Utah State University

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Utah State University is a public, 4-year school located in Logan, Utah at the entrance of Logan Canyon and near Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and Bear Lake in the northeatern section of the state. The school was founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college; there was some controversy, however, that led to the closure of all departments not directly related to agriculture for 20 years. Most programs weere restored in 1927, except Law and Medicine, which remained solely with the University of Utah. In 1957, the school gained university status as Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, although the shorter name of Utah State University is also official. Notable alumni include US Senator Harry Reid, former NFL player, NFL analyst and actor Merlin Olsen and former Olympic Athlete Jay Silvester.

Academic Programs

Utah State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and offers Bachelor’s Degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s Degrees and Doctorates in over 200 fields of study. The University also offers over 15 undergraduate and over 12 graduate degrees online. Noted for Psychology, Art & Design, Teacher Education and Music, the largest programs on campus are in Education and Business. The University is comprised of nine schools: School of Graduate Studies, Caine College of the Arts, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, S,J, & Jessie Quinney College of Natural Resources. Per the Mission Statement, “The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.”

Student Life

There are over 24,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Utah State University, most of whom live on campus among the wide variety of housing options. There are over 200 clubs and student organizations including club sports and intramurals. For the varisty athlete, the Aggie blue and white Aggies, led by Big Blue, field teams in 10 sports and participate in NCAA Division I competition. The University has had a creamery on campus since the beginning; students reap the benefits of ice cream manufacturing and cheese making technology. While enrolled, students learn the Core Values of the University: Learning & Discovery: a thriving intellectual community achieving excellence in the pursuit of knowledge both through learning and inquiry. Individual Development: each learner is unique; educating the whole person builds character, promotes active involvement in the world, and produces better citizens. Leadership: leadership built on trust, integrity, and civility. Diversity: of thought and expression. Outreach and Access: reaching across all communities and offering opportunities to all citizens.

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