University of Utah (The U)

201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201, Salt Lake City, UT

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University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the United States, and is Utah's oldest and largest institution of higher learning. It has world-class facilities, including its University Hospital. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 90 graduate-level degrees. Commonly known as the "U of U" or "the U," its excellent programs and faculty attract a diverse, and international, student body.

The U of U is a leading institution in technology commercialization and, along with MIT; it ranks at the top of the list for creating new start-up companies based on its research and/or inventions. More than 90 companies have been founded with U of U technology in the past four years.

The U of U's School of Medicine and its Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health are very highly regarded research and teaching institutions.  Its Ballet and Creative Dance programs are also notable.


The University of Utah was founded in 1850 as the University of Deseret.


The University of Utah academic calendar follows the semester system, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • David Eccles School of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Graduate School
  • College of Health
  • Honors College
  • 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 & Behavioral Science
  • College of Social Work

University of Utah offers a variety of academic degrees in many disciplines, to include:

  • Bachelor of University Studies
  • Bachelor & Master of Arts
  • Bachelor & Master of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor & Master of Science
  • Bachelor & Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor & Master of Music
  • Honors Bachelor degrees
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Statistics
  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Master of Law
  • Master & Doctor of Education
  • Master of Electrical Engineering
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Science & Technology
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Master & Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Medicine

Student Life

There are many resources and opportunities for involvement offered to students at the University of Utah.  Career services and on-campus employment or internships are available.  There is a counseling center and student health center, as well as the University Union.  More than 200 student clubs, groups, organizations and activities are available for those students who wish to connect with others, including fraternities and sororities, skiing excursions and other outdoor adventure trips, community service programs, arts, culture, and more.

Student housing is offered on or off campus, and the campus also offers a variety of dining services.  There are many recreation and sports facilities on campus available to students.


The Utah "Utes" athletic teams compete in 17 intercollegiate sports. The Utes have won championships in several areas, with the women's gymnastics team being particularly notable. The gymnastics team has won 10 national championships, 24 individual event championships, and 312 All-American awards.

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Community Life

There are many things to do and see in Salt Lake City, and the University of Utah partners with some of the best offerings in the community.  The U of U campus is home of the Museum of Fine Arts.  It partners with the Museum of Natural History, and the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum. The university also has several performance venues on and around campus.  The university runs many youth programs that are available to children in the community.

The Bennion Center at the U of U has the goal of fostering service and civic participation by engaging the university in community efforts. U of U students, faculty and staff provide nearly 175,000 hours of volunteer community service each year through non-profit organizations.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates The U accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Utah is about 32,000, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $45 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $7,100-$8,600
    • Out-of-State: $25,000-$29,950
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $200-$240 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $690-$830 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$7,725
Receiving Student Loans32%$8,497

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Utah may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

University of Utah has an overall graduation rate which is close to 60%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years25%
Graduating in 6 Years12%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program
  • English Language Program (more info)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Nurse Midwifery Education Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Utah is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Basketball (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Football (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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