Utah State University (USU)

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USU can be found in Logan, UT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at USU number over thirty one thousand per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at Utah State University. A score within the range of 1050 - 1310 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Utah State University (USU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.52. 91% of all those students that apply are granted admission to USU, from which 32% choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Utah State University (USU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 84%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at usu.edu.

Overall Utah State University (USU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Utah State University was reported as 91.0% in Fall 2020 with over 15,300 college applications submitted to USU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USU ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • USU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Utah State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Utah State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for USU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 90.2%
  • 2017-2018: 89.1%
  • 2018-2019: 89.1%
  • 2019-2020: 91.0%
  • Projected USU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 83.7%

How Does Utah State University (USU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for USU is sixty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Utah62.1%
Brigham Young University-Provo67.5%
Brigham Young University-Idaho95.8%
Boise State University77.4%
Montana State University81.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Utah State University (USU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 660
Math520 - 650
Total Score1050 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 29
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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