#1 Best Public Universities in Utah

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

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University of Utah overview
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Online utah.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Utah overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Established in 1850, the University of Utah is a public research university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The campus is set against the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, incorporating design elements characteristic of the Southwest and featuring red sandstone buildings, a reflection of nearby Red Butte Canyon's natural geology. Academically, the University of Utah is known for its research-intensive programs, including those in medicine, engineering, and business. The university operates on a semester system and offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With a competitive admissions process, the institution attracts a diverse student body. Student housing is provided on campus, with various living options available, ranging from traditional residence halls to apartment-style accommodations. The University of Utah is also home to the Utes, with strong athletics programs in gymnastics and football among others.

In the most recent statistical year 21,072 prospective students applied, and 18,781 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,520 enrolled in the school.  28,070 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,664 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,175 plus fees of $1,140. Utah is ranked 237 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Utah is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Utah overview
SAT 1190/1390
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.64

Applications Accepted

University of Utah overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend

Utah Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Utah
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,140
Room and Board $11,437
Budget for Other Expenses$4,968
Total One Year Cost$26,680

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Utah
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,140
Room and Board $11,437
Budget for Other Expenses$4,968
Total One Year Cost$47,202

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$61,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Utah students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 17%
Business 13%
Communication 9%
Health Professions 8%
Engineering 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230764 IPEDS survey data for University of Utah.

Current students may use the University of Utah GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.