Utah

University of Utah

201 Presidents Cir, Salt Lake City, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    418
  • Class Notes
    300
  • Textbook Notes
    16
  • Study Guides
    102
  • Currently Enrolled
    784
  • Previously Enrolled
    422

Overview of University of Utah (Utah)

About this school

The University of Utah, founded in 1850, is a public institution. It is a distinctive community of learning in the American West. The faculty is known for its range of strengths and interdisciplinary concerns and is comprised of the finest teachers and most renowned researchers. With research ties worldwide, the university consistently ranks among the top research institutions. The university offers nationally recognized programs in liberal education and honors and supports one of the nation's pioneering service learning programs. Undergraduate research opportunities allow students to participate in faculty assisted research as early as freshman year. A commitment to the undergraduate experience is enhanced by the 1,500-acre campus' proximity to both the excitement of city life in Salt Lake City and the outdoor adventures possible in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:24,635
    • Men:13,108 (53.2%)
    • Women:11,527 (46.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (Utah)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Utah is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 Presidents Circle
City, State, Zip
Salt Lake City, UT  84112-1107
Phone
(801) 581-8761
Fax
(801) 585-3034
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 22,400 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 11,408 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 10,992 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,157 (35%) of 14,818 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,523 (33%) of 7,627 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,634 (37%) of 7,191 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.61
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
610 average |550-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
16%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
610 average |560-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
34%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Utah)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,824|Out-of-state: $28,067
  • Room & Board: - $9,867 (66.7185069984448%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,232 (8.330515923997567%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,690 (24.950977077557646%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Utah accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003675
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,880 (74.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,919 (66.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,872 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
374 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$22,575
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,677 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,754
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,735 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,085
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 251 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,164 (56.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,276

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,810 (60.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,628 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,239 (95.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,247 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$21,290
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,999 (84.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,178
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,364 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,681
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 559 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5,233 (29.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,410

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
39%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,188
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,999

Academics & Instruction (Utah)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,508

Part-Time Faculty


688

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,680,825

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1099
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Utah provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors (Utah)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (98)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Ballet
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, computer science, chemistry, math, public policy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science and Technology, Master of Statistics, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of City and Metropolitan Planning, Master of Entertainment Arts and Engineering, Master of Philosophy, Master of Health Administration, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Professional Science Master's, Executive Master of Public Administration, Master of Accounting, Master of Arts in Language Pedagogy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (129)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Genetics
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pathology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (Utah)

Location & Geography

Population


189,314

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,535 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Salt Lake City

Weather


Temperature
19.3 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
91 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Salt Lake City
Nearest Bus Station
Salt Lake City
Nearest Train Station
Salt Lake City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


14% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


86%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hawk
School Colors
Crimson red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, fencing, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Utah offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, tek club, international business club, golden key international honours society, tennis club, thai student association

Sororities


7% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,066

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
24,635
Women
11,527
Men
13,108

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.1% Asian
  • 1.4% Black/African-American
  • 13.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 70.7% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


4.6% from 105 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


8,125

Student Resources (Utah)