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University of Utah

University of Utah Rating: 4.2/5 (30 votes)

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Academics

University of Utah offers graduate and undergraduate programs in 17 colleges and schools: College of Architecture and Planning; David Eccles School of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Fine Arts; College of Health; College of Humanities; College of Law; School of Medicine; College of Mines & Earth Sciences; College of Nursing; College of Pharmacy; College of Science; College of Social Work; College of Social & Behavioral Science; College of Undergraduate Studies, and Graduate School. These programs are designed to earn students bachelor degrees to obtain positions in the workforce. Students with bachelor degrees can also move on and earn their graduate degrees. The university also offers several doctorate degrees for students seeking to further their education after graduate school.

In addition, the university offers an honors program, the opportunity to study abroad, continuing education, and distance learning. The distance learning program at the University of Utah is offered online as independent study classes, telecourses, or online classes for a specific field of study such as real estate, or education.

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Admissions

The University of Utah serves a wide range of students including undergraduate students, graduate students, international students, and transfer students.

To be considered to the university, prospective students should:

  1. Fill out and submit an application for admission (may apply online), along with a $35 non-refundable processing fee
  2. Submit ACT scores (preferred; however, SAT scores are accepted)
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Fill out and submit a housing application
  5. Attend student orientation

Admission application deadlines as follows: Fall semester deadline—April 1; Spring semester deadline—November 1; Summer semester deadline—April 1.

International students should contact the Admissions Office for specific requirements and detailed instructions. Students applying for graduate studies need to apply through the university’s Admission Office, as well as the academic department. Students should have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to be considered. In addition, students should submit a recommendation from a faculty member in the department or college they are pursuing for their graduate degree.

Financial Aid

University of Utah provides several financial aid options including loans, grants, scholarships, and student employment.

To be considered for financial aid, students must:

  • Be a degree-seeking student and be enrolled in the minimum number of credit hours established through the aid program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, or a permanent resident
  • Not owe any repayment on a Federal Aid from another institution, and not be default on a Federal Student loan

Students can find detailed information with descriptions of all financial aid options on the university’s website. In addition, all qualifying students are required to fill out and submit two forms: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and a University of Utah online financial aid form (UFORM).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3271st for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Utah.

Students

The University of Utah serves a diverse student population which includes graduate students, international students, high school graduates, undergraduate students, transfer students, those seeking doctorate degrees, and working professionals.

Campus life at the University of Utah is filled with many opportunities for students. They can join various clubs and organizations, intercollegiate sports, intramural sports and recreational activities, and Greek council. There are many services available to students such as on and off campus housing, a student health center, a counseling center, a bookstore, and three libraries. There is one general library, a law library, as well as a health science library. The university also publishes a student run newspaper called the Daily Utah Chronicle.

Students are encouraged to use the mass transit offered including the shuttle bus, train, and the city bus service. Bicycles and private vehicles are allowed, however, parking permits are required for students with their own vehicles.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

Founded in 1892, the University of Utah Utes compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I, and are part of the Mountain West Conference. The university supports seven men’s teams and ten women’s sports teams. Men’s intercollegiate sports are baseball, golf, football, basketball, tennis, skiing, and swimming & diving. The ten women’s sports include volleyball, basketball, cross country, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, soccer, skiing, softball, and gymnastics.

Information Summary

Ranks 1st in Utah and 164th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Utah and 454th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 6 0.02
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 98 0.31
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 27 0.09
Arrest 31 0.10

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 748 0.39
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 6 0.00
Forcible Rape 119 0.06
Robbery 340 0.18
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,658 0.87
Larceny 9,654 5.08
Vehicle theft 1,486 0.78

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9008
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population1,648 (1,609 urban / 39 rural)
Households205 (2.22 people per house)
Median Household Income$17,679
Families81 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4902

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 734th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,511 $6,511 $22,790
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $946 $946 $946
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $183 $183 $629
FT Graduate Tuition $5,689 $5,689 $20,082
FT Graduate Required Fees $871 $871 $871
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $215 $215 $757
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $21,920 $21,920 $38,199
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,937 $23,937 $40,216
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,623 $13,623 $29,902

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $31,982 $60,548
Medical Degree — Required Fees $952 $952
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $31,982 $60,548
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $7,818 $7,818
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $20,319 $34,711
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $871 $871
Law Degree — Tuition $15,808 $31,125
Law Degree — Required Fees $871 $871

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,762 $7,139 $6,762 $7,139 $21,388 $22,642
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,068 $996
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,248 $7,705
On-Campus – Other Expenses $6,904 $6,474
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,108(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,904 $6,474
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,402 $5,070

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$45
Graduate Application Fee$55
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 11,354 (5,638 male / 5,716 female)
Admitted 9,281 (4,351 male / 4,930 female)
Admission rate 82%
First-time Enrollment 3,124 (1,425 male / 1,699 female)
FT Enrollment 2,790 (1,286 male / 1,504 female)
PT Enrollment 334 (139 male / 195 female)
Total Enrollment32,077

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Pacific-10 Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Pacific-10 Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Pacific-10 Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Pacific-10 Conference

ACT Test Admission

393rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 85%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 28
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 27
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 27

SAT Test Admission

275th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 19%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 483 / 620
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 648
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 983 / 1268

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity4,865
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,017
Board Fee$4,280

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 360 98 493 312 31 5,861 119 7,429
Accounting 22 3 10 23 2 205 15 283
American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Anatomy
Anthropology 2 1 11 3 83 100
Applied Behavior Analysis 2 2
Applied Mathematics, General 1 6 7
Arabic Language and Literature 1 1 1 5 8
Architecture 5 1 2 2 69 83
Architecture and Related Services, Other 1 1 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3 20 1 24
Art/Art Studies, General 3 1 3 83 1 92
Asian Studies/Civilization 1 1 10 13
Athletic Training/Trainer 18 18
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 1 10 12
Audiology/Audiologist 1 1
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 3 1 28 35
Ballet 1 2 24 1 28
Biochemistry 1 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 5 8 42 3 58
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 12 1 6 16 137 6 183
Biostatistics 3 3 1 7
Biotechnology 3 1 4
Business Administration and Management, General 21 3 21 18 399 4 475
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 1 1
Chemical Engineering 3 2 1 1 48 1 58
Chemistry, General 7 5 13 72 2 103
Chinese Language and Literature 1 2 8 12
Civil Engineering, General 15 3 2 82 1 105
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 3
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 4 24 30
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
Communication, General 1 9 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Comparative Literature 4 3 8
Computational Mathematics 4 4
Computer Engineering, General 2 16 18
Computer Graphics
Computer Science 29 5 6 77 3 122
Computer and Information Sciences, General 9 1 15 25
Consumer Economics 1 1 1 1 1 27 33
Creative Writing 1 1
Criminology 1 5 14 8 69 3 103
Dance, General 1 1 1 17 20
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 1 27 2 33
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 12 12
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1 5 6
Economics, General 19 6 13 13 185 2 243
Education, General 1 1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 1 3 2 24 33
Educational Psychology 1 6 43 2 53
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18 3 7 6 1 62 3 102
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 43 47
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 1 6 1 9
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, General 1 1
English Language and Literature, General 1 6 2 135 2 148
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 16 1 18
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies 1 2 1 43 1 48
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1 1
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Community Services 6 6
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other 1 1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 3 2 8 4 1 83 103
Finance, General 30 2 8 6 93 2 143
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1 1 1 1 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 7 1 2 10 20
French Language and Literature 10 10
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies 1 7 52 2 62
Genetic Counseling/Counselor 2 4 1 7
Genetics, General
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography 3 33 1 38
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 4 4
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 3 3
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 27 1 29
Geophysics and Seismology 1 1
German Language and Literature 4 4
Gerontology 2 12 14
Health Communication
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 4 5
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 1 12 2 16
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Wellness, General
Hebrew Language and Literature 1 1
Historic Preservation and Conservation 6 7
History, General 1 4 2 1 69 1 78
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 1 12 13
Human Development and Family Studies, General 1 2 20 7 189 1 224
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human/Medical Genetics
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 9 11
Industrial and Product Design
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 3 6 2 13 27
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Public Health/International Health 11 11
International Relations and Affairs 4 16 21
International/Global Studies 2 3 14 2 107 1 130
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 3
Japanese Language and Literature 1 2 5
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 3 1 12 13 3 225 264
Latin American Studies 3 3
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Linguistics 3 2 28 33
Management Information Systems, General 9 1 6 9 1 105 3 136
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 7 2 4 8 44 65
Mass Communication/Media Studies 4 2 30 13 1 243 7 306
Materials Engineering 2 12 1 15
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General 4 4 2 1 64 1 78
Mechanical Engineering 20 1 6 4 152 4 189
Medical Informatics 2 1 2 4 9
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Metallurgical Engineering 5 3 8
Mining and Mineral Engineering 3 1 3 8 15
Music, General 1 1 4 6 64 1 77
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1 1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 6 6
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Nuclear Engineering 3 3 6
Nursing Practice
Nutrition Sciences 1 1 16 18
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 2 2 4 8
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 1 1 39 42
Oncology and Cancer Biology 1 2 3
Operations Management and Supervision 1 1 27 1 31
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 2 1 3 1 1 73 1 82
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 2 1 1 4
Philosophy 3 26 2 31
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other 5 5
Physician Assistant 5 1 30 1 38
Physics, General 4 6 3 32 2 47
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General 2 5 16 5 2 140 4 175
Psychology, General 2 4 38 14 4 257 2 328
Psychology, Other 2 1 21 26
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
Public Administration 23 3 5 1 51 1 85
Public Health Education and Promotion 16 7 122 2 150
Public Health, General 3 2 4 29 1 40
Public Policy Analysis, General 2 16 1 21
Real Estate 2 18 1 22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 1 13 6 1 194 2 224
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature 8 8
Social Science Teacher Education 6 6
Social Sciences, General 4 3 3 1 56 1 69
Social Work 3 9 36 6 5 239 2 315
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1 2 14 1 18
Sociology 12 21 10 118 3 174
Spanish Language and Literature 13 1 34 48
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 2 1 49 2 58
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3 8 2 1 97 1 116
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 2 33 35
Statistics, General 1 1
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 8 9
Sustainability Studies
Systems Engineering 6 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 7 2 3 22 35
Turkish Language and Literature 2 2
Urban Studies/Affairs 2 2 67 1 74
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 1 2
Women's Studies 1 1 10 12

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 595th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $83,196 ($89,638 male / $72,162 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,959 (1,181 male / 778 female)
Number of PT Faculty 3,768
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $76,856,000

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