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  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 28 people found this review useful. 1 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is great for anyone who loves the outdoors. There is hiking, a ski resort close by and a lot of fun activities every week. There is something always going on, on campus! Hockey games, football, basketball, Utah State is just a fun place to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice: Study early, study often, and take advatage of every study session you can! The reviews are great to go to, but don't forget to be social and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    For the type of education you get, you get a great deal on it. Kids from all over the U.S. praise how great of a deal Utah State is for the education you receive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Logan is a great place to be! Its a small campus so you can find your way around easily, and its great being in the mountains. There are a lot of things to do and you met a lot of diverse and great people.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors here are amazing! I truly enjoy going to class. They're witty and help you with anything you need help with. The student reviews help out a lot as well. There are always Teacher's Aids to help with any questions you might have. Blackboard also allows the students in the class to communicate; which has been great to help organize study groups for upcoming papers, quizzes, or tests.

  • 01/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah State University is a great place if you don't want to get lost in the crowd of a large university. Although it is big here, you always feel like you are important and a part of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I live in some apartments down the street from the University campus and across the street from the Spectrum and the Stadium. It is the perfect location because you are still close to the school, and also all of the sporting events are right across the street.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting every dollars worth that I have spent in going to Utah State.

    Am enjoying being here

    I can't even explain how much I love Utah State. It is so much fun and I am receiving such a great education. There are many activities to get the students involved. The USU basketball and football games are the best. It is amazing to see how much school spirit our school has when you go to these games and it is so much fun to be a part of it. The campus is beautiful. I love it because it is not too big, but also not to small either.

    Am learning a lot

    Every Professor I have had so far has just been unbelievable. They all are so passionate about the subject they are teaching and therefore it makes it much more interesting for the students.

  • 08/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is really actually great for all kinds of students. There are lots of resources if you struggle in something and its free! Like there is math tutoring and English help and there are these things that are so wonderful called SI's and they are basically a study group and they are way nice and just about every class has them!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone. It has such a great atmosphere and the people and professors are great. There is so much to do up here to get involved. If you do decide to attend Utah State I would live on campus your first year and just get acquainted with the area.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that Utah State is one of the cheapest University's in Utah. With all the raises with school prices Utah State only went up 200 dollars. The books well those aren't so cheap but there are LOTS of other resources to get books. Housing is pretty easy to find. There are LOTS of apartments to choose from and they are pretty cheap. On Campus housing is pretty great for the first year.

    Am enjoying being here

    When I went home for the summer I couldn't wait to come back! Its so fun! The people here are so great. I have never met anyone who is mean. Its really easy to find your way around. There are a lot of fun activities always going on! I love meeting all the people that I have met!

    Am learning a lot

    I always am learning something new. Whether its in class with the great professors here or even if its just being away from home and even learning from all my fellow students. Utah State really has a great atmosphere for learning.

  • 02/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 4 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student and kin of alumni, I was awarded a great scholarship that covered all out-of-state fees. The quality of my education, the social benefits, and the location of USU are all well worth what I pay!

    Am enjoying being here

    Dorm life on campus is great! I live in the Living Learning Center which is a very nice place to live. The RA's are great and the housing accommodations are fantastic! There is always something to do on campus and in the community so I always have something to do!

    Am learning a lot

    All the classes I have enrolled in, and am currently enrolled in have been very helpful to my learning. With maybe one or two exceptions, my professors have been great: very willing to help and knowledgeable about the material they are teaching.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 5 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are ready to learn and want to have that perfect balance of studying and social life. You also need to be ready to cheer like crazy at the sports games!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the things that I am really glad I did is finding a job on campus. It's great because your job is right where your classes are! I have also really liked living on campus because then you are in the center of everything and have the chance to participate in a lot of evening activities.

    Bang for the buck

    There are good scholarships here and the tuition is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a perfect balance between a study environment and a social scene. Everyone is super nice and outgoing. The school spirit is also really cool. The sports games are one of my favorite things to go to. I found my perfect college!

    Am learning a lot

    I am loving my classes here! One of my classes is kind of confusing, but I am still learning a lot. The professors here really know how to teach and still keep the subject interesting. I actually enjoy going to my classes!

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for friendly people, who love having something to do! For students who want a top-notch education without the massive cost! And for people who want to have fun and make friends that will last a lifetime!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    ~Explore the campus! There are so many little secret places on campus, it's so much fun to explore and enjoy! ~Check out the Fraternities and Sororities! The Greek system here is filled with so many great and friendly people, it's a great way to get involved and have a home and family away from home! ~Get involved! There are so many clubs on campus, join one! It's a great way to meet friends with your interests and to have something to do!

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out-of-state tuition at USU and it is an amazing price! I pay as much going to USU as I would in-state tuition back home! Gaining residency is easy to do and then the cost is unbeatable, less than $4,000!!! For the amout of money you pay here, you get so much more out of it, USU hosts so many free activities and events it's incredible! Definitely worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love attending USU! The education is amazing, the cost is great, and the people are so friendly! There is always something to do on campus, the gyms are in amazing conditions with top-notch equipment and the people are open, willing to help, and always wanting to make new friends!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are very discussion and lecture based so you always are learning. The professors are very helpful and friendly. They want you to succeed as much as you do! It is easy to go and talk to them at anytime. They are always willing to sit down and talk to you about class if you do not understand a topic.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent, fun loving students who aren't afraid to work hard and then have fun when the day is done :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and get all of your high school credits in order and send your AP Test scores to Utah State first. I would also look into living on campus at least for your first year, it helps you immerse yourself in the Utah State campus life and make the connections with peers and professors necessary for a good educational experience. Also get to know your professors, talk with them often! Their office hours are there for you to keep your education on track!

    Bang for the buck

    I have never regretted making the choice to make Utah State my home and my school! I have friends who have attended others schools in and out of state and they are always complaining about something. I have always been able to find the help and resources I've needed to continue my education and I am so pleased with the way I am treated here. Scholarships are relatively simple to receive here as well, as long as you are up to the hard-work and dedication that Utah State is known for.

    Am enjoying being here

    Utah State provides the best all-around college experience! The city of Logan is the perfect atmosphere; it is truly a college town. There is always so much to do and experience, you can never be bored! It is such a beautiful, secluded area but there is always something fun going on- on and off campus!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I have been able to have so far have been incredible and so willing to help me out. I also have appreciated the counselors that help me work out my schedules. The quality of learning here is so top-knotch, I enjoy the range of classes and labs offered here on campus.

  • 06/06/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone who really wants to be very involved with everything and everyone. Logan is definitely a college town.

  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah State has a great aviation program. That is what I am in and I love it! The atmosphere at the airport is awesome and the instructors are great. They also have a good art program, that is what my roommate is in and she loves it. They specialize and many things and have a great engineering program and agriculture. You can find almost everything to fit your needs. It is also a friendly, social college. There is always something going on and a club for everybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Join clubs and played intramural sports, they are definitely the best! Go out and meet lots of people but also find enough time to study, it's not like high school, you really have to study for finals. Logan is a college town and you get discounts everywhere downtown and everyone is rooting for you and the basketball and hockey games are awesome! It is definitely a fun school and I will be back for 3 more years. Also, remember to stay on top of school work. I know you want to enjoy the college experience but part of that is getting your work done first.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is cheap, comparatively. The on campus dorms are nice and cheap and you get all utilities paid for. You can get lots of discounts in town cause everyone is an Aggie!

    Am enjoying being here

    Utah State is so much fun. All the students are so welcoming and the A team is great. They help out with everything and there is so much to get involved with. Campus isn't that big and it's easy to find your way around. There is so much to do throughout the year and basketball and hockey games are the best!

    Am learning a lot

    You can find some great teachers at USU. A lot of the time you should take a class based on the teacher, not the subject and you can learn so much! They offer a wide range of classes and you don't have to start with just generals, you can mix in generals with classes related to your major.

  • 11/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    USU is ideal for students of limited financial means who wish to maximize opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, who want a moderately-sized campus of 15-20,000 students with moderately fancy facilities, and who want mostly LDS surroundings without most of BYU's quirkiness. That mostly means modest, clean, and courteous classmates. For all that, though, USU has a very diverse campus and offers an interesting international experience. USU is nationally ranked in elementary and special education, engineering, stringed instruments, and several other areas, so it's a good school to consider if you're interested in those things.

    Tips for prospective students

    If the University of Utah or BYU accept you and give decent scholarships, go there. USU is a good school, but the U. of U. and BYU are better schools in general. If you go to USU, get off-campus housing. Get involved in clubs or research groups. USU has many clubs of all sorts, and they're a good diversion from study. Most professors on campus are more than willing to accept freshmen into their research groups, so you can gain hands-on experience with the scientific process from day one. The upperclassmen and graduate students in these groups are almost always very friendly, and may become your best friends. Go to concerts. The Kent Concert Hall and Caine-Wanlass Performance Hall have a busy schedule of fine music. It's a great way to spend Friday night. Take advantage of the library. It's possibly the best library you'll ever have access to. Learn every nook and cranny of it. Make friends. Don't be grumpy. And of course, work hard in your classes. Study, study, study, and find a job if you have time. There is no substitute for work and study.

    Bang for the buck

    If you’re going to move away from home to go to a Utah college and cost is a concern, USU is the place to go. Its tuition is lower than that of either Brigham Young University or the University of Utah, and it is more generous with scholarships than either. USU gives one year of half tuition for a 3.3 GPA and 28 ACT; the U. of U. only gives a semester of half tuition for the same, and BYU gives almost nothing to many applicants. USU has much lower tuition than many other schools of the same quality, and Logan's cost of living is also pretty low. However, if you're looking to save money, DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS. The on-campus housing costs as much as even the most expensive off-campus student apartments, even though the buildings are old and poorly maintained, and the on-campus housing contract is quite restrictive. Living in the dorms, with a meal plan, is nearly the most expensive housing available, in terms of total cost, and you're restricted to dining hall food and a small dorm room. Go to USU, but FIND OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on the sixth floor of the on-campus dorms at USU. They are smelly and grungy. The elevators break down. The Wi-Fi is horrible. Quiet hours are routinely violated. The dining hall by the dorms is dirty and smelly, and the food is lukewarm and greasy. Needless to say, I don’t enjoy where I’m living. Campus is very flat and compact, so there’s never any difficulty in crossing campus in the ten minutes between classes. That can be pretty nice, especially when the weather’s bad. However, that also means that USU’s campus lacks the large, beautiful arboreal spaces several other campuses in Utah have, and it also lacks many of the other facilities, amenities, and on-campus diversions that other Utah colleges have. The Performing Arts Center and Kent Concert Hall maintain a full schedule, so there’s almost always a good concert for a Friday night. Logan Canyon is just east of campus, and has many interesting day hikes to go on with friends. From my perspective as a big-city kid, Logan (pop. 50,000) has little to recommend it. Downtown consists mostly of bookshops, bike shops, and restaurants, with a smattering of historic buildings here and there. Interesting as they might be, bookshops and old houses aren’t worth going downtown for every weekend. The student population at USU is very friendly, with a curious mix of outgoingness and shyness. 85% of the population is LDS, so there’s less skanky clothing and fewer piercings than on many other campuses. This also means the student body is pretty quiet. The police blotter doesn’t reel with accounts of binge drinkers and streakers, which is nice. As for sports: USU football loses. Football games are no fun if you go for the game. USU basketball wins. Basketball games are great fun. ‘Nuff said.

    Am learning a lot

    Utah State University touts a friendly atmosphere, intimate campus, world-class research faculty and ready opportunities to work with them, and accessible professors. While the professors are readily available and glad to explain difficult courses during office hours, my professors explain concepts very poorly in class. Instruction seems to emphasize superficial examples and applications, and the deeper theory is rarely taught. My electrical engineering and statics lectures are 100% example, 0% theory, and the required textbooks only superficially explain things. The science professors are much better at explaining theory, but still emphasize sample problems instead of symbolic exploration. However, learning opportunities outside of class are much better. Though only a freshman, I’ve been able to work with the university’s Microgravity Research Team from day one, so I’ve picked up a little heat transfer theory and have written ten pages of the team’s proposal for a 2011 experiment. Almost any faculty member will set you up in a research project if you ask them, or at least tell you what to study so that you can contribute as soon as possible. They are happy to accept volunteer lab workers. The USU library is an excellent learning environment. It has quiet zones, group study rooms, several large open computer labs and conversational study areas, and an excellent collection. Besides, it boasts a flood of natural light in the daytime, so you don’t feel locked up and confined inside. Overall, I’d say USU is a pretty average learning environment. The facilities are good and the opportunities to learn outside of class are great, but these strengths are balanced by its remarkably poor lecturers.

  • 06/14/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who has a love of learning and who wants a great college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to check for all scholarship and financial aid opportunities;they're there you just have to look.

  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is a social school. It seems like there is always something going on. Make sure to attend as many things as possible because it really helps you get a feel of the school and lets you meet new people! But, at the same time there is always a place where you can hide away for a few hours and get some good studying in. I really loved it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be sure to stay on top of your work! That is the hardest thing I found about starting college! The campus is not that big so it is really easy to get around. In the winters make sure that you have good shoes, because it gets pretty icey! It is a really fun school to attend though! The classes are generally pretty small so it makes it easier to pay attention and ask questions!

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, sciences, music, art, business, education. It's a very well-rounded school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and apply for all scholarships you have available! It's always worth the risk. Bring your warm coats! Expect to make lots of new friends and have a good experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is one of the cheaper schools in Utah, while still being one of the highest in quality. There are many opportunities for scholarships at the beginning of school and then through whichever major you choose.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Logan! It can be very cold in the winter, but it is so worth it. The mountains, trees and bodies of water are amazing and the school is set on top of a hill so students get a wonderful view of the city and surrounding areas. There are so many opportunities in town, such as ice blocking down Old Main, many restaurants and shopping areas, Aggie ice cream, becoming a True Aggie, events on the Quad or in the TSC, and simply meeting new people Every day. It's crazy cool!

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many option for majors, minors, clubs, activities, study session, it's amazing how much you get to choose from and learn about! It brings a lot of perspective to the average student because they are able to interact with people from a vast field of cultures. There are Many sessions and groups for studying and reviewing that it's easier to understand the concepts in classes.

  • 02/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 14 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves the snow is always welcome here, there is a reason why Utah is know for the greatest snow on earth. Looking for insane sport fans, this is the place, the basketball games, everyone gets involve. I love this school, because theres always something to do and something new to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose USU, you wont regret it. GET INVOLVED, this is how you meet people. Do things that you have never done before, it is a way to open yourself up to new experiences Learn about who you really are. It gets you to open up to new opportunities that you thought you never had before and If you come for the snow, even better. Over all USU is one of the best schools i have gone to.

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah USU is amazing, with just two scholarships, i was able to pay my tuition and fees, and get extra in return for me to pay my books and anything else i needed

    Am enjoying being here

    I have known USU my whole life growing up here, Going to the games is insane!! moving onto campus is just as fun and meeting new people while getting involved, made my college experience even better

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are great, they know what they are doing and only give out the best help that you want

  • 06/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a party school, you may want to opt out of USU. The campus is dry, although opportunities to go out and have a good time are available if you know where to look. The school is great for those who are extremely studious, to those who just want to gain an excellent education. On campus activities are great, there is always something going on. If you love the outdoors and the ability to drive ten minutes to a great lead climb, look into visiting USU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school, and don't rule it out if you're looking for prestige. USU was originally a 'safety' school for me, but after visiting and attending, I couldn't be happier anywhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    The statistics say it all. USU students graduate with the least amount of debt in the nation. The university is also a Federal Grant college, with many prestigious awards and research labs on campus, including the cloning of the first mule, and more experiments in orbit than any University in the world!

    Am enjoying being here

    Being from out of state, Utah took a little while to adjust to, but I've found my niche, and absolutely love living and studying in Logan. While the diversity may not be record breaking, it's definitely there if you look. The clubs and extracurricular activities that are available are plentiful and the great outdoors are literally minutes away. I spend my weekends climbing and snowboarding in the canyons.

    Am learning a lot

    Many have certain stigmas about state schools, but Utah State truly allows students to excel regardless of what degrees or majors they choose to pursue. You absolutely will reap what you sow, the opportunities are abundant. I've participated in Undergraduate Research, am active in the Honors Program and am thriving in the energy that permeates this University town.

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering and Education majors must check it out. They have some of the best programs around.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is quite expensive, but they offer lots of scholarships that will waive the fee.

    Am enjoying being here

    Lots of activities to do on campus, and in Logan.

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are focused on real life and how you are going to really use it in your field of study. Great professors.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to apply for scholarships. They have a lot of money available if you take the opportunity to apply for it.

    Bang for the buck

    The good thing about this school is the amount of scholarships they have available. There is a crazy amount of financial aid available and they are willing to work with you to finance your education.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are always activities going on! Everybody acts like they know everybody, and all of the students get along. I like the feeling that campus has.

    Will learn a lot

    I have been to the school and talked with the professors that I will be working with. They are really helpful and are willing to work with you.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    USU is for people who want the true college experience. This school is great for students who are dedicated and want a good education, but be able to have fun at the same time. : )

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a school where you get a real 'college experience.' You can only really get the college experience if you're willing to work for it. You have to work academically, and you have to be willing to go outside your comfort area and meet new people. But believe me, it's all worth it!

    Bang for the buck

    Considering other colleges in the state, Utah State is pretty decent tuition-wise. They also have lots of scholarship opportunities to help out on the cost of school. Housing isn't too bad either. There is good priced housing both on and off campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and the people are so fun. : ) I like the courses and teachers, too. It's very easy to get involved and there is a lot of school spirit and school pride. The basketball games, especially, are a blast. There are plenty of different clubs, and it's just fun to be random on campus. There are also tons of activities to do off campus, like hiking, skating, cliff jumping, country swing dancing, etc, etc, etc!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much at Utah State. They have a wonderful staff! I have mostly just taken generals so far, but the courses go in depth to expand knowledge AND understand it all.

  • 01/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can find their spot here at Utah State. Highly recommend it to anyone interested in furthering their education. :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Take each course by the horns and drag the bull down. Or .. just be on top of it and actually do the reading assignments, attend class and most importantly LISTEN.

    Bang for the buck

    Any college is going to have expenses, after expenses, after expenses. However, price around and you'll find that Utah State has one of the lowest tuition rates among other leading Universities of it's kind. Not to mention they're always trying to find ways that you as an Aggie can get discounts and save a few bucks here and there.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's not just an academic college it's constantly providing awesome social activities to sport anyone's interests. Football, basketball, and hockey games being on top of events one should attend. But hey.. if that isn't where your heart is they've got poetry and a drink, art museum, musical concerts, and so much more. Find you place here where the Aggies are always blue.

    Am learning a lot

    Education can't be beat when you come to Utah State. Not only do the professors know what they are talking about but you've got extra help all over campus. Large classes have outside extra review from people just like you that have been there and done that - as far as taking the course you're in and done well in it.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a good, warm jacket and lots of winter clothes.

    Bang for the buck

    Even while paying out of state tuition, the price is still amazing compared to most places that offer a quality education.

    Am enjoying being here

    USU has a lot of school spirit and pride. Once and Aggie, always an Aggie!!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I have are so passionate about what they teach. Many of them are still in the field they teach so they have a lot of knowledge and experience outside the classroom.

  • 12/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is perfect for students who love to learn but also love to have fun at the same time! Utah State really is the perfect balance of both! You wont go wrong if you choose Utah State!! There is something for everyone up here! Go Aggies!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Being involved enhances your college experience and helps you to make so many friends! Almost every major as a club, there are service clubs, leadership clubs, and even meditation clubs! There is something for everyone! Just find a club to be involved with and go for it!

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is extremely affordable! Even if you're a student from out of state there are scholarships available to you that help you to get in state tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    Utah State is AMAZING!!! I'm a transfer student to USU and it's the best decision I have ever made! You wont go wrong if you choose Utah State! The students are friendly, there are tons of clubs to get involved in, and plus who doesn't love some Aggie basketball and Aggie ice cream?

    Am learning a lot

    I love going to class! I love it because I know that everything I am learning is useful! The teachers are witty and extremely helpful! Every teacher I have had has always been available to me for help outside of class. They really want you to succeed! And there are these great things called SI (supplemental instructor). Basically you have the option of going to another lecture given by a student who has previously taken the class to get even more help with what you're learning in class. I did this for my biology class and it really helped me to grasp the material because I was having it explained to me multiple times.

  • 01/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 243

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    USU is great for those who want to get away from home, but not too far. It is also great for those who want many social opportunities, and awesome academic opportunity. USU has a wide variety of very good academic programs, such as the Huntsman School of Business, which is a well-known and prestigious school in the Business world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on-campus your first year, and room with a few people you don't know. It's a great way to make friends. I live currently live on-campus, and everyone in my building leaves their doors open when they are home, so you can just walk in and say hello, and very often, people hang out in the lounge or in the halls.

    Bang for the buck

    USU is very good about giving out scholarships and financial aid, and definitely has comparatively good tuition prices. Everything you pay in tuition and student fees comes back to you in the form of classes and school-provided services, such as a free Health Center (doctor's office), many gyms, and free bicycle rental.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are always things going on around the USU campus. There are tons of clubs to join, and lots of fun things to do (such as a Humans vs. Zombies nerf war every semester!) You'll never be bored, and make lots of friends.

    Am learning a lot

    When you take a class at USU, you learn what you expected to learn from the class, and more. There are also many helpful services available, such as tutoring programs, group study rooms, computer labs, etc.

  • 02/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This is a good school with a good environment, so money spend here is well-spent!

    Am enjoying being here

    Utah State University is a social school with lots of opportunities to meet new people and try new things. No matter what your area of interest, whether it be swing dancing, theatre, or sports, there is something here for you!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here at Utah State are interesting and enjoyable. As I am going into the field of education, it is extremely beneficial that there is an elementary school on-campus. Not to mention there are several service opportunities available here at USU. Just about any area of volunteer work is available. There are opportunities for volunteer service in education, healthcare, and community service.

  • 02/21/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Able bodied, social people, probably better for guys. If you are in the CNR you should have some farming experience or it will be harder to fit in.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a physical disability, especially one related to walking, you should try to get in somewhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    Rude people, hard to get around in a wheelchair, safety concerns and little help from others. It isn't what I was hoping for at all.

    Did enjoy being here

    I hated it so much, I left and will never go back. People were amazingly rude and intolerant, it was very hard to get around in my wheelchair. There was a man there who was harassing and stalking not only myself but three other girls that I know of, and it wasn't taken seriously. I missed a final because they didn't plow the sidewalks and my professor thought that wasn't a good enough reason to miss it. The good things there were far and few between.

    Did learn a lot

    I would have learned more if their classes were more ADA compliant.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you don´t mind the cold, or you really like to be loud, love the color blue, and are awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get on the ball and apply. Don´t wait for others to do it for you. If the world just handed you money it would be cool, but it doesn't. Best wishes!

    Bang for the buck

    I was able to go there and I am a poor child.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a fun atmosphere and the people are great.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors are good and they have taught me more than I had ever thought possible.

  • 07/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't study in your apartment, you will see an improvement in your grades when you find a quiet corner in the library and study!

    Bang for the buck

    I have found USU to be extremely cost effective. My education there truly has been a quality one-and I have only been taking generals so far! As well, they provide many opportunities to aid in the financial burden.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Logan! I hate traffic which is rarely a problem in Cache valley which is awesome! I also love the outdoors and Logan Canyon is only minutes away from campus! The campus itself is one of the prettiest campuses I have EVER seen! USU is a fun place with something for everyone! I truly have enjoyed it so far!

    Am learning a lot

    I have loved my learning experience at Utah State University. I wasn't sure on a major when I first arrived, so I had the great opportunity to take a wide variety of classes. The professors all genuinely care about you and are willing to take the time necessary to make sure you pass the class. I have finally decided on a history teaching major and I am SO excited, I have heard great things about both the secondary education program and the history program! I LOVE USU!

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. USU is a great, well-rounded school that caters to everyones interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early-for enrollment and for scholarships. Don't be afraid to meet new people and do something outside of your comfort zone. Logan and USU is a great place to explore new things. Get involved! There are so many activities and traditions to participate on campus. Study hard and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Though paying out-of-state tuition is a bit of a bummer, applying for residency to get in-state tuition is a pretty simple process. Besides, the price you pay is worth every penny.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am very happy with the decision I made to transfer to Utah State. I cannot wait to get involved with clubs, attend an Aggie basketball game and explore all there is to do in Logan.

    Will learn a lot

    I got to visit Logan twice this summer and I absolutely love it! I am a transfer student from Virginia and am sooo unbelievably excited to attend Utah State. I just love everything about Logan and USU. I also went to new student orientation and was approached by so many nice people which makes me love this school even more. On top of that, the drive to Logan is very scenic; a picture perfect drive through the valley is breathtaking.

  • 08/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    USU is a wonderful opportunity for a variety of students. Cache Valley provides a safe friendly environment for students that are moving away from their family to attend college. Students can gain a wonderful education while separated from their families as they learn the ins and outs of making their own life decisions.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest getting admitted early in the year if you are planning on attending fall semester as it takes a little time to get all of your paper work submitted. There is a lot of affordable student housing available near the campus but the waiting lists can be a little long for some places so do not delay your search for housing. Overall there are many opportunities to enjoy the student life on campus and in the surrounding community, don't be shy explore the valley and enjoy the local culture.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at USU is comparable to University of Utah and Brigham Young University, two other universities in the state. When compared to tuition costs in many other states USU tuition is substantially less. I believe the quality of education to be very good for the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed my time at USU very much. There are plenty of on campus activities to attend as well local activities in Cache Valley. The campus grounds are well kept and it is fun to just walk around to see the flower gardens, these are most appreciated if you happen to have summer classes here. I also really like the Merrill Cazier library; it provides a very good environment to study and has a lot of resources. You can also request reading materials to be transferred to the library from a variety of outside sources, giving you amazing access to any research material you might need.

    Am learning a lot

    I have experienced a lot of personal and academic growth so far. While the classes for my degree in Electrical Engineering are challenging my professors have taught the subjects well and I have felt very prepared for my tests.

  • 10/20/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Engineering Majors, Elementary Education Majors, people who like to do things outdoors, people who like to have fun :)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the warm sun, make sure you bring a jacket :)

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State's engineering college is one of the best in the nation. They regularly compete with schools like MIT and Columbia and their Aerospace team took first place in a national competition this past year, beating out MIT (who took second). It's definitely an amazing program, without the private school and ivy league cost!

    Will enjoy being here

    The location is amazing! Campus is in the beautiful mountains with fantastic skiing in the winter. It doesn't get too hot in the summer and there are plenty of activities (especially outdoor activities) to participate in.

    Will learn a lot

    Utah State has many projects and experiments that are open to undergraduate students for research. The facilities are great and the professors are all very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State University is a very safe place to attend, there are various places on campus where you can press a button in the event of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    There are eight sororities and fraternities at Utah State University. I personally am not a part of them so I can't really say anything about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs and activities that you can attend on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State University is great for students who enjoy the outdoors and walking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night. Takes place during a full moon, you must kiss an True Aggie on the A statue to become a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State University is definitely worth the investment.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the recreational center to do fun activities or you can just go for a walk around campus to enjoy the scenery.

    Food and Dining

    There are various places to go if you are feeling hungry. The Hub, The Quick Stop, Aggie Ice Cream, ect.

    Dorm Life

    The residential staff is very kind and respectable, living on campus is an enjoyable experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The strictness of Utah State University is very good, the staff always keeps students in line and doing the right things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always apply as soon as possible if you are wishing to attend.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great place to attend if you like to be outside (during the spring and summer of course). There are many things to do on campus. Classes are remotely easy to find.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is a very safe place. The campus police are always very helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs and activities going on. There is something for everyone! Plus, if there isn't a club for something you really enjoy, get a bunch of friends together and make one! There are groups for everything from Ultimate Frisbee, to Bible Study, to Women In Engineering.

    Great for these types of students

    USU is great for students who want the best of both worlds. You can get a great education while still being able to enjoy college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night! Every full moon, you can kiss your lover on top of the statue A and become True Aggies! Definitely a popular tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    You really get your money's worth- with such top notch education for such a reasonable amount.

    What to do for fun

    Where to start?! Just an hour from Bear Lake, and close to a few ski resorts. Right at the mouth of Logan Canyon, so there is fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, bonfires, hikes, running trails, duck ponds, natural springs, and so much more literally minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    There are some pretty good places to eat on campus. My personal favorites were just the small cafes and places I could grab a sandwich or a hotdog. They have some pretty nice places though and they all have quality food.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone in Logan is so friendly. It is so fun to be surrounded by so many awesome people. There are always people to do stuff with, and you make friends no matter where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't speak for all majors, but the courses I have taken I have been rigorous. Some teachers expect a lot out of you, but that is to be expected. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined, and the professors that I have gotten to know are all awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Get to know your teachers and peers, and participate in the clubs and events that interest you. There is nothing like Aggie basketball- the games are probably some of the greatest things you'll ever attend. If you aren't sure about USU, go to a basketball game- it'll change your life.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great place to be. With not only outstanding academic programs, and a great social atmosphere, it is the best of both worlds. USU was the best place for me!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a very safe campus I think but use common sense. There are emergency call stations (not for casual use, but for life-threatening emergencies) and police services if you need a ride home at night, etc. also things in place to avert bike thefts and such. It is safe but use the resources provided you, don't walk home alone at night and stay in groups, well-lit areas, etc. Also always lock your bike. Unlocked bikes do get stolen, and things still happen in the dark so use common sense and the resources provided you and stay safe!

    Greek Life

    not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined the ASL club last year and have loved it, clubs are very well organized and keep members included and informed. Check out Day on the Quad for more info, there really is something or everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Likes the small town feel, outdoorsy activities, simple life status, lots and lots of school spirit, and somewhere where you can get an excellent education with lots of oppurtunities to excel and grow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night: On a full moon, Homecoming or A-day night, people gather around the 'A'-block on campus and share a kiss with a special someone. This is how you reach 'True Aggie' status.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is definitely not outrageous, not community or state college level either, but for a university very good. If you know what you are studying this is the perfect place to go. I wouldn't trade my experiences there for anything!

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, Aggie sporting events, Cleaning the Sink at Angie's, three dollar movies, dances, LDS institute functions, Day on the Quad, Homecoming Week, Welcome Week, A-Day, clubs, Ag Week, snow activities on Old Main Hill, Movie on the Hill, etc!

    Food and Dining

    I never used the meal plan services (I lived off campus and in apartment style dorms) but the other oncampus foods are great. I particularly love the Quickstop (great hotdogs). Food can be a little pricey, hence the four stars, but I thought it was great for the occasional snack. The library's doughnuts and hot chocolate are a great value and pick me up during finals week especially!

    Dorm Life

    I've liked living off campus a lot but oncampus was perfect for my freshman year. I lived in the buildings to the East of the cemetery and other than having a basically non-existent RA my year was excellent. I had great neighbors and though our building specifically didn't do a lot there was plenty to keep freshman/oncampus students busy. It aw a great way to help me transition into living on my own/colleg student life.

    Academic Rigor

    I have earned a wonderful education here at USU. I'm a COMD-DE major and I feel prepared as I can be for Grad school next year. Also the Breadth and Depth requirements are helpful in that you get to explore other fields of study or areas of your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out Day on the Quad when it comes around and walk through the TSC when you can. Both will help keep you up to date on upcoming events and oppurtunities and clubs and such. Also joining the HURD is a GREAT investment! Check out the bus systems too, both CVTD and the school's buses, I was car-less my first two years but got along just fine with my bike, a kind roommate and the buses!

    In three sentences

    Logan is an awesome colleg town. USU is a wonderful school with tons of oppurtunities. As they say, once an Aggie always an Aggie and that is something to be proud of!

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is cheap and the caliber of the education is the best. The research experience students receive cannot be found anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Cache Valley provides entertainment for everybody. There are a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, rock climbing, etc. Bear Lake, just 30 minutes away, is great for water sports including scuba diving, fishing, skiing. During the winter season skiing and snowboarding is in full force as well has snowmobiling at the local resorts. Golfing is cheap and a fun get away from school. The Football and Basketball games are free for students. Utah State also as good club sports. The hockey team is nationally ranked and the mens soccer team is nationally recognized too.

    Food and Dining

    The buffet on campus is phenomenal. Also the food court is packed with a variety of foods such as chinese, mexican, italian and much more. The service is great and the food is served fast while still tasting good.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student at Utah State University I have never been so academically pushed to my limit but being pushed to my limit as shown me the great potential I have to be a great student to lead into my great career

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip for prospective students is to get involved. Enjoy the free sporting events and all of the dances, cultural activities, and clubs throughout the year.

    In three sentences

    I give a good rating to Utah State University primarily because I enjoy being a student there. The University is small but it holds the best opportunities for students to excel in their chosen fields of study. The faculty has great knowledge that comes from their professional experience and they relay that information very well to their students.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isn't really a lot of things to do for fun in Logan. You have hikes and corn mazes and such, but other than that theres not a lot to do. The key is to get involved in a lot of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining in Logan is very good! There is a lot of different restaurants to choose from. The campus food and dining is really expensive on campus. I would of liked to buy a meal plan, but it was way too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here on campus is very fun. It's really cool being able to meet new people and live with other students. I only wish that everyone in the dorms were more social and outgoing.

    Academic Rigor

    You can take easy classes or really hard classes. It's really nice because we have a lot of study session classes (SI's) and lab classes. The library here is very big and pack full of useful information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a lot of warm clothes for the fall/winter/spring. Find out if you want to live on campus with a meal plan, or off campus with a kitchen.

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State University. It's campus is very beautiful and clean. The atmosphere in Logan is really good. The only thing that really bugs me is that the wireless Internet connection is horrible.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Whatever type of student you are you will find that USU will fit any of you : )

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can take any college courses with your high school, I recommend doing so because when you do arrive at Utah State you will be so close to getting your associates.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, I do a good education and the cost is well worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at this school. I love the students, professors, and the school atmosphere whether it be at basketball games or in the student center.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely learn a lot from attending Utah State. It is a great school and the classes actually make you think and you will get a quality education here.

  • 03/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is a great school for the social butterfly in all of us! There truly is a little something for everyone! Utah State is also great for the outdoors man. Cache Valley is home to great skiing, hiking, camping, swimming, golf, as well as many parks and athletic facilities. Utah State is definitely worth every last bit you put into the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved! Utah State has some great opportunities. Live near campus-at least for the first couple years! Student housing is very social and you will have many more opportunities if you live nearby. Register for classes as soon as you can! Classes fill up fast and waiting-lists are difficult.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is a great value for students. Tuition and fees are relatively low, and are all inclusive. Students never have to pay for sporting events, campus activities, or to use campus technology. Many events put on by the fine arts department are also free to students. The only downside-many fees are accessed, and not all of them are directly useful to students.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have found at Utah State that students, faculty, and staff are all very friendly. I am constantly meeting new people and having wonderful learning experiences. Utah State has many extracurriculars and activities constantly. There is something for anyone who is interested in being involved. Utah State is nestled in a beautiful small valley, with excellent opportunities for outdoor activities within minutes from campus. The campus itself is beautiful inside and out. There is plenty of space for recreation and studying in our state of the art library, large quad recreation area, as well as many others. Utah State has great sports, including our nationally recognized Men's Basketball team. There is nothing like the Spectrum!

    Am learning a lot

    Utah State is an excellent school for those wanting a good, well rounded education. I have found that the instructors not only care about and want their students to succeed, but also want to be sure that all students are getting the most out of their education. Real life examples, stories, and current events are vitally important to learning at Utah State.

  • 04/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Utah State now!!

    Bang for the buck

    Education here at Utah State of course comes with a price; however, that price is minimal compared to all the knowledge and skills I am learning.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the coolness of the mountain breeze, the warm sunshine, and the beautiful trees that are everywhere here in Logan, UT. I love the people around here. We are all aiming towards a common goal of education and feel united.

    Am learning a lot

    Learning comes naturally here at Utah State. Professors, Lab leaders, and other students all help eachother learn to the best of their abilities. Utah State truly pushes you to succeed.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard-dedicated people who want to push themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Overall, this is a great school to attend. The professors are so nice, the atmosphere is relaxing, and you will learn so much. You just have to study hard and make friends will learning.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are climbing and some of the classes that I wanted to take, I couldn't because I didn't have the money. And the broad casted classes were pricier than the face-to-face classes; it was bothersome.

    Did enjoy being here

    My time spent here was exhausting but fulfilling at the same time. It was important to study and I met so many of my friends through my classes. This is an all around friendly school. And the Teacher Aides really help out when I needed it. The counselors really help when you are down. They all want you to succeed and have a good time.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned so much from my professors. They truly care about us and they want us to succeed. They want us to learn and I have changed my major because of some great teachers.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like a more student/teacher relationship. The councilors at the school work with you and help you through any questions you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your studies. That is what your here for. Have fun, but realize that in college the only way you'll do well is if you apply yourself. No one can force you to work hard.

    Am enjoying being here

    Logan is a great city! It;s small, but fun! I have met a lot of awesome people and there are a lot of great clubs and activities on the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    At Utah State the teachers are very helpful. They take the time to make sure you understand whats happening in the class, even if it is a big class, I was never afraid to take to my professors.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy, business and engineering students especially (and all others), likes hands-on-learning, sports fanatics, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    You won't go wrong with Utah State University. Be sure to attend: Aggie Men's Basketball games, hockey games, Day on the Quad, the HOWL, and True Aggie Night!! You won't be disappointed.

    Bang for the buck

    Are you kidding me?! USU is one of the least expensive schools in the nation for the quality of education you receive. Trust me, a quality education like this will be worth a lot more in the end! USU also offers scholarships for incoming freshman.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE the campus. It is clean and well-kept, the people are friendly and welcoming, and there is a new friend to make in every class. Logan is a great place if you love nature- skiing, boating, hiking, climbing, etc.

    Am learning a lot

    It's amazing the education I am getting here at USU, there are so many options and so many opportunities for hands on learning such as lab or field work.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is a great school for anybody. You will love this school if you like the outdoors, as there is plenty to do in them. Agriculture, Environmental and Engineering majors will love this school as they have great programs for all of these majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Call and talk with a recruiter today if your at all interested in attending Utah State University. They are extremely helpful and easy to work with. The recruiter that I talked to when I was in High School still remembers me to this day, by name.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is low at Utah State compared to other colleges. You get a great education for a low price. Logan is a relatively cheap place to live as well. Food and personal expenses aren't out of hand. I figure it costs me $4500 a semester to live here, that includes tuition and housing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Utah State has lots of great activities to attend. Football in the fall is a favorite along with basketball in the winter/spring. The basketball games are extremely fun to attend, the entire student body gets into them. Wild Bill is a favorite of all, he dresses up in different costumes each home game. Logan is located right next to the mountains which have some great hikes for you to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Utah State is a great school to learn at. All of the professors I have had so far have been great. USU has a great atmosphere in and out of the classroom. The student body is just under 16000 so the classes remain small, which allows the teacher to really get to know you.

  • 08/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I could use some of these, but the one I can give is EAT SOME AGGIE ICE CREAM. It's really good.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships here are amazing. The system is set so if you did well before, you instantly get some sweet money. The recruitment department is completely willing to work with you on deadlines and requirements. I can't wait to experience what the classes are like!

    Will enjoy being here

    There is a lot of focus on outdoor activities and sports, and both are not up my field. But for all the geeks and people who enjoy being inside a lot, they have just about every kind of club and group you can imagine. Nobody is left out and everyone loves to help you participate. Walk around campus a bit and everyone is super friendly, which helped me get out of my shell.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm doing this review while I still remember what it is like to learn about USU. I went up to campus about four times to learn about it, and every time the students and faculty were very helpful. Every one of my questions got answered and every student I talked to was ready to help.

  • 09/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is great for people who don't mind living in a suburban, small town, older town environment. However, there are still very modern and up to date places closer to campus. Most of the activities that you can do around Logan and Utah State involve doing something outside. The mountains are right behind the campus. If you like doing things outside you'll really enjoy Utah State. Logan can get quite cold during the winter time so make sure that you bundle up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Usually if you're thinking about going to college you're more than likely a senior in High School, so it would be pointless for me to tell you at this point to do your best in high school to get a good gpa or to get involved at your school. More than likely it's too late for that anyways. One thing that you do need to realize is that even though college is a very fun place to be, it's much different than high school. Professors here won't babysit you and make sure that you're getting the education that you need. They all have their own problems and lives to live too and could care less if you decide to try to learn something or not. My suggestion to you would be to learn to take responsibility of your life and get organized. Many professors will give you a schedule for the semester and won't tell you about upcoming assignments because they'll expect you to remember and to do it. That said, there are no late assignments accepted hardly ever. Of course if you can be sure to study hard for the ACT or respective SAT and get good grades in High School.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition at Utah State is incredible! It's very low compared to most other schools in the nation and the opportunities that you have once you get here are well worth that which you pay. Even if you are from out of state the tuition is obviously higher, but it's still a great rate. Plus you can always stay in Logan over the summer and apply for in state tuition for the next school year.

    Am enjoying being here

    Because of the size of the campus and the way the local student housing is set up, Utah State is a very social environment. There are so many clubs and organizations on campus that it's impossible not to find something that you're not interested in and can't get involved it. The intro classes on campus aren't always that much fun, since they're all generals, but once you get past those they tend to get much more involved with what you want to study and some people even find that they enjoy school. Crazy huh?

    Am learning a lot

    Utah State is a wonderful school with a good faculty that is dedicated to helping you succeed and graduate. Of course the professors aren't perfect and some of them are better at teaching than others, but it is comforting to know that they are all normal people and most are very understanding. I haven't had a professor yet that hasn't been willing to help me understand course material if I was willing to talk to them outside of class in their office. Many intro level classes also have review sessions, recitation courses, and TA's that are in existence just for you as students to make sure you succeed. Granted a lot of how much you learn is based upon how much you are willing to try and how much effort you're willing to put into your education. Professors here won't force you to learn. If you don't want to learn than you don't have to, but you will be missing out on some incredible experiences if you do. Utah State is a research school and as such if you find degree that you find interesting and want to pursue, more than likely there is a professor that would be willing to give you hands on experience with research in said field.

  • 09/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am learning a lot

    I really like this school. It has been a tradition in my family and I am proud to be an aggie. The campus is amazing, it has a good atmosphere, and the faculty is very helpful. It is a nice area to live here in the heart of a university town. I can't imagine any other place I would like to be.

  • 09/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Undecided students, agricultural students, education students, natural resources students

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, you don't even have to write an essay!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools with a comparable education level, USU is one of the least expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only is USU great educationally, but there are so many ways to get involved and have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors at USU care about you and want you to succeed - this fosters a love of learning.

  • 10/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are motivated and love to have fun. Great for people who are active and adventurous!

    Tips for prospective students

    What sold the school for me was visiting the campus. Come see if you even like it up here. Meet with a counselor to get your school life on track. This will make your life so much easier!

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is reasonably priced. They also hand out a big coupon book that you can use throughout the year around town. You can find good deals on a meal, groceries, and entertainment.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE Utah State! The atmosphere here is just so friendly and welcoming. It is a fun college town in such a beautiful location. Logan has it all! You can go hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, cliff jumping, boating, sledding, and skiing. There is always something to do, whether it is going to dance parties, poetry and a beverage, country swing dancing, disco skate night, or intermural sport teams. My personal favorite is going to the school sport games. We have an awesome fan section and amazing cheers! Nothing is better than cheering in the Spectrum at a USU basketball game.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the classes here! The professors really know their subject. My favorite is the professors have a passion for what they are teaching, they are excited to teach which makes their class more interesting. If you don't understand the material, some classes have supplementary instruction where you can go to get extra help. Also all teachers have office hours, which is really helpful if you want a even more help.

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. There really is something for everybody. There is such a wide variety of majors offered in both undergraduate and graduate studies, and there are so many extracurricular activities that I lost count before I started counting. There's a sense of belonging here that I don't think can be found many other places - you don't get lost in the masses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply now! If you apply before the December 1st deadline, you automatically receive academic scholarships if you're eligible. I currently have half tuition because I applied early. Also, live on campus for at least your first year. There's a lot that you can get involved in with Housing and Residence Life, AND you're close to your classes. I could wake up five minutes before class any day of the week and still get to class on time - it's reassuring. Get involved and go to events, because they happen alllll the time and they're an absolute blast! Also, pay attention when anybody or anything says the words free Aggie Ice Cream, because they are said often, and they are beautiful. Aggie Ice Cream is like food for your soul. 26 flavors of goodness.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State gives some great academic scholarships that significantly lower tuition that is already a great, low price for a fantastic education. The money is worth it. In fact, sometimes I feel like I'm cheating the school because I'm paying so little and getting so much!

    Am enjoying being here

    Logan is absolutely beautiful. Utah State is settled at the base of Logan Canyon, and is surrounded by gorgeous Utah mountains. Campus is small and easy to navigate, as well as attractive, which I love because I enjoy taking pictures. It's also very easy to get involved here - Student government, arts, volunteer and service work, sports; you name it, it's here. Most things are incredibly easy to get into if you're looking to. I don't leave campus very often, because I don't feel the need to. There are plenty of places to hang out with friends, do homework, and whatever else you might want to do. However, if you do want to leave campus, Logan has great hiking, restaurants, shopping, and fun places to visit like Main Street (it's really historic and really cute!), the Willow Park Zoo, and, seasonally, corn mazes and haunted houses.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at Utah State are truly concerned about providing a high quality education to their students. They are also incredibly knowledgeable about their field of work and most that I have come in contact have Doctorate degrees. I have only attended the school for a short while, but I have been incredibly impressed with every teacher that I have had, and can honestly say that I think I've learned more in my few months here than I did in much of high school.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and fun. There's so much to do here and it's perfect for those who want to stay busy academically and socially.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved. Do majority of your studying all on campus. Talk to professors, peers, and advisors. They really do want to help.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition costs are super low here at Utah State and their scholarship funding is above and beyond other schools. Majority of people have some sort of funding, or like me, extra funding. They want you to have the easiest time possible being an Aggie, which includes low Fees and Tuition with a plethora of benefits from your fees and tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    Utah State is beyond enjoyable. There's always something going on, whether a basketball game, a debate, or a party in on-campus housing. It's almost impossible not to have something to do or somewhere to be. It's so easy to be involved in the university.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love the college experience. It's not like high school where you go to class and have the possibility of learning nothing. Each class is jam-packed with information that enhances the learning experience exponentially.

  • 11/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    For schools in Utah it is a little bit more costly, but for how much education, student life and resources you will be able to enjoy then it would be totally worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Of course, anyone will agree that once you go up their you do not want to leave.

    Will learn a lot

    I have already taken classes form the extension and I love the professors and the subjects!

  • 11/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is a great environment for outgoing, easy going, energetic students who really want to learn but have a great time while doing it.

    Tips for prospective students

    College can either be a great or miserable experience depending on your frame of mind. Make sure you pick a school that you fall in love with, not just a school that accepts you. If you love your school, it makes it so much easier to get up and go to class every day. I will never regret becoming an AGGIE!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition is reasonable. The University is constantly trying to update the campus and provide a great learning environment for the students. There are also TONS of opportunities to go to plays, concerts, movie nights, and dances which are all free for students!

    Am enjoying being here

    Although I am a born and bred city boy, Logan is a great town to live in. The community is small but has plenty of amenities to keep you happy. Late nights at Village Inn, taking a drive up Logan Canyon, or playing ultimate frisbee on the quad are just a few options

    Am learning a lot

    Utah State is an awesome environment to learn in. Class sizes vary, and there are opportunities to learn just about anything. Some of my favorite classes have been outside my major.

  • 11/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who want a good balance of social as well as educational aspects. Also, the USU Aerospace Engineering and Education departments are some of the best in the US.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! That is the best way to make sure that your college experience is unrivaled. College can easily be one of the best times of your life, but you have to be willing to open up and try new things. Plus, it is a huge resume builder if you join clubs and participate in activities provided by the college.

    Bang for the buck

    For how incredible this college is, the tuition is quite low.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only are the classes interesting and fun and the professors awesome, but the environment is incredible. There are always activities going on that include all of the student body. There are over 200 different clubs for students to get involved in. Also, the athletics here are intense, especially the Aggie football and basketball games! Plus we have some of the biggest parties in the state like the Howl, which is one of the biggest Halloween parties in the western United States. There is always something fun to do here. Also, Logan is a total college town, so the entire community is involved with the school! Provides a sense of unity you can't find many other places.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are incredible! They honestly care about your development and make it as easy as possible to learn. There are also many programs provided to help those students who are having trouble. Your success is a high priority for everyone here if you are willing to work hard.

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the Aggie ice cream!

  • 12/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to have fun while getting a college education. It also helps if you don't mind the snow :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the Library. It is a quiet place to sit and get some studying done. Go to as many games as possible. They are free for students and a super fun idea for a date or something.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is a bit on the pricy side, but the quality of education is so worth it. On-campus housing is really cheap and an awesome thing to check into, especially if you are coming up for your first year.

    Am enjoying being here

    Logan is an amazing place to be! There is so much to do, especially if you love being outdoors. There is a canyon just up the road from campus with hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, etc.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are so great! They really want to get to know each one of their students. The classes are hard but so worth it!

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love the outdoors, this is a great place for you. With a beautiful canyon just two minutes away from campus with great hikes, cheap outdoor gear to rent, and gorgeous scenery its a great chance to see the sites. Although it is a predominantly Mormon town, about half the students aren't LDS, so if you are you'll fit right in, if you aren't, no worries. They won't judge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always talk to your prof. if you need anything, whether it be help, rescheduling things, or just have questions about the course in general. It is totally worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition overall is great. You don't have to pay to get into any of the school supported teams. They also include some minor medical care at the school clinic in the tuition costs, along with lower prescription costs as well. The only downside is food and school supplies on campus are higher than the average student could afford to buy everyday.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is friendly and wants to help give you the best college life and experience as possible. I feel I have more options now than I did in High School.

    Am learning a lot

    Other than one class thus far, I have learned a significant amount and am enjoying the college life. The teachers give you as much opportunity as possible to ask questions after class and are always willing to try and work with you.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    USU has a great engineering program, and support system for them. Our Opera program is also well established.

    Bang for the buck

    I would recommend this school for Utah residents in respect towards tuition. Instate students pay a lot less than out of state students.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like just about everything about here except for the cold, and even that is bearable. The community is friendly, and there are quite a few exchange students with our sister school in China. The bus system is free, making transportation throughout the city plausible for those without vehicles.

    Am learning a lot

    One of the things I find impressive is the teachers and their enthusiasm for teaching. They are concerned that you are learning in class, and that you get the grade you deserve.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    At Utah State, if you apply for an academic scholarship it's guaranteed. So don't be shy.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Agricultural, Physics

    Tips for prospective students

    Great university you will love it here!

    Bang for the buck

    About the same tuition as other universities in Utah.

    Will enjoy being here

    It has a great atmosphere with a great student body.

    Will learn a lot

    The campus has many excellent professors who take time to help students.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for Mormons!! And people who like cold weather!

    Tips for prospective students

    There isn't much to do on campus, not many parties at all. The weather gets really cold! But everyone here is very nice and the sports are exciting.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, this is a cheaper school than most schools in the area. My room mate was from CA, and she said hte out of state tuition at USU was cheaper than most instate tuition for CA!

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes I am, but I am from the east cost and Utah is just a little far for me. ..

    Am learning a lot

    Yes I am learning much this first semester at college! The professors have been really amazing; very helpful and enjoying to go to class.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, fun, academic, normal, exceptional

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night- kiss on the A-block and become a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    USU offers fantastic scholarships and a wonderful environment to grow and develop into the person you wish to become.

    What to do for fun

    Bordered by the mountains, there are many things to do for recreation: hiking, camping, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking, etc. Also, you're never bored when you're on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let being in a new environment throw you off-course from your studies.

    In three sentences

    Being one of the most student-centered colleges I have visited, Utah State University has a fantastic community feel. The administration and teachers focus more than the required time on helping their students succeed. I would rate USU among one of the best colleges.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    USU does have a 'True Aggie Night' which consists of becoming a 'True Aggie'. You have to kiss over the A on the night of a full moon.

    What to do for fun

    Logan has everything. From games, to activities put on by the school, to even Logan life. You can pretty much find it all here.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is really the place to go. If you're looking for a place with a great social aspect or if you are looking for school spirit or even a great academic program, this has all of this and more.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great school to attend. The social aspect is always changing and always fun, there is really a great school spirit here and you can't help getting pulled in. The academics are also top notch, from amazing teachers to all the extra help you need.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    i am so busy with my coursework that i haven't joined any clubs, but there are so many available. maybe in the spring...

    Great for these types of students

    all types will get along here just great. it's not a huge campus and the town is very old, revolving around the college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sledding at midnight!

    Bang for the buck

    i feel like i'm getting a lot for my parents buck. i plan to become a utah resident and my tuition will be even less next year.

    What to do for fun

    sporting events are epic here! our football team (div.1) did pretty well (made it to a bowl game) and our basketball team is awesome too. there is a recreational lake about five miles away where you can go boating, skiing, or hiking, and in the winter the ski resort is only ten minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    the food at the junction cafe is amazing. it's part of the meal plan and i've got unlimited meals! i've been eating four full meals every day, and they're open for late night snacks too! there are other dining options as well, but this cafe is right outside my dorm!

    Dorm Life

    some dorms are new, some are old, but all are really nice and comfortable. many options available.

    Academic Rigor

    with my major (aerospace engineering) the classes are tough, but the instructors are excellent and i'm doing really well so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    dress warm! last night it got down to 2 degrees!!

    In three sentences

    excellent campus life and tons of activities.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    one of the safest campuses in the united states.

    Clubs and Activities

    loads of clubs, something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to be able to have fun while learning.

    What to do for fun

    the university has a lot of free events on occasion and it's a really easy place to meet people. there is always something going on. usu is in the mountains so activities can range from canoing to hiking in the warmer months and skiing and sledding in winter.

    Food and Dining

    meal plans are relatively expensive but there are several different dining spots on campus for variety.

    Dorm Life

    quality of dorm life is excellent. there are dorms for all sorts with options such as private housing and apartment-style dorms. usu is a dry campus so drinking and drug use is monitored when living on-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor is also different in accordance with the courses taken. general education classes are fairly easy and, as one would expect, higher level classes are more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    when selecting classes, use ratemyprofessor.com - the site does a good job of giving a general idea of what the class will be like so students can choose accordingly with what they are hoping for.

    In three sentences

    usu is the safest (or one of) the safest college campuses in the united states. people in logan are relatively friendly. classes are well-taught but can be extremely large.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    the greek community has been steadily growing for the passed couple of years. fall of 2012 will welcome another fraternity and hopefully another sorority.

    What to do for fun

    bowling, country swing dancing, snowboarding/skiing, movies, and a variety of campus sponsored activities.

    Food and Dining

    there are two dining facilities that offer 3 different courses for dinner. there are 3 different courses offered for lunch as well and for breakfast you can personalize your own omelet .

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very nice and all have activities to draw people out and meet others.

    Academic Rigor

    if you do not put in the work you will not pass most courses. the i-clicker response system actively engages students and allows instructors to get an immediate response to how effectively they are teaching the information.

    Tips for prospective students

    there are many ways to get involved and ample opportunities to find your knack. explore!!!!

    In three sentences

    great university for any kind of science major. upper division classes contain approximately 40 students. not a commuter school.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    one of the safest campuses

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    become a true aggie and kiss on the a at midnight under a full moon

    What to do for fun

    raquetball, ultimate frisbee

    Food and Dining

    great food from the market place and junction

    Dorm Life

    very social and fun!

    Academic Rigor

    most teachers want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and don't mess up your gpa your first semester!

    In three sentences

    utah state is a great school. it is in a wonderful location and has amazing teachers. every class that i have had, has been taught by an actual professor and not a grad student. great school!

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    usu is one of the safest campuses in the country. there's very little theft or other crime that occurs. the students tend to be honest and respectful of one another's space and property. there has never been a time i have felt unsafe in logan. even though it's safe, you should still take precautions, like locking your car and not walking around alone in the middle of the night, but it really is a great place where bad things rarely happen.

    Greek Life

    i'm personally not a greek, but i have friends who are greeks who love it here. a few of the fraternities also throw some really great parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a ton of ways to get involved on campus! you can join a club, start a club, help in the service center, run for student government, go to sporting events, attend traditions nights, and a countless number of other activities.

    Great for these types of students

    honestly, everyone fits in great at usu! i have friends from a lot of different backgrounds, and all of them love how safe, friendly, and social the campus is. some people like to stand out so they won't admit that they fit in here, but the truth is that it's a great school for anyone and everyone because of all the different educational programs, parties, and involvement opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    true aggie nights; they're probably the most well known tradition and utah state. the way it works is you have to kiss someone on the a at midnight when there's a full moon, during a-week, or during homecoming week. it's a big party and tons of people go every time.

    Bang for the buck

    utah state is a highly accredited institution with amazingly low tuition and student fees. most usu students graduate with hardly any debt because of the low cost and countless scholarship opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do for fun, no matter what you're into! the school has clubs for everything, and if they don't have one for what you're interested in then you can start it yourself. there are epic dance parties that people from all over utah come to, and the halloween dance, the howl, is attended by people from tons of different places in the country. there's also poetry and a beverage, true aggie nights, video game nights, basketball games with one of the rowdiest crowds in the nation, and all sorts of other things on campus. not too far from campus there is also hiking, sledding, skiing, snowboarding, camping, off-roading, movies, and tons of other fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    usu has a few on campus dining options, but i've only been to two of them: the junction and the marketplace. the marketplace is everyone's favorite because the food tastes great and there's a little bit of everything: fast food, asian, pasta, pizza, aggie ice cream and other desserts, fruit and vegetables, and all sorts of other options. the marketplace is a favorite for on-campus diners. however, i'm not going to lie, i refused to eat at the junction (nicknamed the junk) for my first semester because i thought it was just gross cafeteria food. i've been proved wrong recently, though, and i actually enjoy eating there. aside from campus, we have a mcdonalds, wendy's, burger king, cafe rio, noodles & co., and all sorts of other chain restaurants. we also have a great diner called angie's which has amazing food and a fun ice cream challenge called cleaning the sink.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at utah state is a blast. all of the on campus dorms are really nice, and most of them are really close to campus so it only takes a few minutes to walk to your farthest class. there are also lots of fun programs that the students in the dorms get to participate in, and each floor is assigned a resident assistant who helps with the stress of college life and also any roommate issues that may arise. i've had a blast living in the dorms. it's a constant social atmosphere, but it's also easy to break away to sleep or study when you need to.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm a mechanical engineering major, so my classes are very rigorous. however, all of my classes really interesting so studying is a simple task. i always feel challenged and i know i'm learning new things, but i never feel overwhelmed. i think this is really important for a college, and usu does a great job with finding that balance.

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend living on campus your first year. this may not seem ideal to some people, but it's actually the best option. i chose to live on campus my freshman year, and it was one of the best decisions i've made! you meet a ton of people, only have to walk a few minutes to get to any of your classes (so it's not a problem if you wake up right before class starts), and there are always people and fliers updating you about what's happening on campus. living on campus is a great idea.

    In three sentences

    utah state is an incredible school with tons of student involvement opportunities, excellent professors and programs, and really nice students. it's really easy to find a balance between school and fun here because the classes are all fascinating and there are a lot of fun things to do on and around campus when you need a break from studying.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus police are available all day and night. they constantly patrol and will even walk you home at night if you ask them too! i have also had my car jumpstarted by them too! the campus is always lit up at night and is very safe.

    Greek Life

    is an amazing part of usu life. it is a great student service opportunity and a great place for people who are wanting a close family unit.

    Clubs and Activities

    are great at usu. there are many clubs you can join. there are student unions for different ethnicities and clubs for every interest. they also have great service opportunities and clubs. i am a member of three clubs here and love it!

    Great for these types of students

    there is something in logan for every student. there are so many thigs to do, clubs to join, and people of all different interest and ethnicities! i believe anyone who come to utah state will fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the aggie a is a small statue of just that, the letter a. it sits just outside the quad and has an unusual tradition. each full moon or on designated nights if you kiss someone ontop of this a you become a true aggie

    Bang for the buck

    utah state tutition not only covers the great academics they have here but also the caring and interactive staff and professors and one on one tutoring offices open every weekday.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something fun to do in logan. campus has amazing cultural events and socials every weekend. there are also many fun places off campus that are nearby

    Food and Dining

    utah state has many great dining areas. they are not only clean but the provide a variety of options. they even listened to students input and have vegan and vegetarian options all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    residence life here is amazing. joing area government is a great idea! the resident assistants are well trained and they make life in the dorms really easy and fun. all the residence staff is dedicated to helping the students whole well being not just academics or providing them with a bed.

    Academic Rigor

    utah state has a lot of great programs. their education program is one of the best in the country and is known for being rigours. all programs here expect the most of thier students and achieve great things.

    Tips for prospective students

    they have a specific programs set up for incoming students, that is really helpful, one is called connections. i would reccomend this to all incoming students. they also have a lot of other resources like couseling and free tutoring and they are always available to help.

    In three sentences

    utah state is a great place to be. the education and prfoessors here are among the best in thier field. all of the staff is willing to help the students.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    i haven't attended yet.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    logan has something for everyone! the canyons provide a great place for camping, rock climbing, hiking, caving, and other outdoor activities. skiing and snowboarding are fairly close, and the vast number of clubs provide students with a wide array of other activities, like swing dancing.

    Food and Dining

    the on-campus dining can be expensive, but it's about the same at every university. the food is really good, though. there are a lot of great restaurants around campus, and many of them give you a pretty good bang for your buck.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great! the on-campus housing allows you to meet a lot of other students and it makes going to class really convenient. the dorms enforce quiet hours as well, so you don't have to worry about noisy neighbors late at night.

    Academic Rigor

    some of the classes are hard, but they really prepare you for future classes you will take. the programs really prepare students for careers in their respective areas. the outlines for the programs are really helpful as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you get a contract for housing early whether you're on campus or off. also, register for classes as soon as possible. it's also good to walk around campus at least a couple times before classes start so you know where different buildings are.

    In three sentences

    utah state is the best! their programs are great and everyone is friendly. usu combines the opportunities of a research university with the sense of community that smaller colleges often have.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    rock climbing (indoor and outdoor), hiking, biking, and snowboarding.

    Food and Dining

    logan has great local places to eat! try jack's woodfired pizza and the crepery.

    Dorm Life

    never had to live on-campus. (i was married before i enrolled in college).

    Tips for prospective students

    if you have a car, get a blue parking pass, as the yellow pass is very far away! also, check out online professor ratings before registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    usu is a beautiful campus. the community is mostly lds, which can be a bit awkward for those who are not of the lds faith. however, within the student community there is quite a diversity and it is a really fun school.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel so safe on campus. i have walked around alone at night and felt perfectly safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are many true aggie nights where you go and kiss on the a. there is a lot of school spirit and utah state is especially known for there school pride in the spectrum. there are no fans like aggie fans.

    What to do for fun

    if you like the outdoors cache valley is awesome. there is a beautiful canyon where you can go on hikes, rock climb, bear lake is not too far, and in the winter beaver mountain is close by for all the skiers and snowboarders. there is also the typical going out to eat, movies, and bowling :)

    Food and Dining

    the food is delicious, it really is, but i only give it two stars because as good as it is it can get old because the options are the same everyday.

    Dorm Life

    i do not personally live in the dorms, but all of my friends do and so i spend a lot of time there. there activities put together for students living in the dorms, they have lounges with different entertainment features. it is also just nice being close to people and right in the middle of things. there is always someone around you can talk to.

    Academic Rigor

    as a first year student i found i was able to handle the work load as long as i stayed on top of things and was realistic with my time.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you do not like the snow this school is probably not for you.

    In three sentences

    utah state is a great school. there are many friendly people and staff on campus to help you. plus there is a ton of school spirit.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    try to keep track of things for yourself. recruiters won't be much of a help.

    In three sentences

    utah state is a great school. however the recruiting staff can be a little frustrating to work with.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    aggie football!!

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms personally, so i am neutral on this one.

    Academic Rigor

    the music education program offers great challenges and opportunities for growth.

    Tips for prospective students

    gear up for some snow:)

    In three sentences

    i love logan, utah, the mountains here are amazing! utah state is a school where i can enjoy the beautiful outdoors and receive a high quality education. the people here are the best in the world!

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    the online courses are fabulous for adult students with busy lives as long as they are diligent and stay on top of their coursework.

    Bang for the buck

    utah state offers a great opportunity for online learning in the communicative disorders degree. the tuition is very reasonable for the education that is being offered.

    What to do for fun

    i am not attending classes on location so again, i am unfamiliar with the recreational activities per say. however, i do know they are not far from bear lake which is a popular and beautiful recreational lake, that is great for a day or weekend of fun in the sun on the beach.

    Food and Dining

    i am taking online courses so i do not live near the university, but i am familiar with the area and know that the city of logan offers many different opportunities for good food. there is a variety of establishments from fast food to formal dinning offered in a large variety of domestic and international cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    i have never lived in a dorm, therefore have nothing to share in this category.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics offered at utah state are very structured and useful. the instructors have worked in the field and so they have real world knowledge to share with us students. i feel that i am gaining useful knowledge that will help me to succeed as a speech pathologist when i am done.

    Tips for prospective students

    choose a school that offers the most for what your specific needs are. take a light load to start out to get yourself into the groove of college work, remember to make some time for fun. pace yourself, get organized and whatever you do...don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    utah state university is amazing. i am currently taking online courses in communication disorders and the instructors are very knowledgeable. the workload is perfect for working mother of 4 and very flexible, i love it!

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    usu provides all kinds of ways to make the students feel safe. logan has a very low crime rate already, and the campus police make it even lower. usu police will escort you home if you feel there uncomfortable walking at a late hour, there are on-campus services such as sexual assault and anti-violence information, saavi, provides support of those who have been raped or just have questions about sexual assault.

    Great for these types of students

    usu is great if you are a member of the lds church, if you are interested in business or marketing the huntsman school of business is the place for you, if you are interested in music, art or theatre the caine college of the arts is a wonderful start.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we celebrate something called true aggie night. we have a giant a on campus made of concrete, and every homecoming you can become a true aggie by standing atop the a and kissing another aggie. this can only be done for the first time on homecoming night. however, if you are already a true aggie, and the love of your life isn't... you can make them a true aggie on the night of a full moon. the university gives out small calendars that you can stick to your fridge to remind you of when a true aggie night comes around. just this year utah state made it into the record books with the longest kissing chain. i'm not sure if that is something to necessarily be proud of, but it put logan, utah on the map!

    Bang for the buck

    utah state university has beautiful buildings and old main is a great sight to look at from the quad. usu has so much history and keeps that alive. however, i am a girl who is catholic, an only child, and comes from a single parent family. so i am probably considered the minority. most of the students who go to usu are members of the lds church. if you are coming from out of state, do a little research on the religion just to get a basic understanding of the culture you will be entering. just remember though, if you are any religion, any ethnicity or any form of a person you will be accepted and treated fairly at usu.

    What to do for fun

    logan is a college town, so there are a lot of fun things to do that apply to college students. there is always something to do on campus, literally at any time of day and any day of the week. usu always has excellent guest speakers who come and talk for free and the university always hosts great parties for holidays. usu is a beautiful town and has many outdoor recreational activities that residents take advantage of. if you are a student you get a discount on ski or snowboard rentals for the beaver ski resort just 30 minutes away. there are also a lot of indoor recreational activities, such as rock haus which is an indoor climbing center. i've spent most of my time there meeting people and gaining upper body strength!

    Food and Dining

    to be absolutely honest, i really struggled with my meal plan when i live on campus. it was hard to eat when you were in a cafeteria setting. since i haven't lived on campus for almost a full year now, i can't say whether or not the on-campus food and dining cafeterias have gotten any better, but i can say that the cafe's on campus are great. the quad side cafe is attached to the library and is probably where i spend most of my time studying, hanging out with friends or enjoying a cup of coffee. their food is great and is worth the money you spend on it.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in the on-campus housing for my first two years of college. i definitely enjoyed how close i was to campus and all the people who lived in my dorm. i lived in an all-girl dormitory and met girls i will be friends with for a long time, even after college. the staff and other residents really encourage you to get involved with school activities, attend school-related parties and even answer questions on math homework. i would encourage first year students to live on campus in order to gain the great experiences that i had.

    Academic Rigor

    i would say utah state university is as easy as you make it out to be. classes can be extremely difficult, however i have found that if you enjoy the class you're enrolled in, and it is one of the more difficult classes you've taken, you can still pass with flying colors thanks to the professor. i can honestly say that i've had more professors in college that have changed the way i look at things and think than ever before. the professors are there to help you, and they honestly don't like to see students fail. all teachers have office hours specifically for their students, in which anyone can go speak to them for help or just questions on grades received.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are looking to go to utah state university, take a tour or visit the website. the university is filled with organizations, clubs and colleges that adhere to everyone. also, if you are an outdoor lover, you would absolutely enjoy logan, utah. at least for half the year, it gets pretty cold here so be sure to save up and buy the largest winter coat you can find.

    In three sentences

    utah state university has a fun atmosphere, caring organization and an array of students determined to get the education they deserve. being in the state of utah, its predominantly a school with a lot of members of the church of ladder-day saints. however, the international program is outstanding and aids usu to stay diverse.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel completely safe on campus, even walking at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many to choose from!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every full moon, at midnight, a couple who kisses on the block a becomes a true aggie.

    What to do for fun

    old main hill is always good for sledding, ice blocking, and other such activities. the quad is a big open lawn space where several times people are playing frisbee, soccer, or flag football. and this is only the start...

    Food and Dining

    the food is awesome. there are different places to choose from on campus to eat at. it never gets old.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is fun and very social. many activities are always happening.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are way informative. some of the classes are big but most are good sized. there are many different majors and minors to choice to go into.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is a great school. consider this school among the ones you are thinking about attending.

    In three sentences

    utah state university is a great college to attend. it has a beautiful campus. besides attending great classes, there are many fun and exciting activities to do.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    everything outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    never went hungry.

    Dorm Life

    fun options close to class.

    Academic Rigor

    if you want to rush through and work hard you can get it done...if you want to take your time and live the college life you can do that just as easily.

    Tips for prospective students

    free busing system in the city and county so living off campus is simple and can save some money.

    In three sentences

    how many universities can boast having great programs taught on a beautiful campus surrounded by one of the most gorgeous valleys in the u.s.? utah state was a perfect school for a mountain boy like me and gave me some very flexible options to work through the changes in my life as i worked to build a family while going to school.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    utah state university is fantastic! it's a pretty campus, has fantastic professors, and a fun culture. a wonderful university with a little bit of everything.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is ALWAYS something to do. Sporting events are so much fun and the energy is insane! There is always intramurals, clubs and new things going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take concurrent enrollment classes in high school, the credits help so much! Also, talk to as many advisers as possible and have them plan out schedules for you. This is important to do from the very beginning to ensure that you are on track with what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is my home. I have fallen in love with the atmosphere and I plan on staying in Logan! There is always something to do.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students can do great here.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer plenty of ways to get through school with out paying.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots of options for recreational things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Its just like home.

    Dorm Life

    Easy to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Very well planned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definatley do the best you can that will give you more options, and you will enjoy it much more.

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State. I love the teachers. AND I LOVE THE PROGRAMS.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have ALWAYS felt so safe being on campus. Even when coming out of the library while late at night. Everyone on campus is very friendly and considerate of others. To help secure the feeling of safety at every lamp post on campus there is an emergency button that if you don't feel safe you can push it and the campus police will come immediately and help you out, or just walk you to class if you are feeling nervous at all. The campus is very safe and friendly though, i have never had the need to use the emergency button, but it so nice knowing that it is there for if I ever do need it.

    Greek Life

    I don't know a ton about the Greek life, but those who I know that are involved do enjoy it quite a bit. I know that Frat houses put on fun parties pretty often and they do a really good job of making it appealing to everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and service organizations that are so great and so much fun to get involved in! A lot of the clubs and service organizations are really involved with events in the community and it is so fun to support the community and also have the community be very supportive of the school. Becoming involved in these things are such a great way to meet friends and make connections with professors and other great people.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for smart, fun, outgoing people who are looking to have a great time at college while getting a great education and learning tons even beyond the books.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun tradition is becoming a True Aggie. And you do this on the night of a full moon by kissing someone while standing on top of the A in the middle of the quad on the campus. It is a way fun night, and tons of people go out to become True Aggies on the night of full moon. Another fun tradition is The Howl. A way fun Halloween party hosted by Utah State. There is fun dancing and they bring in a well known band and everyone dresses up, it is a way fun time.

    Bang for the buck

    For me it was kinda expensive because I am out of state, but I think it was definitely worth it! It is easy to earn instate residency for the upcoming years.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Logan. When it is warm outside it is great to go rock climbing or mountain biking and there is a place on campus to rent climbing gear, and a FREE bike rental place that is so awesome! In the winter Beaver mountain is so close for skiers and snowboarders. Locally there is a pizza place which has kareoke nights, an indoor park with disco skating, and bowling and certain nights of the week they have really great deals to get in super cheap!

    Food and Dining

    My favorite place to eat is the Quadside Cafe, which is located in the library. And it is awesome to be able to go to the library between classes and grad a snack or some lunch so quick, and it is delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm that I lived was so much fun! I had such great roommates and neighbors. My Resident Assistant was always helping out all of the freshmen getting around campus and learning the best ways to do things, and definitely helped in getting more involved and excited about the school events.

    Academic Rigor

    It has been a lot more challenging that I expected, but in most of my classes there is an SI (Supplemental Instruction) leader that holds study sessions a couple times a week and it really helps to go because the SI teacher goes over what we have learned in class, and it is in smaller groups which makes it easier to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your counselor, they are so helpful and really do want to see you succeed and graduate with the degree that you want. Every semester I go in, and they help me plan for my future semesters to make sure that I am taking the right classes and in the best order for me to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is an absolute blast! I love the happy and friendly atmosphere that is on campus! It is easy to meet people and get involved with many of the activities that the school offers its students.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Utah State always has concerts and activities going on all throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    I usually make my own dinner and so I do not have much experience with the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I would not suggest living in the older dorms, because those are very hard to keep clean.

    Academic Rigor

    My rating is only that high because I am a music student and thus usually only take music classes and those are very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit first! Make sure that you especially visit your apartment to see if you really want to live there.

    In three sentences

    Utah State has a beautiful campus, the teachers are usually willing to help you, and they understand that you are an incoming freshman and may need some help. Logan is easy to navigate and the people are friendly they also have free bus systems that make life easy if you don't have a car. The only downside is that the town is not very big and so there aren't very many things going on in town, but the University tries to make up for that.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have yet to hear about anything awful happening around campus, and if there was, the campus police is already on it and they are really helpful if you lock your keys in your car.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best tradition I know of is True Aggie Night. Simply stand on the A (a stone table) and get kissed by another who is already a true aggie ;)

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty decent for a good university like USU They let you know when there is another financial opportunity but you have to go looking for it most of the time.

    What to do for fun

    USU offers such a huge variety in clubs and activities, it's really hard not to get into it. A favorite event of mine is Humans vs. Zombies, really is entertaining to watch around campus.

    Dorm Life

    When I came to Utah State as a freshman, I was nervous but now the girls I met, two of them are my best friends and having neighbors is really great. Being so close to campus really helps if you need to go to the library or just being late to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the weather, it's very random.

    In three sentences

    It's really great up here. I love the random weather and how close the mountains are. The professors are really fun to learn from, and all classes are interesting!

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is ranked one of the safest cities in the United States.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternity and sorority houses on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Utah State is known for its great assortment of clubs and diversity.

    Great for these types of students

    You name the major, Utah State has it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Becoming a true aggie is a famed tradition. You do this by kissing across the A table on homecoming week.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a top rated institution with extremely cheap tuition. Very few universities can match it dollar for dollar.

    What to do for fun

    Utah State is located in the middle of Cache Valley which has everything from great fly fishing to skiing.

    Food and Dining

    Utah State does not offer a broad range of dining experiences, however, aggie ice cream is the best.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of on-campus housing is offered with many activities.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a university that's very challenging and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Success as a student comes as your strive to be who you are.

    In three sentences

    A strong, dedicated school that works to provide the best education possible to its students. Every department is committed to helping their students prepare themselves for their career paths. Utah State is where good habits are learned that can be implemented in the workplace.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Single Parents who need time to work and time to study. People with part-time jobs. People needing convenient transportation. Located by Trax.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Eagle Gate College, is located in downtown SLC, and Logan. These colleges are taught through USU.

    Bang for the buck

    Regionally and Nationally Accredited.

    What to do for fun

    Every Friday if you bring a friend, you may both receive a discounted massage, by the student doing clinical hours. There is a gym on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome new cafe' opened in the front of the downtown Salt Lake City, Eagle gate Collage Campus. It is very delicious and convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I go to the SLC campas downtown, for only a short trip, 2 days a week.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be very overwhelming finding time and the brain capacity to cram yourself with many things. But it is worth the effort to get it done asap.

    Tips for prospective students

    Must be focused and grounded, finding time for much self-study time. teachers are broadcast live to different locations. I would have done my pre-requisites, at a Community College.

    In three sentences

    It is convenient for parents with part-time jobs. Classes are two days a week for 2 years for your RN. There are 3 convenient locations in Utah.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a great set up for on campus dining, with a lot of good food and a lot of variety. I however, prefer to cook my own meals in my dorm.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't super fancy, but who can afford super fancy these days? There's always the problem with roommates, but that's what keeps things interesting!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of hard work involved, but so many benefits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't put off going to school, it will change your life.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a beautiful campus with a lot of great, fun students. The school itself has great professors and plenty of homework to keep anyone busy! The staff is caring and professional as well.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very, very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities are pretty fun and creative, like the jello dive in front of Old Main or crate stacking on belay by the Outdoor Recreation Program.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, education majors, students who want a social life as well as students who want peace and quiet, students who love the outdoors and miss home

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night - kissing on the A block on campus. Rolling down the hill in front of the Old Main clock tower. Institute activities twice a month - dances, service projects, etc. The french fry art statue. The quad - big field split by the sidewalks

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State has one of the lowest tuition costs in the nation. It isn't a fantastic school, but you get your education for almost as low as it gets.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with many clubs on campus. There are free events and lectures nearly every week. The town is small and homey, so it's fun to go out. Logan Canyon is stunningly beautiful and offers lots of rock walls as well as river rafting, camping, and hiking trails.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options are not particularly great, especially if you are vegetarian or vegan. I would suggest eating off campus when you're hungry.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering is rigorous. I'm an English major, and it's not too rigorous unless you're full time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with campus events as much as possible. Don't procrastinate! Do your work in advance so that you can enjoy both the social and academic aspects of college. Enjoy Logan. It's a great, comfortable city to live in and has great outdoor recreation sites.

    In three sentences

    Utah State has a safe and homey atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable. Utah State educators do their best to help you succeed, finding internships and job openings that fit your career choice and letting you know about them. Utah State students are bright and friendly.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There is police all around and safety stations. I feel like i could call them if i need anything too.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally involved in the Greek system but i hear it is really good and that there is lots to choose from. It always looks they are having lots of fun. They is always a party going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs. There are clubs for almost all the programs and then other random clubs. I even hear there is a napping club. They have a day at the Quad at the beginning of the year to introduce all the clubs and it is slightly overwhelming the amount of clubs. It is also pretty amazing. There is a place for everyone to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for any type of student. There is always so much going on, for all different kinds of people. There are tons of clubs, degrees and groups. If you take the time to look, you will find a place to belong here at Utah State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun tradition on campus is the True Aggie. On a full moon you share a kiss on top of the A, on the Quad. I am not a True Aggie yet but many of my friends are and it is fun to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    Super Cheap activities all the time! It is a blast all the time and you never spend too much money.

    What to do for fun

    I do many things for fun, I go to the field house and workout, I get involved in the LDS institute activities, I go to campus activities, Go to the fun park and roller blade and I am going on a hike soon. There is so much to do in Logan and for pretty cheap.

    Food and Dining

    Utah State offers many foot options on campus but there is also so much Dining facilities in Logan, which have special deals for college students.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, in an apartment and have had a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave the school a 4 star rating because I have had some great experiences with my professors but i also believe their is room to improve, not only with them but also with me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for future students: 1. Go to the free gym, it is free and will help you do better in school. 2. Go to class, professors tend to give hints to those that attend class. 3. Get involved and have fun, there is tons of free ways to have fun on campus. 4. Sleep!! so important 5. Get to know your professors 6. Study and not just the hour before.

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State University. It creates a great Social environment, where i feel safe. It has great professor, where i feel like they want me to succeed.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i felt safe

    Greek Life

    not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    i didn't get involved with many clubs

    Great for these types of students

    want to be outside, beautiful campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    true aggie night

    Bang for the buck

    worth it

    What to do for fun

    fun park, hikes, walks, bike ride

    Food and Dining

    somewhat expensive for me but very good

    Dorm Life

    very nice and cheap

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the class and the desired grade

    Tips for prospective students

    be involved

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State. There is a Great Atmosphere. The students, staff and activities are fun and helpful.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do in Logan. There is an abundance of outdoor activities, arts and recreation.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of excellent choices as far as restaurants and food plans.

    Dorm Life

    Great places to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good academic programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    All the staff and faculty is very excellent and willing to answer any questions you have about anything.

    In three sentences

    Great place to go to school. Great academics and campus life. I love being an Aggie!

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is really good and they will walk you home whenever you want and it is a really safe campus and town around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to succeed as well as have fun but not party hard all college long.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night, you kiss on a statue called the A right on campus at midnight on the full moon. It's always a big crowd and a blast. Dirty 30's- 30 minute flash dance parties.

    Bang for the buck

    Student fees can get a little ridiculous but they are good about giving scholarships to incoming freshmen. It's not too expensive for the education you receive though. Make sure you get Utah residency as soon as possible!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do. Dances, basketball games, fires up the canyon, jumping in first dam, true Aggie night, skiing, sledding down old main, raquetball, ping pong, billiards, swimming,

    Food and Dining

    USU's food is not that great but you can find great food around Logan :)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun. Some of the places are a bit of a dive but it's more about the experiences, the safety, and the people you meet rather than the five star hotel feel.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to skate by and not learn anything in college, you can. But if you want to succeed in life, USU will get you there. It will challenge you and make you a better qualified individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a freshman, live in freshman dorms to get that fun experience. Come in with a plan even if it ends up changing; don't waste your first year doing classes that won't get you anywhere. Remember that grades follow you forever so always try your best. Be friendly and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a very good school with large school opportunities but a small school community feeling. There are many opportunities available to students to succeed and the professors are always willing to help. There are countless ways to get involved and have a fun college experience too.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    USU is possibly the safest campus ever, located in the safest town ever. At the very least, it certainly feels that way.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy an easy-going pace or atmosphere, love snow, love athletics, love mountains, or just want as friendly a place as possible.

    What to do for fun

    USU is definitely the place for adventurous and/or outdoors-y people. Hiking and skiing in particular seem popular.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately, like many schools, the food isn't to die for. Taste is generally average, and the variety leaves much to be desired within a couple months.

    Dorm Life

    Students rarely complain about the dorms. There's generally a really safe and friendly atmosphere in the dorms, and if you get close to the students in your area it can create a sense of family.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here can be difficult, but they don't come across this way due to the sheer friendliness and slow-pace of USU's atmosphere. Few students seem to be truly stressed out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, the biggest thing any student needs to worry about here is facing the weather. Come prepared for freezing temperatures!

    In three sentences

    One of the most surprising and notable traits about this university is how kind everyone is; it's very easy to receive smiles and find friendship here. The atmosphere is very laid-back and friendly; one can almost forget what pressure or stress feel like. One of the most defining traits of this campus is the wacky weather, which has been summed up into If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah is pretty safe compared to other places in our country I wouldn't even sweat it.

    Great for these types of students

    For any type of school so long as they like it. :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there is a Huge grass field that is called the quad. Well before there is a home game the student body will do an over night camp out. In front of the quad the is the old main which house's the dean and the student body president, there is a tradition to become a true Aggie (which is the schools mascot) you would have to take up a girl to the bell tower of old main at night on a full moon and kiss her.

    Bang for the buck

    In campus tuition is a huge bang for the buck, sorry to say out of state is pricey but where isn't it. You can always find financial aid if you need it.

    What to do for fun

    If you love the out-doors then you'll love it here. Within 30 minutes from campus you can experience all of the above a spa resort, a canyon to hike in during the summer or to snow board or ski in, along with a lake to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining I do know a little more about I really like the set up they have, and appreciate the array of food to eat, trust me you'll you won't get bored of this food.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus but I do know this 81% of the student live on campus. This makes for a campus with a family of student. There is never a boring moment.

    Academic Rigor

    From presidents to principals, billionaires to school board members, governors to teachers, everybody seems to be either promising rigor, demanding rigor, or deploring the lack of rigor in schools. I believe USU to have the faculty that has the ability to accomplish impeccable things, now this is were it gets hard, the teachers are allowing the knowledge to spread it is up to you to want to absorb that wealth of knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour, tour, tour, if you have college's you like tour them, if you have colleges you don't really care for, well tour those ones as well. I thought I would be attending UNLV in Las Vegas. Before I knew it I fell in love with USU in Logan. So my advice is to tour a college not just once but at least twice and with different people around, also tour colleges that may not appeal to you because who knows... I sure didn't and I'm glad to say I love where I'm going.

    In three sentences

    Utah State I an open door for opportunities for those who want to succeed. It may be cold during the winter but the community, campus and over all college experience their will change you mind. I would only expect the the utmost superior education so long as the effort is as equal as the faculty and staff.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt very safe on campus, but never over protected. The campus is well lit, there are usually police nearby, and there are police call boxes in case of emergencies. I liked how small the campus was, so it seemed like someone was always there if I needed them, but could also get away if I needed some alone time.

    Greek Life

    I didn't participate in Greek life, but it played a big role on campus. I liked how they were very service oriented. They lived up to their party potential, but most of them were alcohol free. It played a big enough role where people knew they existed, but they also remained at a point where people that weren't interested could avoid them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs for people to join, really, any interest can be satisfied and there are always people who are interested in the same things as you. USU is great with activities; if there wasn't something I found to do on my own, there was always something on campus from concerts, dances, dinner events, movie nights, star observatories, or True Aggie, there were always plenty of options.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is great for all types of students because there is a very strong LDS influence, so there is a huge institute program, but people of different faiths are also able to have a lot of fun. USU is just a great place for people who like to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie is the prime tradition; you have to kiss someone who is a true aggie on the A at midnight on a full moon in order to become a true aggie. On homecoming night and A night, any two people can kiss and become true aggies together.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is a bit pricey, especially if you don't have scholarships. You do get your bang for your buck with the student fees though; the transportation on campus is such a lifesaver! I fell in love with the Aggie Shuttle, especially on snowy days. The gym and library were also great parts of the students fees because they have such wide varieties.

    What to do for fun

    Logan seems boring and lacking in the activity area, but really, there are lots of things to do. 1. Clean the sink at Angie's... Classic Logan for sure 2. Explore Main Street, there is always something new to find 3. $3 theater! They always have at least one good movie 4. Try a new restaurant! My roommates and I tried so many different types of food... Thai, Indian, and even simple things like Sonic 5. Ride down Old Main Hill, no matter how you do it, it's always fun. You can go skiing, sledding, slip and sliding... The options are really endless 6. Stay home and watch a movie! 7. Stay home and do a craft, play a game, meet your neighbors! 8. Do something on campus, there's always something going on 9. Football games, basketball games, and hockey games are to die for! 10. Roller blading, bowling, country swing dancing all at the Fun Park! 11. Bon Fire 12. Cliff jumping 13. Star observatory on campus 14. Play hide-and-seek in the giant library 15. Take pictures on the statues There are so many things to do! I could go on forever, there was never a dull moment this year!

    Food and Dining

    I didn't really make use of on-campus dining that often, but my favorite was the Skyroom in the Taggart Student Center. The Skyroom is like a diamond in the rough; not many people know about it, but I love it! They have soup, salad, rolls, and dessert all for $7, but for $10 you can get all of that plus a real buffet. It's on the top floor of the building, overlooking campus, with a piano player, and not very many people. Campus has a lot of different food options from delicious $1 pieces of toast at Hazel's, to Taco Time for a quick Mexican snack, or Asian, Italian, American, or even one of the several cafes located on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved my roommates! My dorm was co-ed and I actually liked it a lot more than I expected to; all of the people were respectful to the rules and guidelines. I know that isn't guaranteed everywhere, but I haven't really heard many building problems. My biggest problem was with my resident assistant; she seemed to hate her job and everyone in the building, but other than that it was really easy to get along with anyone in the building. The only thing I would have changed would have been to have had more activities for the building as a whole.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes were not extremely hard, but they required work. I was never staying up all night trying to finish assignments, but I knew that there was always work I could be doing for a class. There was always a good balance of work that I had to do, but also be able to have free time and enjoy my friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip would be to start preparing now. No matter where you are going, have scholarships lined up, and don't give up now. Get involved in college! Get to know as many people as you can! Enjoy every day that you have there!

    In three sentences

    Utah State is an incredible university filled with teachers who love what they do and students who love attending the university. There are classes and majors ranging from many different areas with counselors willing to help in every area. The university is very focused on making the students happy from always having events planned to being willing to help in any way possible.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Its Logan, nothing happens.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student can find a match here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student become a true aggie by kissing on top of the school's A.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth all the effort! It is a great location, great weather, great people and amazing experiences.

    What to do for fun

    This school has every range of all the activities you can think of, with fun, imaginative fellow students!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of great restaurants nearby

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is upbeat, fun and exciting!

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very competitive and most of the graduates find a job soon after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to get scholarships!

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with a great atmosphere. Rich in culture and great people. A relax, laid back, very good school.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have been on campus at all times of the day and night and have never felt uneasy or in danger.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. We are small, but growing steadily. We currently have 2 sororities and 4 fraternities that are NPC recognized. In the fall we will have one more fraternity colonizing at USU and are starting the process to get another sorority colonized on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so many different clubs and activities at USU that you have to literally be a hermit to not find something that fits you.

    Great for these types of students

    USU seems to be great for any type of student. I have met so many people interested in so many different majors that I can't think of one type of student that USU wouldn't be able to accommodate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TRUE AGGIE NIGHT! You get in line and when it is your turn you step onto our A and kiss someone who is already a true aggie and then you are a true aggie!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like tuition anywhere you go is going to feel extremely expensive because most people have never paid that much for anything before so it can be pretty overwhelming, but I feel like USU is fairly priced and is cheaper than most 4 year schools in Utah.

    What to do for fun

    Beaver Ski / Snowboarding resort is just a short drive away and since Logan gets so much snow in the winter it is perfect. There are also a lot of off roading places in Logan that are fun to take a truck or 4-wheelers and drive around. The mouth of Logan canyon is right next to campus and it is a lot of fun to go up there and have a bonfire or go camping.

    Food and Dining

    USU has quite a few places to eat on campus, but Logan has a huge selection of very diverse places to eat that are fairly close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have personally never lived in a dorm, but going into friend's dorms, they seem way to small to be jamming that many people in one apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I am extremely academically motivated and have gotten along with all my professors and have never had a problem getting help if it is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. I was very lonely my first year in Logan and then joined a sorority and now I couldn't be happier.

    In three sentences

    Campus is beautiful. Greek life is amazing. Logan is a fun little town.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State is very safe. Not once did I feel not safe. Like I said it feels like a home a way from home, comfortable & safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do. Because it is a small college town there has been lots provided. There is about any group you can possibly think of & if it doesn't have the club you can make it. That's what is so great about Utah State they are open for new fun things and groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is great for any type of STUDENT!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night. It's where everyone gathers around this A platform, you stand and line and wait for your turn to kiss on the A to become a true aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    You will not regret going to this school. It gives you opportunities and fun for a life time. The people are great even in the Logan community. It's such a great college town. I have loved being up there. The price you pay for this school is good for the great education you receive from it.

    What to do for fun

    Things to do that are fun at Utah State- Aggie Boys Basketball & Football games, clean the sink at Angies, there are lots of things to do in the fall like the pumpkin walk, also hiking, fishing, skiing/snowboarding, biking, EVERYTHING!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would go to Utah State if I were you. The atmosphere is extremely fun and yet the education you get is high class. It's best of both worlds.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Utah State University. There is no better place to feel at home away from home. I would rate it a 4.5 out of 5.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have all kinds of activities throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    They have beautiful dorms and they are all close to where the classes are held.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and try for a high ACT score in order to get a good scholarship. Apply early for housing and look for the financial aid scholarship.

    In three sentences

    It has the most beautiful campus and the people are incredibly friendly.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The program is more than what i had hoped for. The use of Technology is fantastic! Ant the Professors are very knowledgable and helpful!

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The USU Police are amazing. They are there for any needs a college student may need.

    Greek Life

    This school offers many different Fraternities and Sororities, though, I am not a part of any.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved. There are way to many clubs to count, but my favorite are ASUSU and the Country Swing Club.

    Great for these types of students

    There is something for everyone. There is never a dull moment in Logan.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most well-know tradition is True Aggie Night. Every full moon, people gather around theA statue, and take their turn kissing upon it. They then get a True Aggie care that states the name of the person they kissed.

    What to do for fun

    The great thing about Utah State, is that it rests within a college town. That means that there are a lot of fun activities and discounts for college students. Logan has a lot to offer. Some of my favorite activities include Country Swing Dancing every Monday and Wednesday night, Karaoke at Pizza Pie Cafe every Thursday night, 80's Roller Skating every Tuesday night, bowling, free concerts, dances, Institute parties, and plays.

    Food and Dining

    Another reason why South Campus is a good choice, is because you have your own kitchen, and therefore, are not required to have a meal plan. I work at the Marketplace, where everyone goes for their meal plans. Yes, the food is pretty good, but you get tired of it after a while, and it is overall, cheaper, to make your own meals. If you choose to go with a meal plan, there are a lot of different dining options at Utah State. Places, such as the Quad Side Cafe, are great for a quick and delicious meal.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is such a great opportunity, especially at Utah State. I would recommend anywhere in South Campus, because the location is unbeatable, the prices are the lowest on campus, and the community is amazing. In fact, my building (Reeder Hall) was voted best community in the West; that includes all universities west of the Mississippi. Everyone is very social, and you can always find something to do, or someone to hang out with. My best friends were made in the dorms. If you are an incoming freshman, not living in the dorms would be a mistake. My college experience has been tremendous, and I have dorm life to thank for that.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State offers many great programs, many of which are highly ranked across the country. The Elementary Education program is in the top 2% for all U.S. colleges, and the Engineering and Buissness programs are also excellent. The only down side is that the University does not have a Health program. Pre-Health studies can be accomplished here, but after those courses are completed, students may need to transfer to another school to complete the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year, preferably, south campus. The friendships I've made have meant the world to me. Living on campus can be just as cheap as living off. Don't be afraid to be in a ghetto building. That's part of the college experience. Also, do your homework. Not only the homework from your classes, but look into finding the best deals for food, books, and housing. Saving money becomes a lot easier when you do your research.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is home. Sure, the academic portion of the university is superb, however, Utah State offers much more than an education. It offers involvement, leadership, service opportunities, companionship, character building, and the feeling of being part of something more.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus. Logan is a pretty small city and it has a low crime rate. There are campus police all the time if you ever need help.

    Greek Life

    No comment, not to much experience with the Greek organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything here, even meditation. Volleyball, going to basketball games is a big thing, LDS institute is big here, free food, Engineering clubs (rocket club, concrete canoe, etc.).

    Great for these types of students

    People that love socializing and being outdoors. Also for people that love the cold. Well known programs include engineering, education, and music.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night every Full Moon. Between midnight and one in the morning people make out on the A table while a surrounding crowd cheers you on to become a true aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    I know that the tuition is cheaper than most places and definitely the cost of living is pretty low. I wouldn't recommend every paying out of state tuition though, that is a rip-off.

    What to do for fun

    Longboarding, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, canoeing, anything outdoors. There are always parties and plenty of opportunities for socializing.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to go to eat here in the city of Logan including on campus. I prefer not to eat on campus however, the costs are a bit higher I think.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived on campus, but I've heard good things about most places. Some places require you purchase a meal plan though (tends to be expensive).

    Academic Rigor

    In the mechanical engineering department, it is definitely an emphasis to spend a lot of time studying material and most teachers I've had are very willing to help answer questions regarding the class content. They want us to have a well-rounded education and encourage working individually and in groups to solve problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes and a longboard. There is a good balance between social life and schoolwork here. Make sure you check reviews for teachers to know which teacher will work best for your learning style.

    In three sentences

    Despite the weather, the campus is great and the people are very friendly here. I can't imagine a better campus environment and the class sizes for specialty courses are reasonably small. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is available all the time!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! There are countless clubs to be a part of--there's something for EVERYONE here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a True Aggie! Finals week traditions, Aggie athletics are so much fun--so much unity and fun to be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive to say the least. But that pays for so many resources available on campus that are free throughout the year. The new recreation center is being built, so that adds dollars onto tuition for the next few years to people that aren't even going to be able to use it because they'll be gone and graduated before it's finished.

    What to do for fun

    So many things! There's always something going on somewhere, especially at the beginning of the school year. There's events all the time. If there's nothing on campus, the city of Logan has bowling, food, a great mall, the canyon close by for camping, hiking, and fires--just so many things to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat on campus and they are all pretty good. Students work at all of them. Getting a meal plan is a bit pricey, but if you are on campus a lot and can't cook for yourself then it's worth it.

    Dorm Life

    On-campus housing is great! I've never met a bad RA and the people are a lot of fun! The bus system is wonderful and can take you anywhere on campus--even some off-campus apartments are shuttle-accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes take work, but if you're willing to take time and energy, you'll get a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many resources and activities available for you to use that you already pay for with your tuition. So attend and use them! Don't be afraid to do what you want. Whether you need quiet time in the library or a break for some time on the quad--you'll find what you need.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is full of tradition and pride. The people are so nice and the size is perfect for meeting new people all the time while still being able to see the ones you already know often. Aggie Basketball is the best thing you'll ever see!

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Looks pretty safe. I mean you have everything, so campus safety has got to be no issue. Plus, families reside over there, so it shouldn't be a skeptical issue.

    Greek Life

    No clue,sorry..

    Clubs and Activities

    Really impressed by the scale of activities that happen here. Makes me feel like wanting to join right now.!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student,who can accustom themselves to a new surrounding. We're talking about the best here,right..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None,from what I know.

    Bang for the buck

    HELP NEEDED OUT HERE.! plus I really don't want to miss out the opportunity to attend the USU.

    What to do for fun

    umm...I guess just living out the 4 years with friends,sharing the laughs,and making the best of it...with a lot of hiking in the hills nearby,ofcourse.

    Food and Dining

    Must be pretty good. They do have established quality standards ,ofcourse.

    Dorm Life

    I hope it doesn't make me miss my family. :P

    Academic Rigor

    from what I know,and what I have searched for,I think the Utah State University strives for excellence in every field, and that means in academics as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.Just avail the best. I'd do the same if I were you. .!

    In three sentences

    1.Its one of the best universities I've come across. 2.The ambience seems really pleasant,and I'm just really excited to join this University. 3.Although I've never been to Utah,I still sense a very academic-oriented inclination.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Increadibly safe. No worries there.

    What to do for fun

    There's swing dancing at the local fun park every Monday and Wednesday evenings, rock climbing, mountain biking, loads of hiking trails, and parks.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of on-campus restaurants you definitely aren't going to go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The social experience at Utah State is great and there are loads of opportunities to meet new people and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of the college does depend on which major or degree you choose. But overall, it isn't hard as long as you keep up on your school work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your best.

    In three sentences

    The social life is great, but the teaching quality in a lot of programs is lacking because professors are required to do a lot of research. That is fine. I just get the feeling that a lot of professors teaching at Utah State University are not interested in teaching their students and helping them learn.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with the Greek style of living.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of opportunities for students to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students! There is something here for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Spectrum is famous for its students during basketball season!

    What to do for fun

    Logan has many opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, rock climbing etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at USU is not impressive, but there is Fantastic food in Logan. One of my many favorites is Tandori Oven.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, and students will get out of them what they put into them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and go prepared.

    In three sentences

    I have been very impressed with the quality of the education I am receiving here at Utah State. The faculty are great, and they really care about the students. Students here have many fantastic opportunities.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the students who want to have fun while focusing on school.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is a little pricey, but could defiantly be worse.

    What to do for fun

    They have ice skating classes, which is what I am taking in the Fall. They also have many other fun classes that are available to take.

    Food and Dining

    They have food plans set up so that you dont have to leave campus and pay for over priced foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are easy to find and very conveniently located.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the counselors as soon as you can since they are the ones that will be able to guide you through it all with the least trouble.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is just as excited about your education as you are. They will put in many hours just to help you find the information you need. They also are very easy to get in contact with.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel extremely safe. And I know I have the option to call the on-campus police for an escort whenever I need. Which, as a girl, I feel really greatful for. It's nice to know that they really care about the students.

    Food and Dining

    There's food everywhere on campus, and they understand that we don't have much money to play with, so it's inexpensive. I love being able to grab something to munch on between classes when I wouldn't have time to run home otherwise.

    Dorm Life

    Living with someone other than family members can be challanging at times, but also very rewarding. I learned how to be patient with others, and also made some good friends.

    Academic Rigor

    College is a lot more demanding than high school is. Professors treat you like the adults we are. It's our job to be responsible, studious, and failure is on our own heads.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only advice is to get involved. Grades are really important, but after you graduate, you'll want more than your transcript to keep you company! Get out of your comfort zone and meet new friends.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is amazing - it has everything I wanted in a college and more. The teachers are great, and I know I'm learning what I need to be successful. Also, there are plenty of great people to meet here.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities, a pretty good campus life.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for a rural area and a population that is not super diverse but very kind. It is a great area. Lots of outdoor activities to do.

    In three sentences

    This is a really good school in a great location. It is a smaller school in a rural area which is great for me. I have lots of fun and i learn lots.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State campus is very safe and secure. I always feel safe when I'm on campus. Campus police are available and willing to walk you to your destination if you feel uncomfortable walking alone and there are emergency calling 'towers' all over campus so if you find yourself in need of help you can push a button on these 'towers' and help will be on the way immediately. There are also great self defense classes available.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of student clubs from academic clubs to sports clubs to diversity clubs. There's something for everyone. And if there isn't a club that sparks your interest, you can always form one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night Tradition: On the nights of a full noon, students gather around the Utah State ''A''. Kissing a ''True Aggie'' on the A on those nights makes you a True Aggie.

    What to do for fun

    Utah State has lots of entertainment options. There are thousands of student clubs, activities almost every week and the college town is also full of activity.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food and dining options available all over campus. There is even a cafe in the library. Utah State's Aggie Ice Cream is a particular favorite and is served at many events.

    Dorm Life

    There are many housing options available including new, modern dorms built just this year. I haven't personally lived in dorms so I can't first hand review dorms but my friends enjoy where they live and the dorms I have seen are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State University has high expectations of their students but isn't as prestigious as Ivy League schools. They expect students to demonstrate mastery in their subjects but also expect students apply what they learn in the field. Utah State wants their students to succeed and their program is designed to help students do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources offered. Utah State has a great math/statistics tutor lab, an English resource center where you can have your essays corrected, a center that helps you find jobs and write your resume, and an excellent supplementary instruction program. All these resources and much more are available to help students succeed.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great school. They have many resources for students and many options of study. I particularly like their summer school program--they have a lot of classes available.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    USU has an excellent safety record. It probably has to do more with the community of Logan than with the USU police force, but many campus events that are quite unique and fun really focus on campus safety.... like Beer goggle driving. Yes, it is quite hilarious to watch or do.

    Greek Life

    If you have the money, join the Greek System! If not, well befriend some frat bros or some sisters, like I did, and they will help you have fun and meet some great people along the way. I do wish I could be in a fraternity; however, I'm glad I can still be friends with the Greeks if I try.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always free food and fun on campus. You can always find somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to meet. It's excellent!

    Great for these types of students

    Agriculture, obviously, but USU offers an excellent psych and sociology program, education program, engineering program, business program, and even a premed program! Plan on being open minded, adventurous, and ready to see the world. Don't plan on being a closed-minded boring person. It doesn't get you anywhere anyways.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The typical kissing on the A rings a bell... but it's not all that great. My favorite uniqueness is the Bleed Blue events, with the paint mosh pit, the chalk art late night on the street, the true Aggie Pride events. And then there's the Howl... oh, how much fun USU can be!

    Bang for the buck

    There could be better teachers, but overall, many of them are excellent. There could be more help and speed with student issues, especially in the financial aid department. However, on the positive side, USU provides a unique experience. I feel like living here, studying here, and befriending people here has been more epic than anywhere else could provide. And even more surprising... being gay, I found a small conservative farm town more open and welcoming to me than I ever felt in the city at home. Now THAT is a shock!

    What to do for fun

    What do you do for fun in a farm town other than tip cows? Well, if you can find the right friends, USU provides insurmountable opportunities to get involved and enjoy the campus life. I remember watching horror movies late at night and then traveling to haunted destinations in town. Late night dinner dashes, scavenger hunts, parties, and simple board and card games passed the time and the stress away nicely!

    Food and Dining

    Farm town food can only mean one thing: you KNOW you're getting quality nutritional food with a great non-preserved taste! I expected to gain a ton of weight, but I managed to lose weight instead. I wasn't eating preservatives and chemicals, but hearty nutrition, and then walked all over campus... it's a great life style compared to what American's don't know they actually put into their bodies! I'm craving some Aggie ice cream right now....

    Dorm Life

    I have loved living in the dorms. I keep meeting new people, and I feel like I finally have a place to call home. All those shows about the college experience like Greek really reflect the idea of USU dorm life. It is a wonderful experience to get involved and feel like you mean something to others!

    Academic Rigor

    There are some really tough professors on the campus. I didn't realize how much I had to force myself to study and break past boundaries to accept help. Lots and lots of help. There are great professors that will work with you by delegating the tasks to their T.A.'s; however, some professors stand out as obnoxious and arrogant. These teachers told me when I asked a question that I should know what I'm doing. Uh, duh! If I knew that, I wouldn't even be in college, let alone asking the question!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending USU, remember that this is a college first. Plan on studying, a lot. It's not high school. Also, whether you are from around Logan or not, USU gives such a diverse group of students that your comfort bubble will indefinitely be popped. If you don't plan on changing, don't go to USU. Utah State has changed me for the best, and it's from seeing the one-dimensional side of those that failed to accept change.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, Utah State can be summed up into a few simple words: a home, happiness, and hope. The experience I have had and hope to continue having has been exhilarating in comparison to my drab and dramatic past life. Knowing I'm expanding my horizons by finishing a tough education gives me great home that my dreams are achievable in a world filled with too many people.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has many regulations and resources that keep it safe, along with campus police. The police can be called to escort someone back home if they don't feel safe, but most people don't feel the need to call them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs that anyone can get involved in, from a napping club to a service club. Each club sponsors their own activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is the True Aggie tradition. You have to stand on top of the A and kiss someone on a full moon that is already a True Aggie. Unless it's homecoming night, then neither of you have to be True Aggies.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus activities to get involved in, especially within each of the clubs. Logan has other activities around town, but the most famous are the things you can do up the canyon, especially during the winter.

    Food and Dining

    With or without a meal plan, food is very accessable and affordable at USU. The food that is offered is good too, especially the delicious Aggie Ice Cream.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to actually live in a dorm, but from what I've heard it's great. The dorms are nice and affordable and there are many opportunities to get involved and get to know new people.

    Academic Rigor

    You can choose the difficultly of the classes you take, but there are many challeging classes offered at USU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus before deciding where you want to attend college. The Utah State University campus is great, which is one of the reasons I chose to go there.

    In three sentences

    Every time I've gone up to campus, everyone I've talked to is very friendly and helpful. The campus is not hard to find your way around and it is surrounded by beautiful mountains. The student center is a great place to get books and food or to just hang out.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State is one of the safest universities in the country. You have campus police driving by to make sure everything is fine. Before everyone had cellphones, the campus put in these help towers and if you feel in danger you simply push the button on the tower and you will instantly be connected with the police.

    Greek Life

    I never did any of the Greek life stuff. But every year there is a Red bull chariot race! It is not to be missed! You get to see all the Greeks run around in crazy outfits, and it's a chance to get free Red bull!

    Clubs and Activities

    I didn't join many clubs, but my friends that did had a blast!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are an outdoorsy person, this is the place for you! But if you like to stay inside most of the year, this school still has plenty of stuff for you to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you first get up there you need to study the campus map that they give you! It is a big campus, and classes are scattered all over it. The main ones are the TSC, the Engineering building, and Old Main. Oh and the stadium is right by the cemetery. Oh and you have to learn the Scotsman song, they sing it at every game!

    Bang for the buck

    The best bang for you buck would be to go to all the free events that the university holds. I mean technically you already paid for it with your tuition and what not. So go to all the basketball games, football games, soccer games, all the games that you can. That is where i got to meet most of my good friends.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of things to do up in Logan! Though it doesn't look like there are a lot of things to do, you have to know someone who has done it or have a friend that is always searching for something to do. I will start with a list of things I did up there: In the summer - tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, racquetball, hiking, swimming up in the canyon. In the winter - snowboarding, swimming in the rec center, all the other activities the rec center offers, holding up in your apartment on the really cold days with your roommates.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great! If you have a meal plan, which you will if you live on campus, then you have endless amounts of food to eat. When you go into an area to eat, the Marketplace or the Junction, you can eat as much food as you want! But you can't take any food home with you. There are also a few areas where you can use your meal plan or simply pay with cash, such as the quad side cafe, or the new place they just put in the art center.

    Dorm Life

    I did enjoy my time on campus, it is close to everything - basketball games, food, Aggie ice cream, tennis courts, and the rec center. But the people who lived on the floor below me might as well have lived off campus, the RA's didn't do a very good job of having activities for everyone to get active in. But I met some very awesome people as roommates, I would do it again if I had the chance. I am now living off campus, I needed a room all to myself.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a tough school, however if you do the homework the information will come to you. As your teachers will tell you, most of the learning comes from outside the class room.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to do good on your ACTs that gets you scholarships and honor roll. Need to have money for all your expenses, trust me there are more than you know. Bring a fan, if you are living on campus it will get really hot in the summer. Also bring warm cloths for the winter, it gets really cold.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is the home of the Aggies. It is an amazing school, full of fun and knowledge. Great place to spend a few years of your awesome life.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State University is a very safe school to be at; most students are comfortable with walking at night on campus. But, for those that feel even the slightest unease, students can always contact our campus police for any assistance including a simple escort to another building or back to their dorm. Students also have the option of setting up their cell phones to the campus alert system. This system can contact students and parents regarding emergencies, severe weather warnings, and more.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Utah State University may be smaller compared to other major universities, however our Greeks encompass the many leaders, volunteers, and club members on campus and in the community! I am a member of the Kappa Delta sorority myself and it is the best decision I have made! I have become so involved on campus because of Greek Life!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple clubs and activities constantly going on at Utah State! Students can always find something that fits their interests and if the school doesn't have what they want, students can create new clubs as long as they have an adviser heading their club activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State University is a very student-involved campus and most groups are run by students. If you are wanting to get involved there is always a club, organization, and events that students can always be apart of!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If anything Utah State University is know for it's True Aggie Night! True Aggie Night periodically takes place during the academic year, usually on a full-moon at midnight. Students in pairs (boy & girl) stand on top of a large cement letter A on the quad and kiss for everyone to see! It is a really fun event that even the president of Utah State participates in with his wife almost every time!

    What to do for fun

    There are always events on and off campus going on throughout the year. On campus there is anything from dances provided by the school or Greeks, football and basketball games, cultural expositions, and department events constantly! Off campus, Logan City has several things for college students to enjoy. There are a few movie theaters, shopping malls and outlets, restaurants, and game centers! Logan is a beautiful town with wonderful scenery that also doesn't go unnoticed. Many students rent equipment from the Outdoor Recreation Program and go hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing, snowboarding, skiing, and camping in the area.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Utah State University is quite good. Students also have the option of getting a meal plan for the academic school year if they don't have time to prepare their own food. The meal plans can be anywhere from a weekly number of set meals, or a large amount for the whole semester. There are a variety of food styles, such as: Mexican, Asian, American, and Italian. There are also several different kinds of desserts available everyday along side Utah State's famous Aggie Ice Cream! Also, on campus there are multiple cafes that students can visit for a quick bit and a coffee or tea before going to another class or just to relax and study.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Utah State University is very versatile! There are several different living styles to fit the needs of student situations. There are private rooms, double rooms, marriage housing, dorms with full kitchens and others without, and more! There is always a place that feels comfortable to each student. Dorms aren't just a place for students to sleep, eat, and study, but a place to gain friends and a small family unit among their roommates. There are also dorm activities that residential advisers coordinate to make transitions easier and keep experiences fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of Utah State University all depends on your motivation and development of skills that will help you properly study. Everyone has their own style when it comes to learning, and so Utah State has a variety of people and departments to help us students achieve. I am a firm believer that there are difficult courses, however we have full power in deciding our outcome in those classes. If you attend your classes regularly, take good notes, periodically study, and if needed get tutoring, you will surely have little struggle with your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Academics are very important, but also remember to be involved in something, no matter what it is! Join clubs, organizations, and participate in Greek rush! Remember to push yourself by taking on leadership roles, you grow so much through these kind of experiences!

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a reliable school for any individual seeking out academic and future success. It is a school that develops students into driven leaders that are ready to enter the world more independently. It is also a fun and exciting environment for students to grow, experience, and gain friendships that will last a lifetime.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have an activity almost every week.

    In three sentences

    It is a Gorgeous Campus. It has a very friendly atmosphere. It's a good location.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tradition at USU called becoming a True Aggie. We have a block A statue sitting outside Old Main. In order to become a True Aggie, you have to either kiss someone on the block A during Homecoming Week or kiss someone on the A during a full moon who is already a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I am living in state, the tuition for me was much lower than for anyone out of state. Even if you are not from Utah, USU gives financial to anyone who qualifies for it and they have a ton of scholarships available.

    What to do for fun

    You cannot truly call yourself an Aggie until you have been to a Men's Basketball game. The crowd just gets so loud and so into the game! It will be, without a doubt, the single greatest thing you will do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Utah State has many areas on campus if you want anything from a quick drink to a full size meal. Even if you can't find anything on campus, there are tons of restaurants in Logan where you can go and get a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I recently went on a tour of my housing area and I loved it! It is sort of like apartment-style housing. The price did go up $300, but that was because the building was being renovated. I would say to anyone that if you want to make friends quickly and be close to classes, then living on campus is the way to go.

    Academic Rigor

    I would not call my Broadcast Journalism class extremely hard, but the great thing is is that they make you work and are there to help you if you need any.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get classwork done ASAP so that you will stress less and be able to hang out more. And don't be afraid to ask any of the professors for help. They want to help you succeed and can help in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    Has a great atmosphere, students and faculty are very friendly, overall great place to be

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt scared in the last 4 years.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on! Over 200 clubs, varies greatly from the Napping Club to the many service clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who want to personalize their education to what they want. Like making new friends and trying new activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Tradition: You become a True Aggie by kissing another True Aggie on top of the block-A at midnight on a full moon. At midnight on homecoming night or A-Week you can kiss anyone and become a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest universities around, period! Despite the great price the education is amazing, great professors and opportunities to grow and become a professional.

    What to do for fun

    Campfires in the canyons. Sledding, snowboarding and skiing during the winter. Country swing dancing every Monday and Wednesday night. Sports on the Quad. Long boarding through campus. Eating at the great local restaurants. Cleaning the sink at Angie's!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of small town restaurants that you can try out. Plenty of variety.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone around is very nice. There is always somebody who wants to do something. Great neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    Major classes will help you to get your hands dirty with what you will be doing in your careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come check us out! Don't be afraid to make new friends.

    In three sentences

    Plenty of fun activities. Awesome scenery. Personalized education that will push you to succeed.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus. Even at night, it's well lighted and there's lots of people around. You can call the campus police to escort you home from campus at night for free. There's emergency alert stations scattered across campus.

    Greek Life

    I've never been involved in Greek Life, but my friends that are a part of Greek Life overall say good things.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's multicultural and diversity clubs that are a lot of fun. There's service and humanitarian clubs as well as a gay-straight alliance group. There's concerts and activities always going on. The plays and concerts are free to USU students and they are always worth my time. Especially considering how much they cost otherwise to go to the theatre and such, a fantastic bonus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all can find their niche at this university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's True Aggie Night and being in the crowd at sporting events are both interesting experiences which most people have already heard about. Once you get up here, you'll find a bunch of great activities that are particular to just Logan.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many things included in your tuition and fees that are so helpful. You have access to the on campus gym. The entire bus system for Logan is always there to take you anywhere. Entrance to most concerts, art exhibits, plays, and sporting events. While I don't like that the cost has increased a lot since I started here, it's still pretty well priced in comparison to other schools for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    There's hiking trails, rocks for climbing and small lakes up the canyon incredibly close to campus. It's about 30 minutes away from Bear Lake. There's parks and playgrounds, batting cages, golf courses, movie theaters, bowling alleys, improv groups like the Antics, billiards, rock climbing, exploring campus, geo-caching and amazing restaurants. Some of the restaurants you'll find only in Logan. At the Fun Park alone there's country swing dancing, roller skating, bowling, arcade and laser tag. Going to sporting events is always an experience, and you feel a great sense of unity. Unfortunately it's a smaller town so not everything is open really late.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe in the library has saved me a couple times. While I never had a meal plan because I like to cook, many people get them for their convenience and variety of tasty food. In the TSC (student center) there's different eating venues that are fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus my first two years of college. You can get apartments with kitchens or a meal plan. I met a varying group of people that brought me out of my comfort zone a bit, and my roommates are still some of my closest friends today.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff is incredible. The professors know exactly what they're teaching. Many have worked in the field and teach you what to expect. There's many research opportunities and hands-on labs to give you experience before you graduate. Advisors are always there to calm you down and help you at, especially if you make an appointment ahead of time so they give you the time you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest living on campus your first year, or at the very least being incredibly involved in campus activities. The school year is filled with amazing activities and people that you should get to know. By making an effort to participate, you'll spend your time better and have a lot more fun in your spare time.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is diverse and wonderful. No matter what type of person you are or what you want to study, you'll fit in and be a better person for it. Academically and socially you'll have great opportunities and experiences.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Howl. During finals week, at the same time every night in the library, students get up, gather in the hall and take a minute just to howl. Lets all the frustrations out of studying for finals, and it's super fun.

    What to do for fun

    Just minutes from a ski resort, Bear lake is an hour away. Options to rent hiking, biking and boating gear are available on campus for your off campus recreational activities

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat, even have a Del Taco in the Student Center

    Dorm Life

    Places are small, but the roomates are fun

    Academic Rigor

    Taking 13 credits is plenty

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus for the first year. You get to know so many more people that way. Be involved, there is so much to do.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, lots of recrational activities and overall good people. The professors are wonderful and the classes interesting. The best part are the basketball teams. :)

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have these cool emergency buttons all around campus that you can push if you ever feel threatened or scared. The campus police will even come escorte you to your car for those late nights at the library.

    Greek Life

    I'm not greek, but the popularity of greeks and the decked out houses add a great element to the college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    USU has tons of chances to get involved. They are always hosting concerts, fairs activities, dances, sporting events, etc. They also have some great traditions that really bring the school together and create a feeling of camaraderie.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night, Ultimate Aggie Night, Movie on Old Main, Paint dance, Humans vs. Zombie week, midnight 5k... the list goes on and one!

    Bang for the buck

    Two words: True Aggie.

    What to do for fun

    USU has tons of chances to get involved. They are always hosting concerts, fairs activities, dances, sporting events, etc. They also have some great traditions that really bring the school together and create a feeling of camaraderie.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much on campus but, from what I have had, USU has some great Cafe's and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I've visited them and they seem nice. I've heard good things.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard, reap bennefits. They offer a broad range of classes that are taught by personable Professors who really care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the beautiful library. Overpack winter clothes. Take advangtage of the full moons.

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State! Great campus, great facutly, great students... great school.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is extremely safe! There is little to no crime, but I still lock my bike anyways.

    Greek Life

    I have no idea about the Greek Life at USU, but I've heard great things!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs. Just the other day I was walking through the quad and there were people littered all around on the grass. I thought there was some disaster! Nope, it was just the napping club.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers and teachers! The programs are rated very high for both!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To become a True Aggie you have to go to the top of Old Main Hill and kiss on or around the A pedestal. The trick is that you have to kiss a True Aggie to become one.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State's typically graduate with little to no debt from student loans, plus they offer plenty of scholarships and grants to help you out. Even if you can't get those, it's a relatively cheap school with a great reputation.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of clubs and service groups. Sign up and get involved!

    Food and Dining

    If you haven't experienced Aggie Ice Cream, you are missing out. The ice cream was made by the dairy gods themselves.

    Dorm Life

    I'm attending college with five of my best buddies and I hear great things about the dorm I'm going to live in. (Snow Hall)

    Academic Rigor

    I'm studying to become a mechanical engineer and it's a rough road, but I'm up to the challenge!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Go to sports games, join clubs and service groups, and just have fun!

    In three sentences

    Utah State is full of spirit and energy! Everyone here is excited to learn and to have fun while they study to eventually earn their degree. I'm planning on getting my BS degree in mechanical engineering and they have an amazing program!

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There were a lot of students activities to do on campus, especially if you live in the dorms. A couple of my friends and I even participated in some activites just to get a break from studying. My favorite activity to watch is when the students play Zombie vs Humans. To see students sprinting around on campus with nerf guns in their hands was quite entertaining and exciting to watch.

    Food and Dining

    The Taggart Student Center has many different options on food. You could make a quick run in and out if you are in a rush, or you could dine upstairs with the friends you've made on-campus.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm life experience. I became close with my dormmates, and developed friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are somewhat difficult, depending on how much work, effort, and concentration you put into it. Could a course there be difficult- yes! But it will only be as difficult as the student makes it for themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every students you meet will always remember your face. Wether or not if you remember there name, most students remember yours. So if you become homesick, the feeling will not last long. Because the students who see your face everyday will remind you that you have a friend or family within them.

    In three sentences

    USU is an amazing university to attend, where everyone is welcome. I came here, being thousands of miles away from home, and never seem to find myself regretting my decision. I found friends, family, and my home where I feel as if I belong here.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus wide security available and on call 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    Countless clubs and activities for optimum envelopment.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a True Aggie and go get a kiss on the A every month on the full moon!

    Bang for the buck

    Very good price for what you get out of it!

    What to do for fun

    There is all sorts of things to do in Logan, Ut around the college. There is sledding, skiing, hiking, bowling, movies, horse back riding, ect. There are many campus influenced events as well!

    Food and Dining

    The dining places on campus are really well done. The best options would be to have a meal plan to get good food when ever you would like.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is exceptional. The social atmosphere is very positive and outgoing. All of campus is a short walk away. Promotes safety and learning.

    Academic Rigor

    Full of challenges for every level of experience. Lots of one on one time with understanding professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is an intimate school with caring staff. There are countless opportunities for every field of study. There is a lot of fun things to do that make learning fun!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State University is the safest place, and is in the safest city in Utah. USU has police emergency buttons all over campus. They are these tall posts that have a button and intercom. if you push it, you are instantly connected with the USU dispatch, and an officer will come over right away. You can use this button whenever, and it's not only for emergencies. We were constantly told in our Dorm Safety meetings that if we were walking around campus being followed, or just feel unsafe and would like an escort, to push the button. You are never far from one of these towers, and there are some around every dorm as well, just in case of an emergency in the dorms. There are always a bunch of officers around USU, and most of them are very friendly. I've had a couple of rude run-ins with the USU coppers, but they are great guys.

    Greek Life

    A few years ago a young man died of alcohol poisoning at a party/frat hazing some kids that were part of the frat were hosting. Obviously, the frat didn't validate this activity, the kids did it of their own will, but right after that USU got rid of nearly all frats and sororities with the exception of a couple who are watched like hawks and are some of the top, most popular, and most honorable Greek divisions in the country, who actually do a lot of good for the campus and community. I still hear of some wild stories every once and a while, but definitely not as bad as probably every other school, i.e. University of Utah.... THAT school is the frat party school, not USU.

    Clubs and Activities

    I will admit I didn't participate in many clubs, but it seems that USU has a very good club base, and it's easy for anyone who wants to form a new club to do so. I have seen flyers for clubs for everything! USU has plenty of activities, too, as you can see from what I've said in the rest of my review! USU is NOT a boring school. At all.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone and Anyone! All will be welcomed, and all will find a place to belong at this diverse school!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Honestly, USU is full of these. When I talk to people who go to other schools, I'm always getting the reaction of really??? USU is such an active and social school with so many activities... the amount in itself seems unusual for schools. The most popular and wide-known tradition, which other schools have mimicked but it started at USU, is True Aggie Night. There is an A statue by Old Main Hill. Every month on the night of the full moon the Student Housing and Activities decorates it, puts two ladders on it, one on either side. Everyone gathers at the statue, there's lights and music, and students can get on top of the statue and kiss in front of everyone to become True Aggies. One rule, you need to kiss a True Aggie to become one, with the exception of Homecoming night where any 2 people can kiss. You get a little card stating you're a True Aggie with who turned you and everything. It's a pretty big tradition! Another one is the HOWL. It's the biggest Halloween party in Utah, with so many activities and big wig entertainers. Famous DJs DJ the HUGE dance hall, and in past years performers have included Massive Monkees, The Higher, Tyrone Wells, We the Kings, Cartel, mentalist Craig Karges, Magician Dan Martin, and so much in between. USU dance crews also perform amazing numbers and the crews and performing arts students walk around in costume and character freaking people out, giving the whole party a certain ambiance. They can be pretty freaky! Another tradition is called the Finals Howl. on a designated day at midnight the week of finals, the silence rule is dropped and all students are allowed to relieve there studying frustrations through howling in the library. Aggie Fest at the end of the year is always a party, too. Famous performers come for that as well. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sean Kingston, Cameron Rafati are a few who have graced us! the USU vs. BYU football game is a big deal at USU, too. Since so many students want to go but the stadium can only hold so many, in order to get your wristband to get into the game, you need to participate in the Camp-out on the Quad.... everyone camps out on the Quad, a huge grass area behind Old Main. USU Basketball is a huge deal, too! USU students love there Spectrum Stadium and their Basketball team. You have not had the full experience unless you go to a Spectrum game! USU likes their zombies, too. a new recent tradition is the Humans vs. Zombies tag game. Google it! everyone starts as humans with the exception of some OZ's, Original Zombies, and the humans get to use nerf guns and sock balls to defend themselves from humans. I can't explain all of the awesomeness. Seriously, GOOGLE IT.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, you get plenty of bang for your buck. The ratio of awesome to your cash (which isn't a small amount, but USU is still the cheapest university in Utah! And its education is just as good as BYU or U of U if not better!) is ever in your favor. It�s like pure Sodium in distilled water. BIG bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    Like I had said in the Dorm Life section, the Housing and Student Life committee ALWAYS plans stuff for students to do! BUT in this section, I want to dispel a myth about USU that lingers, and had my parents going against USU for a long time.... It is NOT a dangerous party school! USU is actually a very safe place. It did have a prior (and I mean a LONG time ago) rep of being a party school, but this is not a direct reflection on USU, but the off campus housing. (see Greek Life and Campus Safety sections) USU provides plenty of alcohol and drug free activities for their students. Logan is also a very fun and diverse place. There are tons of amazing little shops, eateries, parks, and places to explore. Logan sits between 4+ gorgeous canyons, and the prettiest one, Logan Canyon, is less than a minute from campus. It provides river rafting, tubing, ATVs and dirt bikes, hiking, snowmobiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, camping, and any other activity. USU also has a student activities center where students can rent recreational equipment and get lessons for FREE, or for such a small charge, say, 5 dollars a person, it's ridiculous. USU is also an hour or less from 6 lakes, including the popular Bear Lake and it's surrounding towns (about 30 min away) There are a lot of parks, golf courses, and Cache Valley Mall isn't big, at ALL, but it doesn't waste space, either. Every store in there is a great store and they have great selections. Only thing it needs is a Macy*s anf a Victoria Secret. Also the area has a lot of other good stores. Every major grocer and a few minor ones (but I don't recall a Harmons) Shopko, K-Mart, 2 Walmarts, Sears, Sams Club, TJ Maxx and Ross, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby.... It may be a rural town but it has everything! The Student HYPER building is the activity/exercise/student health building. It has an array of workout equipment, classes and clubs for fitness, and a great pool! Basketball and Volleyball areas are nice, too. There are plenty of places for the staple of movies and bowling, though I do wish The Pie Pizzeria would build a place in Logan, they have one in every other college town in Utah!

    Food and Dining

    The food at USU is pretty good, it all depends on what you're used to. If you're used to your mom being a 5 star chef, then you're going to get a little homesick from time to time. But they do have something for everyone, I had some SUPER picky friends up there and they weren't bothered too much. The only thing is how EXPENSIVE the meal plan is!! And for 90% of on-campus housing you're required to but a meal plan, either a minimum of 7 or 10 meals/wk (which 10 is plenty) The larger the meal plan you buy the cheaper each individual meal is, but not by much. My first year a meal plan of 10/wk averaged to a little over 8 dollars a meal. That's the most expensive part of living on-campus, the meal plan was more than my rent! There are 2 student eateries, The Junction in Central Campus (closest to all the Freshmen housing) and The Marketplace (in the student center) both of these places are all you can eat and have plenty of choices, though I always liked The Marketplace the best. There are 3 other spots you can use your meal plans at, but you transfer a meal into 5 dollars to spend there. Another thing with the whole student meal thing is you have to eat your food in the dining room, and you can't take ANY out. I can understand them not wanting to be the student pantry, but I wish we could take a tray or a to-go container dinner. But the dining room was always a good place to be social and meet people.

    Dorm Life

    From what I hear about other schools, USU has the best dorm life of any school in this side of the United States. It all starts with the RA's (Resident Assistants... basically your dorm supervisor) USU hires the most fun, bright, nice, honorable, exciting, friendly RA's! All of the RA's then plan with other Housing Officials frequent activities that are always a blast! Sometimes they are campus wide and so every student will be informed, and sometimes just each section of housing (Central, southern, or Student Living campuses) will create their own events- but everyone is invited! They plan Human vs. Zombies tag games (it's actually an official league thing, Google it!), The HOWL (the largest Halloween party in Utah), tailgate parties, BBQs, water parties, movie parties, several week-long carnivals/parties, and all sorts of get-togethers. RA's will even plan special weekly activities just for their floor/wing to help the residents befriend each other and get the most from their college experience. Some are fun, and sometimes we have serious talks.... Though I've never heard The Talk presented in such an educational, un-awkward, and actually funny/fun way! My RA my first year (I lived in Valley View Tower on Central Campus) would do MMM night on our floor... Movie Manicure Mondays. we'd all meet in the basement TV room at 9 or 10 Monday night and watch a movie and do each other's nails. She would provide a ton of food too, it was a great way for the floor to bond! Once we had a building-wide social about self-image, and destroying stereotypes and cliques. Our RA's, the best ladies you will EVER meet, all dressed up as the extreme of their stereo type or adopted another and did a cat walk. They wrote their own introductions that had funny parts, but then got down to the nitty gritty of how stereo types have affected their character's life. It was very touching. The RA's really care about their tenants! The cleaning and maintenance staff at USU are very friendly as well, and pro at what they do! It's a great way to meet the men and ladies :) When the snow is 3 feet deep or it's raining like the flood, its nice to be right on campus. The only cons I have towards Dorms/on-campus housing are 1) price, it definitely is cheaper to live off campus, 2) It can sometimes be a distraction from the real reason you're there, YOUR EDUCATION, because you make friends and just want to hang out with them, 3) It's the same at any school, but sometimes the close proximity to so many girls/guys can create drama

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor at USU really differs... Classes for your major(s) are usually difficult but very educational. Professors really want you to have an open mind, come up with your own ideas, and succeed. They want you to know your stuff inside, out, backwards, forwards, and every direction in between. USU classes are still very fun though, along with being educational. Hands on and participation are a must! You Breadth and generals classes can be a little more chill, where they focus on giving you more broadening your horizons experiences. They still take effort and still can present challenges though; you will not get bored with any class you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are these: - Utah State offers an amazing social life, probably the most fulfilling at any school around, but don't let it affect your studies! - Include in your school shopping list a raincoat/umbrella, rain/snow boots, a good coat and rain jacket, but some tank tops as well. It's either pouring, a blizzard, or scorching hot! - Participate. In class you won't have a choice, at USU it's kind of a requirement. -Eat Aggie Ice Cream! And go to a Basketball and a Hockey game at least once - Sing the Scotsmen or you will die.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University gives us students a wonderful mixture of the best of ALL college worlds. It's a small town feel but not missing any commodities or social life, and then offers a top class education in all areas-especially engineering, business, and education- without paying top dollar! Utah State University steals the hearts of all students, prospective or already enrolled, the second you step foot on the beautiful campus.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I love Utah State! It has a very friendly atmosphere and the professors care about you as an individual. I highly recommend going to USU, go AGGIES!!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    If you can't find something to do or something to be involved in, you don't want to.

    Great for these types of students

    USU is especially great for anyone who loves the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition that has to do with a bull but you'll have to come and experience that for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Great price if you are a resident.

    What to do for fun

    There are too many things to do to name them all but here are a few. Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, water skiing, snow skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, Did I mention, bowling, tennis basketball, pool or dancing? Then there are the arts, plays, theater and movies just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    On or off campus, there's a variety for every palette and budget.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know, but I hear it's great!

    Academic Rigor

    Just right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Education comes in many forms. Get in, buckle down and get your homework done - then get out and have some fun!

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a beautiful college campus with something for everyone. Agriculture still plays a huge part in the university but they have expanded in all other areas to become a powerhouse in education. Sports and extra curricular activities are also important at USU, come spend some time here and you'll be proud to call yourself an Aggie.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is no need to feel danger on this campus. The campus cops are very strict about the rules and track all suspicious tips or activity. This is literally one of the safest campuses in the west.

    Greek Life

    This is a great place to go if you want an automatic friend network.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities for you to do at Utah State. Frisbee golf, dance club, cultural clubs, tutoring, study groups, cooking clubs, work out centers, sports, and so much more. Utah State is also known for its incredible basketball home games.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for ALL types of students. No matter who you are or what you are interested in there is a place for you at Utah State University. Those you meet will welcome you with open arms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The True Aggie tradition is every ones favorite. On one night a semester students kiss on the A to establish their True Aggie status. Thousands of students participate.

    What to do for fun

    The Fun Park is a prime spot for fun. Country swing dancing, 80s roller skating, bowling, and rock wall climbing are just the beginning. The canyon is also only a minute away with cliff diving, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Finding fun is not hard on or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are multipul places on campus to eat if you have a meal plan and honestly they have better food than some five star restaurants that I have been to. If you don't have a meal plan there are plenty of places to eat that have class and give student discounts. Its also easy to stock up on fresh foods at the nearest Walmart.

    Dorm Life

    Utah State is known for its fantastic community atmosphere. Students who live in the dorms experience this every day and know that living on campus is practically home in a much more up beat way.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education classes are what trip everyone up, but once you start classes in your degree the teachers and students show passion and dedication beyond what I have ever seen before.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Go to class! Enjoy everything school and campus has to offer!

    In three sentences

    Utah State is an incredible college because of the great atmosphere. Everyone is kind and most of the students know how to have fun and balance their academics really well. The great professors only add the air of achievement and acceptance.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is a really safe city and so is the school. One thing that is really comforting to me is that you can call school security at night and they can escort you to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's tons of clubs and lots to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a platform that rests on some A's, this is where you become a True Aggie. Someone who is already a true aggie will stand with another who is not on the platform, and they kiss to become true aggies.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that the price for tuition and everything is good, and makes me feel that I can actually pay it somehow, with a little help. There's lots of resources that come with the school that are provided for your learning, and I think it's really good.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots of hikes, Bear Lake is just a little ways away so you could go boating, wakeboarding, etc. There's also tons and tons of clubs and activities going on at Utah State, so there's always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Logan has really good restaurants, and the school provides really good food to eat.

    Dorm Life

    As with all schools, the dorms they have differ. Obviously the more expensive ones will be a little nicer, but wherever you stay you can be assured that you can make friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in contact with the many many resources you have. Contact an A-team member, they are the most fantastic people on earth, and they will help you through any questions you have. Also take the two day SOAR, it's the most fun and you get the most information out of it.

    In three sentences

    Utah State has been really helpful in transitioning to college life. The people who go there are very kind, including the school and the town of Logan. Everyone is focused on helping each other succeed and progress, not tear each other down so you can be better than someone else.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Good, I think. Not part of a sorority/fraternity, so can't say.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerds and socialites

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night, and Ultimate Aggie

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs you can join, plus movies are played on Old Main Hill once a semester - which is also lots of fun to sled on! There's also concerts, dances, and around Halloween, a haunted house!

    Tips for prospective students

    Before the first day of class, figure out where all your classes are! It will definitely make life easier!

    In three sentences

    Generally speaking, the professors want you to succeed. There may be a few bad eggs, but work hard, and you'll succeed. It doesn't hurt to get involved with the awesome campus life either!

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Outdoor Recreation Program is amazing for all seasons up Logan Canyon. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snow shoeing, camping, and much more are available.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, affordable and accessable. Whether your looking for a quick snack before class, a meal, or a treat like Aggie Ice Cream it is there for the convenience of the busy student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and rewarding of the effort that is put into the work. The academic bar is set high but also achievable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advisor often and don't let a question go without getting an answer. Look for all the resources available and use the ones that apply to your situation.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a top ranked school that lives up to it's name. It offers a challenging education, as well as many extra-curricular activities. The outdoor program is awesome, and helps take advantage of Logan canyon.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ANY!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie - kiss in front of everyone at midnight on the full moon to become one.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and always activities. Less off-campus but love the rock-haus and the fun center!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a big big coat. Also take a variety your freshman year, I discovered things I loved that I would have never guessed!

    In three sentences

    I just kind of ended up at USU and also ended up loving it. The town is a little small but perfect for a college environment. It gets cold but it is beautiful!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus. They have an alert system around campus which is towers with a siren and alert button if you are in trouble. I have yet to hear anything bad happen on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs you can join along with many activities. The have a club week where you can go and learn about the different clubs. From there you can make decisions on what clubs you want to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are couple things. There is true aggie nights on full moons. There is something called the ultimate aggie which you will hear about very quickly on campus. There is also the silent dance party during finals week and the howl in the library once finals are almost over.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the sporting events. They are always a wonderful time. Get involved in on-campus activities and meet people. Hang out in the library while studying. It is a lot better than it sounds. Explore the town and ask locals about what crazy, fun stuff you can do.

    Food and Dining

    There are excellent food and dining choices on campus. There is the hub where you can get all kinds of different food during the day; from taco time to sandwiches. There is also the marketplace which is an all you can eat venue with many different food choices made by the culinary students.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms but, from hanging with friends, I can say that they seem pretty good. It does depend where you live. But overall, it seems like fun and a really good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many awesome classes that you can take. You can make your schedule extremely tough but you don't have to. Each course is great. There isn't a large amount of homework but, there is some studying that you should do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved in campus activities. Get out and meet people and make it fun. It is kind of hard to do at first but once you do, you will have a lot of fun.

    In three sentences

    It is an awesome school to go to. You can walk to any place because of the tight campus and everybody is willing to help you if you are lost. If I had to make the decision again, I would pick going to USU again.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Most of the people don't lock their doors, and they have never been stolen from. A lot of people leave their bikes unlocked on campus, and they don't go missing. If you feel unsafe, you can call the campus police, and they will escort you from anywhere on campus to anywhere else on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to go outdoors and have fun would love this school. Each season brings a new activity to do out-of-doors!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have True Aggie night where you stand on the A table on a full moon and kiss someone is a true Aggie in order to become one yourself. You can also do it on A Day and homecoming! It's pretty cool!

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are very small (15-20 in my major) with few exceptions (all of them are general eds). The campus is gorgeous, and there is plenty to do if you know where to look. Even the out of state cost is very low!

    What to do for fun

    You have to go out and find things to do. Logan can be a very fun place to live if you love things like: biking, skiing, hiking, or nature, quiet, reading, photography, etc. It's a lovely town and a great place to be if you know what you like to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is tasty; although the meals are repetitive. This made the campus dining really boring quite fast, but the lack of a stove in the dorms makes students eat on campus practically everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Only the newest dorms have AC, which is kind of lame. There are also only a few apartment style dorms that have a stove in every unit, so it's hard to cook unless you live in one of those dorms. The people that live in Logan tend to be friendly, especially in the dorms since everyone is new (for the most part) and they want to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are well taught, which makes them seem simple; however, they are still interesting. Professors are totally willing to help if you have questions, and they also tend to have plenty of TA's who will help as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go talk to your adviser all the time. Talk to them enough that they are almost (but not quite) sick of seeing you; they can really help you stay on track, and they are willing to help you figure out a myriad of issues that occur when you are in college. Don't sit in your room all day, or college will be a boring four years.

    In three sentences

    The USU campus is absolutely beautiful during all seasons. While the changing seasons can really sneak up and surprise you, the weather is relatively mild until it starts snowing. It's a great place to keep up on a plethora of hobbies!

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe, the city was once ranked the safest city in America.

    Greek Life

    There's not a large variety of greek life, an aspect that needs to be improved upon.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs specific for major, culture, or interests, I owuld suggest contacting the Access and Diversity Center to inquire more information on the ones specific to you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people that intend on studying a lot and focusing. Since it is in a small town without much to do it provides a lot of study time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The third floor of the TSC is a nice place to hang out and meet people. Not many people venture up there but when they do they are pleasantly suprised.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is extremely affordable and this is a place that you do get the most bang for your buck. Utah State's academics are highly ranked yet it's tution and fees are more than reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Utah State is in a small town so there is not much to do for fun. There is hiking, cliff jumping and other outdoors activities for the summer. The winter is long lasting and provides plenty of opportunity ski and snowboard.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple food and dining options for the students at Utah State Univerisity. There are two all you can eat places and multiple quick stop places you can buy food from. We lack in the availability of popular food establishments but not in the variety of food available.

    Dorm Life

    There are multiple options for dorm locations and dorm styles. The dorm life is a pleasant one which surrounds you with friends but allows you to focus by implicating quiet hours. All of the dorms have a nice layout and they are all close to campus or have shuttle options available.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State University pushes students to be their best, as does the work load. The hours a week studying vary with the field of study, I know from personal experience science majors have an intense workload intended to propell our futures. Academically we are pushed not only to be the best but to think critically and obtain logic.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advice prospective student to dress warm and be ready for a hard hitting winter which endures 9 out of 12 months of the year. I would also advice students to get involved in the Access and Diversity center and obtain some leadership experience. If the student is a science major I would suggest constant interaction with professors and deans to inquire about research opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a school that shows great promise as one of the nation's leaders in research institutes and opportunities. USU's undergraduate research oppotunities are unmatched by any other school in the nation, and the campus is beautifuly purched on a hill. Utah State University is located in a remote area surrounded by friendly people and smiling faces.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police on guard at all times, even to walk you home at night if you want, and posts every 100 yards or so to call them if there is a problem. It all seems like overkill though, because pretty much nothing threatening ever happens.

    Greek Life

    I don't know. Its not too big.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs, and most are completely open to join at any time.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back people that are serious about getting a quality education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you get to school, you're a normal Aggie. When you kiss a true Aggie on top of the 'A' during a full moon, then you also become a true Aggie. These are huge events, as you could probably guess.

    Bang for the buck

    I payed $80 for this upcoming semester because of scholarships - scholarships aren't hard to get if you have a good track record, so its affordable.

    What to do for fun

    The mountains are five minutes away - hiking, camping, biking. There is a ski resort about half an hour away. Ice blocking down Old Main Hill is a favorite. Sports games. There are always activities going on - if you just keep yourself informed through the school newspaper that's distributed liberally for FREE, you'll never run out of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but expensive. Its all buffet style though, so you can get as much as you want. There are a couple of options to choose from on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Ok, off campus housing is the way to go. Its cheaper, and its a lot more fun.

    Academic Rigor

    You can make it as easy or as hard as you want. There's Honors classes as well that are often more penetrating and difficult - and more rewarding at the same time. Also, some programs are more difficult than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just get involved. If you see a club that you want to join, do it. No one will judge you or think you're weird - they'll just be glad that you're there. Go to basketball and football games and go crazy. Take the Connections class, it helps you with the adjustment to college, and gives you an automatic base of 15-20 friends.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a medium sized university that has a large amount of activity disproportionate with its size. The faculty is willing to help, and the students body is generally very friendly. The best parts are Aggie Basketball and Aggie Ice Cream!

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pathetically overdone. College student do not need signs painted into the ground to remind them to ride their bike carefully and not hit people. Now how much did that overkill safety project cost?

    Clubs and Activities

    Swing Dancing Club is the BEST.

    Great for these types of students

    Die hard Aggie fans. People who can stand the cold.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quad is nice. The kissing on the A to become a true aggie is quite odd to me.

    Bang for the buck

    It is ridiculous how expensive college has become, not only USU, but also at other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Going up logan canyon is your best bet to have a good time in Logan. The howl is not fun, it is disgusting.

    Food and Dining

    I could not usually eat the meal plans because of food allergies. Overpriced meals.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms because they were very pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses for the most part are great. I feel the general credit classes could be improved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful what teachers you take from. Some are horrendous, some are very good. Some don't speak English. Buy books online. Bring a good coat.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very nice. The Taggart Student Center is pathetic compared to other colleges. I feel USU is very overpriced and not careful with where they invest their student's money.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think the campus will be safe. They monitor the parking lots for cars without permits, the school lots and most of the apartments. So I don't think there will be a lot of problems.

    Greek Life

    it is here. I don't know anything more about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    that is hard to say. I think it is best for people to tour or at least go to the location to get a feel for any college they wish to attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not sure what they are, but we do have some.

    Bang for the buck

    I am out of state right now so it is not cheap. Out of state for 4 credits is the same as in state for 12. The price is reasonable for in state. In state = one full 12month period living in the state.

    What to do for fun

    hiking, camping, Clubs/ activities, there is a lot to do on campus and in town.

    Food and Dining

    Sorry, don't know yet. But they do have several spot to eat at. I don't know YET.

    Dorm Life

    living an apartment, just moved in. I don't know YET.

    Academic Rigor

    waiting to find out! I don't know YET.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the student orientation, it will help a lot. I did not have time for it. It can also save you some money!!!

    In three sentences

    Very excited, campus and the people are great. I can't wait to start classes.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Utah State University is always passionate about keeping old traditions alive, particularly the 'true Aggie' tradition. On the first full moon after school begins, students gather at midnight at the giant A located in the middle of campus. To become a true Aggie, you must kiss a boy or a girl at midnight on the top of the A. It's a time honored tradition that makes Utah State on of the most passionate colleges in the country.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at Utah State. Whether it is the fantastic football games, the club activities, or the general events that happen around campus, no one is ever left wanting for a more social experience while at Utah State University

    Food and Dining

    The food at Utah State University is amazing! Some buildings have cafes conveniently built on the ground floor so students can eat before class. The food at Utah State University is always delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Utah State is very convenient. Most dorms are located near or on campus and provide students with a sense of community. At Utah State, dorm life is safe and convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it depends on the major whether or not the classes will be difficult for some students. However, the instructors are always offering help no matter the major and seem to really care about student success. When attending Utah State University, there are plenty of student resources to ensure academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell prospective students to where comfortable shoes, especially the first few days of class. The Utah State has a large campus, and is located at the crest of Old Main Hill and it's a long, steep walk. Also having water on hand at all times is a must, it's really easy to get dehydrated walking around campus.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a fantastic college! There is always a social event going on, the clubs are amazing and the teachers are great and give a high quality education experience. I would highly recommend Utah State University for anyone looking for a positive college experience.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is such a safe place to be. There are always people looking out for you as long as you're being safe yourself.

    What to do for fun

    They have it all. Games are free for any student. Logan has close, bowling, shopping, and of course some of the best snow around.

    Food and Dining

    The marketplace has great food, but at least for a penny pinching student, it's hard to pay for.

    Dorm Life

    It's such a great experience to be on campus, the housing is great, and so much fun.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as academics, you get in what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to cook for yourself, because meal plans are just too expensive. Start applying for scholarships now.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a great school. The entire city of Logan is an amazing place to be. Everything seems to be catered to help the students.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go hunting and camping with my family. I will take pictures all day everyday if I could. If I am doing anything with my family it is all fun!

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat there so I can not rate it

    Dorm Life

    I don't live there so I can not rate it

    Academic Rigor

    I feel my academic rigor is very high. When it comes to school I will push myself past my limits to exceed at whatever I am doing. I get really hard on myself if I tend to fail at something so I keep on trying until I succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make yourself familiar to the curriculum. Be sure to know when deadlines are. Also plan ahead. It makes it a lot easier to make sure you have your assignments turned in on time when you know what needs to be done.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has very career oriented people. The staff at Utah State University are very helpful, and when asked a question they are more than willing to help. Utah State University has a wide variety of courses that you can take to get any kind of degree that you would like.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Wonderful place for LDS members. Very large Mormon population of students.

    What to do for fun

    There are several activities provided almost everyday on campus. There are many dances, sports activities, clubs, parties that go on all the time.

    Food and Dining

    Great cafeteria with interesting and unique food choices such as a Mongolian grill. Slightly expensive but overall great place to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I had the opportunity to live in Utah State's off-campus housing for one semester. Oak Ridge is located one mile from campus and is solely apartment living. I enjoyed living close to campus with students that were closer to my age as I was a transfer student in my Junior year of college. Oak Ridge provided many activities that allowed for their residents to meet throughout the semester. Apartments were decently sized. Appliances, carpets, and furniture are slightly out-dated but work well and are perfectly usable. Semester rent was very reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging but feasible if taken seriously. There are many projects and opportunities that teachers include in their curriculum that allow students to explore situations and possibilities that they may not have otherwise.

    Tips for prospective students

    For anyone looking to attend college for the first time or to further their education, Utah State is a wonderful place to do so. Speak with advisers in the department that you are looking at going into. Before applying and signing up for classes, be sure to look into Admission scholarships that you may qualify for depending on grades in past colleges or high school.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has been a wonderful place to further my education, so far. Many of the professors and instructors are very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions that their students ask. USU also provides their students with many useful resources that allow students to do their very best.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always USU Campus Police patrolling and there are tons of Emergency poles that have buttons you can push in case of an emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and organizations to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Becoming a True Aggie by kissing another Aggie on the A at midnight.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of different hiking trails and outdoor things to do. If you are part of the Greek life there are always things going on. It just depends what you are into. Salt Lake is only an hour away as well so it's always fun to go down there on the weekends and explore the city.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of really good dining options on campus that you can use your meal plan for. And, as far as meal plans go, there are a variety of them so you can choose the one that best fits your lifestyle.

    Dorm Life

    You'll make a lot of friends living in the dorms IF you are friendly and talk to people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Involved. Don't just sit at home and wait for things to happen. Talk to as many people as possible.

    In three sentences

    The school sponsors a lot of really fun events for students. There is a wide range of majors and minors to choose from. If you get involved, you will always have friends.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus takes safety VERY seriously. Since it is a dry campus, no alcohol consumation or even the cans/bottles are allowed on campus or in the dorm facilities. IF it is found the people involved will be evicted and receive penalties from the university. Anything that breaks university code is immediately reported to the campus police. There are also blue poles all around campus that have an emergency button just incase something were to happen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night! Every full moon, homecoming, or A-day is the time to get up on the A pedestal and kiss to become a true aggie. If you are not a true aggie, you must kiss someone else that IS a true aggie in order to become one. After doing so, you get an official card stating that you are a true aggie!

    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting events, go camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking (we are literally 5 min away from the canyon) or bear lake is right close by! There are also themed dance parties that go on Mon-Thurs, they always have some sort of ultimate frisbee game going on out on the quad everyday. Just walking around campus, you'll find something to do!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many dining areas on campus and a lot of food options within the dining areas. Pretty much anything that you are in the mood for, is here on campus. From chinese to paninis they've got it here! There are also a lot of food options in downtown. We are also lucky to have 2 walmarts close by, so that makes things easy!

    Dorm Life

    The housing and residence life association does a FANTASTIC job at making sure every student has the best experience. They're always giving out free food, and having a lot of fun activities to get involved with.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the teachers teach a lot of the curriculum in class, so take a lot of notes! There are also teachers that use online homework along with the textbook. Teachers can also use the iClicker response system which can track the progress of the class in their learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get familiar with your classes before the first day so that you don't get lost! Don't get too excited and buy all of your books at once. Go to the first day of class and see what books you'll need, some teachers don't require the textbook for class! Get involved and try to go to every activity! Especially athletic events. Football games are huge here.

    In three sentences

    The university is well located in the perfect collegetown. Everyone here is really nice and willing to help you succeed. There is always something to do or some event that is going on!

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency buttons placed strategically around campus. It is well lit at night and the campus police are on call at all times. Even if you just don't feel safe you can call them and have them escort you where you need to go. Fire alarms abound in South campus (they are very sensitive) but the police drop by to make sure everything is alright.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really. There is a great business school, tons of international students, and room for everybody. Not the best place for people who love to drink. It is a dry campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie: Kiss another true Aggie at midnight during a full moon to become an Aggie. Game night: for really big/popular games, camp out on the quad to get your tickets early.

    Bang for the buck

    I received a scholarship to the school (USU is very liberal with their scholarships) and so I find it to be the perfect bang for my buck. My housing is a bit run down, but t is the oldest building on campus as well as the cheapest.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoors stuff. Camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, etc. There's always at least one activity going on a week, and there are plenty of service opportunities. The dorms play (safe) pranks every so often and there is always someone playing frisbee or hanging out on the quad. Just walk around and you will find something.

    Food and Dining

    I do not have a meal plan, but there are plenty of options on campus to eat from and generally very good food, both to-order and buffet. you won't get bored quickly.

    Dorm Life

    It is definitely lively, even when I don't want it to be (I'm an early to bed-early to rise kind of person). There is always something going on somewhere. South Campus is great.

    Academic Rigor

    It is harder in comparison to high school but nothing too difficult (aside from what you would expect [math]). The teachers are very helpful and as long as you are organized it is easy to survive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your roommates as much as possible. My group has a surplus of stuff we don't need and we've needed to pare down a lot. Don't be afraid to share (kitchen stuff at least). Set boundaries early on (with everyone). Actually study. Go talk to your adviser your first semester. Try new things and be a new you.

    In three sentences

    Having been here for one semester I would give Utah State an overall green light. The classes are quite large (to start off with) but the students are friendly and it is a safe atmosphere. It is a beautiful campus with plenty of activities and it is so fun!

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to go and eat either before and after class.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes stimulate me to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books early and make sure to pay your registration fees. Also make learning fun by signing up for classes that not only fulfill your needs but also make you excited to learn.

    In three sentences

    These guys are really great, and have been a great help to me. This is my first year in college and the faculty have been patient with me and explained where things are etc. Its a great place for people wanting to go in a field that works with animals.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Great! Several awesome sororities and Fraternities with a couple new Fraternal colonies being started this year

    Clubs and Activities

    Val R. Christensen service center is awesome. Many clubs groups to get involved in everything from skiing to service at local elementary schools

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True aggie kiss on old main hill.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoors everything. Logan Canyon. Surrounding lakes and recreation areas. Beaver mountain ski area. Many campus sponsored social events

    Tips for prospective students

    Take into consideration tuition costs. USU is a great education for a great price.

    In three sentences

    Great Campus layout and facilities. Great social opportunities and awesome sports programs. Small comfortable feel, but still has lots of diversity and large student body.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    GET THE AGGIE ICE CREAM!!!! It will win you over no matter what!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school!!!

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus cops patrol the grounds often, there are also emergency posts that posted around campus for emergency. It also, never hurts to have pepper spray.

    Clubs and Activities

    Huge diverse of clubs on/off campus

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans aren't required but good food nonetheless. There are even several fast food shops that are in within reasonable walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great. Because, you're within every activity on campus and surrounded by great people who are always do something awesome.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's one, becoming a True Aggie that includes kissing a girl (as a boy or vice versa for the girls) on the night of a full moon by the A (a statue of an A at the center of campus).

    Bang for the buck

    The price is fairly low for the education that comes with it.

    What to do for fun

    Where to begin...there are options for skiing and snowboarding, hiking, cleaning the sink at Angies (a large bowl of ice cream, the bowl being the shape of a sink, and eating as much of it as you can), ice skating, dances, concerts, and anything else you think a college student would be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    There is an option for a meal plan, allowing you to eat when you'd like, but costing a bunch. The best option is to make your own food and finding an apartment/dorm that has the capability to do so. You can even split the meal-making responsibilities with other members of your dorm to ease the cooking time requirements.

    Dorm Life

    In a word, fun. It's one thing to hang out with a friend every so often. It's another thing entirely to have a group of friends on the same floor and all go hang out at any given moment. Not only that, but the dorms plan activities for everyone to participate in, helping you get to know anyone around you.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of effort required is definitely more than high school. There is much more dedication needed, but the school itself provides ample opportunities for you to find tutors, help, and support. It is dedicated to helping you through this experience.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school. It's surroundings are beautiful, if not cold during the winter, the air is clean, and the people here are amazing. I have loved my time here at USU and would recommend anyone attend here.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to as many school activities as I can. I go to the Access and Diversity lounge and I hang out with everyone there. At least once every two weeks, a group of my friends go out to eat sushi on Thursdays.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different options on where to eat. Almost all buildings have a cafe place to sit down and eat. It's very convenient and you don't have to go all the way back home, if you like down the hill, just to go eat.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live at home because i do not have the money to move out.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I am struggling, there are always people willing to help me. I am involved in a lot of study groups and I always go to SI.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out to all the activities. Do not be afraid to go out and meet new people. Be involved in as many clubs as you can.

    In three sentences

    Utah State has an amazing program where you can get tutored for free. The students here are full of spirit and enjoy going to any Aggie game. There is not one time when someone does not smile at me on my way to class.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I know nothing of the Greek life but the campus is surrounded in it's buildings.

    Clubs and Activities

    the clubs are endless. I'm sure if you name it, we've got it, and if we don't you can always start a new club.

    Great for these types of students

    great for anyone who looks to further their education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to kiss a true aggie on the A at midnight to become a true aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    Grants and scholarships are the way to go

    What to do for fun

    Attend a football game or an event. Talk to someone new there is always someone interesting nearby.

    Food and Dining

    I have hardly eaten on campus. The coffee is good though in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    Non Applicable

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are so educational and fun all in one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the Connections course! This course is so helpful whether you are attending classes on campus or taking online courses.

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State University. Besides being with my children I have to say I would rather be on campus than anywhere else in the state of Utah. GO AGGIES!!

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of emergency boxes around and campus police are close and not hard to find. I definitely feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    Not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to get involved in here! It is wonderful!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is True Aggie Night here that is pretty unusual. To become a True Aggie, you have to kiss someone on a special A stool that is in front of the oldest building on campus (Old Main) during a full moon or on Homecoming night. It is great!

    Bang for the buck

    School is expensive but it's expected from a University. I have enjoyed it so much here though so I feel like it is worth it for the most part.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do!! It seems like there is always something going on, no matter the season. When it's nice and warm out, there are movies on the famous Old Main hill, when it snows, you can sled down it. The clubs and greeks always seem to be doing something.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good here and you can purchase meal plans that are so worth it!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshmen year and it was an absolute blast! They could have been a bit bigger but that is my only complaint.

    Academic Rigor

    In my experience, the academics have been amazing! I have had great teachers and learned so much! They have all been amazing at being easy to reach if there is problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to balance time. Because there is always something going on, you need to decide what is more important. Have priorities or you will find yourself in trouble either school/grade wise, sleep deprivation, or other potential issues.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is the best school ever! Everyone here has so much school pride. There are so many fun things going on all the time but at the same time, the academics are taken seriously.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State is one of the top safest college campuses in the United States. There are emergency phones all over campus in case a situation comes up, but I have never felt threatened around campus day or night.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek life on campus, I don't know much about them but a lot of students here are involved in them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for about everything! from volunteer clubs, music clubs, department clubs, sports clubs, there's even a sleeping club and they all will take naps at random places all over campus

    Great for these types of students

    This is a public school however a majority of the students are LDS. I have never had a problem with being pushed to convert to the religion. It's also a good school if you have high self morals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a true Aggie! in order to become a true Aggie you and one other person stand on-top of the A and kiss at midnight on nights with a full moon, homecoming night, or A Day. The Howl- one of the biggest Halloween dances in the state, over 7,000 people attend!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like my schooling is worth it. I'm living in a super nice dorm filled with great people. I have always felt safe walking around campus and to and from sporting events.

    What to do for fun

    Logan located in a very outdoors part of Utah. We back right up to the canyon and there are multiple ski resorts within driving distance. If you're not the a fan of the outdoors there's the typical ice skating, bowling, shopping and a theater (movie and shows) Also you have to go clean the sink at Angie's (that's what the locals do) and you eat a sink full of ice cream, I recommend at least 4 people to clean that beast.

    Food and Dining

    I love the marketplace (where we eat) it is basically a buffet and there is such a variety of foods to eat. They always greet you with a smile plus they decorate for holidays.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! I love all of my roommates! the building I live in has activities going on all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the classes are what I expected. They take some studying but not as much as i expected to.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your struggling TALK TO YOUR PROFESSOR! Also attending any SI (supplemental instruction) that are provided before tests they are so helpful.

    In three sentences

    I love the continuous student involvement, there's something for everyone to do. All the athletic events are a blast with so much excitement and school pride. People here are genuinely friendly all the time.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True aggie nights

    What to do for fun

    Not lots in Logan, but there is still plenty to do. Small mall, but free bus system in Logan

    Food and Dining

    Meals get old after a while

    Dorm Life

    Lots of fun people, but not tons of activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Not super tough, but good level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you get considered for scholarships

    In three sentences

    Logan is a great place if you want a small town. Great education and engineering programs as well as many others.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    USU tennis club, game nights, and vegan club are all great.

    Great for these types of students

    USU is good for students who are serious about school. Students who are just looking for a good time, without academic rigor would do better at another school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to true Aggie night every full moon to kiss your significant other or even a stranger on the A, and become a true Aggie. It's a blast!

    Bang for the buck

    Hazel's has a really good relatively inexpensive lunch at Hazel's. Order a Marv n' Joe. They are delicious!

    What to do for fun

    The funnest things to do at USU are to attend Ultimate Frisbee, attend USU clubs, go to the Fun Park's Country Swing Dancing, and go to Pizza Pie Cafe's Karaoke night.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be a little pricey, but if you go to the right place it can be very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be good or boring depending on where you choose to live.

    Academic Rigor

    It is more academically rigorous than most others schools in Utah, other than U of U and possibly BYU.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest advice for prospective or new students, is to find a USU event to go to in order to meet people and check out the school.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has a good academic program with some very good professors. USU has less social opportunities than some other universities, but it can still be very social if sought for. The facilities are very nice in certain buildings, and need of improvement in others.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek fraternities and sororities are very friendly and outgoing!

    Great for these types of students

    All types would love USU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The true aggie night is a great tradition where students kiss over the A to become a true aggie!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do at USU! There are many dances put on by the school that are always fun! There are also many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, swimming, biking, fishing, slacklining, and so much more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Attend all of the Week of Welcome activities and get to know people!

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has changed my life. It will provide a fun atmosphere for you to make life-long friends. USU has fun classes that provide the opportunity to discover your passions!

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everything is very lighted. Campus security is always present yet always very kind.

    Greek Life

    Tons of Fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Rugby, soccer, football, swimming, triathlon, marathon, hiking, wall climbing, lifting.

    Great for these types of students

    Business. Engineering. Agriculture.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bench called the A where couples go to make out the night of homecoming, singles are invited to find a friend to make out with for the event.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic clubs all over the place. The student government is very active and is always hosting some kind of event or party. Concerts, Plays, Football, Soccer, Basketball, ect. All of the athletic events are a blast, lots of student spirit!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of cheap places really close to campus. While there ares some really great places to eat just a short bus ride away (free busing).

    Dorm Life

    It can be a great party life, or you can find solitude.

    Academic Rigor

    The General Education classes are surprisingly rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask the teachers for additional reading.

    In three sentences

    It is a professional school. There are lots of parties. The staff really get to know the students.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nowhere is ever truly safe... But I can't rate this you know why. This website is making me answer before moving on.

    Greek Life

    Same answer as above. Oh but in general, if your not a big drinker don't join these clubs. Drinking is part of who these people are.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm sure there are plenty clubs to choose from. It's a state funded school.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students who are looking to pay their way through school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has a much more user friendly online program than the other program I have done. They are also I think ranked high for online degrees. If going to school online for a decent, well reasonable cost us what your are looking for, usu is for you!

    What to do for fun

    I have never been to Utah, so I don't know.

    Food and Dining

    School food is never very good, however, I haven't had their food before so I could be surprised.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that some classes are more rigorous than some, but overall, this is not am ivy league school, so teachers are somewhat more understanding. However, it's not like high school where some of you are familiar with easy A's and B's, you have to work harder for the grades you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to school online, don't find ways to end up in the hospital(there is a story about this) or get behind in your studies. Start early with the reading and navigation of your school website. If you read and do the work, you should be fine!

    In three sentences

    USU is a great school for an online degree. if you want to work and school at the same time, this is your school. They have lectures and notes posted on their website that are easily accessible and much more.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i'm not sure. i haven't started yet

    Food and Dining

    i'm attending the Brigham city extension so it's not quite as great at Logan but it's plenty.

    Dorm Life

    no idea

    Academic Rigor

    i'm going to be starting in a month so i haven't started yet. from talking with everyone i'm very impressed with the hardness of it. i can't wait to be pushed

    Tips for prospective students

    Transfer/register way early because there will be a lot of extra little things that you will have to do that you won't expect

    In three sentences

    this is a school with many possibilities and opportunities to learn and grow. i'm very impressed with the advisers, they are very knowledgeable and willing to help. it was a real pain transferring to this school though, because of all the extra little things you have to do.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go hiking, travel, games, open gym nights, lots and lots of activites during the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is really great, they serve us breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently renting my own place right now, but when I used to be a resident in the dorms, there were always lots of fun activities to do during the evening and before holidays.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is here to help acheive goals of oneself, there are always tutors and ways to get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here and you will have great success they have wonderful and great instructors who always want to help.

    In three sentences

    I love this school and it's nursing progrom. It's awesome, great instructors, and awesome place!

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe on campus. At night, it is well lit and there are emergency phones all over campus. If you are a girl walking on campus at night and you get too scared, there is a number you can text/call and you can get a police escort to where ever you need to go which is way cool!

    Greek Life

    To be honest, I don't know a whole lot about this, but we do have a street where all of the Frat houses and Sorority houses are. I know they have opportunities for you to go sign up for them. They also hold a lot of parties that anyone can go to, although they usually cost a little. I know a few people in both and I know that they love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not in any clubs up here, but I know that if you get a group together of about ten people, you can make up your own club. There are a few opportunities each semester to get familiar with the clubs and just to see what is out there. We have Day On The Quad the first week of school where you go to the Quad and all of the clubs have booths set up where you can go check them all out, get free stuff, get food, and also sign up for any clubs that interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to move away from home, get a good education, and still have a lot of fun while do so. You need to be able to get your homework done and still balance your social life and the amount of sleep you get. It would be good to be outgoing, but you can still be semi-shy and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual traditions? Well, there is always the True Aggie nights. There is a statue platform where you go and kiss someone under a full moon and you become a True Aggie. They are entertaining to go to and it is just a cool tradition up there.

    Bang for the buck

    I would have to say you get quite a bang for you buck at Utah State. Even though it is really expensive to go here, you definitely get a very good education. My major is extremely competitive and the best in the state. It would also help me get a job quickly because big companies look to hire graduates from Utah State in my major because they know how competitive it is, how hard they work us, and how much we really have to work to do well.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Logan for fun. There are restaurants to go to, playing all kinds of sports at the Hyper. You can go into the canyon and rock climb, hike, bike ride, or even head up to Bear Lake for a raspberry shake. You can go to all sorts of parks, the ice skating rink, go to any of the Aggie games, or go see a movie. There is swing dancing Wednesday nights and bowling at the Fun Park. There are lots of stores to shop at downtown. It is quite a blast!

    Food and Dining

    I haven't eaten much on campus, but the place I go to is fantastic. I go to the Quadside Cafe and they have the best wraps in the world! There is also a lot of food options in Logan that are to die for good. The great thing about Logan is that is has a lot of individual local restaurants that are very good. My favorite would have to be The Crepery. Their crepes are the best and so is their hot cocoa. There is also a fantastic Italian place called Le Nonne and the delicious local diner called Angie's which is famous for clean the sink challenge and the Tripe-Double burger. Logan also has a lot of the popular restaurants ranging from McDonald's and Wendy's to The Olive Garden and Texas Roadhouse.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't ever lived in a dorm, but where I have stayed is off-campus and it is so much fun! There are so many people to meet and a lot of parties to attend. The social level definitely lowers in the winter because it is so cold, but when it is warm, people have their doors open, they are always playing football, chatting in the sun, and so much more. There is so much to do with others even when it's cold.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say depending on the classes, it could be between four to five stars. My major is pretty intense and all of those classes have been had. My generals have also been a lot harder than I ever expected. It especially makes it hard when you don't really care about the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is really helpful to know what your major is before you come to college. That way, you can start your degree right off and get done in the time you want. I would live off-campus as well. They say that as a Freshman you should live on-campus because you are more involved. That is not true. I have only ever lived off-campus and it is a blast! Plus, you get to meet more older people which is really fun. Make sure you get your homework done. I know this is hard to do, but if you get it done early, you can party more.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a very fun place to be and is in a very pretty part of Utah in the Logan, Cache Valley area. You can come up here to get an amazing education while also getting to have fun and meet new people. This is such a great school to go to and I would never want to go anywhere else.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Utah fits my education needs at the moment because of it's flexible online program and it's distance education system. I also trust the credibility of the program because of it's accreditation from american speech and hearing association

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered at Utah State University are challenging without being overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the mind set that you will achieve your goals. Utah State University has everything you need to help reach those goals.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great school. The teachers here are not only knowledgeable but also ready and willing to help students achieve their full potential.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State was voted at one time the #1 least amount of crime committed in a metropolitan college area. That's safe if you ask me. It's a dry campus and in the winter the sidewalks are shoveled and salted to avoid slipping on the ice and snow. The people are kind a courteous. I left my backpack and laptop at the library once and came to find out that nobody stole them. There are not any crooks or theifs that i know of at Utah State

    Greek Life

    There are safe-friendly fraternities, and sororities on campus where if you like or love greek life its pretty easy to get involved. If you don't know any thing about them they have activities open to the public where you can check out for yourself if you like it or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    Utah State has over 200 + clubs for everyone to get involved in. From the Midevil arts club to the 6 foot + club. There is something for anyone to get involved. If there isn't a club for what you want you can start your own club with your friends its not that hard which is great. The activities utah state offers are always fun and safe. Its a dry campus so there is no alcohol.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for the social, studious, focused, athletic, and musical student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Utah State celebrates what it calls True Aggie Night which is on every full moon a guy and girl can kiss each other on top of the A to become a True Aggie. Utah State actually holds the record of number of people gathered in the same spot and kiss each other at one time.

    Bang for the buck

    For how much Utah State has to offer the price is relatively small. It's one of the cheapest division 1 school in Utah. The academics, recreation, environment of campus is so worth it. I don't think i could ever think of things to run out of doing here. The school is a very prestigious university having 12 professors awarded the Carnegie Proffesor of the Year award. An award in competition with Havard, Yale and other ivy league schools. It will be worth your price trust me.

    What to do for fun

    Logan is surrounding by mountains, mountains, and more mountains. You can go hiking, skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, and so many more outdoor activities. The town is big enough they have a mall and every normal shopping center. The school holds dances and activities on most weekends especially for those that stay on campus. The Howl is the biggest halloween party in Utah its so much fun. There are so many options whether you are at the jump house off main st. or eating some frozen yogurt you will have plenty to do here in Logan.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and you have great service but the only thing that i couldn't stand is the lack of variety the cafeteria would offer. Having the same thing over and over again everyday can be quite a challenge. I think wherever you go you will run into that problem. Every time it was delicious and well prepared though.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus my freshman year and depending on where you live is how much fun you will have. I came to school without any friends from high school so i was forced to make friends at college. I am so grateful that i stayed on campus because of it i now have lifetime friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Pushes my limits! The school program is very studious and hard the professors are very good at teaching though but make you work hard for the grade you deserve. To succeed you truly need to put in a 100 % it is all worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would just make sure that you know what you are going into so that you won't have to stay at school for so many years. It's a great place but it does cost money which is not so easy to come by.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a great place to be social while getting a pristine education. It offers a lot of extracurricular activities for you to be involved. As well it has plenty of sources for you to succeed as a student.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie.. stand on top of the A and kiss someone at midnight.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It is horrible if you are expecting the traditional fraternity or sorority experience for the most part.

    What to do for fun

    Go out and rock climb, hike, camp, ski, snowboard, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are countless great restaurants and cheap dining businesses.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are more expensive and many require meal plans.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but the teachers do a great job at making sure the student is optimizing his or her learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take advantage of the many resources like library, computer labs, and free tutoring. The laws are very strict and there is no party life.

    In three sentences

    Utah State provides outstanding academic opportunity for a reasonable price. There are many extracurricular activities and organizations to participate in. The area provides many options for outdoor recreation.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    USU is a very safe campus, with a very kind, active police force. There are safety buttons all around campus to push in case there is an emergency. In all four years that I have been here, I have never heard of anything major concerning a student's safety here on campus.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities and sororities here are fairly low key. They are all dry (USU is a dry campus). The frats often hold really awesome parties that get quite the crowd to attend. Their latest party was a semi-formal black and white Christmas party.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters and nature lovers!

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is one of the best places to go for a great education that doesn't totally kill your wallet.

    What to do for fun

    Logan tends to be a pretty boring town as far as things to do, so in order to make things fun, you have to be creative, and be able to have fun with your friends! Especially when it gets super cold and dark early. However, Logan is MINUTES away from a beautiful canyon, which is fabulous anytime of the year.

    Food and Dining

    There are really only three main places on campus to eat, and they're terribly expensive. The food there is really good though! One of them hosts a pizza night every Wednesday, which is super fun to attend.

    Dorm Life

    Warning: Dorm life = Freshmen only! And even then, most freshmen prefer to live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The general classes can be embarrassingly easy, however, once you're in your major program, things can get a bit more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to bring a well insulated coat...it gets bitter cold in the winter!

    In three sentences

    I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else, I'm very happy that I came to Utah State. The campus life is great, the social atmosphere is great, yet I am able to learn what I need to at the same time. Go Aggies!

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night, Every full moon students kiss someone on top of a large A.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that this school does cost a little bit too much if the student does not have a scholarship. There are many other type of scholarships that the student can have access too.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do for fun. There is a ski resort about twenty minutes away. There are mountain biking trails, places to rock climb, and camping spots up Logan Canyon. Around the city there are many movie theaters, bowling allies, fun centers, and indoor sports buildings.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus dining food is amazing. I would say that I like it better than most restaurants . Also around the city of Logan there is about any type of food that you can think of.

    Dorm Life

    There really isn't too much drama, and everyone is really friendly so if there is a problem there are a lot of nice people to help you out.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that this college is one of the most rigorous I've been to when it comes to academics, but they also provide a lot of good help. They have a great tutoring staff for all subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP classes that you can and read a lot. One of the biggest differences between High School and College is the amount of reading that is taking place.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has lots of diversity to meet all kinds of people. Most of the people on campus are very friendly. The teachers do care about you and will provide as much help as they can.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Everyone watches out for one another and there are emergency pillars with buttons that when pushed will send out an alarm to the campus police.

    Greek Life

    We have a variety of sororities and fraternities affiliated with USU. They do a great Rush Week that is fun to participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of clubs and activities on campus, and you get the chance to check them all out on the Quad during Welcome Week.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves sports, socializing, and/or academics will love Utah State University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a tradition on campus called True Aggie. It happens every full moon where students will gather by an A pedestal to kiss at midnight. Homecoming is an especially exciting time for becoming a True Aggie; hundreds of students will gather at the A to get their kiss. We used to hold a record for the number of people kissing at one time because of this!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very reasonable and you definitely your money's worth. With the student fees that you pay you get access to the campus gym, any and all sporting events, and an on-campus doctor.

    What to do for fun

    USU offers intramural opportunities which are a fun way to stay active while making friends. Another thing USU does is Humans vs. Zombies in the Fall and Spring. It is so fun to watch the battles and raids go down. Logan also has a variety of fun places to go. There are a couple of different movie theaters, as well as super delicious ice cream places. Recently, the Jump Zone was built and that's a great place to go to get some energy out and have an absolute blast. We also have the Cache Valley Fun Park which offers lazer tag, bowling, roller skating, and a variety of arcade games. We also have Beaver Mountain which is a great place to ski and snow board and hang out with all your friends in the winter time. When it's warm we have a ton of amazingly beautiful hiking paths. And of course we have some great climbs for rock-climbing up the canyon.

    Food and Dining

    Much much better than cafeteria food, USU has many different dining options. You can purchase a meal plan (some dorms require that you do) that either allows you a certain amount of meals per week, or a certain amount of meals, period. There are many choices where you go and they're all pretty good. Make sure you stop by the Quik Stop for a Scotsman, they're USU's signature meal.

    Dorm Life

    Again, it depends on where you live. USU has a wide variety of living options for people of every personality. The RA's are friendly and helpful, and the dorms are located so it's easy to roll out of bed and get to class.

    Academic Rigor

    It really does depend on the courses you take, but the professors are there to help you learn and you definitely feel it. The great thing about the professors is that they help you to learn the material, not just memorize it.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go see your academic advisor! They're there to help you get through your program and graduating as soon as possible. They are a great asset that you should take advantage of. 2. When registering for classes, the site will crash. Get off the campus's onto a network that doesn't have a lot of students on it so you can register. 3. Be friendly! College isn't like high school, you aren't always going to know the people in your classes. So be friendly! Get to know them! Form study groups! This will help you not only do better in your classes, but form lasting friendships.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a fantastic university. With its wide variety of majors and courses, supportive and knowledgable staff, and its fun social scene, I would definitely recommend it to any incoming freshman who wants to have an enjoyable college experience. Plus, its campus is absolutely gorgeous!

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    How can you beat Logan? The Cache Valley Area is one of the safest in the world!

    Clubs and Activities

    Find one, or two, or three or so to keep you active in campus life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the Winning Team, Loosing Team Chant!

    Bang for the buck

    USU is a little know secret when it comes to the value of the education recieved. You won't find a better deal anywhere! It seems to good to be true!

    What to do for fun

    If its legal, you can do it within a few hours of USU!

    Food and Dining

    If you want to eat healthy, this isn't for you! Freshman 15 doing alive and well!

    Academic Rigor

    I love my professors, they care about me and my success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never miss a home basketball game!

    In three sentences

    Utah State Basketball, can I say more!! Academic excellence with a drive for success. I love the atmosphere!

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night! Kissing on the A on the Quad on either the night of Homecoming or on the night of a full moon will make you a True Aggie. Way fun.

    Food and Dining

    TONS of fun restaurants close to campus as well as a handful of places in the Taggart Student Center so you don't have to starve!

    Dorm Life

    Great place to make new friends, especially as a freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get up into your upper division courses, it gets tougher, but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advisor at least once a semester! They know what they're doing to help you get done quickly without taking extra unnecessary classes.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has a comfortable, beautiful campus. The library is full of resources and helpful people to help you complete your papers and projects on time. Plus, there is always something going on on campus to get involved with.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really good! About the worst it gets is drugs, I never hear of too much other things going on. And there are these cop booths that if something does happen you can get a hold of Campus Cops really easily. I would be just fine walking on campus alone at night, given I am a guy, but I think girls aren't afraid to do that either.

    Greek Life

    Good Greek life. The one I almost got involved with was just full of Return Missionaries who had served missions with the LDS Church. Wholesome Greek life, not too crazy.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs. Lots of recreational activities. If you enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, snow sports, water sports, basketball, football, soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, and pretty much any other sport you can think of. Then you can find it here.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for LDS, or for any religious, students who enjoy strong Christian background while on campus. Also great for Engineers who want to get involved with Undergraduate Research.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an LDS institute (religious study) on campus for those of you who would like to learn more about the Bible or for LDS members who want to further their religious knowledge. One of the largest in the world! Tons of Young Single Adults here that are LDS. There is also one night a year, when the moon is full and it is during homecoming. That when clock hits midnight, you can stand on the USU Aggie A, centered near the center of the campus, and kiss someone to become a True Aggie. Doesn't need to go any farther than a light kiss...

    Bang for the buck

    Way good! Mechanical Engineering wise, this is the best deal you can get! Education it is also really good. If you happen to live in-state this is almost robbing Utah. So it's great. Even better if you are able to get a good GPA and ACT score.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities going on. If you want to you can have every moment of your day filled with activities and recreation. A lot of it is sponsored by the University, but because of the religious background in the area, there are also a ton of other activities going on. Dances, plays, recreational activities, study groups, family home evening (For those of you who are LDS), and other social activities.

    Food and Dining

    Again... I lived off campus. But the Aggie Ice Cream is actually known around the world! I was in Canada a while ago and someone was telling me about how great Aggie Ice Cream was. Seriously, it's really good.

    Dorm Life

    To be honest, I lived off campus, but because of the religious background of the students and surrounding area, they normally have good wholesome dorm's. Good activities going on each week, but you may need to get in with the right crowd, if you enjoy those kind of things.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major. For Mechanical Engineering and Education it has a great academic rigor. But if you want to have fun and have an easier degree, then the academic rigor is a whole lot easier, and you can have a lot of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    One good tip would be to get a good GPA and ACT score because you can get good scholarships that will last all 4 years! And if you plan on going on an LDS, or other religious, mission, they hold the scholarships for you really easily.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for education, engineering, and business majors. The students here have a lot of family values held from the strong religious background of the students and surrounding area. This is a great University if you want to work at the University and with the professors for undergraduate research.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    All kinds of campus activities, plus rock climbing, fishing, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, biking, concerts, shopping, boating.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, convenient

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, so I have no opinion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on or near campus, be involved in activities.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is good for the typical college student; not so good for the non-typical. I love the campus and Logan as a city, it is absolutely beautiful. The advisors don't always act like they care or want to help, so that puts a bad taste in my mouth. The professors and campus life are awesome!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Very good

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly hardworking like to work and play hard

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The old main hill building is beautiful and historic.

    What to do for fun

    Go sledding down old main hill!

    Food and Dining

    Delish and fairly priced

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work. Read the book/chapter before coming to class. Eat a good meal before class.

    In three sentences

    They have a gorgeous campus. The people are super helpful and nice. The professors really want you to do well in their classes.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am married, I don't know what the single people do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Education is very important.

    In three sentences

    It has been wonderful and convenient because there is a campus in Brigham City.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are strict but understand that we are in college. They have seen a lot and know how to handle it. And the students here are fun but respectful. You can party and not end up in danger.

    Greek Life

    There aren't to many Greek house to choose from but they are very active and always doing something. They are very friendly and welcome all to try and rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost everything. And you still have the opportunity to create a club if you want. There are projects, fundraisers, traditions, and so much going on you will always be involved in something if you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get involved, stay active, and have tons of school spirit thrive here. We an loud, proud, and can't be stopped. Because once and Aggie always an Aggie.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night. On every full moon, homecoming, and a couple other nights everyone has the chance to stand on the Aggie A and be kissed by a True Aggie so that they to can become a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    This school gives you your own coupon book and every opportunity to save money. Most places in town have a student discount. And if you join a club, comity, or government seat even more is available to you.

    What to do for fun

    There are always people at every sporting event. There is a club for almost everything and someone is usually having a party.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans can be pretty confusing. But the food available is amazing and healthy. There is something for everyone with any food preferences of restraints.

    Dorm Life

    I adore living on campus. There is always something to do, someway to get involved, and no one is left out.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged. This only proves that this university is able to prepare you for your career of choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being cloths for all types of weather because you can walk in class and walk out to a flood, three feet of snow, or 104 degrees weather.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school to be at. The atmosphere is motivating and enlightening. I have never had such a passion for my future before coming here.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SUPER safe! I have never felt unsafe on this campus. It's open carry and seriously the worst thing that's happened in years was a girl got groped and then the guy ran away at like 3 AM

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie! You kiss on the quad under the full moon and you are considered a true Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    It's super cheap which is nice, but if you aren't LDS you miss out on a lot because you get excluded.

    What to do for fun

    Go up to Idaho to get lotto tickets, Lots of school events. Other than that Logan is super small and in the winter it sucks to go anywhere because it's cold and icy!

    Food and Dining

    There is some Seriously delicious food in Logan!

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is LDS and because of privacy laws they don't try very hard to match you up with a roommate you're compatible with.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really are amazing, they do what they can to help you get a good grade. The Economics department is pretty rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not attend if you are not LDS, Republican, and Conservative. They are not very accepting of outside views.

    In three sentences

    This School is incredibly conservative and republican. People are not friendly unless you are of the same religion. I am transferring at the earliest opportunity.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Frat Parties, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding/skiing.

    Food and Dining

    Food gets a little boring and bland but not bad.

    Dorm Life

    Many involvement options and pretty great.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty awesome teachers, interesting courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class. Talk to your teachers and get to know them, also make friends and go to SI's.

    In three sentences

    Very good classes and teachers. The city itself is a bit boring. The campus is very pretty.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not that much fun unless if you make friends and have fun with them

    Food and Dining

    The food is good not that bad. you could also eat out but there are not that much fast food areas.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. There is freedom and very big room. you can have a roommate or not

    Academic Rigor

    Helps you with where you are having problems there are tortures around to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just bring your application and see how the staff can help you.

    In three sentences

    A great school that will help any student get into classes. Helps student apply and get a room. Very helpful the classes are great.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very nice and willing to help you if you are feeling unsafe or are just in need of help.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are serious about school but also want to have some fun while going to college as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad is a very lively place! If you are ever bored, something is always happening there.

    Bang for the buck

    The meal plan is a little expensive but it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Just walk around campus. There is always something fun and entertaining going on.

    Food and Dining

    Everything is basically made to order! Love the pasta bars!

    Dorm Life

    So much fun! You meet amazing people and make new friends fast.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors want you to succeed. They aren't just there to teach and get paid. They actually care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go the the SI sessions if they are offered for your classes.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is alive and fun! There is always someone doing something that makes everyone's day better.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been many times when I have walked the campus by night, and it has always been extremely safe; quite at times, and extremely vibrant at others.

    Greek Life

    I have not participated in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are at least 200 clubs and activities offered on campus. These are great ways to get involved and truly be independent. They range from the Calculus Club to the Lacrosse Club and to the Saturday Cartoon Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State University is great for types of students who want to have fun, and want to have the best education Northern Utah has to offer in all sorts of fields. It truly is a balancing act for those enrolled, while also a great environment for competitive minds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some strange traditions on campus that I've become aware of are the Howl, True-Aggie Night, A-Day, and Aggie Ice Cream. These traditional activities range from library screaming, a kiss under full-moon, everything free for a day, and traditionally eating ice-cream after a homecoming football game.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck? Heck yes! USU is especially cheap on tuition, housing, and so forth. Looking at other colleges that I wanted to apply for, I realized that even with the scholarships I'd be getting, barely half of my full tuition was covered. At USU, the tuition is low, so it isn't impossible to go to school for free because of scholarships, and the education is great.

    What to do for fun

    On-campus there are annual fairs, activities, dances, clubs, movies, academically awesome activities and so forth. Off-campus there are a large range of community-based activities that let the students explore the neighboring city, and enjoy Logan life.

    Food and Dining

    I love eating at USU's The Hub, and Marketplace, because there is a HUGE variety of food to choose from. One can eat sushi in one sitting, and a burger and fries in another. In addition, if students pay a college free at the beginning of the year, they are allowed to eat on a food card the whole year without additional expenses. I will be doing that this year. I am ecstatic that I won't have to worry about cooking, while studying, and that I have a very much un-limited choice of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life? I have not yet experienced this, though a few of my friends say it's great, because you can be independent, while at the same time connected to people who are your same age, and can help you. Seems pretty fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken some of the General classes for my intended major, and even the basic classes have had me challenged. Therefore, Utah State University is very academically rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to chose a major or career. Talk to your Major Advisor and Depart Dean to plan out your college career. Take advantage of the free tutoring sessions on-campus. Get involved in all sorts of fun, random and odd activities. Have fun.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is an awesome University offering diverse degrees in several colleges. The campus is on high demand for on-campus housing, because there are so many students with so many options. They have been closely working within the science fields, and especially with NASA, to help students become more integrated, and to immerse themselves in new cutting edge technology.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, watch out for the fraternities and certain spots on campus at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and fraternities available

    Great for these types of students

    Well rounded people looking for balanced atmosphere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition of becoming a true aggie by kissing someone on top of the A statue at midnight.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah state University is a high value education and you will have a great time there!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events or intramurals, skiiing, or art shows.

    Food and Dining

    It has a great all you can eat grill/salad bar place that is amazing, however it is pretty costly so watch your wallet!

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live, but I lived in the towers right in the middle of campus and I had a fun time because I was always right in the middle of all the excitement on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State is a tough place to study at but they do offer you a lot of help. They have tutors everywhere and most classes provide additional review sessions taught by graduate students and those are very helpful because the graduate student works one on one with the teacher so they know what the students need to know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a warm coat! Go to the basketball games.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a great university for exploring the world. Utah State is a beautiful college town university. Utah State is very cold and opens up a lot of opportunities for many people.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Low tuition and high quality

    What to do for fun

    Theaters, restaurants, school activities

    Food and Dining

    Lots of on or off campus dining opportunities.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home because there is a free bus system in the whole valley.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good quality classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn it�´s definitely worth your time to study here.

    In three sentences

    It is great, there is a great business department and the environment is safe and friendly.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who can work hard and have fun at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing on the A to become a True Aggie, The HURD at games.

    What to do for fun

    Logan has tons of fun options, outdoors and indoors. Beaver Mountain for skiing during the winter, and hiking trails galore up Logan Canyon.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of college-student friendly options all over Logan, and good on-campus dining. Aggie ice cream. There is no need to say more!

    Dorm Life

    From what I've heard, dorm life at USU is fantastic! Get involved and get your roommates out into the social life. Avoid alcohol, though. There are bad experiences with that.

    Academic Rigor

    USU pushes its students hard, but still finds ways to help its students be the best they can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, and find a job before school, because trying to find a job during school is impossible. Get involved and go to the games, especially women's basketball.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great school. It is famous for its student section, The Hurd. Great campus, in an amazing town.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I have heard about intramural basketball tournaments, but I have not heard about other campus activities thus far.

    Great for these types of students

    It seems to be a campus geared towards hard-working, high-achieving students who know how to apply themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is unique in the fact that Logan consists of a highly Morman community, so there is an LDS center on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know quite yet...from what I have heard, there are places to go and places not to go. The students I have conversed with seem nice and social-like.

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars...This school wants their graduates to perform.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for grad school, be persistant, be honest about yourself when applying, and go for the program that fits you best.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a research oriented school (at least in the wildland resources department) that I would consider top-notch. The housing on campus is cheap and affordable. Finally, the staff (from my experience) are very personable and helpful.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Threats are extremely uncommon and unlikely. As with anywhere, the most observant and prepared avoid the most incidents.

    Greek Life

    It is relatively easy to join a sorority or fraternity and people are very friendly and welcoming. Activities are often for a good cause and relatively harmless.

    Clubs and Activities

    When a club has a lot of support, they really know how to pay back to their members. The Country Swing Dance Club is one of the most popular organizations and provides well for its members.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love skiing, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, camping, and going for drives, walks, and long runs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The many cafes provide a wide variety of food and are conveniently located throughout campus. Aggie Ice Cream is one of the best places anyone could ever go, and well worth the stop.

    Bang for the buck

    So long as you shop smart, you can save a lot and get more for your dollar. Activities on campus are frequent, appealing, and often free as you have already paid in your student fees.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy life. There are plenty of outdoor activities, indoor activities, and Logan is conveniently located for those who enjoy the occasional weekend excursion.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very appetizing and widely varied, even if it is a little expensive, it is worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Necessities are readily provided for, and friendships are prevalent.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not impossible. Hard work is required, but that is what prepares best for a challenging and rewarding career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't spend all your free time sitting at home, get out and be active. Don't rush into making a decision about your major, be sure to choose wisely. Do everything you can to make friends, and don't be shy.

    In three sentences

    Campus life is alive and open for anyone who wants to join in. Opportunities and jobs are plentiful and readily available for the hard-working individual. Classes are intellectually stimulating and top-notch, and taught with up-to-date information.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    We have three sororities, two are part of the National Panhellenic Conference. We have five fraternities, four that are part of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Access and Diversity will be your connection to any club you wish to or the TSC in general.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are LDS you will be among many other students who also are. If engineering is your interest also among many, business oriented as well. We do have some poets in the valley if that's your thing though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the moving library shelves, the top of the Ag Sci building, the Ultimate Aggie tradition, the True Aggie tradition. and Camping out for games

    Bang for the buck

    It is very affordable and your professors will vary in quality. We average a very qualified staff and for the most part excel in research as well.

    What to do for fun

    In the winter it depends on your interests. Snow sports are big, snowboarding/skiing at Beaver Mnt is popular, Old Main hill sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. There is something for everyone. If sports aren't your thing we have cafes, or other religious groups.

    Food and Dining

    There are six main food cafes/junctions to eat. So food is not as diverse on campus but we have an incredible selection of local restaurants that are with in a five minute drive if not less.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Jones hall and then soon after moved off campus. My dorm was great though, it was apartment style with six other roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on your major and career path chosen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the the demography of our school. Get involved with communities you wish to become a part of. Utilize the the third floor of the TSC building it is thriving with fabulous staff and resources readily available. Don't be afraid to ask questions regarding any interest you may have, you'd be surprised how much goes on our campus.

    In three sentences

    This institution has a wonderful unified atmosphere. We are very proud of our Aggie basketball, we love our traditions, and we tend to be more conservative. However, it is a beautiful place to live, do research on the needs for your program of choice!

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I visit with my friends. Look up ways to save money online. and go to dances and other school activites

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful. I love the marketplace. Its like going to an all you can eat restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    Its so fun to just sit out in the lobby and talk to my friends. I love that they have quiet hours so I can go to sleep when I need to. The dorm life is great!

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes the classes can be hard but I like that! They have a lot of places to help you with homework. Utah state really wants you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in college its a great way to make connections. The teachers are friendly so don't be afraid to talk to them. Its a great school to go to, and I would recommend going here.

    In three sentences

    Utah state has an excellent environment for learning. It so peaceful here and also has entertaining things to do on campus. I love that they don't allow alcohol on campus.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you are from out of state the tuition is cheeper then then some schools in state tuition

    What to do for fun

    Movies, Bowling, Skiing, Golf, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of food options on campus and with in a 5-7 minute drive.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    summer classes

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great school. It is in a small town and very safe. I would recommend coming to this school.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Study up on the math. USU is an engineering school.

    In three sentences

    The school campus is fantastic. If not for the schooling, go for the Aggies Ice Cream

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is a very safe place to live compared to most US cities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night is when you go up to this big stone on campus, and kiss a total stranger for kicks. It's pretty fun and entertaining to watch.

    What to do for fun

    There are mountains 10 minutes from campus, and the weather is usually pretty sunny and cool around here. So anything to do with fishing, hiking, biking, etc is something cool to do here.

    Food and Dining

    We have lots of good Mexican and burger places around town and some Indian food places as well that are pretty darn good.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really answer this question well because I've never lived in a dorm at USU. I always lived off-campus, but it was good.

    Academic Rigor

    Most people are focused on their studies here mostly unless you join a party club on campus. Most classes aren't too horribly hard unless you have to work too much and don't have enough time to do well in your classes. The math, pre-med, and science courses are pretty challenging though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick a direct career path and don't waste your time and money in college. If your general education requirements are done, and you still don't know what you want to do in school then take a year or two off and work. Do all kinds of work until you figure out what you want and don't want to do for a career. College is too expensive to waste your time, money, and energy if you're not really sure that your major will lead you to where you want to be in your career.

    In three sentences

    USU is a good school overall. It's my favorite in the state of Utah because of the beautiful location, good student-town atmosphere, and lots of major options to choose from. Everyone is really reserved, polite, and conservative here which drives some people crazy, but every place has its drawbacks as well as its perks.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency boxes are spread through campus in case there is an emergency, however I do wish there was more lights on campus for when I'm walking around late at night.

    Greek Life

    Not for me, but others seem to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Out going, fun, determined, self motivator, shy, smart, anyone who wants to better themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night. Kiss your partner on the A happening twice a year to become a true aggie!

    Bang for the buck

    It costs more than my last college, but its absolutely a lot better. They give you everything that you pay for, it's up to the student to capitalize on the education though.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, camping, snow boarding, skiing, sledding, water sports, Humans Verse Zombies, sport games, school events, club activities, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is expensive on campus, but the food is okay.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, the town is small and cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult in most instances, but it depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get behind on your classes, that's the easiest road to failure.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a fun school with activities almost constantly going on for students. The instructors are challenging but inspire you to go above your limits. The campus is beautiful, friendly and inviting.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well lighted and patroled campus.

    Greek Life

    Never was interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great college life at USU.

    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Find out how to become a True Aggie!

    Bang for the buck

    While college is expensive, you will definitely feel like it was all worth it at USU.

    What to do for fun

    If you love the outdoors, you will love USU! Skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, biking, climbing, and more.

    Food and Dining

    Logan has just about any restaurant. Enjoy!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I was/am always pushed to think more deeply and grasp difficult concepts at USU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to organize your personal life. Too often it is easy to just do whatever you want once you are away from home, but you still need structure in order to succeed in the college life.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a fantastic learning institution. I have always had excellent professors who encourage me to be better and think more profoundly at USU. The campus is also very beautiful.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is well lit at night and they have their own police department that will even escort you to your car after a late night class.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a diverse amount of clubs. One of the favorites is swing dancing which welcomes both new and seasoned dancers. They meet every week and it's a great place to socialize and meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for outdoors lovers, students who want a hands on education, students who are planning on going to graduate school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Classes that use the lab farms are fun and a unique experience. USU also has many extension campuses around the state so you don't have to live in Logan to go to school here.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State is one of the most expensive schools in Utah, so for Utah residents it isn't the cheapest. However, compared to other schools around the nation it's pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Anything outside from skiing to rock climbing to hiking to fishing and there's also the mall, jump zone, and the ice skating rink for some indoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Apart from all of the great food chains (Cafe Rio, Buffalo Wild Wings) there are also great restaurants in town that are reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, lots of stuff to do on campus and places to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at USU are very competitive. Upon graduation students are well prepared to compete for seats in graduate schools or their career. Campus owned farms, green houses and water labs add a great hands on experience for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to spend time in the great outdoors this school is for you! Everything from skiing to rock climbing and everything in between. This school excels in the following subjects; pre-med, anything agriculture, engineering, mathematics and landscape architecture. If you're interested in any of these subjects I strongly encourage you to come to USU.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a great school for all ages, races and religious beliefs. The location is wonderful to spend time outdoors during any season and the campus life offers many clubs, activities etc. The cost of the school is relatively cheap compared to other schools.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to join, and they are all different. They range anywhere from service to sports. My personal favorite is the Napping Club. This club gets together and takes naps around campus. How fun is that? You don't have to do anything but show up and take a nap. It would be perfect right after a test to just lay down on the grass and take a nap. Be careful where you nap, though, or you might get a picture taken of you sleeping and have it put on the Utah State website.

    Food and Dining

    This one you are going to have to figure out yourself. We all have different foods we like and don't like, so I might tell you I like something, and you would probably hate me forever. I will take a chance though, and tell you I love Aggies Ice-Cream. After tasting it for the first time, I didn't want to go back to regular Ice-Cream. It is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I love it there and I haven't even moved in yet. When the weather is nice, everyone is outside mingling with the other apartments. It's like they are one big family, and they love getting to know new people. Nobody gets left out. They don't even care where you're from, how old you are, what you look like, or what your background is. It's a wonderful, happy feeling up there all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't really rate how tough the classes are because I haven't actually started school there yet. From what I have been told by family and friends who attended Utah State, classes are fun and generally not difficult. It depends on your major, though. Some classes will be harder than others, just like with every school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait! If you aren't sure where to go to college, start investigating now. Utah State is great for agriculture majors, animal science majors, art majors, and almost anything else you can think of. The students and professors are all willing to answer questions and make you feel at home. Make sure you get the best deals on everything, including housing and books. Check all possibilities before making a decision. Used books are cheaper than new books, and are usually in the same condition. There is no point in spending extra money when you could use it to buy Aggies Ice-Cream instead. Seriously, once you taste true Aggies Ice-Cream, you will want to attend Utah State immediately.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a wonderful environment. Everyone there is so friendly to each other that it's almost like everyone is family. I am excited to be attending Utah State this fall and can't wait to start my classes.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Near the regional campus that I attend are a couple of non-bar karaoke venues that I really enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Because I'm not at the main campus, I'm really not able to give an answer to this question.

    Dorm Life

    As I don't live in the Dorms, I really can't answer this question.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, I would recommend you take classes at the main campus in Logan.

    In three sentences

    I am a regional student at Utah State University. Overall, my experience has been fabulous. My one disappointment has been that as I got into the upper level classes, many of the ones I need are not being offered in a format and/or location reasonable for me.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a bunch of things to do for fun. You can go up Logan canyon which is right there and go Rick climbing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, camping, anything really! Then on campus there are dances, games, and just activities all the time.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a couple different food options and they are all pretty good. In Logan however there are a ton of great food places to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    So fun, as I said there are always activities going on and living in the dorms you can be a part of all that.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a lot of fun classes but also a lot of classes that will challenge you and push you to be better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and go to all the activities but pay attention In class, study, & work hard!

    In three sentences

    It's such a fun environment with lots to do. They offer a huge variety of classes so you can easily explore tons of options. Great school, anyone and everyone would love it.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Everything is well lit and within walking distance.

    Great for these types of students

    All types. Super excited.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween howl should be interesting and becoming a true aggie requires a kiss...

    Bang for the buck

    This is my only option for a vet program in Utah. It is a little more expensive than some of the local colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities for students on campus I don't think I'll ever be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria I sampled during my tour was fabulous. The ice cream is to die for. Better make sure I'm hitting the gym regularly!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't attended the school yet but the atmosphere in the dorms looks energetic and has something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The field I am studying requires top grades to get into vet school. My advisor has already recommended tutoring classes for some of the harder courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus. Talk to the advisor that oversees the degree you may be interested in. Sign up for housing EARLY. Take advantage of the week long study course taking place just before classes start in the fall.

    In three sentences

    Utah State has a great program for people who want to become a Veterinarian. I can't wait to start. The people on site were amazing during the tour of the campus. I have heard nothing but great things about the school.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    USU was voted as one of the safest campuses in the nation. I have never felt at danger or harm when attending this university.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that are willing to have a good time but take their education seriously. Not so good for students that are super into sports. This is because USU sports teams are lacking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    USU has True Aggie night. This is where innumerable amounts of students get together and kiss each other at midnight on the A on old main hill. If you don't have someone to kiss you can just show up and you'll find someone that will be happy to serve you.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go ice-blocking down Old Main hill. There is also a river that runs behind the school that is very popular in the summer. During the winter months we are not far from a ski resort.

    Food and Dining

    I think Logan, Utah is the capital of food. You can walk ten minutes in any direction downtown and run into 6 or 7 establishments that want your business. Keep away from places too close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet every kind of fun loving person at this school! What is great is they all take their education so seriously. If you go to this school, you will not be short on friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged but not overloaded at USU. If you are planning to go into business then this is the school for you. It is the same as other schools as far as time spent out of class for homework given in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to Utah State University, watch out for extra sets of fees. It seems to me that they are always adding on some kind of fee or another that you never knew about before. Plan on having extra money for each semester if you are going to go there.

    In three sentences

    I Love Utah state university!!! The campus is full of smiling faces and you feel like you are part of the student body. I feel accepted and eager to learn when I am on that campus.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I've cleaned the sink at Angies, and I've gone rock climbing up there.

    Food and Dining

    Unsure

    Dorm Life

    Unsure

    Academic Rigor

    Unsure

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm not sure of any tips, I'd love to have some though!

    In three sentences

    I'm really excited to be attending this University because I've only heard very good things about it. It sounds like a school that is serious about education, but is also very fun and encourages students to branch out and have fun.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have movies held at the main building for student all through out the year which is nice because it gets cold in Logan. Sledding is an option through out the whole year. Utah State has The Howl every October and is way fun. Also the End of the Year Bash where they have bands and artist come perform. Can't forget about the football and basketball games that are a blast.

    Food and Dining

    I work at one of the dining places on campus that is called The Hub. I love working there because you get to meet new people. The may be a little pricey sometimes but it is really good. They also have a bigger variety dining area up stairs in the same building as The Hub. Also they have little cafes around campus that you can hurry and grab sometime if you need to.

    Dorm Life

    I live at a place called Old Farm. They say that it is off campus but it is just as close as some of the on campus places. I absolutely love where I live. It is close to campus, football stadium, basketball games, shuttles. I have been in some of the dorms and they are not too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    They give you so many options with what classes you want to take. You don't have to stick with the general classes when finishing those up. You can take sometime way out there and still get credit. They want you to succeed here.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may get cold at times in Logan but they have activities going on all the time that are so fun that it doesn't even really matter. Campus is a beautiful place to walk around anytime during the day.

    In three sentences

    I believe Utah State is one of the best Universities. They have so many academic opportunities and at the same time activities for you to join in on during the school year. They have excellent counselors that you can go to for help with scheduling or choosing a major.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is an extremely safe and friendly town. There are cops all over campus to keep things safe.

    Greek Life

    There are multiple seroiety's one can rush and join.

    Clubs and Activities

    To form a club you need 3 people and there are over 100 clubs you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    A great place to learn and prepare for a career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night!

    Bang for the buck

    The schooling is worth the tuition, one will be offered a high class education. That will more than prepare them for the future.

    What to do for fun

    They have sports teams you can join, multiple friendly parties going on all the time.

    Food and Dining

    They have meal plans for students, these meal plans are at exceptional restaurants for students to eat.

    Dorm Life

    They have multiple dorms to choose from. Each one is a little different, but they all serve as a place to live, study, and develop friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    They have exceptional teachers and T.A.'s that are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go up with a positive attitude, make sure that the school fits you though. Be ready to enjoy.

    In three sentences

    It is fun, friendly environment where everyone is welcome. There are multiple places to study and have private time to yourself. However there are many activities and ways one can get involved.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Logan is a great place if you love the outdoors. Logan Canyon is super close and has tons recreational activities.

    Food and Dining

    Getting to the grocery store can be hard if you don't have a car. I never ate on campus food because I always made my own meals.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Merrel Hall and loved it. I love that everything is in walking distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in on campus life. there is so much to do and it is way more fun if participate

    In three sentences

    Loved Utah State and would recommend it to anyone!

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good. The campus police are always available for any situation. by cell phone or phones available on campus that go straight to the campus police office.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State has a diverse student population and fits well with every type of personality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Utah State has a become a true Aggie tradition where you kiss someone on top of the block A on a full moon. Yes, I have done this.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are the best! Utah State offers many free concerts and campus activities throughout the school year.

    Food and Dining

    My dorm room has a full kitchen, so I am able to do my own cooking which saves a lot of money! The Food Court on campus does have lots of variety that tastes pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic! I have made new friends not just in my dorm room, but on my floor as well. It has been a great way to jump right in to the life of a college student.

    Academic Rigor

    My schedule load varies between 13 and 15 credit hours each semester. I have 2 to 3 History courses and then I will take an exercise class of some sort. I try to schedule my classes so I can have a little break between classes to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved in the activities, but focus on your studies as well.

    In three sentences

    Utah State does an excellent job at offering students a well-rounded educational experience. They realize that students don't have a lot of money so they offer many free campus activities, sports events, and concerts. They offer classes in all the majors you would find in a big city university, but with a hometown feel.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus or ever heard of anything unsafe happening, at least while I have been in attendance.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of it, but my friends that are love everything about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned before, Utah State is always throwing some sort of movie night or dance party, or bringing bands up to play. We have every club you could imagine, as well as good Basketball and Football teams.

    Great for these types of students

    In Utah, many people fall under the category of BYU or U of U fan. Utah State is for those in-betweeners. Is U of U too liberal for you? Is BYU too strict for you? Then Utah State might just be the place for you to be. I feel like Utah State has a great mix of personalities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie night. Everyone gathers around this concrete A once a month when it's a full moon. You can become a True Aggie by kissing another True Aggie on top of the A in front of everybody. On homecoming night, non True Aggie s can become True Aggie's with each other.

    Bang for the buck

    Ok, Utah state is a little pricey, especially if you are just doing your generals.

    What to do for fun

    Old main hill for sledding, ice blocking, etc. Utah state is also great about always holding dances and events. Logan has a great college atmosphere, plenty of places to go eat and hang out on main street.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on where you go. The marketplace is great, and the food is endless. The sandwiches at the Junction are really good. The Hub is a little pricey and is hit or miss depending on what you get.

    Dorm Life

    I had a blast. Also, with the campus being the size that it is, all of the dorms are in good locations. Some are right in the middle of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part, the teachers seem to love what they do and are passionate about helping students learn. There are the select few who seem to care a little less. Overall I've had great teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a good coat, you'll need it.

    In three sentences

    Besides how freezing cold it gets, and how long the winters are, I love this school. The campus is the perfect size; not too big, and not too small. Class sizes are decent, especially when you get into higher level classes.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am not really involved in the campus activities but I have noticed that there are always posters and announcements of a wide range of activities.

    Food and Dining

    USU has so many food options. There main dining hall is amazing. There is really anything you could want.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    So far I have found that the classes are well taught and the work load is what I expected. It has been awhile since I was in school so it has been nice not to be totally overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't ever be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    I am an older student and mom going back to school and the staff and faculty at USU have been extremely patient and helpful. They have gone the extra mile to make me feel welcome and ready for this new adventure.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe in my opinion, not to many huge major crimes reported. Also if wanting to start a family without a high crime rate then Logan, Utah is the place to live in.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is definitely popular in this town. From its clubs to its food, Greek is the way to be here in Logan Utah.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots of clubs/activities to choose from. Each club is highly involved and show school spirits by doing local shows and performances.

    Great for these types of students

    If your into arts & crafts, music, or just the plain outdoors then this town and school is definitely the place for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    each year at aggie night new college students at Utah state university head out to a capital A located within the campus. There you stand on top of the A with your partner and share a kiss to officially become a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    You really get your bang for the buck as far as Utah state university if you're looking for a small local college with the many exciting perks that it offers then I would recommend this school as a top 4-year choice to future your education.

    What to do for fun

    rock climbing, fishing, canoeing, and hiking are among the top activities to do here in Logan Utah.

    Food and Dining

    Logan mostly offers dairy products because of the mik and chesse factory in this town. The campus however offers many on-campus student restaurants with many different varieties of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    lots of student activities to be involved in to keep yourself occupied and busy. Definitely not a slouch school as far as college parties.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State University has many programs that excel in many categories both regionally and nationally. You really get the knowledge and experience that you seek and desire at this campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're searching for quiet, people friendly, and affordable tuition for both in-state and out-of-state then Utah State University should definitely be at the top of your list.

    In three sentences

    Excellent college atmosphere, fun out-going people, and plenty of college programs to choose from. This small town comes alive during high school/ college games and proudly show school spirit! Very quiet and peaceful town with many of outdoor activities to do. With it's low crime rate, Logan is a very safe place to live and attend college at.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun like rock climbing, hiking, biking, running, skiing, boating, camping, bonfires up the canyon, ice-blocking, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    In the past the food in Logan hasn't been the best but recently has become better with the addition of restaurants such as Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kneaders, and Apple Spice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome and full of life. Everyone is friendly but they know how to have a good time too.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State takes pride in Academics and the classes are challenging but the professors want you to succeed and will help you to if it is your desire to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like good football or basketball then Utah State is where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is an awesome location because of it's location in the tops of the moutains. The professors here really care about helping you succeed. Logan is a small town but there are always activities to particpate in.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel like I can go walk around myself and be perfectly safe not to mention making new friends on the walk. It is a very safe and friendly environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night, where you kiss another aggie under the moonlight. I have yet to do this one.

    What to do for fun

    Aggie Ice cream is always a fun activity and such a fun place to hang out. There are endless empty fields which provide for soccer, or frisbee, not to mention the volleyball courts. There are also areas to play music, video games, pool tables, ping pong, movie nights, sports games, and spontaneous dances.

    Food and Dining

    I have personally not had the opportunity to try Utah States amazing food, however from peers I have heard that the food is amazing and that the options are endless, so I am looking forward to trying it out.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun and safe here at Utah State. There are many rules that are easy to abide by, and although the dorms are the most updated, they are still well layed out and have a variety of housing options. I would recommend living on campus because it is easier to travel to and from classes to your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    At the beginning of the year, the freshmen are encouraged to read a book called, Becoming a Learner. This book basically teaches you how to learn effectively and how to carry what you have learned with you for the rest of your life. This introduction just shows that Utah State isn't all about taking students money and getting them through quickly. It is about really helping the students learn and more importantly it gets the students to learn how to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was scared when I first came because I didn't know very many people, but the Student leaders are all amazing at making sure there are always activities that students can go to to make more friends. GET INVOLVED. I promise your experience at Utah State will either be good or bad because of what you do with your free time. This school has so much to offer and does so many things that it should be no question whether you do it or not.

    In three sentences

    Refreshing and diverse, yet comfortable and relaxed environment open to every student. Has so much to offer for academics, sports, and even social advancements. Study Body is very close to the staff, and makes learning more fun and easier.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan, Utah was rated one of the safest cities in the United States. I would venture to say that the campus is no different. There are safety stations all around, just in case, but there haven't been any serious problems. On multiple occasions, if you've left something somewhere, an individual will find you and return whatever you lost! I was raised in Las Vegas, so this was an entirely new concept for me.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor-oriented, friendly, high energy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To become an Ultimate Aggie, one must run across the entire campus from the time first snow falls in November to February. The participant has to do so naked, evade campus police, and ride the huge metal bull statue. Oh yeah, and you have to be photographed for proof.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State has the most quality education for the price of tuition and living expenses. The professors are very personal, and you're not just another face without a name, and the alumni love to hire or network the students here. Even if a small town isn't really your thing, you can make connections to just about anywhere through this school and the people who live here. Coming to Utah State is like joining a family.

    What to do for fun

    Every school event has a great turnout. Utah State is most famous for the Halloween bash called The Howl, our basketball games (especially against rival schools), and True Aggie Night, which involves kissing under a full moon. Those are just a few, but this school and city do a great job of providing lots of things to do, even when it's freezing outside! There's a ski resort 30 minutes up the canyon, you can go sledding down the main campus hill, and in the summer, virtually any outdoor activity is participated in here..rock-climbing, paddleboarding, river rafting, slack-lining, you name it.

    Food and Dining

    With my roommate and I poor, we often joked about how you could get at least 2 meals a day free from school events..and I'm pretty confident that's the truth. There are some quality cafe's to eat at, but even if you don't want to spend, the campus always has SOME event that's giving out free food. If you don't know this yet...free food is valuable in college.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are where many of your college memories will be made. Dorm-life has its own culture that most students (at least for one semester) should experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I want to say the classes are difficult, because some definitely are; but almost every professor has been more than helpful and kind, as well as all the other students being so willing to work together.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't hide from your professors; they love to interact with students and it makes the class more enjoyable. 2. Be as involved as possible with school events/organization. It's an all-around win because you can network, make friends, and do something helpful to someone else. 3. Don't be too hard on yourself, but don't be too easy either!

    In three sentences

    We have the most friendly faculty and student body around. We have a great collegiate environment; this city takes care of USU students! We have the best basketball crowd in the country; look it up on YouTube.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Country Swing Dance Hiking Skiing Swimming Sport Attend Athletic Events

    Food and Dining

    Many different food options and plan options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm's are old but kept up-to-date

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early to know what resources are available to them through service.

    In three sentences

    USU has a strong academic history as well as a community history. USU values their students and loves to make anything possible for them from academic advising, to career services. USU takes very seriously it's student's education in hiring the best faculty/staff.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For students that love extra caricular activities and also want a really good education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On a full moon or homecoming week, couples can go to the A (a platform of sorts on an a) and kiss and become true Aggie. Although on full moons it has to be a true Aggie that kiss someone in order for them to become true Aggie.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activities! Lots of clubs and service projects and games. The games are something everyone goes to and it's crazy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a warm winter coat! Keep ahead in classes- never get behind. Get involved in something and get to know people.

    In three sentences

    A really peaceful, beautiful campus. Really, really cold weather that makes students freeze. Pretty easy going professors and classes.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part I'd say I feel pretty safe. The buses are safe and it's not like anything unusual is going on.

    What to do for fun

    Most of the time I have fun when random people come over and invite us to come and do stuff with them. It's fun to get out and meet new people who are super hyper and outgoing.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are expensive and I'd rather cook my own food, but the food courts on campus don't seem to bad.

    Dorm Life

    I actually live in the apartment complex called Old Farm. It is pretty nice here. Right outside my door is the bus stop and across the street is the stadium. The feeling of being independent and your own person is definitely a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman I haven't entered the higher up classes so it is not too rigorous as of yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out all the bus schedules. It may not seem like a big deal to walk up the hill, but the hill is actually quite steep and it gets pretty chilly here. Check out the Aggie bus stops and plan your housing near one.

    In three sentences

    I love the location and the Campus. It is so beautiful and full of so many fun people. The buses make life so much better especially for winter.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State University is the safest University/campus in the nation. The campus police offer to any one at any time of the day, police escorts if ever you feel threatened or unsafe. All over campus are posts with emergency call buttons and cameras to be able to notify dispatch of anything that may be wrong. The campus police is very prompt and active in the safety of each and every student.

    Greek Life

    On Greek Row there are many Fraternities and Sororities that are involved and add so much to the University. They sponsor events and are a big part of the success of USU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and activities that are constantly happening. Every year there is day called Day on the Quad where every club and activity possible is out inviting and showing what each club has to offer. It's nearly impossible to learn about each club because there are so many. Every department of studies here also has a different club. These clubs are great ways to make contacts and build you social circle and networking.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that wants to get to know new people and become involved in so many different opportunities. This is the place to be. This is a great place to build up a great resume for the future. There are so many chance for service and growth. Dating and social life is also a plus here. Everyone includes everyone. No one is excluded. If you want to be engaged in great causes, come to USU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Becoming a True Aggie. For years and years and years, on every full moon at midnight, students (or non-students) may stand a top The A (which is blue bench in the shape of an A, for Aggies) and kiss each other to become True Aggies. Every year 1000's of people come to kiss a top the A to be able to becomve True Aggies. The Spectrum is our basketball arena, and we have an impressive record of 193 wins and 13 losses in Men's Basketball in the last 15 seasons. Our fans are crazy and The Spectrum is a loud and exciting atmosphere of school spirit and Aggie Pride.

    Bang for the buck

    Great pricing at USU, tuition is affordable and inexpensive. On campus dining and shopping is also very affordable. There is a great Textbook Buyback at USU, where after buying a book from the Bookstore, a student is able to sell it back to the University. USU is always looking to give back to the students. As a student with a valid Student ID card, there are many deals and discounts all throughout town on food, clothing, recreation, etc.

    What to do for fun

    We are surrounded by great areas for hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, and even nature walks. It is Utah, and we have the greatest snow on earth. There are several world known canyons surrounding us with many opportunities of outdoor recreation. We are only 1 hour away from downtown Salt Lake City where there are constantly opportunities of Professional basketball, concerts, touring and a plethora of other things. Here at USU we have a great basketball team and football team who have been very successful in the last several years, and now that we're in the Mountain West Conference, we are getting a lot more national recognition. The entire community is so involved with the sporting events on campus and is a great link to Cache County.

    Food and Dining

    Cache Valley grows bigger everyday. There are constantly more and more restaurants and dining possibilities opening all the time. Downtown Logan is only a few minutes from campus with many food and dining areas, including several strip malls and an indoor mall with food courts. There is a wide variety of international food as well, including, Brazilian barbeques, mongolian barbeques, Indian food, mexican cuisine, steak houses, burger joints, and anything you can think of. On-campus dining is also on the rise. There are more than 8 locations on campus to sit in and have great meals with also a wide variety of selections.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived on campus for several years, and I've loved every minute of it. Location is so great on campus, and there are so many possibilities of where a student can live. Depending on where you live, there are many free buses that travel all over campus and all over Cache Valley. Living in the Dorms is a great way to meet people, stay involved, and get the best experience and help from the University. There are so many programs that are here to help every student succeed in their classes. Dorm life is always fun, but there is also a strong sense of responsibility for every student to do well in classroom first.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here is outstanding. There are so many Professors and teachers here that add so much to the University. There are always advancements in every field of study that there is here at USU. With many Masters degree programs and Doctorate Degree programs, there is a wide variety of hard working students and Alumni trying there best to improve not only the University, but our state of Utah, the country, and the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to any student debating on whether or not to attend Utah State University to come and find out for yourself. There are free tours of campus all day every Monday through Friday. We would love to have you come and take part in such a great campus and university. Experiencing the atmosphere and the lifestyle here at USU is key, so making a visit is well worth your time.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a very diverse and exciting school, with so many opportunities scholastically, socially, and independently to be able to excel. The faculty and staff are always willing to help every student succeed, and are always seeking new ways of making the university great. Campus life is very interactive and inviting with so many different activities and opportunities.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority on campus and it is one of the best experiences I have been apart of so far during my college experience. It has helped me meet a lot of new and great people who have also been able to help me with my school work as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utah State offers SI (study sessions) sessions for most general classes and I am very greatful for them because they help me do better on my tests. Go to SI!

    In three sentences

    I love Utah State and all of the people I have met up here so far. The profressors are great and try to help out the students as much as they can. It is a very comforting environment and i love the SI opportunites that they offer

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call stations posted intermittently around campus. Plus, its a dry campus, so no alcohol...awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    I would say there is at least one club for everyone at USU. Whether you join or not, that is totally up to you, but I think everyone's interests are covered here.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically driven. non-getdrunkandparty scholars. people who want to be more social. people who are already social. people who want to succeed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a True Aggie on certain nights where you kiss an already True Aggie on the A. End of semester traditions, like at a certain day and time for like 1 minute, everyone in the library screams and yells as loud as you can, to relieve some of the finals week stress. Or the 5 minute period where everyone in the library has a silent dance party. Yes, a silent dance party....everyone has their earphones/headphones on and everyone dances to their own music! =)

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of outdoor activities all year round. The night life isn't really where it's at, which is fine with me cause I like being able to sleep at night. There are a plethora of clubs to join, and they're always doing fun stuff. There are sports all year round (mostly). The YSA wards are a lot of fun and you get to meet a lot of new people. There's an improv group that performs every Friday and there are a lot of theater department plays and music department concerts to attend. I doubt anyone could every get bored of this little Cache Valley town!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options as far as food goes. I usually eat at the Hub, but if you have a meal plan, I suggest the Marketplace. So much food!!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I wouldn't know.

    Academic Rigor

    For a scientific major, classes can be challenging. A lot of information to know and understand in a relatively short time, so stay on top of it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure put the time in to study, time flies so fast here! Classes are challenging, but if you take advantage of all the aid provided by professors, you should do fine. Dress warm! (In the winter's anyway) There are gusts coming out of that canyon that will punch you in the face! =) But it's okay because this place is so awesome!

    In three sentences

    USU has an extremely friendly and welcoming campus. The professors and advisers are very accessible, making it easy to get the help you need. A great sense of community here, I love it!

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie is a tradition that takes place on top of the school's A. There are certain nights where you can kiss a True Aggie to become one, and one night a year two non-True Aggies can kiss to become one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for cold weather. Also, a lot of the work is completed online.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has a beautiful campus and everyone there is very friendly. I have visited the campus twice now, and I love it. My boyfriend goes there and he says that all of the professors are nice and helpful.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in America.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a True Aggie by kissing on the A.

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    Ski, snowboard, hike, mountain bike, water activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the major obviously, but Utah State is great for engineering, business, elementary ed, pre-med, and other math/science areas of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a coat for winter.

    In three sentences

    Utah State, home of the Aggies, has everything a big college has to offer packed into a town of 50,000 residents. Perched right up against Utah mountains, there are many activities to be done when not studying for classes. Friendly students and professors allow for a wonderful college experience; go Aggies!

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    USU has it's own police force. Also, there are emergency beacons all over campus that if set off, have a response time of 120 seconds or less.

    Greek Life

    I believe there are 4 or 5 sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are probably three or four different clubs on campus that apply to any type of person. Anything your into, theres a club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    USU is great for active students that don't mind the cold too much. Our athletics department is pretty great as well as our academic departments. Business, Engineering, Agricultural Science, and Aerospace are the biggest programs at the University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's plenty, but the weirdest is probably True Aggie nights. This is where you get up in front of hundreds of Aggies under the full moon and kiss a True Aggie (basically anyone who's earned their true aggie card, which you get by kissing a true aggie). It's crazy fun and sometimes there are marriage proposals.

    Bang for the buck

    USU's tuition is fairly inexpensive for the experience and quality of education.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of clubs on campus that are always throwing parties. The sororities and fraternities know how to have a good time. In Logan, there are tons of hiking trails and other forms of outdoor recreation. In winter skiing and snowboarding is only a couple of minutes off campus.

    Food and Dining

    There's a cafe in almost every building on campus. Meal plans are offered, but not required.

    Dorm Life

    There is a ton of on-campus housing as well as free transportation. The housing communities are very well-maintained. Also plenty of near-by off-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your degree, you'll either be super busy (Civil Engineering), or just sorta busy (Journalism).

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an open mind and a jacket. There are so many opportunities to meet all kinds of people as long as you have a good attitude and are willing to put yourself out there. Also, it gets really cold during the winter, bring a coat!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with a tight-knit community. Extremely diverse options; there is literally a degree for any type of person. Very prideful, students come to USU and never stop being an Aggie.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Well, there are many awesome clubs to join, from sports to computers. There are even medieval clubs that include fencing, dancing, and heavy armor fighting. Bicycling, renting outdoor equipment, working out, events up and down the calendar, there is ALWAYS something going on, something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services at Utah State are quality. There are two buffet-style dining locations, and other locations that allow for six dollars cash-equivalency.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is, for the most part, positive. There are many different styles of dorm living, with the apartment-style being the most prevalent. There are also different styles, like the Greek housing, and the Towers that are two roommates ever. It is a good experience and the first few weeks, everyone gets to know everyone, with no judgement, cliques, or biases.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not high school level, they are college level now. The instructors do not hold hands along the way. They teach, they assign, and they grade. They treat students as responsible adults, expecting them to get their work done, and if there is a reasonable conflict, usually they are willing to work with you on it if you come to them with a reasonable amount of time ahead and with a reasonable solution.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is accommodating to all, whether it be about living circumstances, eating habits, learning techniques, etc. One can feel at home here, with so many friendly inhabitants. The classes are expectant, but worth-while.

    In three sentences

    This school is very well structured and organized. It is a very student-oriented campus with a lot to do, if one looks in the right places. Also, the opportunities here are many and varied.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is a great and quiet little town. Utah in general is quite safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want an relatively inexpensive degree, especially those who are in engineering or business.

    Bang for the buck

    Transport is well provided. In Logan the busing is free and campus has its own shuttle proving easy access to even off campus students.

    What to do for fun

    On campus their is relatively little to do, but especially for the outdoorsy types there is skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing all within a 25 minute commute.

    Food and Dining

    USU provides and number of meal plans and on campus restaurants. The town also has a number of good restaurants, many of which provide student discounts.

    Dorm Life

    This is no party school. While the school provides plenty of diversions, the town is quiet. The dorms are normally quiet and clean, well maintained and close to the school. That said: Your dorm is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors know their material and want to impart their knowledge with their students. That said the course loads could be much larger.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself mentally. There is no reason that anyone, who really desires to get a degree, would not be able to. The staff has reasonable office hours, allowing for students to interact with professors in a warm and personable environment.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is an organized school, geared toward helping students to achieve not only academic success, but success in becoming a well-rounded and educated individual. The atmosphere is comfortable but serious. The teachers are well trained and knowledgeable.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I don't think bang for the buck can be beat for a non-traditional student.

    What to do for fun

    I don't participate much in the fun stuff.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat there.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms at USU.

    Academic Rigor

    I am enjoying it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do it. You will never ever regret having a degree.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University has been great to work with. I am proud to be getting a second degree from them. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, lots of outdoor activites

    Food and Dining

    Decent selection, Logan has good places in town and the town isn't too big so they're close

    Dorm Life

    Friends love it

    Academic Rigor

    Not Ivy League, but the university is getting much better very quickly

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved here and you'll have the time of your life

    In three sentences

    The best school I could have ever imagined. The people are amazing. The environment is amazing.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a small & honestly pretty weak female who scares easily, I have had numerous experiences of walking through campus at all hours of the night and morning. The scariest experience I ever had was running into a group of deer. The campus is pretty safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Whether you are lazy, or athletic, this school is for you. For the lazy, you can enjoy the laid-back pacing and lifestyle. For the athletic, you can take full advantage of all the sporty activities available. USU is also perfect for those seeking a safe and welcoming college environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every month on the full moon, students can go to the A on campus around midnight and kiss with a partner. This makes you a True Aggie.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is much cheaper than most, but that still doesn't mean it's not overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    To be blunt, the general consensus is that there is not much to do in Logan. It is a small town. There are theaters, bowling, and other small activities. But Logan thrives primarily on sports entertainment. Snowboarding & other winter activities are quite popular. But ultimately, just make the right friends & even in boredom you will be enjoying life.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best, but not the worst either. There are midnight snacks which can be pretty great, such as hot wings on Wednesdays from 9pm to 12pm. There's sushi on Tuesdays and Thursdays, & if all else fails, the cafes make great food.

    Dorm Life

    Generally, dorm life is pretty fun. You can make plenty of amazing friends, & that's what makes the whole experience worthwhile. However, in some cases your fellow roommates or floor mates may not be so awesome. In such cases, you can commiserate with fellow friends in similar situations; complaining about annoying roommates is actually a good stress-reliever!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes do not seem too difficult. Grades will depend a lot on personal effort as well as intelligence. At the barest minimum, just be sure to attend class and do at least a bit of studying if you want to merely pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to make lots of friends, it's quite easy to do & before you know it you will be walking through campus saying hello to people you pass by. While USU is friendly and laid-back, that changes once it comes to rules, so be sure to know what those rules are and how you can avoid getting in unnecessary trouble. Most importantly of all, stock up on winter clothing.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is the most peaceful and chill environment, perfectly languid in pace. This campus is perhaps one of the safest and friendliest in the nation, and making plenty of friends is not difficult in the slightest. The only real challenge you will face at USU is the weather, but don't worry they have cafes to help.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'd say Logan, UT is a pretty safe place to be. There may be the occasional accidents that happen on campus, but hey, that's college for you. I feel very safe on campus. Utah State is a great place to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to choose from on campus. There are so many, that I can't name them all, but they are constantly doing different activities for various clubs on campus. You can be a part of any club and be involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Aggie Night. There are certain nights on campus where you can become a True Aggie. This means going on campus where there is an A platform where people stand and kiss someone when midnight comes along. Hundreds of people show up and wait in line to become a True Aggie. At the Football and Basketball games the student section starts out the game with the I Believe chant which is pretty amazing when you get thousands of students cheering in unison. It gets us all and I'm sure the players get pumped as well. We also have the Winning Team, Losing Team chant. When we are clearly gonna win the game, the student section start chanting and we end up pointing out our winning team and the other team which would be the losing team.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out with friends. I LOVE going to Utah State games whether it be Mens & Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, or Aggie Football. We have an awesome athletics program here at Utah State, so it's fun to go watch. Our teams are really good, so it's fun to see us win. The Student Section at the games are WILD! It makes it a lot of fun. Dee Glen Spectrum (where basketball games are held) is said to be one of the toughest places to play, because the home crowd is that intense. I like to go to the movies, go bowling, go to school dances, school movies, play sports. There are facilities that the students can use to go play sports. I like playing basketball and racquetball. We have courts designated for a lot of sports. It's pretty fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Utah State is really good. They offer a lot of dining choices. There are places to eat in the main building on campus and even in the library. The food is good and the prices are pretty reasonable as well. I eat on campus frequently.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived on campus in the dorms, but I hear they are really fun. There, you can make really good friends. There are always different dorm activities that are done and you get to meet new people all the time. Living close to campus is a plus, because if you want, you can sleep in for a few extra minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm going into the nursing field and the classes I take are pretty difficult; but are do-able if you put in the work. Now, not all classes are extremely difficult, there are classes that are fairly easy compared to others. I say you do have to put in some effort in all the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utah State offers so much. There are many fields that you can go into. Find the right field by taking different classes and seeing what you like. Be sure to not slack off on your studies. You don't want to get behind. There is always time to have fun here at Utah State and get school work done; you just gotta find the balance. This college is an amazing college to start off in.

    In three sentences

    Fun school with such a great environment both on and off campus. Classes are just the right size to where you feel like you can have one-on-one interactions with the teachers. Aggie Athletics are so fun to go and watch; they get me pumped!

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't know the official report or anything but campus feels pretty safe. The dorms have extremely sensitive smoke detectors in every room so it won't be long until you see the fire marshal. There are signs with the police number to call if you do feel scared to have them walk or drive you home. The roads around campus are always crawling with pedestrians so appropriate markers are everywhere and the people of Logan know to avoid driving that street if they want to get anywhere fast in their car.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't even know how many clubs we have but there are a lot and they put together a day where they are nearly all available for everyone to learn more about and sign up for. There are many activities that go on throughout the year, it is very hard to find a weekend where something isn't going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students of all types are most prevalent here because of the engineering college's legacy of producing great engineers and research projects. Those interested in agriculture also do really well here because it is a small town feeling of a school and there are a ton of farms and ranches nearby.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot for a considerably low tuition, which is awesome! It also includes all major sporting events so you don't have to pay extra to get into football or basketball, just bring your id.

    What to do for fun

    The basketball games are legendary, especially the student section. We are loud, we are proud, and we get way into the game! Football is picking up to be a good team in the past few years and those are also fun. There is also movie theaters around the town, movies shown by the school (admission is generally a can of food to go to the student food pantry-where students low on money can get food). There are many games and club games and hundreds of clubs for service and fun. There is even some evenings set aside in some computer labs for giant video game competitions. The mountains are close and allow for weekend ski/snowboard trips that students and professors love.

    Food and Dining

    What can I say? It is all you can eat and it is quite popular to find a quiet seat in the side room of the main cafeteria during dead week or finals week and eat and study all day for multiple meals while only paying once. The options are great and they try to encourage students to eat healthy by offering lots of veggies and fruits and smoothies and hints/tips about healthy eating.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed my time in the dorms (we called them residence halls though). The meal plan is actually pretty good and has a ton of different options and is even accepted at the cafes around the giant grass field behind the library (and the cafe in the library). There is generally always something going on on campus whether through the school or the dorm areas or even just through the planning of your resident advisor.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what major you choose. The two most popular majors are education and engineering at USU because we are most well known for those. Some classes are harder than others and go beyond what the formula for amount of out of class work you do per hour in class but the professors and the departments try to help with various tutors and help sessions and open offices.

    Tips for prospective students

    Winters are super, super cold! Invest in really warm clothes and coats and extra blankets! Get to know your professors, they are actually really helpful with class and other classes. Get involved!! My best year was my first year when I joined many clubs (we have a ton of clubs at USU for everybody) because it gets you out of studying for fun breaks with people like you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great for fun and learning, both in class and fun new things. The people are super nice and the school knows the best times to provide games in the lounge of the student center. The professors I have had so far have been fantastic, some weird but devoted to what they know and want you to be just as excited as they are.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police monitor the campus daily to keep us safe.

    Greek Life

    You can choose to live in the sorority or fraternity house, and it's really easy to join! They're known for having fun parties and conducting cool activities and service projects.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't even count how many clubs there are. You'll definitely find something that meets your needs.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to have fun and be involved

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True aggie night

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun activities going on at the Quad!

    Food and Dining

    There are several cafeterias and cafes to choose from on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and well kept for a decent price.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are phenominal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get on-campas housing! It keeps you more involved and you have more opportunities to meet students who are also attending for the first time.

    In three sentences

    It is a really awesome environment! There are always lots of fun activities going on around campus. Students from all over the United States attend, and I have even met several exchanged students from other countries.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only danger this campus has is the temptation of riding down Old Main Hill, a monstrous hill made perfectly for sledding or even snowboarding down when it hits winter.

    Greek Life

    The sororities and fraternities are all friendly and participate in a variety of service projects to help the school and community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, I can't even begin to name them! This makes it so appealing, because there is something for everyone and I mean EVERYONE. There's even a couple days through the semester where they hold a field day for all the clubs to gather about on the Quad, making it easier to find them.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect for engineer and agricultural bound students. Also the prime location for students who love the snow and all the activities that come along with that sort of weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the well known True Aggie Night. There is a platform, built atop for A's, that on a night with a full moon, you find someone to kiss atop of the Aggie A.

    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy the professors, for the most part, but I'd have to be honest when it comes to how it's run. You have to take a lot of classes you shouldn't have to for a certain degree. Though I have found them to be very helpful. The academic advisors are also not as helpful as I would like.

    What to do for fun

    There are plentiful activities to have on campus. Student formed clubs or teams, parties, school activities, and other services offered by the school. It was a lot more fun and easy, for a break from the rigorous academic curriculum, while living on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I found the food to be very good, especially at the little cafes and bistros around campus. There are three large dining areas, two are a buffet style and the other is a food court style, all offering a variety of choices. All of which are a reasonable price, some being better for the minuscule budgets of a college student.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are amazing!! The student body here is very friendly and always looking for a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the courses being taken and desired degree, the courses will vary. Overall they are very well taught and require a good amount of effort that is well used. Some places are lacking in good instructors, but there is no perfect system.

    Tips for prospective students

    As well as visiting with your academic advisor, be well educated in the classes you need and what you want. Whether you know or not, get all of your generals out of the way. That way if you change, you wouldn't have wasted precious time, money, and opportunities.

    In three sentences

    This college has a wonderful atmosphere for students, creating friendly environments that enhance the expansion of friendships and easing studies. There are many different opportunities to get involved, educationally and the community. The professors are overall wonderful and very helpful, even in difficult circumstances.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is one of the safest places to live, and go to school. There are police on campus that are very active and helpful.

    Greek Life

    The Greek like here isn't very big, they have only a few sororities and frat houses. The good part about that is the school puts more time and effort into other clubs and school ran events rather than depending on Greek houses to throw parties. Plus, it is not hard to meet people if you are not in a sorority or frat.

    Clubs and Activities

    Utah State has all kinds of clubs to join. They range from business clubs to sword fitting, to working out, to just about anything else you can think of. They have great opportunities for students to get involved and learn to lead a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Utah State is great for students who love to be active, but still focus on their school work. Students who don't mind being in a large class, but love to meet and get to know LOTS of people. You will get to know so many students, and still have thousands and thousands that you don't know. Also, students who love to show pride for their school sports; football and basketball games are a blast, there really isn't anything better than going to an Aggie basketball game.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have two favorite traditions at Utah State. The first is homecoming night when you become a true aggie. This tradition has been around for years and years. On homecoming night at midnight, when you kiss on top of the A, you become a true aggie. Homecoming night there is a line of hundreds and hundreds of people who have picked someone (stranger, friend, or significant other) to kiss on the A. For those who aren't into kissing someone in front of a crowds, there is a tradition called night on the quad. This is for all the die-hard football fans. Everyone brings tents and camps out on the quad to wait for tickets for our rival game (against BYU-best rivalry we have). Students wait, playing games, and listening to the DJ, to hear the bell, signaling everyone it is time to get first pick tickets! Last year, this was at 4 in the morning, but no one knows exactly when it is going to happen.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is extremely cheap at Utah State. Compared to other schools around the nation, it is priced very low, AND the education here is great too. For students out of state there are lots of opportunities to get scholarships from the school to help with tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Logan is one of the best places for college students. It's a college town, so a lot of activities are meant for the college students.There is a lot to do during any season. In the summer you can hike, swim, camp, or have a bonfire with friends. During the winter and even into spring there is skiing, snow boarding, ice skating, snow-shoeing, and sledding. Not to mention the Aggie basketball and football games! A really cool thing about Logan is that it is a college town, so a lot of activities are meant for the college students, so they are cheap and fun for college kids.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average. There are multiple places to go, but they all tend to serve the same things. If you have to have a variety of things, I would suggest getting a place where you have a kitchen as well so you don't have to eat on campus every time (a lot of on-campus dorms have kitchens as well)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life really is the way to go for freshman. There are activities for you to do, friends to meet, and you are on campus, which is really helpful. Don't be afraid to room with people you don't know, they just might end up being your best friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but not impossible. Students that go to class every day, do their homework, and study do just fine. You can't, however, not do anything and hope to skim by like high school. You will get out exactly what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college ready to get started. There is no starting week where you get to know your professors and what you will be doing the semester; you are expected to come to class the first day, and get ready to start the course. Read the syllabus, it could be the difference between receiving an A or a B. Lastly and I think most importantly, get to know your professors. If you are struggling, talk to them. Who knows the course better than the professor? Plus, they make great letters of recommendation.d

    In three sentences

    Utah State is my new home away from home. When I go home, I just want to come back to Logan. They have everything here: the academics, mountains, and everything else you could ever want for a unforgettable college experience.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State University is ranked as the 2nd safest campus in the nation!! Being in Logan, Utah this is one of the best and safest places for a college. I am never worried that anything will happen here. I can walk around at 2 in the morning with ease and my friend leaves her car unlocked all the time without any worries. The safest place I have ever lived.

    Greek Life

    I don't really know how well it is, but I've heard they are pretty amazing!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities for everyone. Anyone who goes here will find a club they belong to! I guarantee it!

    Great for these types of students

    Social Students Academically Inclined Students Sporty Students Religious Students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On special nights, usually full moons, our school has a tradition of kissing on top of a platform on top of an A. If you kiss a True-Aggie then you will become a True-Aggie and get a card to officiate it as well. Sometimes you can even get a t-shirt. It is really romantic and awesome! Sometimes people get proposed on it!

    Bang for the buck

    For most colleges that I looked at, it was the cheapest out of state so I could afford it. It also gave a lot of scholarship opportunities and a special instate waiver, so it was a lot cheaper. Room and board were cheaper than a lot of places elsewhere. You really do get a lot of bang for your buck. Plus the professors here are AMAZING!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do here for fun and the school does an amazing job to keep everyone posted on all the fun things. Basketball games almost every weekend and a lot of other sports going on as well. Each week usually has a college week, where a certain college at this university highlights their programs. There is never a dull moment at this campus.

    Food and Dining

    When I first arrived here I thought the food was absolutely amazing. They have quite a bit of options, and a bunch of different places to eat. However, after a while of being here, the food became more bleh not bad, but not particularly amazing either. But it is pretty good for campus food.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing! I live in Richards hall and it is in the center of everything. I am never bored, I always have something to do, and everything is literally so close. I love living on campus. Living on campus can be completely described in two words: Convenient and Amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that hard of a school, but that is only because you have to put in the time for some of the classes. The beginning classes, like prerequisites and starter classes, are quite easy, but once you get into the classes for a specific major it gets challenging. Challenging but you can get an A if you really try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay open minded. Don't be so judgemental to the people around you. Have fun, but don't forget that you are going to school for a reason. C's may get degrees, but they do not get you into graduate programs.

    In three sentences

    Utah State has the most amazing teachers I have ever had and the academics are beyond satisfactory. Some of the students here, however, are really closed minded, but it is in a very conservative state. The campus is completely breathtaking and the atmosphere (minus the closed minded) is perfect.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah State University has been ranked as one of the safest campuses in all of the United States of America.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to go into engineering, go to Utah State. Civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and I could go on. There are so many engineers here and the program for engineers is so well put together. If you aren't interested in engineering, there are plenty of other programs available as well. Do your research!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition you should not miss called Becoming a True Aggie. A True Aggie is someone who has been kissed atop the A Statue on campus on a certain night. This is either a night which has been chosen by the students and adults who have organized the activity, or it is the night of a full moon. Once you have become a True Aggie, you get to write your name on a card and the name of the person you kissed. You can then brag about your True Aggie status. It may seem silly and trivial, but it's experiences like these that make college fun to look back on later in life.

    Bang for the buck

    Utah State University ranks very high among colleges in the United States in which you can pay such a small amount for this level of quality education. In fact, tuition at Utah State for out-of-state students still costs less than in-state tuition at schools in other states. It's almost ridiculous.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and play Super Smash Bros. if one of you has a Wii or Gamecube. Go sledding down Old Main Hill. Explore all the secret places on campus you didn't know about. Look at the old buildings. Discover new things. Go out to eat with friends. Go hiking near the dam close to campus! Explore the great outdoors! Play night games! Go outside and take a dance break with friends during late night studying! Go next door to your friend's dorm and play Slenderman in the dark. Toss a football. Stand outside in the cold and see who can last the longest. Go to the gym and play basketball for free with all the exchange students! Get to know people from different backgrounds!

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options available, depending on your chosen method of obtaining food. If you have a meal plan, there are lots of choices in the cafeterias around campus. However, most meal plans don't cover the little restaurants on campus. If you shop for food instead, you may have more options. There is even a rad little coffee shop in the library! And if you choose to buy food somewhere else, there is a grocery store is very close to campus--only a few bus stops away. Since the bus system in town is free, you can easily take the bus almost anywhere in town.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun at Utah State University. The majority of students there live on or near campus. This creates a sense of strong sense of community. Because the weather is horribly cold in the winter, this creates great opportunities for people to spend time together indoors and feel connected socially. I made many great friends with whom I would stay up late at night and discuss philosophy, language, dating and video games.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, I have not found my classes to be very rigorous at Utah State University. However, this very well depends on what classes you take and the major you choose. There are plenty of chances to challenge yourself, get involved in the Honors Program, etc. You can influence your level of academic rigor and customize it to be how you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a planner and stay ahead of your work. Know what's due and when. Get involved in something and make yourself feel like an active part of the campus community. Embrace every opportunity to learn and grow and become a better person. Don't let the winter cold get to you--make strong relationships with others and use the winter to enjoy your time together.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I would recommend Utah State University as a great place to study. The campus life is fantastic and I made lots of friends. I learned lots of fascinating things and I feel like I am growing as a person.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am sure that Utah State University cares for their students and has excellent campus safety strategies to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure about Greek Life in this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am an online student.

    Great for these types of students

    I don't physically go to the school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am attending online classes. I am from Texas.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though I pay out of state tuition, I firmly believe that I am getting a quality education at this university.

    What to do for fun

    I have been recommended to visit the dinosaur trails located in Utah. They are supposed to be very fun an educational experience.

    Food and Dining

    I don't live in Utah, but I am sure that they have great cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    I am unsure of the dorm life because i am enrolled as an out of state online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and the professors are well rounded individuals who care for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always speak to an advisor before registering for any classes. If unsure of your major, speak to advisor, so that they can recommend the best plan of action for you. If you are receiving financial aid make sure to follow the degree plan that you have chosen to avoid taking unnecessary classes and wasting your time and money.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend Utah State University to everyone. In a scale from 1-5, 5 being extremely recommend, I would rate it a 5. The advisors are very helpful and are genuinely interested in the students graduating from their university.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Honestly you are able to save so much money here through tuition, housing and all the expenses added up in general. The average student spends about 8-12 grand a year for both semester on living here and that's if money is no option. That is about an average of 2000 on tuition each semester, 1600 on housing, 1000 on food, and about 500 for books and what not. The travel here by the way is completely free. All bus systems for city and campus are free for all to ride. Believe me this is really worth your money

    What to do for fun

    That is a good question, it depends on what you think that is fun. I would say if you are into sports there is snowboarding, skiing, golfing, biking, hiking, basketball, football, PE activities offered (great coaches), and hockey. If you are more of the dating guy then I would suggest Cache Valley Fun Park (Bowling, rollerblading, and arcades), the Rock Haus (for rock climbers), The Jump Zone (for those into trampolines), The skating rink (for ice skaters), the true Aggie (for those who wish to follow the tradition of kissing the girl on the A on a full moon lit night), and many restaurants of top quality are around (for those who just want a dinner with their date). Honestly to have a fun time here simply depends on what interests you but believe me there are many options available.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great Cafeteria (called the Marketplace) that offers wide range of food choices for those who need a diverse meal or they just can't decide what best suits there mouth watering appetite. The Cafeteria requires a meal plan or a pay up front. If you don't want to get a meal plan no problem. Under the marketplace there is a hub that has restaurants that you can pay up front and have a cheaper meal if you know what you want to eat or just wan to save some money. However if money is no object then they have a restaurant called The Sky Room that has decked out classy meals. There are also about 5-8 eating places all over campus that offer different variety of choices to what you want. Like if you need a cup of coffee stop by quad side cafe in the cool library they have and grab one on the go. Or if you are more of an artist type stop at the Artist Bakery & Cafe for great sandwich and a chance to see what people are making in the art world. The other restaurants on campus will provide other choices for whatever sounds great to you.

    Dorm Life

    I personally have lived on campus for two years and it is awesome. The reason why is its really cheap housing and I have the time of my life with clubs offered and the great friends that I have made here through fun activities they have us do.

    Academic Rigor

    They have offered me great opportunities for my career and have opened doors for me that I would have not have gotten if I had went to other schools. Engineering, Education, Art, Science, Business, and Agriculture are the top major careers that they offer here at Utah State. Each one is specially designed to have one on one with their students so that you can learn your career to the fullest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead is the best tip I can give you. Make sure that you check out USU, find out if it is what you are looking for and if it is you are in for the time of your life. I would wisely suggest though if you plan to come to USU then bring a lot of warm gear because it is freezing in the winter up here.

    In three sentences

    I would say that USU is one of the greatest schools out there. It's affordable, cheap, good high quality programs, and is amazing for anyone loving basketball. USU has offered me so much through clubs activities, one on one with teachers, a great community, and the excellent living conditions they have on campus.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest places you could possibly live, definitely a great place to live. Most people don't lock their cars or houses.

    Greek Life

    I have no idea about the Greek life here, but I have heard some people say they were part of it before.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs on campus and they each do quite a few activities. There is always something to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type, the LDS religion is highly prominent in the area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People become true aggies, ride the bull or even go streaking.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost of living is pretty average, it is relatively easy to budget and live on a small amount of money. There are programs in place and some places do student discounts or special deals. Tuition is one of the cheapest in the nation from what I have heard and researched. There are excellent programs here for a relatively low price in comparison of other institutions.

    What to do for fun

    Logan is actually one of the safest places to live, but it is also one of the most boring places as well. There are 2 bowling places, 4 bars, and a few other places to go, but not much at all.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty good, but it is pretty expensive. Some housing plans are required to buy meal plans which are extremely expensive and non-refundable. This seems to be the major frustration on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms I have seen are tiny, but I have only seen a few. There is not even space for a fridge in the dorms I have seen, but this could have been a bad impression.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a history major, so I don't know very much about the other departments, but my department is pretty great. There are quite a few teachers that really care about the students thoroughly learning the information and they make sure the students do so. The rigor is as to be expected for the appropriate levels throughout the education process.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely suggest looking at the ratings of teachers online and talking to other students as much as possible to find out what teachers to take classes from. There are some teachers that are brilliant and know almost everything there is to know about their topics, so I would suggest taking classes from them.

    In three sentences

    Overall, for the price, its a great school. There are definitely improvements needed, but that is to be expected of any institution. There are great programs, but there is definitely lack of a social life in the local scene.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love this campus because I am so small and not strong and know I could not protect myself. But I have never had to worry about that. I feel so safe in Logan and on the USU campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun! I really like to participate in the USU Country Swing Club and also go to sports events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good, although expensive. I prefer to grocery shop for myself and cook homemade meals. Although my friends with meal plans really like the dining services because they can all eat together for every meal.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus was the best decision of my life! It was hard to adjust to college the first semester, but living on campus made it so much more easy! And I met so many new people and life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic part of school is harder than high school, but if you study hard and apply yourself and talk with your professors you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    For new students I suggest get involved in anything and everything that sounds interesting to you! You will meet so many people this way and you'll be able to find your niche so much more easily!

    In three sentences

    I love USU because of all the kind people I have met, the fun activities, and great opportunities to try new things. I love how close everything is on campus and how easy it is to make new friends. I definitely recommend USU to everyone!

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The grading of Aggies True-kiss on the A Ultimate-have to do it to understand Supreme- find out for your self

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in south campus. Go to basketball games.

    In three sentences

    Amazing school. Loving people. Can be straining but is worth it.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is a very safe place to live.

    Greek Life

    Almost non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    Institute of Religion

    Great for these types of students

    Latter-Day Saint students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To become a True Aggie you must got to Aggie Night and kiss someone at midnight.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are excellent!

    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Dorm Life

    Lived in the dorms during the summer. Safe and friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and communicate with your advisor regarding problems.

    In three sentences

    The faculty and staff are very friendly. Excellent Education programs. Excellent long-distance programs.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very very safe on campus. I have never once felt a little unsafe. There are plenty of campus police around to make you feel comfortable.

    Great for these types of students

    USU would be great for any type of student. From very studious to wanting to have a good time. The academics here are good and the professors are amazing, I do enjoy going to class and broadening my education. USU also provides social activities, volunteer moments, and relaxing times to adjust to all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely have a lot of fun and a good experience for the price! There are so many fun activities to do here on USU's campus.

    What to do for fun

    The school is always putting of fun events. USU is literally two minutes from Logan canyon where there is many camping spots, hiking trails, rock climbing and feeding ducks is available.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food and dining options here at USU. The food in all the different places to eat is really tasty

    Dorm Life

    I just finished my freshman year and I lived in the dorms for the whole school year. I had so much fun and I am glad i decided to live there. It is a great way to meet new people who are just like you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here at USU are tough and make you put forth the effort to get an A, but they aren't to terrible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study and work hard, but don't forget to still make time to socialize. Don't just study the night before an exam, make sure you study whenever you can and try to attend all the study sessions most classes offer.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a fun spirited school. Their is always something going on to have a good time. The academics and professors here are great and its the perfect place to learn.

  • 05/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus, even if I am walking late at night. There are emergency poles all around so that if someone does not feel safe, they can quickly contact the campus police- even if it is just to have a police man to walk with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to join and activities going on all the time. Everyone is well aware of what kinds of activities are happening because the advertising is so clear.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great campus for people who don't want to deal with a lot of partying (drugs and alcohol) but are still looking for a fun environment. The students are all very nice and fun so it is possible to have a great time without getting into trouble. This is a very safe campus!

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on around campus, as well as movies playing in several close theaters. There is also a close bowling alley and a mall.

    Food and Dining

    They offered a meal plan because of where I lived on campus. The food was really good; it was like eating at an all-you-can-eat buffet every day!

    Dorm Life

    I was so lucky with the roommates that I ended up with, but that is what I hear everyone say! I loved living on campus and meeting the people in my building.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are moderately difficult, but at least so far for me, they haven't been stressful. As long as you stay on top of your work, it really isn't too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put yourself out there! Do not be afraid to join activities and groups. Get involved and your experience will be really enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a wonderful school. Not only are the classes great, but the social atmosphere is fantastic as well. Everyone is so kind and welcoming!

  • 05/06/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hike, bike, canoe, anything you want.

    Food and Dining

    Nice restaurants nearby, on campus isn't too great, but it's good.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome!!! what more can I say? Becoming a true aggie, best ever, not to mention the ultimate aggie challenge.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous, but depends on your major

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, there are alot of majors and you choose as always

    In three sentences

    Utah State is awesome! A nice relaxed environment, in a typical big small town with everything nearby. It's the bomb.com

  • 05/15/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    What isnt fun to do at Utah State? There is so much to do at Utah STate. Athletics to plays and concerts. There is something for everyone at Utah State. It is a fun welcoming campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a food court on campus and a Cafeteria and grocery stores and restraunts close by.

    Dorm Life

    They have many options for dorms to fit many peoples needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Good Courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utah State is the best college!

    In three sentences

    Utah State University is a great school. It has great classes to take and I love the campus. Utah State is a great college.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is the best I've seen in universities. With dedicated university officers, watchful students and faculty, and emergency stations throughout campus Utah State is very safe.

    Greek Life

    Many fraternities and sororities that host parties and charity events throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost everything!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Become a True Aggie by kissing on the famous A.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition isn't as high as other universities in the state and is far below many in the country.

    What to do for fun

    Logan has a TON of things to do. Not only does the university host events almost every day but Logan is famous for its outdoor activities. With canyons, rivers, hiking trails and much more your spring summer and fall are filled with fun. During the winter you can visit Beaver Mountain, a ski resort just a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    The university has multiple restaurants including a buffet which is great when finals are coming up. You can spend all day in there studying.

    Dorm Life

    Logan is the number two college town in the country. Dorm life and university life as a whole is amazing. There is a lot of school pride and support between students.

    Academic Rigor

    Utah State is like most universities around the country. Any major you choose will have quality classes and professors ready to prepare you for your chosen field. They are there to help you understand the content. They won't overload you with information you can't handle or leave you unprepared for your future. The educations here is of very high quality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your finances early. Being wise with your income is one of the most important things not only during college but throughout life.

    In three sentences

    Utah State University was definitely my first choice for higher education. The education is high quality and the faculty really cares for their students and there is lots of support among the students as well. There's no question why Logan is the number two college town in the country.

  • 05/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sometimes the bikers and long boarders get a little out of control.

    Great for these types of students

    I think its great for all students, but defiantly benefits those who are here to really learn and get a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Becoming a true Aggie allows you to kiss on top of a small A statue. They even give you a card that accredits you as a true Aggie. It can only be done on certain nights though, and there is usually a crowd and a party.

    Bang for the buck

    There are lots of scholarships available along with opportunities to work on or off campus. Tuition is reasonable and the educational opportunities are excellent.

    What to do for fun

    If you enjoy the outdoors Logan and Green Canyons provide several hiking, mountain biking, and climbing trails. There is also the crystal clear bear lake less than an hour away and the ski resort about 30 minutes away. On campus there are always games of basketball, softball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, and volleyball going on. Also they have a great intramural program with a wide variety of sports. Old Main hill is great for sledding in the winter, and sporting events are second to none here at USU. Aggie pride fills the entire town!

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of great food options on campus, wether you are on the go or have time to sit down and indulge. Also for a small town, Logan has a plethora of restaurants that are delicious. Also the town is very student friendly and many restaurants and businesses give student discounts.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great. there are many amenities near by that make it easy to find things to do. Also you will easily meet new people of the opposite sex because you will live right next door. RA are pretty chill and let you get away with a lot. I had a blast my first semester on campus, you just have to remember to study as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are definitely harder than others, but as I stated earlier, the professors are generally student friendly, and provide support needed for student who may struggle. In my experience that are very understanding and willing to go the extra mile to help a student succeed. Many of the professors are fun, engaging, and passionate about what the teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on or near campus for the first year or two. This way you will always be involved in the dances, parties, and sporting events that will be near by. Also you will have easy access to any of the amenities for dining, education, and other activities that are always happening on campus. Also, try to choose a major as soon as possible, and meet with an advisor to establish an academic plan. Study hard, but make time to enjoy the town, the people you will meet, and the beauty that surrounds this school.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is located in the beautiful Cache valley surrounded by mountains, canyons, and lakes, that provide outdoor activities for all times of the year. The campus is beautiful, accessible, and has a great vibe of school spirit, scholastic achievement, and an overall fun college experience. Professors are student friendly, but expect you to do your part in gaining the high quality that they offer both in and out of the classroom.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the nation (according to reports)! Many blue call boxes on campus to call security/police if you need assistance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kissing on the A on a full moon to become a True Aggie Run down the hill and ride the bull naked to become an Ultimate Aggie

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, USU is a great bang for your buck. I've had many people in my classes tell me that it is cheaper for them to pay out-of-state tuition in Utah than it is for them to pay in-state tuition in their home states.

    What to do for fun

    Logan is built for nature lovers! --hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, etc. In the fall there are corn mazes galore and sometimes a scare house in town. The North Logan Pumpkin Walk is a must see! For the non-nature lovers, have movie and game nights with your friends. Attend sporting events and other on-campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't regularly partake of the dining on-campus because I was never required to have a meal plan, but anytime I bought food on-campus it was great! They have many options in the Marketplace and the Hub (where I've eaten) and it has always been delicious and good quality.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I did not have a great experience in the on-campus dorms, but, everyone has different experiences. Not only did I find off-campus housing that was cheaper than the dorms, it was also closer to campus than the SLC (San Juan) dorms that I lived in.--but to each his own.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, I feel the classes and professors are pretty fair. Some are easier and some of more difficult than I would have liked, but overall I feel like I have learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live off-campus! Not only is it cheaper, it's a lot more fun! Attend your classes! It's important to get what you pay for (or what your parents pay for, or what your scholarship covers). I had friends who found it too inconvenient to attend class and ended up failing even the easiest of general classes. Talk to your neighbors and make friends! You're not going to have friends if you don't put forth at least a little bit of effort.

    In three sentences

    Utah State is a super fun school with plenty of on-campus opportunities and activities to keep you entertained in an otherwise sleepy town. Usually the professors and classmates are pretty great. It definitely is an experience living away from home to attend college than to attend a commuter school and is definitely worth it!

  • 07/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Logan is an incredibly safe place to live. If you have a bike just make sure you have a good lock on it.

    Greek Life

    There are a few options if you want to go this route.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved there is a club for just about everyone. If there is not one you like then start a new one.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors then Logan is amazing. If you are a heavy drinker you may want to go to the UofU. Logan has no breweries.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition of standing on the A and kissing a stranger near Old Main.

    Bang for the buck

    School here is a lot cheaper than back home in Oklahoma.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, snowboarding, longboarding. Get involved with clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety on campus. If you get a meal plan make sure you understand where you can use it.

    Dorm Life

    Summit Hall has no air conditioning. It sucks during the summer.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not to rigorous, yet, do not take them lightly. Show up to class it goes a long way with the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join campus groups. Get involved. Study hard.

    In three sentences

    Great Honors program. Cheap tuition and housing. A large variety of classes.