December 14, 2009

The Magic of The Spectrum

Ask any student on campus what their favorite activity as Utah State University is, and chances are you will hear, "Going to a game in The Spectrum!" The Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum is home to both the Men's and Women's basketball teams, as well as our volleyball, gymnastics, and other team sports. It is regarded as one of the toughest places for visiting teams to play due to the Aggie Pride and Spirit that exudes from our students.

We want perspective students to feel what it will be like when they are part of the student body by taking them to a game in The Spectrum. Students can sign up for available games here. Enjoy some Aggie Ice Cream before the game, and be ready to cheer on the "Aggie Blue and Fighting White!"

November 16, 2009

How important is the ACT/SAT?

In our travels as admissions counselors, there is one point that we try to get across to students: The ACT/SAT are very important! These tests will help determine not only what scholarship a student may receive, but also if a student may gain entry into the university of their choice.

For admission into Utah State University in good standing, a student must have a minimum of an 18 ACT score or 860 SAT score (CR+M). As our academic scholarships are based off of an admissions index, depending on a student's GPA, scholarships can be awarded to ACT scores starting at 22+.

The priority dead line for scholarships is December 1st. Students who apply before this date, and meet scholarship parameters, are guaranteed their respective scholarship. For students who wish to take the ACT again in the hopes of meriting a scholarship, Utah State University offers a residual ACT on the main campus in Logan, Ut. The results of this test are giving the same day as it was taken and can be immediately applied for scholarship.

If you are interested in taking the residual ACT please contact the testing center at 435-797-1004. For those of you who will be applying for ACT or SAT, plan on taking the test more than once. As is with any standardized test, the ACT/SAT have their own personalities, once a student can figure out the personality of the test, he or she can then show off their own knowledge.

November 9, 2009

Take a Test Drive at Utah State

Utah State University's main campus in Logan, Utah is a sight to behold. Something unique happens to prospective students as they climb the stairs of Old Main Hill, walk the halls of the Taggart Student Center, and enjoy the fresh air on the open Quad; these students envision themselves as actual USU Aggies!

To help students catch the vision, the Admissions Office holds several events that give a glimpse of what USU has to offer. Hosting leadership conferences, campus tours, and even tickets to Aggie football and basketball games, students are presented with several opportunities to take a trip to Logan and see what being an Aggie is all about. And of course students will enjoy some world famous Aggie Ice Cream!

To see available dates and sign up for these events, please visit

October 16, 2009

Academic Scholarships

As if the stress of being accepted to a university wasn't enough, students are also faced with the pressures of paying for their post high school education. At Utah State University, we try to make the whole process as simple and stress free as possible. We use our admissions application jointly for academic scholarships.

Students who apply for undergraduate admission to Utah State University will automatically be considered for academic scholarships. Decisions for academic scholarships are based off of an
academic index. A student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) is paired with the his or
her respective ACT or SAT score. Students with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and 18 ACT or 860 SAT (with out the written section) will be admitted into USU in good standing.

Academic scholarships are based off of the academic index scores that a student merits through his or her GPA and test score. For a complete list of scholarships and the required academic index score please visit the USU Scholarship Page. As long as students apply before December 1st (the priority dead line for scholarships), and have an academic index score that merits a scholarship, then they will be guaranteed said scholarship.

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 800-488-8108 or by Email: Let us help make the college application process as simple and stress free as possible. Go Aggies!

September 24, 2009

Helping Future Aggies Find Their New Home

The grass underneath the thick green trees around campus is peppered with yellow leaves. The morning air is a bit crisper, and 700 North has been painted blue. This can only mean one thing: Homecoming!

Homecoming is just that, a coming home for all Aggies! Perpetuating your Utah State heritage and tradition has now become a bit easier for USU alumni living outside of Utah. The Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship allows graduated Aggies to send their child/children to USU and the nonresident portion of tuition will be waived.

This is a fantastic help in bringing your future Aggies to their new home! Check out the website and contact the USU Admissions Office for complete requirements.


June 5, 2009

It's Never Too Late to Visit!

What are you looking for in a college? Whether it is student involvement, academics, caring staff, a safe environment, or great outdoors, seeing is believing when you visit Utah State University and enjoy the majestic beauty of Cache Valley. We invite you to experience Utah State's historic campus first hand by participating in a campus tour. Our University Ambassadors will personally escort you around campus, answer questions, and treat you to some Famous Aggie Ice Cream.

You can experience Utah State daily Monday-Friday at 10:15 a.m. Your campus tour will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, but we invite you to spend the whole day here on our campus. Academic advising appointments and on-campus housing orientation and lunch add to the time of your tour and they also add to your experience.

At Utah State the possibilities are endless but you can enjoy some of the following opportunities when you come for a campus tour:

* Meet with an academic adviser and/or professor (if available)
* Walking tour of campus - Bring your camera!
* Learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities
* On campus housing orientation and a free lunch at the Marketplace
* Free famous Aggie Ice Cream

To ensure you have the very best experience please register here. Please allow at least two working days to process your request. For special tours and groups of 10 or more please call our office at least 10 days prior to your visit, at (435)-797-8676.

June 1, 2009

Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

Did you earn a degree from USU? You can now send your child to Utah State and the nonresident portion of tuition will be waived. Stay connected through the next generation of Aggies. We'd love to have them here!

To qualify for the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship, a future Aggie must:
-Be admitted.
-Have at least one parent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University
-Enroll at USU as a first-time student to the Utah system of higher education.

Time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship cannot be counted towards establishing resident student status. If you would like to discuss other options, please email Corey Mikkelsen at
*Note: Other requirements may apply. For further scholarship information, please contact the USU Admissions Office at (800) 488-8108 or visit us in person at the Taggart Student Center, Room 102.

May 22, 2009

Discover What Brought These Students To Utah State University

Students from all 50 states and 74 countries call Utah State University home. This site is dedicated to showing what brought these students to USU. What will bring you to Utah State University?

April 1, 2009

Post A-Day and Scholar's Day "Celebration"

After surviving... Scholars Day and A-Day our office decided to celebrate with a good old fashioned eating challenge. Currently the Wingers in Logan is having $10 all-you-can-eat sticky fingers. So...what else were we supposed to do but bring them some competitors. What do they win you ask? Name on the board in the front and bragging rights (most importantly).The competitors:

Corey Mikkelsen, our Alumni Recruiter- previous accomplishments include eating his height in subway sandwiches. Impressed?

Trent Hunsaker, our Marketing Professional- previous accomplishments include eating so much on Superbowl Sunday that he had to have his head propped up with pillows to see over his stomach. Impressed?

Scott Klein, a USU Ambassador- AKA "The Rookie" has previously competey in contests ranging from eating 37 pieces of pizza in an hour and eating 12 Del Taco taco's in 10 minutes? Impressed?

As you can see, they came to win it. But most importantly, we needed their names to be the on the board, at spots 1-3. Just like a true competitor, they came with several creative tactics such as: drowning the sticky finger in ranch, dunking in water (takes down the temperature of the chicken) baby bites (mostly towards the end) and sipping soda (just to name a few). Right out of the gate, things were going well. It was pretty impressive, however after 20 or so... they didn't look quite so happy to be there. There were meat sweats, pants undone and laying down in the booth. Yet they ate through the pain., like we mention. They were in win it. And that they did...
Board now reads:
1. Trent Hunsaker- 30
2.Scott Klein- 28
3. Corey Mikkelsen- 24.54.
Congratulations boys- you made us proud!
(fantastic photo's courtesy of Katie Jo Nielsen)

February 23, 2009

Favorite Follow Up...

Rick Williams and Amanda Allen, 2 USU Ambassadors were able to share the spotlight with the Jazz Bear while visiting Lehi High School's Basketball half time last week. Seriously, does it get any better for us Aggies??.

February 2, 2009


Oh, hello Monday after the February 1st scholarship deadline....

January 30, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

I know what you are thinking....I thought Christmas was "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I know those Christmas songs want you to think that...sorry...not here at USU! This for us is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Here comes the February 1st deadline to be considered for scholarships. So, as you can imagine, we have plenty of mail coming our way!

This is just one day of mail filled with applications, letters of recommendation, transcripts and Ambassador Portfolio's! Please be patient with us while we try and sort through the madness!Don't worry, we will get to yours ASAP!!

January 8, 2009

Aggie Leadership Extravaganza!!

Aggie Leadership Extravaganza was a blast this year. We had more than 360 students from over 50 different high schools. The Freshmen Ambassadors were amazing and enjoyed hosting so many student leaders. The students who came attend a day full of leadership workshops and activities. And naturally, we don't let them leave until they show off their dancing skills during the group entertainment. Hopefully all the participants had as much fun as we did and learned something new to take back to their high schools! Come back again soon!

Oh No....

What do you do if you are in St George for the USU Open House and an intern (Jamila) accidentally drops the keys to the state car into oblivion?

Oh that's Easy. You send another intern (Alex) to fetch them.