Weber State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Weber State University
Weber State University. D.fletcher4 / Wikimedia Commons

Weber State University Description:

Located in Ogden, Utah, Weber State University's 500-acre campus is nestled among the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. The large public university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio and the majority of classes have under 30 students. Weber State offers over 200 undergraduate programs of study, and professional fields in business and health are among the most popular. The majority of students live off campus, but the university has over 100 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Weber State Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. The university fields 13 intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (from Weber State website):

Weber State University has open admissions and is test-optional. However, test scores can be used for scholarships and for placement in math and English.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 26,809 (26,112 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 42% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,523 (in-state); $14,749 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,000
  • Other Expenses: $5,052
  • Total Cost: $19,775 (in-state); $29,001 (out-of-state)

Weber State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 27%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,626
    • Loans: $4,994

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Sales, Teacher Education

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 62%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Weber State University Mission Statement:

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"Weber State University provides associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, technical and professional fields. Encouraging freedom of expression and valuing diversity, the university provides excellent educational experiences for students through extensive personal contact among faculty, staff and students in and out of the classroom. Through academic programs, research, artistic expression, public service and community-based learning, the university serves as an educational, cultural and economic leader for the region."

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