Salt Lake City, UT 84112, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014, Rank – 100, Utah State University In Utah
Utah State University
201 S 1460 E, Rm 250 S Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Utah State University (USU) is a public research university inLogan, Utah. Founded in 1888 as Utah’s agricultural college, USU focused on agriculture, domestic arts, and mechanic arts. The university now offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, business, economics, natural resource sciences, as well as nationally ranked elementary & secondary education programs. The university has eight colleges and offers a total of 176 bachelor’s degrees, 97 master’s degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees. It is a land-grant andspace-grant institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
USU’s main campus is located in Logan with regional campuses inBrigham City, Tooele, and the Uintah Basin. In 2010, the College of Eastern Utah, located in Price, Utah joined the USU system becoming Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USU Eastern). Throughout Utah, USU operates more than 20 distance education centers. Regional campuses, USU Eastern, and distance education centers provide degrees to more than 40% of the students enrolled. In total, USU has more than 180,000 alumni in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
With more than 16,000 students living on or near campus, USU is the largest public residential campus in Utah.
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Overall ranking of Utah State University is below 100 (see table). However, in several specialized categories, Utah State University has received high national rankings. In 2010, Forbes listed USU as the No. 1 highest-ranked public university in the nation within its category of most inexpensive places to go to school. It is also the No. 1 public university in the West (and in the top 5 public universities nationwide) on the similar Forbes list of “America’s Best College Buys.” USU has also in the past been ranked 1st in the nation among public universities, by U.S. News and World Report, for graduates with the least amount of debt.
The Princeton Review has ranked Utah State among the “Best Western” schools for many years, and Popular Science called it one of the Top 10 Smartest Schools in the nation. The university also leads the nation in funding for aerospace research and the number of student experiments actually sent out into space. Various entities within the university have received high departmental rankings, such as the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, which ranks 2nd in the nation for total research dollars received by any one college, and in the top 2% for all graduate colleges of education. The athletics program recently won a National Championship for most sports success per dollar spent.
Logan and the surrounding communities also feature prominently on national lists, including No. 1 safest U.S. metropolitan area, No. 3 in “Best Cities to Find a Job”, and No. 10 in “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”.