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3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT 84408-1137
p. 801-626-6000
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Weber State University

Weber State University Rating: 4.6/5 (29 votes)

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Introduction

Weber State University is a large public school located in Ogden, Utah. There is a branch campus in Davis County and two other small branches located in Morgan and in Roy that offer general education courses. The school was founded in 1889 as an academy, became a four-year school in the early 1960s, and received university status in 1991. The mission of the university is “to meet the educational needs of Utah through roles assigned by the State Board of Regents in the liberal arts and sciences and a variety of vocations and professions.” The school adopted the name of a local historical figure as have the county and local lake that surround it. The first bachelor’s degree was not awarded until 1964. The current name was adopted in 1991.

Academics

Weber State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It awards associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in diverse areas of study. Majors, minors, and certificates are awarded in a number of different disciplines, including accounting, anthropology, applied technology, education, entrepreneurship, family studies, several foreign languages, geospatial analysis, human performance management, interior design technology, sales and merchandising, and social work. There are also a number of interdisciplinary programs, including an honors program, legal studies, and pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

Master’s degrees are awarded in accounting (Master of Professional Accountancy), business administration (MBA), criminal justice, and education. There is also a graduate certificate program in health administrative services. Professional certificates or development is also offered in various technical fields, dental radiology, nursing, and paralegal studies.

The university offers the most comprehensive academic catalog of any institution in the state of Utah. It also offers an Early College Program that helps high school students prepare for entry into a college academic setting. The student-faculty ratio is 22:1; and classes have fewer than 30 students, on average, guaranteeing students access to their faculty.

Schools and Colleges

Paths of study are organized through a number of academic schools and colleges: the College of Applied Science & Technology; the College of Arts and Humanities; the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics; the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education; the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dunke College of Health Professions; the College of Science; and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Online Education

The online division offers web based interactive learning for the distance students. The institute offers more than 190 online degrees in diverse areas of study. The biggest advantage of the online education is that the students can access the classes and courses anytime, anywhere.

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Admissions

Freshman students seeking admission must send their completed application form along with all the official transcripts and scores for ACT or SAT. Getting a transfer to this institute is also very easy, and you must send the official transcripts from all previous institutes attended. Each year, the university enrolls a large number of international students from over 45 countries worldwide. Applicants from non-English speaking countries should take a test to prove their proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available with a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, as well as demonstrated leadership abilities and geographic location. Out-of-state students may apply for reduced tuition. Applicants for admission are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities; no other application is required. All applicants must complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

The federal and state grants include the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP), Tier Grant (TIERG), Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACG), and National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART). Loans are the type of financial aid that must be returned with interest. The loans offered at WSU are Federal Perkins Loans (PERK), Direct Subsidized Loan (DLSF), Graduate or Professional PLUS loans (DLGP), and Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (DLPL). The institute also offers work-study programs to enable students to meet their educational expenses.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5046th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The campus is home to more than 18,000 students, the great majority of which are undergraduates. Students are encouraged to participate in regular campus events, and diversity and an open academic environment are cultivated. There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations available for participation, including a school newspaper and radio station. The student organizations include American Red Cross, Alive at 25 Club, Black Student Union, International Club, Middle Eastern Students Club, and Honors Curling Club.

The campus also features a strong Greek presence. Students can take part in the various fraternities and sororities on the campus. Notable Greek organizations include Gamma Phi Sorority, Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, Kappa Omega Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Pi Theta Xi.

The Signpost is independent, student-run paper published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. FM radio station KWCR – 88.1 Weber FM is Ogden’s radio station.

Campus Facilities:

In addition to the numerous classroom, dormitory, and administration buildings, the 500 acre campus features a planetarium and a performing arts center. The main library offers a large number of electronic catalogs and online databases, in additional to physical volumes stored on site or available through interlibrary loan. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium. Archives and special collections include books and photographs relating to Utah history.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department sponsors a variety of man’s and women’s sports teams, which compete in NCAA Division I in the Big Sky Conference. The sports include football, basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and softball. The athletic teams are nicknamed as the Wildcats. The colors are purple and white.

Local Community

The town of Ogden is located approximately 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, and provides numerous outdoor recreational activities and museums. Ogden is nestled quietly and comfortably among the Wasatch Mountains, which provides visitors and residents with phenomenal views, as well as excellent opportunities for recreation. Students and families can commute. The Olympic-caliber slopes are within 30 minutes of the town.

Alumni

Notable alumni include:

  • Bill Allred, radio personality
  • J. Willard Marriott, founder of Marriott International
  • Fawn M. Brodie, eminent historian and author
  • Ruben Nembhard, former NBA basketball player

Additional School Information

The Human Performance program prepares students to work and study within a vast array of physiological and anatomical matters such as physical therapy, elementary physical education, and lifestyle management.

The Naval Science program introduces students to the world of naval professions and technology. Sea power, maritime affairs, naval ship systems, and naval warfare are all points of emphasis in preparing graduates for the world of maritime science.

Information Summary

Ranks 14th in Utah and 1868th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Utah and 33rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 11 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 14 0.06

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 274 0.32
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 20 0.02
Robbery 96 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 858 1.02
Larceny 3,279 3.88
Vehicle theft 292 0.35

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1451st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,159 $4,159 $12,480
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $831 $831 $831
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $171 $171 $512
FT Graduate Tuition $4,575 $4,575 $13,728
FT Graduate Required Fees $831 $831 $831
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $219 $219 $594
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,242 $19,242 $27,563
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,242 $19,242 $27,563
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,242 $10,242 $18,563

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,548 $4,768 $4,548 $4,768 $12,260 $12,866
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,052(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,052(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,052(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Big Sky Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Big Sky Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Big Sky Conference

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,001
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$3,213
Board Fee$4,260

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 46 40 235 84 17 3,168 607 4,736
Accounting 3 6 2 68 24 110
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 6 2 10
Anthropology 1 9 1 11
Applied Mathematics, General 1 2 3
Art Teacher Education 5 1 6
Art/Art Studies, General 1 5 2 9
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 2 1 15 8 28
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 1 1 11 4 20
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 2 11 3 23
Biology Teacher Education 5 1 6
Botany/Plant Biology 5 1 6
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other 1 1 1 28 6 42
Business Administration and Management, General 2 1 4 1 92 38 142
Business Teacher Education 1 2 2 5
Business/Managerial Economics 2 2 4
Chemical Technology/Technician 1 8 3 14
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General 2 2 10 1 15
Child Development 1 8 1 10
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 11 2 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2 2 2 2 1 79 14 121
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Science 7 2 88 19 127
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 7 12 3 24
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 14 3 20
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 7 1 11
Corrections 1 4 5
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Creative Writing 1 16 17
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 1 1 21 4 33
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 7 1 60 10 95
Dance, General 3 3
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 22 4 30
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 1 14 1 17
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 17 6 34
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 1
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1 11 4 17
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 11 1 12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 1 5
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1 1
Economics, General 1 1 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3 1 4
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 15 3 21
Electrician 3 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 81 15 101
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 3 2 19 7 40
Engineering, General 13 2 17
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 52 7 62
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 16 1 18
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Family Systems 1 27 2 33
Finance, General 1 15 4 23
Forensic Science and Technology 2 1 5 2 10
French Language and Literature 4 4
General Studies 3 7 76 13 3 799 118 1,188
Geography 3 3 15 4 27
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 6 3 10
German Language Teacher Education 1 1
German Language and Literature 2 2
Gerontology 1 1 1 3
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 2 1 7 2 14
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 10 12
Health Services Administration 2 12 9 23
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 1 37 3 46
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1 17 2 20
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 3 1 23 7 36
History Teacher Education 6 2 8
History, General 12 2 14
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 6 1 7
Information Science/Studies 6 2 8
Interior Design 1 1 2
Intermedia/Multimedia 1 1 6 1 9
International Economics 16 5 2 2 25
Journalism 3 3
Keyboard Instruments 2 1 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 3 3 34 8 52
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1 1 18 7 27
Management Information Systems, General 1 1 1 23 1 30
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 14 1 17
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 1 16 6 25
Mathematics Teacher Education 6 6
Mathematics, General 1 1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 3 2 15 1 22
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 11 13
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 11 3 118 24 203
Microbiology, General 1 1 1 1 24 5 39
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education 1 3 2 6
Music, General 1 2 3
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 2 6 13
Nursing Science
Organizational Communication, General 6 7
Philosophy 1 2 3
Photography 7 1 8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 11 2 16
Physics Teacher Education 2 2
Physics, General 5 1 6
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Political Communication 4 1 5
Political Science and Government, General 2 2 11 3 20
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 18 3 22
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 2 9 2 14
Psychology, General 1 6 1 48 13 72
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 1 1 13 2 19
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television 1 1 12 1 15
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 5 24 5 4 490 77 743
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 9 1 55 11 83
Retailing and Retail Operations 3 3
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3 3
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 1 6 72 13 110
Social Science Teacher Education 1 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 10 1 12
Social Work 3 4 1 34 5 49
Sociology 1 1 2 6
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 1 1 3
Spanish Language and Literature 5 15 3 25
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 17 3 23
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 18 7 26
Sustainability Studies 2 1 3
Taxation 13 5 18
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 4 1 51 8 66
Voice and Opera 1 1 1 3
Welding Technology/Welder 2 1 3
Zoology/Animal Biology 1 2 1 25 5 35

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1832nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,268 ($69,030 male / $55,853 female)
Number of FT Faculty 517 (280 male / 237 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,003
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $16,111,189
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