Home of the Aggies
We started out as an agricultural college in 1888. That's why they branded us Aggies. No matter where you live, or who you are, Utah State University is built for all. We are innovators, and doers. A University For All.
Best City to Live in the West
- Business Insider, June 2020
Our mission 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. We engage in fields of study the world can’t live without.
Making an impact
Utah State Aggies create transformational impacts through meaningful research, particularly in space, water, land, air, and quality of life questions. As a research-focused institution,
we engage in fields of study the world can’t live without.
Utah State grad student Paul Kusuma examines a tomato plant as part of a series of plant experiments designed to eventually grow plants on Mars.
Growing Plants in Space
As one of 14 university-affiliated research centers, USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) works with the U.S. Department of Defense and industry leaders to defend and protect our nation, as well as supports NASA’s vision to “reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind.”
Graduate students such as Jalin Finai are helping to make an impact on children through early identification of hearing loss.
Helping Children Hear the World Around Them
Graduate students like Jalin Finai help improve children’s lives through early identification of hearing loss.
Utah State’s Dr. Ricardo Ramirez examines corn leaves grown at the university’s research green house.
Defending Utah's Crops
At USU, students embrace the opportunities offered by collaboration and are given opportunities to work closely with research faculty. Dr. Ricardo Ramirez leads students in research to create tools, like biopesticides, to help farmers combat destructive insects.
Highest-Ranked Public University in the Country with the Lowest Tuition
- Forbes, “America’s Top Colleges”, August 2019
Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in the Nation
- Study.com, August 2019
Public University in the Nation
- Washington Monthly, “2020 National Universities Rankings,” September 2020
“Best City to Live in the West”
- Business Insider, June 2020
Our Commitment to Well-Being
USU fosters a caring community that elevates the academic experience for all Aggies and prepares students to become global citizens and leaders. We provide supports for all aspects of wellness, such as physical, mental, and even financial resources.
Research at USU
Utah State University engages students in research and inspires self-discovery. Through innovative research, our graduates become integral researchers who help the nation and the world.
A Land-Grant University
Utah State Locations
Utah State has 30 locations, including three residential campuses in Logan, Blanding, and Price, plus USU Online to give students access to the same top-tier education anytime, anywhere.
Founded in 1914 as part of the Smith-Lever Act, USU Extension plays a primary role in helping Utah State University fulfill its land-grant mission, providing research-based programs and resources with the goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout Utah.