Weber State University is a public institution founded in 1889 in Ogden, Utah. The school offers professional and technical degree programs, as well as associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. A number of degree formats are available, including online courses and degree. Many notable athletes, business people, and political figures have attended the school, such as footballer David Hale and Utah Supreme Court justice Jill Parrish. The university is ranked 72nd among universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
Weber State University offers more than 250 undergraduate degree programs, more than any other institution in the state of Utah, according to the university. More than 10 master’s degree programs are also available in high-demand industries, including criminal justice, nursing, health administration, accounting, curriculum and instruction, radiologic sciences, and more. Through its online division, WSUonline, Weber State offers more than a dozen online programs, including certificate programs in healthcare coding and information and associate degree programs in healthcare industry-related fields and computer science.
Weber State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It has held this accreditation since 1932.
Recent high school graduates applying to an undergraduate program at Weber State University must complete the school’s online application for admission, submit a $30 application fee, and send official copies of their high school transcripts and their ACT or SAT scores to the admissions office. Graduate admissions procedures at Weber State University vary from one program to the next. The Master of Arts in English program, for example, requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field, a completed application for admission, three letters of recommendation, a 5-8 page writing sample, standardized test scores, transcripts from all institutions attended, a cover letter and current resume, a $60 application fee, and an in-person interview. Deadlines can also vary between departments, so students should consult the director of their program or review the program’s website for up-to-date application and deadline information.