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 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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lauren Mason
Campus Event Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
3885 West Campus Drive. Dept. 1137
Ogden, UT 84408-1137

Phone
8016266005

Email
campusvisit@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 Visiting Center
Mon-Fri
8-5
8016266005

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not 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
Contact Visiting Center

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
Bigelow Hotel and Residences Best Western BestRest Inn Comfort Suites Courtyard By Marriott Crowne Plaza Hotel-Resorts Days Inn High Country Inn Holiday Inn

Admissions

Applicants: 6,852
Acceptance Rate: 100%
Average HS GPA: 3.35







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