Logan is often listed as one of the best college towns in America and is a great option for anyone looking for a casual community to complete graduate school. Check out one of our seven psychology PhD specializations or our master's program and take the step to join us today.
Logan is the hub of Cache Valley, surrounded by nearby towns within a ten minute commute of the university. Our vibrant and growing community is the center of many small towns and the heart of northern Utah. The cost of living in Logan is lower than other cities of similar size and stature. A unique perk to living in Logan is free public transportation. The Cache Valley Transit offers zero-fare bus service across the valley and has a stop directly in front of the Psychology Department’s building at USU.
It is common for students to make trips from Logan to one of five nearby national parks, drive less than 100 miles to one of the nine world-class ski resorts or the Utah Olympic Park, and make quick weekend trips to nearby cities including Denver, Las Vegas, Yellowstone National Park, and Jackson, Wyoming.
Cache Valley is a traditional college town with an agricultural heart. Residents enjoy four distinct seasons including hot summers and snowy winters. The slower lifestyle in Logan allows students to pursue unique recreation and hobbies. Many students play golf, learn to ski, camp, kayak, hike and rock climb during their time at USU. During the summer, you can’t beat a day at the beach on Bear Lake. Logan is also home to a bustling art, culture, and theater scene both on campus and off. Residents enjoy weekend gardener’s markets, numerous festivals, and concerts.
Logan is 80 miles from the many amenities of Salt Lake City, Utah including the airport and more traditional shopping options. Salt Lake City is home to a minor league baseball team, the Utah Jazz professional basketball team, and Real Salt Lake soccer team. Park City, Utah hosts the Sundance Film Festival each year and was the home of the 2002 Olympics and is only 110 miles from your front door.