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University of Utah

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

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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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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.
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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.

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Student Graduation Demographics


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.

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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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
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

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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