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About Weber State University

Originally founded as Weber Stake Academy in 1889, Weber State University (WSU) has undergone a few institutional changes over the last 123 years. Located in Ogden, Utah, the state's fourth largest city, WSU was a religious academy before becoming a junior college in 1933 and the public, 4-year university it is today. According to its mission statement, WSU serves as an economic, educational and cultural leader for northern Utah. The university also has a second campus, WSU-Davis, in Layton, Utah, as well as four separate learning centers located throughout the area.


WSU has seven major colleges with over 250 undergraduate certificate and degree programs. In addition, 18 degree and certificate graduate programs are offered. The Davis campus has only a fraction of the degrees offered at the main campus, though all levels of degrees are represented. In 2011, the most popular of the seven colleges for both undergraduate and graduate enrollment was the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics.

A variety of distance learning courses, evening and online classes and independent study programs offer students flexible alternatives to traditional enrollment. WSU also offers high school juniors and seniors several different options for completing college-level courses or credit before graduating, including passing the AP or CLEP exam.

WSU has 16 intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the NCAA Division I level. Over 18 clubs and intramural programs are offered for students interested in sports and other outdoor activities.


The admission process begins in the Fall semester and is slightly different for freshman, transfer students, international students and graduate students. All undergraduate students use the same application. A separate application is used for all graduate students with the exception of MBA students, who must complete a program-specific application.

Females make up the majority of the undergraduate student population at 53%, and the largest ethnic group is white at 59%. At six percent, Hispanics/Latinos make up the next largest ethnic group, though 27% of students are listed as unknown.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition costs for the 2012-2013 school year are about $4,000 for in-state undergraduates and $12,000 for out-of-state undergraduates. Student fees, books, supplies and housing costs are not included as part the tuition. Graduate tuition varies per program. WSU offers tuition payment plans for all its students.

Federal loan programs and grants, state grants and scholarships, institutional scholarships and the Pell Grant are available to most students. Academic, athletic and need-based scholarships are also offered. WSU's institutional scholarships require a separate application from FASFA and have unique deadlines.

School Type 4-year, public**
Degrees Offered Certificate, associate's, bachelor's,
post-baccalaureate, master's**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Small city**
Student Body 24,617 undergraduate; 684 graduate**
Student Housing Yes-Ogden campus only*
Colleges and Programs 7 colleges; over 250 programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 21 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Bachelor's: Nursing (123)
Master's: Business (73)**
Undergraduate graduation Rates 8% in 4 years
43% in 6 years
47% in 8 years**
Application Due Date February 1*
Decision Notification Date 3 to 5 days after all materials received*
Tuition (2012-2013) Undergraduate in-state ($3,916)
and out-of-state ($12,058)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Federal grants (37%), federal loans (30%), state grants/scholarships (3%), institutional scholarships (46%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 75% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Weber State University; **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT, 84408
  • Phone: 801-626-6743
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