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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Utah is a highly rated public university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,197 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Utah acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 65% of students, Utah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
About University of Utah...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Website
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University of Utah Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
1050-1300
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,322/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,067/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,428/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,792/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,396/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,934/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.198 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.216 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.216 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,197Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 137 responses
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  • Diverse.
    31%
  • Independent
    27%
  • Determined to succeed in their field.
    25%
  • Unmolded
    5%
  • Uninspired, absent on campus.
    4%
  • Skibum
    2%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.278 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.349 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 174 responses
Report
  • Huge
    18%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Growing
    15%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Progressive
    7%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Developing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.146 responses
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I love my school! I’m a diversity student - part Samoan part Caucasian, gay, religious - and the way the university handles its diversity students is phenomnial! The organizations that I’ve benefitted the most from have been CESA (Center of Ethnic Students Association), specifically PISA (Polynesian Islanders Students Association) that is within CESA, and the school’s LGBT Resource Center. These two organizations - CESA and their LGBT Resource Center - have helped adjust to college life as a first year student. I feel right at home and I feel safe.

Moreover, the faculty, at least in my experience, have always been supportive of diversity students and help accommodate them and their needs. I’ve many that talk openly and respectfully concerning lgbt issues, diversity issues, and they always end with their discussions inspiration and motivation to dream big and achieve our goals.

It’d be a dream if I could continue my education there.
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Psych major here - some of the professors are absolute hidden gems, others not so much. We're a Division I Research University, so you get to work with some of the greatest minds in the country in the labs. Classes are fairly hit or miss. I really appreciate the rich relationships I've been able to build with faculty; I wish students would be more engaged. Not very diverse and it can be kind of hard to make friends - many people are rather independent, and it's a huge uni that can sometimes be pretty isolating. But, school spirit is pretty big here since we are part of the PAC 12! Go Swoop. Also, my relationship with the incredible professors in my department has encouraged me to seek a smaller liberal arts school that is more intimate. I'm transferring to a small liberal arts college this fall. So overall, if I could do it all over, I wouldn't reapply but I appreciated and am thankful for how my experience shaped me.
I am a current student at the University of Utah. One of the best parts of being at the U, is that most classes are focused on you working with other students. This is not saying that there are a lot of group projects, but that each and every day, you are asked to work with a peer. This reinforces you as a student to not only invest in yourself but to invest in your classmates as well, which has helped a lot of students get better grades as well as enjoy their time at the U.
My experience specifically has been in the aspiration of Athletic Training. The Medical classes are top notch, and the professors make everything easy to absorb if your willing to work. Classes are unique and diverse in that they teach to a wide range of understandings, but don't seem to keep people pigeonholed into a specific type of learning. My life at the University of Utah has been amazing!