The U Description

University of Utah in Salt Lake City is the state’s leading public university and houses the only medical school in Utah. Undergraduate and graduate academics are abundant as are student life opportunities.

More than 100 undergraduate majors exist in such disciplines as:

*Architecture
*Business
*Education
*Engineering
*Fine Arts
*Health Careers
*Humanities
*Social Work

University of Utah also awards more than 90 graduate degrees. In addition to having a medical school, University of Utah has a Law and Pharmacy school.

Students can also find a lot of ways to participate in University of Utah’s college life. There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations as well as an Outdoor Recreation program and film festivals.

Undergraduates seeking admission will need to submit an application with a fee, along with transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. A high school grade point average of at least 2.6 is expected and the minimum ACT and SAT scores are usually around 18 and 860 respectively.

With the exception of academic scholarships, which are based on academic performance, the decision to award financial aid is usually based on financial need. In addition to scholarships, types of aid could include federal and private loans, grants and other sources.

For most types of aid, students must fill out a FAFSA, at which time the Department of Education and the school will decide what their financial aid award will be.

Quick Facts about University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Region

Rockies

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Utes

Nickname

The U

Website

www.utah.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$5,850

Out-of-State Tuition

$20,475

Retention Rate

85%

Enrollment

28,974

Year Established

1850

The U Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  1 review
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67% of students gave University of Utah, Salt Lake City 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I love this school. If you aren't from Utah, you will suffer less culture shock when going to this school for your first experience in this state. The off-campus dining is to die for and we have some of the best thai food and burger places within walking distance of campus.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1966

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Thought it was a very good school that allowed students to grow and mature and provided a very well rounded education. Counselors were very helpful with identifying career goals and opportunities. Felt that professors were outstanding.

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The U Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
21,526
Freshman Class
4,676
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
28,974

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
74%
Graduate
26%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
65%
Part-Time
35%

Gender of Students

Women
48%
Men
52%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
5%
African American
1%
Caucasian
80%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
5%
Unknown and Other
7%

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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