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Utah State Acceptance Rate

So, you’re thinking about applying to Utah State University, and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.

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SAT Score: 1600
GPA: 4

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With an acceptance rate of 90%, admission to Utah State is lightly competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the very top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1200, or an ACT score of around 24.

Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and you’ll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at Utah State admission statistics.


Utah State Admissions Statistics

Utah State’s acceptance rate in 2017 was 90%. For students applying to the class of 2021, out of 15,401 applicants, Utah State admitted about 13,899. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.51, the average ACT score was 24, and the average SAT score was 1150.

For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 20, and the 75th percentile score was 27.

For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1030. The 75th percentile score was 1270.


If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.

Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

As we said, admission to Utah State is very competitive. Even if Utah State is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.

Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.

OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took a look at Utah State’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.


Utah State Application Requirements

To apply to Utah State, you’ll need to fill out the Online Application, submit an ACT or SAT score, pay the $50 application fee, and submit your high school transcript. Everything should be submitted by October 1st for Early Action, and December 15th for Regular Decision.

Here’s a full list of application requirements:

  • Fill out the Online Application
  • Submit an ACT score or SAT score
  • Pay the $50 application fee
  • Submit your high school transcript

The application deadline is November 1 for October 1st for Early Action, and December 15th for Regular Decision.

Have you been admitted to Utah State? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.


Utah State Admitted Students Profile

If you matriculate at Utah State, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.

Here are some interesting facts about the recently admitted class:

  • Roughly 47% are male and 53% are female
  • 1.2% of students are international

Utah State has a diverse class, as well, with a large number of people of color. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:

  • International: 1.2%
  • Underrepresented minority: 4.3%
  • Two or more races: 2.2%
  • White: 83%

What do these admitted students plan to study? Utah State offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:


  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Economics
  • Business Administration and Management

Now, how are you going to pay for this?

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Utah State Tuition Figures

At $31,642, Utah State’s cost of attendance is astronomical. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $4,553.

Here’s a fuller look at Utah State tuition and financial aid in 2017:

  • Total budget: $31,642
  • Average financial aid package: $4,553
  • The average student debt of a Utah State graduate is $23,000

Now, what is life like at Utah State? Let’s take a look.


Utah State Location

The university’s main campus is located in Logan, Utah.

A notable feature of the Logan campus is its proximity to Logan Canyon itself, sitting on a shelf-like hill that overlooks the valley on its western end.

Remember, you’re going to Utah State for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.


Utah State Academics

Utah State has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:

  • Agricultural Business and Management
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Computer Engineering
  • Dairy Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Horticultural Science
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Range Science and Management

Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at Utah State.


Student Life at Utah State

Utah State has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.

Here’s a sampling of Utah State’s student activities:

  • Aggie Climbing Club
  • Anime Club
  • Beards For Cancer
  • Chess Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Entomology Club
  • Excellence in Neuroscience
  • Fishing Club
  • Game Design Club
  • Greeks Giving Service Club
  • USUSA Improv
  • Jazz Education Network
  • Jump Rope Club
  • Medieval Fencing Club
  • Meditation Club
  • No Lost Generation Student Initiative
  • oStem Club

Are you an athlete? Utah State’s got plenty of options for you.


Utah State Athletics

Utah State offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.

Utah State’s sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross-Country
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis

Who might you become with a Utah State degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:


Notable Alums

Utah State has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.

Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:

  • Environmental activist Rick Bass
  • Writer Sonia Johnson
  • Atari founder Nolan Bushnell
  • Nike president Charlie Denson
  • founder Jason Lindsey
  • US Senator Harry Reid
  • US Senator Paula Hawkins
  • Documentarian Reed Cowan
  • Painter Greg Olsen
  • Poet May Swenson
  • Headphones inventor Nathan Baldwin
  • NASA astronaut Mary L. Cleave

And this is only a partial list!


Getting into Utah State is very competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.

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Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Written by Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Prep Expert Founder & CEO

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