Weber State University

2014 Quick Stats
1103 University Circle

Ogden, UT 84408-1103

Phone: (801) 626-6000
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Aug. 21
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Weber State University is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,868, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 526 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Weber State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,768 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,866 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mission Statement
Weber State University provides learning opportunities appropriate to a comprehensive institution of higher education, welcoming participants from all regions, nations, and cultures. 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. Primarily committed to quality undergraduate education, the university offers degree programs which include advanced professional preparation.

Students are admitted on the basis of demonstrated competence in skills that assure a reasonable chance of success in both college and career. Curricular and co-curricular programs emphasize further development of such skills, together with the acquisition of knowledge and development of character. Eligibility for degrees requires meeting established standards of competence through outcomes assessment.

Instructional programs are designed to prepare students for immediate employment or further study, at the same time equipping them through liberal education for lifelong learning in a changing world. The process of learning is emphasized, as well as accumulation of knowledge. Organized around traditional disciplines, the university also cultivates opportunities for faculty and students to transcend disciplinary boundaries. Extensive personal contact and support among students, faculty, and staff create an enriched learning environment both in and out of the classroom.

Weber State University responds to the changing global environment through innovative and conventional instruction, public service activities, and continuous improvement of its programs. To insure vitality for effective teaching and service, the university engages in scholarship, research, artistic expression, and other professional pursuits. The university serves as a cultural center for its region and seeks to be a leader in addressing the particular needs of its diverse students, improving public education, and stimulating economic development through appropriate, learning-oriented partnerships with the community.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Weber State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 21. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Weber State University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline August 21
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Weber State University is 24:1, and the school has 42.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Weber State University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Selling Skills and Sales Operations; Accounting; Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 24:1
4-year graduation rate 16%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6%
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 6%
Accounting 4%
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 4%
Psychology, General 4%

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Student Life

Weber State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,868, with a gender distribution of 47.1 percent male students and 52.9 percent female students. At this school, 3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 97 percent of students live off campus. Weber State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 26,532
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Weber State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. Weber State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Weber State University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Weber State University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

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In-state tuition and fees $4,768 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,866 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,000 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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