About University of Utah

Founded in 1850, University of Utah. is a Public college. Located in Utah, which is a city setting in Utah, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 23,789 full time undergraduate students, and 8,071 full time graduate students.

The University of Utah Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 1394 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Utah include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range1050-1300
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,181% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 48% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Utah.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
11%
“We bought the gear”
89%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
23%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
64%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
11%
“We bought the gear”
89%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
23%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
64%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Utah REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    297 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    247 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    354 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    364 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    367 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    366 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    368 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    366 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Utah?

239 Students rated University of Utah

Anneke - 09/24/2022

The University of Utah has a great atmosphere for research and academics. The University of Utah makes an effort to support students of minorities and underrepresented backgrounds, especially those in STEM - however, you may, on occasion, come across a fellow student or professor with non-progressive tendencies, and, on occasion, you may feel uncomfortable. This is a culture that the University of Utah, and especially ASUU (student government) is actively trying to change. This is a University that cares about its students and is consistently trying to improve itself. I've had spectacular professors who go out of their way to ensure you are doing well, involved, and succeeding in multiple aspects of your life, and I've had professors that tend to just do the bare minimum, but the former category, in my experience, greatly outweighs the latter. The research opportunities at the University of Utah are spectacular as well. You can get involved in meaningful, complex, and fascinating research the day you step onto campus, and there are multiple organizations dedicated to helping you find the perfect Principal Investigator for you. The University of Utah has programs like the UROP and SPUR that provide funding so that students can pursue research in areas that fascinate them without worrying quite as much about the financial burdens placed on them in college. The Student Life Center and Union are great buildings for both connection and food, and the Student Life Center is an extremely well-equipped gym as well. The students are generally engaged, and especially around the Honors College campus, there is academic and intellectually challenging conversations to be had with faculty, staff, and other students. Honestly, the University of Utah was not my first choice of college, but due to challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the University I ended up at - and honestly, it's been a perfect fit. There are many members of the staff - advisors, mentors, and professors - that care about your well-being as a student and many student-led organizations that will help you navigate the ever-changing transition from childhood to adulthood, finances both while you attend school and financial planning for after graduation, and how to simply let loose and have fun. Though the University of Utah is not perfect, I highly recommend that all interested students meet with the enrollment office and current students to learn more.

Madison - 05/25/2022

Overall, the University of Utah meets the expectations I came in with. Class sizes are quite small, professors are open and willing to help, and the facilities are great from what I've seen. It's a big campus, so be prepared to walk, but there are also a lot of opportunities to take the bus lines, etc. where you need to go. It can be very isolating depending on your living situation, major, etc., and they don't do a very good job of combating that. Make sure you put in effort to engage with classmates and get out of your dorm, and you'll do better.

Sophia - 05/09/2022

I think it is a good university that is affordable. As a STEM major, class sizes are fairly large, unless they are honors college classes. The dorm life is good overall, however, it seems like they are trying to fit too many students into the rooms. The meal plans are also a bit too expensive.

Snow - 01/16/2022

I'm only a college freshman, but the University of Utah has a lot to offer. If you were underprepared like me, you might struggle a little to find a foothold, but it doesn't take very long before you do. There are many great student facilities such as the Dream Center, for undocumented students and the like, Student Wellness Center, for mental, physical, and other kinds of health related - resources, and much much more! The student body is very diverse, meaning you'll get plenty of chances to meet people from all across the world! I would say the student body is more liberal-oriented, and most everyone is LGBTQIA+ friendly!

University of Utah FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Utah?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Utah is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I am 32 and have been working in manual labor jobs most of my life. I am not ashamed of this and appreciate that I have been able to support my family in this way. I have come to realize that at some point my body will not tolerate the punishment I put it through for work and for that reason I am very motivated to educate myself. I would like to transition to not only working with my hands but to also work with my mind and heart to help others. I am very excited about this new phase of life and a new ability to serve others with a new skill set. I have no doubt that I will do well and become a well educated nurse.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are usually friendly and they aer easy to get along with and work with.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I am in the biology field where most students expect to go to pre-professional schools. Within classrooms, there is much competition and sabotage of other students in order to succeed above one another. Not many students truly want to help others. The classrooms are filled with people who are always looking after themselves and will do nearly anything to get ahead.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Convienient with lots of opportunities and a staff and faculty that truly care.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about all of the resources and organizations the school has for students. There is a lot that the school has to offer besides just classes, and to get your money's worth and a good education in general, it is almost critical to utilize the resources that the school has to offer. I wish I would have known how important it is to jump in with both feet from the start.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The U is cool because all the buildings are open and you get to walk from class to class outside. Food offerred at school is good and is avalible all around campus. The library is nice and big with a good computer lab and study rooms.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    What I find most frustrating is how scattered everything is- it's such a large campus that you find yourself not having enough time in between classes.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    It is a well acredited school, where many people go to get a great education.

    Read all  45 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend the University of Utah is someone who is willing to explore new ideas, challenge their known knowledge, and be ready to be transformed into a better person that will make their dream career real. Not only will you be equipped to become the best you can be, you learn so much in the four or five years in college about yourself so the person definitely needs to be ready to look within themselves and be ready to change for the better.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The University of Utah is unique for many reasons. One outstanding reason is its pristine location. A student at the University of Utah can live in an urban environment, where it is possible to find diversity and social connection while having pristine wilderness in their back yard. The Wasatch Front is a mountain range that offers endless recreational opportunities. One can attend classes in the morning and be rock climbing, skiing, hiking, fishing or any number of other recreational pursuits, in the same afternoon. It offers a balance between social, artistic, academic stimulation and solitude with pristine recreation.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I feel that every single person has an opportunity to fit it.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    There is fantastic medical program, but I think what a lot of people know it for is the outdoor recreation. Skiing and snowboarding resorts are between 15-30 minutes away, so they are really simple to get to. Utah has the best snow on earth!

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics are excellent. To make the dean's list, students need at least a 3.5 gpa, which is .5 higher than most colleges. We study all the time and the professors are really helpful. They are all willing to meet with you outside of class if necessary.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    All weird Mormons. Nothing to do in Utah.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Campus is GORGEOUS. It's like walking through a park. However, the parking stinks, so try to live on campus and walk to class or take the campus shuttle. If you live off campus, take the bus, carpool, or take TRAX. We get free public transportation as students.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    No. There are plenty of people on campus who are not mormon. Not everyone outside of the LDS faith gets drunk or parties (including me).

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Pi Kappa Alpha songfest 2007, university of utah

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  19. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    The University of Utah has a very innovative environment. We focus on education and innovation. Every college has their own goals and missions, but we instill so much pride in its students. Anyone coming out of this school is well educated and ready for the workforce. We prepare students to enter their career with the knowledge that they will need to lead them through the rest of their lives.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    From the NBA Commercials Where Amazing Happens, centered around the Utes!

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  21. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Because we are in Utah, the majority of our campus is stereotyped as Mormon however we probably have the less Mormons than other schools in Utah. Our campus prides itself on diversity.

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Student Body

Students

46%

female

54%

male

23,789

Total Undergrad Enrollment

8,071

Total Grad Students

26%

Out-Of-State

69%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

478

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

15%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
12%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending University of Utah receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 29% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,039

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,232

Books and Supplies

$9,406

Room and Board

37,677

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,067
$30 - $48K
$10,428
$48 - $75K
$13,792
$75 - $110K
$15,396
$110K & UP
$15,934

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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