Nestled amid Salt Lake City’s snowcapped mountains, the University of Utah is a large public school that offers extensive academic programs, ample research opportunities, and a surprisingly student-friendly atmosphere. No matter what your interests, you’ll find like minds at The U. “I have studied everything from Tai Chi/Yoga movement and stage combat to differential equations and linear algebra,” says a junior. “The one thing that has remained consistent throughout is the appreciation and dedication the people have for the topic they are involved in.”

Overview

Applicants
10,991
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 640
SAT Math
520 - 650
ACT Composite
21 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Nestled amid Salt Lake City’s snowcapped mountains, the University of Utah is a large public school that offers extensive academic programs, ample research opportunities, and a surprisingly student-friendly atmosphere. No matter what your interests, you’ll find like minds at The U. “I have studied everything from Tai Chi/Yoga movement and stage combat to differential equations and linear algebra,” says a junior. “The one thing that has remained consistent throughout is the appreciation and dedication the people have for the topic they are involved in.” The U is a research university that actually takes teaching seriously, and “every teacher that I’ve had shows incredible knowledge in their area, as well as personality and wit.” “Classes are informative, challenging, and genuinely enjoyable.” As is the case in many larger universities, “most general education courses are taught by grad students,” whose teaching abilities can range from great to below average. “Ninety percent of my professors are fantastic; the ones that aren’t are usually grad students,” explains a junior. On this large campus, students have little contact with the school’s administration and “there’s definitely no hand-holding at the The U. If you’re unsure of your major or career plans, it’s easy to slip through the cracks.” However, students assure us. “The administration puts student interests first whenever possible with a focus on keeping tuition low, creating a diverse environment, and providing opportunities and experience in order to prepare students to be productive citizens.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17.2:1
Total Faculty
1,865
with Terminal Degree
1,445

1,104
Men
761
Women
256
Minority
51
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
American Literature
American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration/Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Engineering
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Experimental Pathology
Film
Finance
French
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology
Geophysics
German
Gerontology
History
Home Economics
Human Development
International Business
International Relations
International Studies
Japanese
Kinesiology
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Metallurgical Engineering
Middle Eastern Studies
Mineral Engineering
Music History
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation Management
Russian
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Sport and Leisure Studies
Statistics
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theatre
Urban Planning
Urban Studies
Women's Studies

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert Jarvik
Inventor of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart

Alex Smith
No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL draft

J. Willard Marriott
Founder of Marriottt International, Inc.

John Warnock
Co-founder of Adobe Systems

David Neeleman
Founder of JetBlue Airways

Ed Catmull
Co-Founder and President of PIXAR Animation Studio

Wilbert L. Gore
Founder of Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
64
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,398

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,618

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,322

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,019

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
35%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,398

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,929
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$24,261
Required Fees
$1,006
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,280

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,359
Transportation for Commuters
$1,098

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Nursing Sch Grant
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Located in Salt Lake City, hometown to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The U has “plenty of social niches to fall into, and none of them are rigidly exclusive.” A current student adds, “About half the student body is the typical Utah Mormon, and the other half is a mix of everything. The two halves usually stay separate but they get along.” University of Utah students agree that “there is more diversity here than in any other part of the state.” However, out-of-state students are uncommon, and “those of us not from Utah are definitely in the minority.” While there are a number of residential students, a very large percentage of students also choose to commute to school while living with their parents or family. In addition, “there are a lot of older students and a lot of married students.” Academically, however, U undergraduates are “independent, smart, and come to class ready to discuss ideas.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
23,907
Out of State
20%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
135

Demographics

5.88%
Asian
1.46%
African-American
10.71%
Hispanic
75.38%
Caucasian
1.51%
Unknown
7.17%
International

45% female
55% male
20% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

Overview

While a large percentage of the undergraduate community at the University of Utah commutes to campus, there are still plenty of activities for the school’s 4,000 resident students. There are many people “active in politics, environmen- tal issues, and international issues,” and, after hours, “the school holds differ- ent events throughout the year, such as Crimson Nights that feature activities such as bowling, crafts, games, food, and music.” Socially, “Greek life is not as large as at other schools but is definitely a lot of fun and the best way to get to know more people your age.” In addition, “during football season there are great tailgate parties with friends, drinks, and food.” Right off campus, there are a range of great restaurants, and “the nightlife is hard to keep up with.” There’s always something good going on—whether it’s at the bars and clubs downtown, or at small music venues.” For outdoorsy types, The U is a para- dise. “We have all four seasons and some of the best outdoors in the nation,” explains one student. “Killer snow, amazing hills, mountains, lakes, and streams.” In this natural wonderland, “hiking, biking, boating, snow-skiing, and snowboarding are just a few of the hundreds of activities available to students.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
13%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
65
First-Year Students living on campus
48%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Joe Pete Wilson

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
500
Number of Honor Societies
41

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
14

5% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

10% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Utes)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Diving
Football
Golf
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Utes)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Gymnastics
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
525

Average Number of PC's per Lab
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
See the State of Utah contract for Education Discounts. Bookstore provides special discounting on all DELL and APPLE computers for students.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Christie Ekins
Campus Visit and Evant Manager

Address
Office of Admissions
201 S 1460 E, Rm 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone
801-581-6295

Email
chekins@sa.utah.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rice Eccles Stadium
Jon M. Huntsman Center
University Union
Marriott Library
Red Butte Gardens
Olympic Cauldron Park Fort Douglas Museum and Cemetery Kingsbury Hall/Gardner Hall Huntsman Cancer Institute Utah Museum of Fine Arts Utah Museum of Natural History

Most Popular Places Off Campus
World-Class Ski Resorts Snowbird, Alta...
Temple Square
Olympic Park / Park City
Nearby National Parks- Capital Reef, Arches
Mountain Biking/Hiking in nearby Moab, Utah
Energy Solutions Arena - Utah Jazz, Kennecott Copper Mine

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday thru Friday
8 am to 5 pm
801-581-6295

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:00am and 11:00am, 1:00pm for Transfer Students

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
chekins@sa.utah.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
contact chekins@sa.utah.edu (Campus Visit Coordinator)

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Salt Lake City International Airport is about 12 miles from campus. Shuttle service, taxi service, rental cars, and TRAX (light rail)and bus system (UTA) are available for travel around the City and to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving Directions to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center from the West/Airport. From the airport take the left exit marked Salt Lake/Provo/Ogden, go left to City Center East I-80, exit at exit 121--6th South. You will be traveling east, head east on 600 South to 700 East, turn left (north) on 700 East and go two blocks to 400 South, turn right (east) on 400 South and follow until 1300 East (400 S. will turn into 500 S.) At 1300 East turn left (north), see "Final Directions to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center". From the North, travel south on I-15 to the 400 South (4th South) exit, turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp, you will be heading east on 400 South, follow 400 South until you reach 1300 East (400 South will turn into 500 South), at 1300 East turn left (north). See "Final Directions to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center". From the South, travel north on I-15 to the 600 South Exit, head east on 600 South to 700 East, turn left (north) on 700 East and go two blocks to 400 South, turn right (east) on 400 South and follow until 1300 East (400 S. will turn into 500 S.) At 1300 East turn left (north). See "Final Directions to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center". From the East/Park City, travel west on I-80 exit at Foothill Drive (also says University of Utah), follow Foothill Drive to 1300 East, turn right on 1300 East (heading north). See "Final Directions to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center". Final Directions to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center Travel 4 blocks to 100 South, and turn right (east). Follow 100 South around the curve to Central Campus Drive (1600 East) Turn right on to Central Campus Drive and travel south to the end of the road (the Union Building is at the end of this road) Park in the Visitors Parking Lot in front of the Union (please note: we can only validate parking in the Visitors Lot, do not park in any metered areas) Enter the Union doors directly west of the parking lot Follow the corridor to the end (stairs going down) Go down two levels (you will be in a small entry way) Go out one set of double doors and enter the doors directly across from you. Turn right to the Reception Desk.

Local Accommodations
If you plan to stay overnight in Salt Lake City, we recommend the University Guest House on the University of Utah's campus. The University Guest House offers wonderful accommodations at a reasonable price. (If the University Guest House is full - call the Office of Admissions for other recommendations.) It's also minutes from the Office of Admissions, the TRAX line, and many campus activities. (Univ. of Utah, 110 S. Fort Douglas Blvd., 888-416-4075).
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Key Stats

10,991
Applicants
23,907
Size
81%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists