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?
- The student loan default rate at U of U is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at U of U.
- In 2017-2018, 98% 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.
University of Utah Rankings
U of U holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at U of U.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards U of U has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Other Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Ballet Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#39||Best Health Sciences & Services Schools||College Factual|
|#122||Best Communication & Journalism Schools||College Factual|
|#302||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Utah?
Contact details for U of U are given below.
|Address:||201 Presidents Circle, Room 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9008|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into U of U?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Average Test Scores
About 24% 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 570 and 670. Math scores were between 560 and 680.
Can I Afford University of Utah?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At U of U, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $10,495 a year. That adds up to $41,980 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at U of U is 2.6%. 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
There are also 8,438 graduate students at the school.
Of the 18,749 full-time undergraduates at U of U, 52% are male and 48% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Utah students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||268|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,515|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of U has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of U of U
The following table shows how U of U is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other)||#1||#4|
|Other Visual Art||#1||#1|
|Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies||#4||#12|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#13||#31|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#34||#82|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#34||#79|
|Communication & Journalism||#55||#174|
|Communication & Media Studies||#61||#175|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#67||#115|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#73||#136|
Online Growth Rankings of U of U
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Utah was 168.2%. This is the #312 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|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||6%|
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|
|Other Visual Art||#1|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#10|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#13|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#27|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#34|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By University of Utah under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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