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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Utah is a highly rated public university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,066 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Utah acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 67% of students, Utah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,800.
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
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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
66%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
1110-1350
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,363/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,990/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
A
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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.227 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.227 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,066Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,569
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 148 responses
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  • Diverse.
    30%
  • Independent
    26%
  • Determined to succeed in their field.
    26%
  • Unmolded
    5%
  • Uninspired, absent on campus.
    4%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

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.289 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.360 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 185 responses
Report
  • Huge
    17%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Growing
    15%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Progressive
    8%
  • Expensive
    8%
  • Developing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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 the diversity of classes offered! I can always find a class I need and the University of Utah even offers classes I never dreamed would be important enough for the school to care about. When it comes to education, it seems that no topic is irrelevant, and staff at the University of Utah will do all that they can to help you achieve your dreams. Something I wish was more prevalent is the presence of school spirit and student unity. When I was at Utah Valley University, I felt that the students were "all in it together" and there were constantly student life activities going on that were free and easy to get to. That spirit is not nearly as present at the University of Utah. In a nutshell, the University of Utah is a great school for academic purposes and it a fantastic set up for grad school or other professional education beyond and undergrad degree, but it is not necessarily the best university for student life.
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University of Utah sits in an awesome area of Salt Lake City with access to great shopping and restaurants downtown. It is very historic yet provides a modern social and party scene. The campus has an excellent orientation program and wonderful student services. The classes are challenging but fun. And there is access to excellent healthcare and dentistry at their top rated facilities. Best school in the Utah, maybe even in the Intermountain West!
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.