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Location | Logan
Population | 155,362
Enrollment | 27,943
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/15
Spring | 01/08-05/01

Utah State University

Logan, UT

USU is within a 1/2 day's drive of many national parks & close to ski resorts.
USU is both a land-grant and a space-grant institutition.
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 several 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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Limited
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs

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. Some colleges on campus charge "differential tuition," which is a surcharge attached to certain classes. More information on differential tuition can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/registrar/tuition/ in the appropriate "Tuition and Fee Schedule" link for the term you are attending. USU will pay an allowance of up to 6 credits of any undergraduate differential tuition for regular exchanges. If a student takes more than 6 credits worth of undergraduate differential tuition, the excess may be the responsibility of the student.

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 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 - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 11/21/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
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 $275.00 Year Home Optional
Parking Fee $117.00 Year Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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 11/21/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester 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 (Jones 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 Jones Hall here: https://www.usu.edu/housing/single/student-living-center/jones.

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/dining/meal-plans/.


Figures per Semester are current as of 11/21/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1500 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. The insurance premium for the spring 2024 semester is $1500.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


Other Health Related Comments
All immunizations listed in this link (https://www.usu.edu/global-engagement/current-students/health-insurance) are strongly recommended. There is no preferred process of administration.

You may also want to bring a copy of your immunizations with you to USU. Students should have a record of surgeries, major illnesses, current medications, allergies, allergic reactions to medications, etc. If a student has a significant health problem, they should bring along medical records. Students can obtain immunizations upon arrival; any cost for those immunizations would be the responsibility of the student.

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