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Utah State University Admission Requirements

Logan, Utah

Chances of getting into Utah State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.1%
Admission Difficulty for Utah State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Utah State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,446 out of 15,099 applicants were admitted making Utah State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Utah State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Utah State University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Utah State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
SAT Scores for Utah State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Utah State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Utah State University?

Utah State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Utah for highest average SAT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Utah State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >93%
1170 to 1290 Avg + 89%-93%
1050 to 1170 Avg - 83%-89%
930 to 1050 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 930 Low <74%
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Utah State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Utah State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Utah State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Utah State University?

Admission data indicates that Utah State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Utah for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Utah State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Utah State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >94%
24 to 28 Avg + 89%-94%
21 to 24 Avg - 84%-89%
18 to 21 Reach 77%-84%
Less than 18 Low <77%
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Utah State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Utah State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Utah State University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Utah for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Utah State University accepts 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Utah State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

74% of Utah State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Utah State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 44%
Top 50% of class 74%
Bottom 50% of class 26%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Utah State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,696 7,403 15,099
Accepted 6,868 6,578 13,446
Acceptance Rate 89% 89% 89%
Enrolled 2,501 1,928 4,429
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 29% 33%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Utah State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Utah State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Utah State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
M
Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

W
University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

C
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

N
University of Nevada Reno

Reno, Nevada

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230728 IPEDS survey data for Utah State University.

FAQs

Does Utah State University prefer SAT or ACT?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Utah State University. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Utah State University?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to Utah State University. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Utah State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1290. 13% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Utah State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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