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University of Utah Overview

University of Utah is a public institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The city atmosphere of Salt Lake City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Utah Known For?

5,236 Undergraduate Awards
$34,320 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at U of U is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at U of U.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from U of U makes roughly $53,000 a year. This is 30% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Utah Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

U of U has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#95 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at U of U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Architecture (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Dance Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Multicultural & Diversity Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards U of U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Colleges for Music College Factual
#6 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#29 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#30 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is University of Utah?

Location of University of Utah

Contact details for U of U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Presidents Circle, Room 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9008
Phone: 801-581-7200
Website: www.utah.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofutah
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uutah

How Do I Get Into U of U?

You can apply to U of U online at: admissions.utah.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for U of U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U of U?

66% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at U of U is 66%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to U of U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Utah  ( 560 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Utah  ( 550 to 680 )
200
800
U of U received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Utah  ( 21 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Utah  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Utah  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Utah?

$34,320 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of U is $34,320. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U of U, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $10,238 a year. That adds up to $40,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of U is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Utah Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,499 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,743 undergraduate students at U of U, with 18,499 being full-time and 6,244 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of U

There are also 8,280 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,499 full-time undergraduates at U of U, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Utah students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,108
Black or African American 239
Hispanic or Latino 2,307
White 12,482
International Students 1,009
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,354

Geographic Diversity

Utah students aren't the only ones who study at University of Utah. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 109 countries are represented at U of U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Utah

1,476 Took All Classes Online
11,323 Took At Least One Class Online
10.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at U of U. In 2017-2018, 11,323 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of U has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U of U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Utah was 10.2%. This is the #1,328 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of U regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 6%
Engineering 4%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 86%
General Psychology 3%
Gerontology 8%
Health Professions 3%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 26%
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 15%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 25%
Social Sciences 5%
Social Work 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Petroleum Engineering #1
Architectural Sciences & Technology #1
Dentistry #1
Metallurgical Engineering #1
Turkic & Central Asian Languages #1
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology #1
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages #1
Nanotechnology #1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences #1
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages #1
Medicine #1
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) #1
Iranian & Persian Languages #1
Germanic Languages #1
East Asian Languages #1
Classical Languages & Literature #1
Dance #1
Engineering Mechanics #1
Urban Studies #1
Other Physical Science #1
Mathematics & Computer Science #2
Geoscience Engineering #2
Law #2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences #2
Biotechnology #2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology #2
Architecture (Other) #2
Geological & Earth Sciences #2
Genetics #2
Physics #3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #3
Materials Engineering #3
Nuclear Engineering #3
Medical Science #3
Education Philosophy #3
Family & Consumer Economics #3
General Architecture #4
Child Development & Psychology #4
Multicultural & Diversity Studies #4
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution #4
Mining Engineering #4
Historic Preservation #5
Sustainability Science #5
General Physical Sciences #5
Chemistry #5
General Visual & Performing Arts #5
Statistics #5
Health/Medical Prep Programs #6
Area Studies #6
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #6
Drama & Theater Arts #6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #6
Applied Mathematics #6
Communication & Journalism (Other) #6
International Studies #7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #7
Nutrition Science #7
Architecture & Related Services #8
Anthropology #8
Biomedical Engineering #8
Public Policy #8
Real Estate #8
Chemical Engineering #8
Philosophy #8
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies #9
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #9
Economics #9
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #10
Communication Sciences #10
Other Psychology #10
Legal Research #10
Romance Languages #11
International Relations & National Security #11
Fine & Studio Arts #12
Music #12
Physical Sciences #13
Natural Resources Conservation #13
Gerontology #14
Ethnic Studies #14
Medical Illustration & Informatics #16
Natural Resources & Conservation #17
Other Health Professions #17
Computer Engineering #17
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #18
General Biology #18
Mathematics #18
General Engineering #18
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #18
Civil Engineering #19
Mechanical Engineering #19
Criminology #19
Geography & Cartography #20
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #20
Public Relations & Advertising #21
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #22
Sociology #23
General English Literature #24
Political Science & Government #25
General Social Sciences #25
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #26
Electrical Engineering #26
History #27
Design & Applied Arts #27
Mathematics & Statistics #27
History #27
Computer Software & Applications #27
Information Science #28
Health Sciences & Services #29
Teaching English or French #30
Computer Science #31
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #33
Entrepreneurial Studies #34
Religious Studies #34
Finance & Financial Management #34
Mental & Social Health Services #35
Writing Studies #36
Management Information Systems #36
Social Work #37
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #41
Philosophy & Religious Studies #41
Public Health #46
Allied Health Professions #48
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #50
Communication & Media Studies #50
Visual & Performing Arts #51
Public Administration #53
English Language & Literature #56
Health & Physical Education #56
Legal Professions #56
Human Development & Family Studies #58
Engineering #62
Marketing #63
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #65
Human Resource Management #68
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #71
General Education #73
Engineering Technologies #73
Communication & Journalism #78
General Psychology #86
General Business/Commerce #88
Computer Information Systems #88
Special Education #99
Social Sciences #100
Teacher Education Subject Specific #104
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #106
Public Administration & Social Service #115
Psychology #120
Accounting #131
Teacher Education Grade Specific #138
Educational Administration #144
Health & Medical Administrative Services #172
Computer & Information Sciences #193
Liberal Arts General Studies #235
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #235
Nursing #279
Education #356
Business Administration & Management #436
Health Professions #466

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Utah Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 237 0 274 11 522
General Psychology 342 0 14 11 367
Communication & Media Studies 339 0 4 10 353
Nursing 194 4 16 100 314
Accounting 165 0 142 0 307
Social Work 108 1 155 4 268
Mechanical Engineering 169 0 65 27 261
Information Science 98 0 153 0 251
Computer Science 177 0 45 7 229
Health & Physical Education 212 0 10 6 228
Economics 201 0 13 12 226
General Biology 196 0 2 8 206
Public Health 113 12 71 4 200
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 36 158 0 194
Political Science & Government 142 0 5 5 152
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 139 0 6 0 145
Human Development & Family Studies 137 0 7 0 144
Sociology 133 0 5 1 139
Biomedical Engineering 65 0 51 18 134
Urban Studies 17 108 6 0 131
International Studies 107 0 17 0 124
Marketing 120 0 0 0 120
General English Literature 106 0 4 8 118
Medicine 0 0 0 118 118
Chemical Engineering 86 0 20 11 117
Chemistry 74 0 17 24 115
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 16 0 33 60 109
Finance & Financial Management 107 0 0 0 107
Mathematics 73 0 16 15 104
Physics 49 0 35 17 101
Electrical Engineering 41 0 31 18 90
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 72 0 14 3 89
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 78 10 88
Communication Sciences 32 0 38 15 85
Law 0 0 0 85 85
Civil Engineering 52 0 23 9 84
Allied Health Professions 24 0 60 0 84
General Social Sciences 78 2 0 0 80
Fine & Studio Arts 70 1 8 0 79
Geography & Cartography 40 22 10 4 76
Music 43 1 15 12 71
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 1 69 70
Architectural Sciences & Technology 44 0 24 0 68
Public Administration 0 0 67 0 67
Computer Software & Applications 9 3 54 0 66
Anthropology 60 0 2 4 66
Educational Administration 0 0 52 9 61
Natural Resources Conservation 60 0 0 0 60
Dance 46 6 7 0 59
History 47 5 6 0 58
Computer Engineering 34 0 18 0 52
Criminology 6 46 0 0 52
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50 0 0 0 50
Geological & Earth Sciences 26 0 11 9 46
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 29 0 12 2 43
Special Education 20 0 20 2 42
Ethnic Studies 31 11 0 0 42
Real Estate 0 2 39 0 41
Computer Information Systems 0 0 36 5 41
Drama & Theater Arts 40 0 0 0 40
Area Studies 33 0 2 2 37
Romance Languages 36 0 0 0 36
Materials Engineering 21 0 9 5 35
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 31 0 34
Philosophy 33 0 0 1 34
Education Philosophy 0 0 24 9 33
Writing Studies 32 0 1 0 33
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 27 0 6 0 33
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 26 6 0 33
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 24 7 31
Teaching English or French 0 29 0 0 29
Metallurgical Engineering 11 0 10 8 29
Legal Research 0 24 4 0 28
Other Psychology 0 28 0 0 28
Dentistry 0 0 0 27 27
Management Information Systems 0 24 0 0 24
Entrepreneurial Studies 19 4 0 0 23
Family & Consumer Economics 20 3 0 0 23
Applied Mathematics 22 0 0 0 22
Nutrition Science 0 0 22 0 22
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 9 0 5 7 21
Sustainability Science 0 5 15 0 20
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 3 15 18
Health Sciences & Services 1 1 16 0 18
General Business/Commerce 1 15 0 0 16
Mining Engineering 13 0 2 1 16
East Asian Languages 15 0 0 0 15
Design & Applied Arts 15 0 0 0 15
Gerontology 0 10 2 0 12
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 12 0 0 12
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 12 0 0 0 12
Public Policy 0 0 12 0 12
Public Relations & Advertising 0 11 0 0 11
Genetics 0 0 7 2 9
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 7 7
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 7 0 0 0 7
Other Physical Science 4 0 3 0 7
General Architecture 6 0 0 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 6 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 6 0 6
Nanotechnology 0 6 0 0 6
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 3 3 6
Religious Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 6 0 0 6
General Engineering 5 0 0 0 5
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 5 0 5
International Relations & National Security 0 5 0 0 5
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 4 0 4
Biotechnology 0 0 3 0 3
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 2 1 3
Germanic Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Architecture (Other) 2 0 0 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 1 1
Classical Languages & Literature 1 0 0 0 1
Homeland Security 0 1 0 0 1
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Iranian & Persian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic & Central Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5,236 473 2,197 835 8,741

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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