Discover Utah State University

Professional and Academic Growth

  • R2 research university
  • More than 140 degree options
  • Online degree options
  • Small professor-to-student ratio
  • Student research support
  • Hands-on research
  • One of the most affordable public universities in the country

University Facts

  • Student population: 28,118
  • Campus size: 400 Acres
  • Students from all 50 states and 83 countries
Utah State University Graduate Student in a Lab

Discover new ideas and solutions at Utah State University through engaged learning environments and faculty mentorship. USU offers more than 140 degree options including distance education and online options. USU offers the only distance-delivered doctoral degree in Utah.

Utah State consistency ranks high among U.S. schools:

  • #1 public university in the West (Forbes Best College Buys)
  • #2 in the nation for aerospace engineering research funding
  • #3 in education research
  • #4 in Top History Grad Programs for Faculty Accessibility and Support (
  • Top 5 public universities in the nation (Forbes Best College Buys)
  • Top 20 public colleges and universities (Washington Monthly)
  • Top 30 College Labs (Popular Scienc)

Every department supports faculty mentoring and personal research enrichment. The School of Graduate Studies offers trainings and workshops to enhance your graduate school experience.


Utah State University values diversity and works to ensure higher education is accessible to all. Graduate students in particular come from many states and countries and bring diversity in all its forms.

  • About two-thirds of Utah State graduate students come from outside Cache Valley.
  • Graduate students come from all 50 states and 83 countries.
  • Almost one in five of USU’s graduate students are international students.

USU’s Access and Diversity Center leads multicultural, nontraditional and LGBTQA programs. There are many clubs and organizations you can join to meet new friends and get involved on campus. Access and Diversity-sponsored student groups include:

  • Asian Student Union
  • Black Student Union
  • Latino Student Union
  • Native American Student Council
  • Polynesian Student Union
  • Nontraditional Student Association
  • QSA (Queer Student Alliance)

You can also attend events throughout the year including the Native American Pow Wow, Areito, Chinese New Year and the LGBTQA Brown Bag Support and Discussion Groups.

About Logan, Utah

Logan Canyon - Utah State University
  • Population: 48,565
  • Elevation: 4,778 feet
  • Summer highs: 85° F / 29° C
  • Winter lows: 34° F / 1° C

Visit the Live More Blog or Cache Valley Visitors Bureau to learn more about Logan.

Buying a Home or Condo

The median house or condo value in Logan is $163,721. Comparatively, the rest of Utah has a median house or condo value of $207,500.

Renting an Apartment or Home

Logan is a compact city, making travel to and from campus when you live off campus fairly easy. If you’re looking to rent, you can expect a range between $375 for an apartment and up to the lower thousands for a multi bedroom house, with the median gross rent being $642 per month.

Apartment complexes with amenities like fitness centers, green spaces, dishwashers, in-unit laundry and air conditioning cost $662 per month on average. In contrast, the same unit outside Salt Lake City goes for about $743 per month.

Renting a modest apartment with one roommate usually costs less than $400 per month. If you prefer a studio or one-bedroom apartment, you can expect to pay under $500 per month.

Single family homes are also for rent in Logan. Monthly rent can range from $500 to over $1 thousand.

Good places to start your rental search are the True Aggie Apartment GuideKSL Classifieds and Herald Journal News Classifieds.

Living on Campus

USU Housing offers communities designed for different types of students including single students and students with families. Family housing is located close enough to campus to be convenient, but far enough away to have privacy and quiet. Single graduate students are encouraged to live in Darwin Apartments or Blue Square, as they are the communities with more older or returning students.

Campus housing is economically priced and includes high-speed Internet access, cable TV, Aggie shuttle service, laundry rooms and computer labs. Single housing rent includes all utilities while family housing tenants must pay for electricity and natural gas out of pocket.

Free County-wide Transportation

The Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) is a free county-wide bus system that runs between the university, Logan’s central shopping districts and surrounding neighborhoods and townships. Check out CVTD routes and schedules.

All routes connect at the Intermodal Transit Center, which is located in Logan’s commercial center. You can park your car or lock your bike at the intermodal center and bus to campus. You can load your bike on the front of buses, too.

Free Campus Transportation

Aggie Shuttle is a free bus system with multiple stops on campus, running from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. You can track the bus online, text the bus for updates or keep a daytime map and evening map in your pocket.

If commuting to campus, you can park at the stadium and catch a shuttle to campus.

Getting to and from Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake Express is a CVTD-sponsored charter bus that shuttles between Salt Lake and Logan 12 times a day. All you have to do is buy a ticket and be in the pick-up spot at the right time. The Salt Lake Express also services the airport, downtown Salt Lake and the Greyhound station. You can also be picked up from or dropped off at your home or office.

Aggie Blue Bikes

Aggie Blue Bikes provides free bicycle rentals to help you get around campus and the greater Logan area.

Aggie Blue Bikes rents a variety of bikes, from cruisers to mountain bikes, for either one day or three months. They maintain bikes in between users so you don’t have to worry about upkeep. Aggie Blue Bikes also offers free bike maintenance workshops, tool boards for student use and cycling education classes. You can also purchase a helmet, lock, lights and other supplies at the shop.


There are many parking options on and off campus. In most cases, you will need to purchase a permit. Learn more about parking from Parking and Transportation Services.

Living in Logan means you can enjoy the benefits a small university-centered community while having access to surrounding metropolitan.

When considering factors like housing, groceries, utilities, transportation and medical care, the cost of living in Logan is low compared to other cities.

According to Sperling’s Best Places, Logan’s overall cost of living is 3% under the national average. Housing affects this number the most, being well under the average for the United States.

Compare your city’s cost of living to Logan’s.