Founded in 1889, Weber (pronounced Wee-ber) State University is a coeducational, publicly supported university offering professional, liberal arts and technical certificates, as well as associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The university prides itself in its excellent teaching, extraordinary commitment to meeting the needs of students at every stage of life and ongoing service to the community.
Online courses, distance learning, independent study and evening classes are offered at times and places to meet the complex needs of students balancing family and work responsibilities.
Covering more than 500 acres, the WSU campus houses 62 buildings. Residence halls can accommodate nearly 1,000 students. The Davis campus has a 106,000 square foot building which houses more than 200 classes per semester, with new buildings under construction.
More than 26,000 students study full- and part-time. Over 900 students live on the Ogden campus. The university recognizes that a diversity of cultures and perspectives enriches the learning environment. Here students find an atmosphere where they are valued and encouraged to participate fully.
Personal attention is the hallmark of a WSU education. With a student/faculty ratio of 23:1, WSU ensures that four out of five courses have fewer than 30 students and offers attentive, comprehensive academic advisement for all its students.
Programs & Degrees
WSU offers more than 250 undergraduate degree programs—the most two- and four-year degree offerings in the state. In addition, the university offers 11 graduate degree programs, an array of professional certificate programs, online education and the Early College Program, which helps high school students get a jump on college. WSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Students choose from more than 200 student clubs and organizations. A lot of the fun happens on campus in the Shepherd Union Building and at the Dee Events Center. The surrounding area offers skiing and rock climbing on nearby mountains and rafting on nearby rivers.
WSU’s 16 intercollegiate programs compete at the NCAA Division I level. In addition, we offer more than 23 club sports and intramural programs.
Costs & Financial Aid
In-state tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates are $4,786 per year; out-of-state tuition and fees run $12,865. Institutional scholarships and grants totaled $12,635,356 in the 2011-12 school year. Total financial aid awarded to students was more than $97,000,000 in 2011-12.