A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Utah is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Website

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
81%
SAT Range
1020-1290
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Utah

Cost

Net Price
$11,277/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,640/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,601/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,414/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,190/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,023/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.201 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,137Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Diverse.
    33%
  • Independent
    30%
  • Determined to succeed in their field.
    24%
  • Unmolded
    5%
  • Uninspired, absent on campus.
    3%
  • Skibum
    2%
  • Blinded
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.263 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.334 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 159 responses
Report
  • Huge
    18%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Growing
    16%
  • Dynamic
    13%
  • Progressive
    8%
  • Expensive
    8%
  • Developing
    7%

After University of Utah

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.146 responses
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University of Utah Reviews

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The professors at The U are awesome! They have always fostered individuality, and are great about working with you if life gets in the way of school for a time. There hasn't been one professor that I felt scared of approaching if I have a problem.

I also love the public transit available to all students (included in student fees) that gets you around campus effectively. Parking can be difficult to find and is expensive for a poor college student, so I appreciate that there's a train that takes me to various points on campus. The train routes are effectively supplemented by shuttles/bus routes, as well.

The campus is beautiful, and there are several places to study and great resources available to all students. Highly recommended.
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So far i have had a very positive experience with the University of Utah. I have made many new friends and connected with people i wouldn't have in high school. My University offers a lot of leadership positions and ways to get involved. If you put effort into your experience here it will be very worth your while. My professors could provide a little one on one time, but I do see that they try their best! I would like to see better lighting on campus to make it feel safer for those late study nights.
I strongly recommend University of Utah for prospective anthropology or archaeology students. The university has a competent faculty, with wide ranging interests spanning evolutionary biology, Mayan archaeology and European cultural anthropology, which caters to various career paths.

There are annual, if not regular, opportunities for field archaeology in Utah. Simply search their website for upcoming trips. For any lab rats wanting to catalogue old bones or artefacts, there are many departmental activities.

In general the university offers an impressive international environment. To meet students from Europe and Asia pursuing mathematics or engineering degrees is common. Given the publicity of the Winter Olympics, I believe Salt Lake City’s international reputation significantly grew.