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Utah State Vernal

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 setting. USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day's drive of six national parks, including Yellowstone and Arches. It provides big-school opportunities with a small-school feel, and all for a great value.

In fact, USU is the #5 public university in the nation in “National Universities Rankings 2017” by Washington Monthly (2017).

Mission Statement

The mission of Utah State University 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.


USU offers more bachelor's degrees than any other Utah school, and many are unique in the state, including aerospace engineering, entrepreneurship, international business, music therapy, and religious studies.


USU's graduate program is one of the oldest and largest in the state. It offers more than 140 degrees; almost 20 are available throughout Utah or online, and USU offers the only distance-delivered doctoral degrees in the state.