classes will be larger because so many students need to take that particular class. This is great for general requirements because it allows more students to get those necessary classes done ahead of time before continuing within their degree. As you continue to progress throughout your major the classes tend to be a lot smaller which allows more one on one time with the professor. Utah State is also very focused on being a hands on research university which opens up a variety of opportunities for the students to really understand the concepts in and out of class. Some of the research opportunities include labs, studying abroad, sending things into space, working with actual business and corporations, etc.

Quality of Life

The quality of life at USU is incredible. One thing that really stands out to me about Utah State verses a lot of other colleges is how much the students love being there. The students are very involved in all of the activities and it provides a very fun and uplifting atmosphere. The community is all very involved with the university.. Logan is also a very safe and cheap place to live in. Honestly I haven't been able to find a happier community and that's what makes Utah State University so great. The students love being here and the community loves USU. Not only is Utah State a great place to get a quality education, but it is a great place to gain incredible and life changing experiences.

Admissions

The admissions process is very simple. You can fill out a form online and submit a payment. It is important to apply ahead of time in order to qualify for various scholarships. Utah State is also very good at getting back to you as soon as possible. The students can also call the admissions office to verify if they were accepted into the university or not before they receive their acceptance letter.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

outstanding!!

Quality of Life

Best school life in the entire world. Everything is there and easy to access. Always something fun and wholesome to do. I am happy just about EVERY day up at Utah State!!

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Great!

Quality of Life

Campus is gorgeous! Housing is clean and affordable! The area is fantastic and family/ student friendly. I feel safe I. This environment. The entire community supports and love the university. Overall happiness is superb!

Admissions

Amazing scholarship opportunities! Many great options to apply early For free at various events!

Level

1

Graduation Year

2015

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The academics at Utah State University are amazing. We are a small enough University that we get smaller class sizes and the teacher to student involvement, but are a large enough University that we have many programs and research opportunities. The general classes can be a bit bigger than desired but that is how every University is, everyone has to take those classes, therefore they are going to be a bit bigger in size. The farther you get into your major and program the smaller the classes get. All English and math classes are capped so they are small classes. If a class is really big, they always offer supplementary instruction (SI's). What this is, is when the class is huge with tons of students, they will select a Teaching Assistant to attend class as well, they will then hold one or two sessions a week usually in the evenings and go over what the professor talked about in your class. They help with study guides, test reviews, and general knowledge about the course. Students that attend the SI sessions for their classes get better grades than those that do not. We also have an English writing lab on campus that gives you the opportunity to go in and get your papers corrected for free. They can help you with any step of the process from a research topic, outline, grammar, to your thesis statement. It is so great, you just schedule an appointment and they will help you out. We also have a math tutoring lab on campus as well, and any student that needs help understanding a concept can go into the math tutoring lab and get help. Every professor on campus is required to have a set office hour for the semester, so if you feel you need extra help or have questions you can go into your professors office hours and talk with them then. I love this opportunity because it gives me a chance to get to know my professors outside of the classroom setting. I have been in college for three years now, I am entering my senior year and I have enjoyed every second on it. I have not had any class that I could not handle and the work loads are doable. Some classes may be more challenging than others but it depends on the class. The professors are so nice and open, they really care about the success of every single student they have are are always willing to help. There are so many opportunities to do research with the professors and study abroad that it would take too long to express how many options there are. Utah State has everything to offer to every individual.

Quality of Life

Utah State Rocks!!! That is pretty much all I need to say. The location of Utah State's campus is amazing. We are located in Cache valley and it has been ranked on of the safest towns in America. That gives comfort to all the parents that send their students there. Also it is only twenty minutes away from a ski and snowboard resort, and only 40 minutes away from Bear Lake. Bear Lake is like your oasis in the middle of amazing mountains. It is so beautiful. Because we are so close to the mountains we offer a wide range of P.E. classes for students to take like hiking, biking, snow shoeing, kiaking, canooing, rock climbing, sking, snow boarding, tons of exercise classes and more. The housing around the campus rocks. We are not a commuter college so basically you have 17,000 of your closest friends living within 4 blocks of campus. There is always something to do, and friends to meet!! The building on campus are nice and clean all the time. There are places to eat, exercise, swim, play sports, dance, hang out, and study all over campus!! We have the most green area in all campus's in Utah, so that means the most grass to play on, sleep, study, and you name it, it is awesome. The atmosphere on campus is so friendly, I see people all over that I know everyday and I meet new people everyday. I feel safe, happy, and wanted at Utah State!!

Admissions

Applying to Utah State University was easy, you can do an online application and pay your fee over the internet. There are no essay questions which makes applying very nice. The earlier you apply the better, because academic scholarship money is limited and so those who apply before the December 1st deadline are guaranteed an academic scholarship if you meet the appropriate grade and ACT or SAT scores. I love this about Utah State, because if you are on the ball in applying to school and apply before December first and qualify for a scholarship, you are guaranteed that scholarship no matter what!

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Classes are big and I feel like the teachers don't really care or even know you. Once you get into major classes your teachers know you, but until the end of your junior year/beginning of senior year, you're a nobody basically.

Quality of Life

I don't live on campus.

Admissions

Most anyone can get into the school, you just have to have a 18 on the ACT and a 2.5 GPA. But scholarships have high parameters.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I feel that there are general/core classes that still don't really apply to my field and I think they are somewhat a waste of time. Also, some instructors are not the best teachers and seem condesending at times. However, overall I feel that the education I am receiving is great!

Quality of Life

There is great campus security with the USU Police department and security. The library is amazing and the other resources for academics, such as computer labs, are made readily available! However, somethings like textbooks are very overpriced. Also, I love that it is a dry campus.

Admissions

I actually just sent it in and remember getting an acceptance letter in the mail. I sent mine in with a scholarship application so there were interviews for the scholarship but as far as the requirements for admission, I met those quite easily.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Academics are highly "hands-on learning" and research based. I was pleased to be able to gain first hand experience in my chosen course of study my first semester in the program. I studying special education/ESL and was placed in a school setting my first semester in the program. I have also been offered several opportunities to work alongside my professors with research and have heard of countless other students within the University who also have those opportunities. Professors are very approachable, but also keep high standards. My program and many others at the University are competitive to get into and stay in. It is a heavy workload, but produces HIGHLY trained and sought after graduates. I couldn't think of a better place to prepare for my professional career!

Quality of Life

One of the safest communities in the U.S. Very reasonable and affordable cost of living. Campus is big enough but also small enough that transportation is very reasonable. Very welcoming community with lots of opportunities to be involved in and with the community. LOVE the campus library, very student friendly, and state of the art ammenities.

Admissions

Based on index score (HIgh school GPA/ACT), very quick application processwith $40 fee, this application automatically puts you into consideration for scholarships. If you apply before a december 1st deadline, you also are guaranteed and scholarship money you quliafy for (priority deadline). Lots of involvment/leadership and alumni scholarships, as well as departmental scholarships. Haven't needed financial aid, but hear its a fairly simple process.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General Education classes are large, but have smaller recitation sections. I feel like all of the major degree requirements are applicable and important. Academic advising is available to all students and there are both good and not as good advisors. My school has amazing research opportunities! The faculty is experienced and very good at what they do. There are a lot of opportunities to have hands on experience in the work field that I am interested in. So the combination of the fantastic professors and the field experience makes for the exact education that I am looking for. The study abroad opportunities are also numerous. I am thinking about participating in one next year. Also, workload seems appropriate. It's about 2 hours of homework for every one hour of class.

Quality of Life

I haven't experienced on campus housing, but off campus housing life is great! There are always fun things going on, both on and off campus. The location is great, and Logan is one of the best college towns. It isn't a commuter school, so people come here and stay here. The social life rocks! The facilities and resources like the library are very nice and accessible. I spend a lot of time in the library studying and it's a great environment. The crime rate here is very low so I feel very safe no matter where I am. That is something that is very important to me in college. I like the feeling of safety and security. I am very happy here and the whole atmosphere is positive and lively.

Admissions

It is an online or paper application that requires transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. I filled mine out at a scholarship open house and was awarded acceptance and a scholarship on the spot.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

No admissions essay, early decision/ early action is an option. No interviews. Priority scholarship deadlines based off your gpa and act.

Graduation Year

2011

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