Students Say

 Students at Weber State University are greeted by a warm and caring faculty who "want [you] to succeed" and will "do almost anything to help." Indeed, one impressed junior notes that many professors are "interested in the student and are very willing to help you succeed," which makes you "feel not just like a number." One student thinks that the level of academics (and the 230 "amazing" undergraduate programs offered) "would surprise people." Importantly, "small class sizes" are "brilliant for young undergraduates interested in research." "Even in my bigger class I still get attention," says one undergrad.

Overview

Applicants
5,188
Acceptance Rate
100%
Average HS GPA
3.25

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
1.00 - 1.99
1%
Below 1.0

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
18 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
August 21

Other Admission Factors

Overall

Students Say

 Students at Weber State University are greeted by a warm and caring faculty who "want [you] to succeed" and will "do almost anything to help." Indeed, one impressed junior notes that many professors are "interested in the student and are very willing to help you succeed," which makes you "feel not just like a number." One student thinks that the level of academics (and the 230 "amazing" undergraduate programs offered) "would surprise people." Importantly, "small class sizes" are "brilliant for young undergraduates interested in research." "Even in my bigger class I still get attention," says one undergrad. The concern for students is fostered by the fact that the "affordable" Weber State "is a 'teaching' institution as opposed to a 'research' institution." "I feel like my education is in great hands because of the amazing professors I am learning from." While the majority of undergrads are quick to sing the praises of the faculty, a few are less enamored with the administration. Some say that the administration is "willing to listen to student concerns and issues," others argue that the administration "seems to not even exist."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,280
with Terminal Degree
493

672
Men
608
Women
171
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
33%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Damian Lillard
MBA allstar and rookie of the Year Portland Trail Blazers

Olene Walker
Utah's first female Governor

Mark Evans Austed
Former Ambassador to Finland and Ambassador to Norway

Jerry Moyes
CEO of Swift Transportation One of the worlds largest trucking companies

Nolan Archibald
CEO of Black and Decker

Tomas Grimm
Former CEO and President of Sam's Club

Robert P. Dotson
President and CEO of T-Mobile USA

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
64
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,105

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,134

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,399

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$17,522

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
43%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,364

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,326
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$12,980
Required Fees
$858
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

On the surface, Weber State may not appear to be a very diverse place. As a "commuter campus," the university attracts many students from Utah and the surrounding areas, though there are plenty to be found from out of state. Regardless of origin, everyone is "very independent and goal-oriented" and "focused on getting a well-rounded education with a little social life." Additionally, many students identify themselves as being "white Christians who belong to the LDS faith," and there is a sizeable Middle Eastern population at Weber State. One facet where undergraduates see some variety is age range. Students are almost equally divided "between traditional (young and single) and non-traditional (older with spouses and/or children)." The school defines "older" as 25 and up. And one senior adds, "The typical student lives off campus and works during the day." Fortunately, if you've got the desire, "It is easy to make friends and get along with others if you put in the effort."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
25,335
Out of State
10%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
49

Demographics

1.68%
Asian
1.71%
African-American
13.01%
Hispanic
68.47%
Caucasian
11.82%
Unknown
2.09%
International

54% female
46% male
10% are out of state
44% are full time
56% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The majority of Weber undergrads agree that "campus life is, for the most part, quiet due to the commuter-school status." Though student affairs tries to drum up attendance at events, "it is hard to get people to attend activities and to socialize." Unfortunately, "most students commute to school and then go home," so student involvement is sorely lacking. "People come here for a great education and not for the party," explains one student. Despite this daily mass exodus, excitement and entertainment can still be found, and it's "easy to get involved." School dances, such as the "foam dance, Halloween dance, [and] homecoming" may not happen all that often, but they're still beloved. Sporting events are also a popular pastime, including "basketball, football, rugby, [and] hockey." The campus is located in "a beautiful area" that is prime for activities of the fun-in-nature variety, and you "gotta love outdoors" if you want to fit in at Weber. "We have the mountains close at hand for a fun snowboarding trip; we have the mountains right behind us to go rock climbing and hiking; and we have lakes to go wakeboarding," lists a student (leaving out mention of the discounted ski passes that students receive). Ogden also offers "more yummy places to eat than you know what to do," and downtown Salt Lake City "is just 25 minutes away." The city offers a number of distractions including "a pretty good music scene and a handful of popular coffee shops and clubs."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
4%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
85
First-Year Students living on campus
13%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
229
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
2

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.weber.edu/diversity

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Utah
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Utah

Sustainability

Nestled near the base of the Wastach Mountains, the Wildcats of Weber State University are at the summit of environmentally friendly initiatives. In addition to officially setting a goal for carbon neutrality, Weber State University’s Climate Action Plan—freely available online—addresses other sustainability initiatives such as water conservation, alternative transportation, and waste reduction. Interested in one of Weber’s most unique projects? The compressed natural gas station, located at the south part of campus, services hybrid vehicles for the university and its neighbors. Interested in more? The university is in the process of upgrading its vast system of steam tunnel pipes to make them more energy and water efficient. Expansion joints and steam traps will be replaced, isolation valves will be added, and the entire network of pipes will be re-insulated with aerogel, a high performance thermal insulator that has been used by NASA (!) to insulate the Mars Rover and spacesuits. Plus, the campus has begun upgrading all interior and exterior campus lighting to high-efficiency fluorescents, CLFs, and LEDs in some applications. The two newest buildings on campus, Elizabeth Hall and the Hurst Center are LEED Silver-certified. Students can pursue graduate certificates in environmental sustainability for business or degrees in applied environmental geoscience; undergraduates in the geography department have the option to follow an environmental studies emphasis track. Weber State firmly believes feedback and accountability are vital. To that end, Weber State University’s Energy & Sustainability Office produces an annual sustainability report that provides details on the university’s progress towards meeting the various sustainability goals. Indeed, “WSU Takes Action!”

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
23%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
50

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
9

Average Number of PC's per Lab
40

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
60%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jessica Wayment
Student Recruitment & Orientation

Address
Student Recruitment & Orientation
3885 West Campus Drive. Dept. 1137
Ogden, UT 84408-1137

Phone
8016266050

Email
jessicawayment2@weber.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Health and Physical Education Center
J. Farrell Shepherd Union Building
Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center
Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Another popular location on campus is the Dee Events Center.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park
Peery’s Egyptian Theater
Lindquist Field
The Junction
Golden Spike Arena
Salt Lake City is only 40 miles south on I-15. The Junction in Ogden is home to a surfing pool, indoor skydiving tunnel, and one of the largest climbing walls in Utah. Nearby ski resorts include Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Summer and December

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Student Recruitment and Orientation, http://www.weber.edu/futurestudents/

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
As long as space is available.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Personal vehicle Buses Shuttle bus available on campus Salt Lake Airport Taxis FrontRunner (commuter rail service)

Driving Instructions to Campus
North on I-15 from Salt Lake City to Ogden, Utah. Take the 36th Street Exit and head East to Harrison Blvd. Turn South on Harrison Blvd--campus is on the East side of the street.

Local Accommodations
Ben Lomond Historic Suite Hotel Best Western BestRest Inn Comfort Suites Courtyard By Marriott Crowne Plaza Hotel-Resorts Days Inn High Country Inn Holiday Inn
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Key Stats

5,188
Applicants
25,335
Size
100%
Acceptance Rate

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