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Utah State University

Logan, UT

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  1. USU is within a 1/2 day's drive of many national parks & close to ski resorts.
  2. USU is both a land-grant and a space-grant institutition.
  3. USU is a Carnegie-recognized R1 institution.

About This Campus

Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small-town college tucked away in the Northern Utah mountains to a thriving research university respected around the world. Students can choose from an array of academic and social opportunities at a university known throughout the world for its intellectual and technological leadership. The mission of Utah State University (USU) 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. More than 160 undergraduate degree programs are offered in the colleges of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Business, Arts, Education and Human Services, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Resources, and Science.

Location Information

Utah State University is located in Logan, Utah, 81 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan is in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah, where students have access to incredible outdoor activities, arts opportunities, and easy driving to ski resorts and six national parks. The picturesque location in a fertile valley surrounded by mountains creates ideal opportunities for recreational activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking in Logan Canyon.

Helpful Information

Flexibility in course requests is helpful. Course requests and transcripts will be sent to appropriate academic advisors for courses with prerequisites to see if students have completed equivalent prerequisites. Students would register themselves for courses they are approved/able to take.

2023/2024 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Logan
Population | 144,219
Enrollment | 27,426
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/29-12/16
Spring | 01/09-05/03

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Two or more | 2%
White | 83%
Other | 6%
International | 1%
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Enrollment in some courses in business, computer science, education, engineering, aviation, aerospace studies, and art may be limited. Art fields may require a portfolio. Music may require an audition. Several departments on campus have instituted differential tuition for their courses. Information on differential tuition can be found on the last page of the Tuition and Fee Schedule: https://www.usu.edu/registrar/registration/payment/. Students on any exchange program may take up to 6 credits of classes that have differential tuition and have that covered under your exchange agreement. Students who take more than 6 credits of classes that have differential will be responsible for covering the additional cost of the differential tuition above the covered 6 credits.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Agriculture
  • Education

Unique Academic Programs

  • Outdoor Product Design and Development
  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
  • Food and Nutrition

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Business... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/29/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($271.06 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $250.00 Year Home Optional
Parking Fee $99.00 Year Home Optional

Important Notes: The parking fee can vary depending on a student's parking selection, more information can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/parking/students. The housing deposit is mandatory if living on campus. $200 of the housing deposit is refundable if the housing is left in the condition it is found, at the discretion of USU Housing. Just one housing deposit would be due whether a student is staying for a semester or an academic year.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/29/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 84% living on campus
  • : $4116 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Most exchange students stay on campus -- if you choose to stay on campus, apply for housing as soon as possible after receiving your student A number, as housing fills up fast. There is a Global Village living-learning residence hall (Greaves Hall) that is suggested for students who would like to engage in intercultural activities and have roommates from around the world, including Utah. You can find more information on the Global Village and other learning communities on campus here: https://www.usu.edu/residencelife/learning-communities

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans may be required depending on the type of housing. More information can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/housing/dining-meal-plans.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/29/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $917 Semester Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
For US and Canadian universities, proof of health insurance must be demonstrated or student must purchase the campus policy. Insurance costs for the 22-23 academic year are $917.00 for Fall 2022 and $1,490 for Spring/Summer 2023.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


Other Health Related Comments
Health records are not required. COVID-19 vaccination declaration may be required and is strongly recommended. More information can be found on the COVID-19 vaccine declaration process here: https://www.usu.edu/covid-19/testing/vaccine-requirement.

Other vaccinations are recommended and more information can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/global-engagement/current-students/health-insurance.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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