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Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space, and life enhancement. As Utah’s land-grant and space-grant institution, the university is led by President Stan L. Albrecht and has 850 faculty who provide education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 10,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the state of Utah. USU occupies 7,000 acres, 400 of which are on campus, with more than 200 buildings, 63 of which are devoted to academics. USU also has three branch campuses and Extension offices in all of Utah’s 29 counties.
With seven colleges, more than 200 majors and 130 research-related classes, Utah State can count nine Goldwater Scholars and a Rhodes Scholar among its graduates in the past ten years. Student-centered, hands-on learning opportunities are plentiful as Utah State attracted more than $186 million in research revenue last year. These research dollars, along with stellar faculty mentors, have inspired more than 1,000 students to pursue their own research projects every year.
Located in the city of Logan in northern Utah’s Cache Valley, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City and is within a day’s driving distance of six national parks. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of th