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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?

18,066 Full-Time Undergraduates
$14,364 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 highest degree offered at U of U is the doctor's degree.
  • 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.

University of Utah Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, U of U is ranked #180 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. U of U also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of U has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of U

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 44
Best Colleges for International Students 93
Best Colleges 180
Best Colleges for Diversity 268
Best Colleges for the Money 434

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?

$14,364 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of U is $14,364. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,021 $12,082 $14,946 $17,261 $17,896

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

18,066 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,635 undergraduate students at U of U, with 18,066 being full-time and 6,569 being part-time.

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

There are also 8,165 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,066 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 1,073
Black or African American 249
Hispanic or Latino 2,200
White 12,260
International Students 1,012
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,272

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Utah awarded 10,472 undergraduate degrees and 6,064 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 165 142 0
Allied Health Professions 0 24 60 0
Anthropology 0 60 2 4
Applied Mathematics 0 22 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 44 24 0
Architecture (Other) 0 2 0 0
Area Studies 0 33 2 2
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 9 5 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 6 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 65 51 18
Biotechnology 0 0 3 0
Business Administration & Management 0 237 274 11
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering 0 86 20 11
Chemistry 0 74 17 24
Civil Engineering 0 52 23 9
Classical Languages & Literature 0 1 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 78 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 27 6 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 339 4 10
Communication Sciences 0 32 38 15
Computer Engineering 0 34 18 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 36 5
Computer Science 0 177 45 7
Computer Software & Applications 0 9 54 0
Criminology 0 6 0 0
Dance 0 46 7 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 27
Design & Applied Arts 0 15 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 40 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 15 0 0
Economics 0 201 13 12
Education Philosophy 0 0 24 9
Educational Administration 0 0 52 9
Electrical Engineering 0 41 31 18
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 19 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 31 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 20 0 0
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 0 7 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 139 6 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 107 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 70 8 0
General Architecture 0 6 0 0
General Biology 0 196 2 8
General Business/Commerce 0 1 0 0
General Engineering 0 5 0 0
General English Literature 0 106 4 8
General Psychology 0 342 14 11
General Social Sciences 0 78 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 2 0 0
Genetics 0 0 7 2
Geography & Cartography 0 40 10 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 26 11 9
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 2 1
Germanic Languages 0 3 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 2 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 31 0
Health & Physical Education 0 212 10 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 1 16 0
History 0 47 6 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 137 7 0
Information Science 0 98 153 0
International Studies 0 107 17 0
Law 0 0 0 85
Legal Research 0 0 4 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 6 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 29 12 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 158 0
Marketing 0 120 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 21 9 5
Mathematics 0 73 16 15
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 169 65 27
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 24 7
Medicine 0 0 0 118
Metallurgical Engineering 0 11 10 8
Mining Engineering 0 13 2 1
Music 0 43 15 12
Natural Resources Conservation 0 60 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 7
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 3 3
Nursing 0 194 16 100
Nutrition Science 0 0 22 0
Other Physical Science 0 4 3 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 72 14 3
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 12 0 0
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 5 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 1 69
Philosophy 0 33 0 1
Physics 0 49 35 17
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 3 15
Political Science & Government 0 142 5 5
Public Administration 0 0 67 0
Public Health 0 113 71 4
Public Policy 0 0 12 0
Real Estate 0 0 39 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 16 33 60
Religious Studies 0 6 0 0
Romance Languages 0 36 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 3 0 0
Social Work 0 108 155 4
Sociology 0 133 5 1
Special Education 0 20 20 2
Sustainability Science 0 0 15 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 50 0 0
Urban Studies 0 17 6 0
Writing Studies 0 32 1 0
Total 0 10,472 4,394 1,670

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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