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The University of Utah, a public space-grant research university located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is ranked as one of the top 110 universities in the United States. The General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret founded the University of Utah in 1850. It was previously known as the University of Deseret. Today, the campus size is nearly 1,600 acres, and it is about two miles from downtown Salt Lake City. The school’s alumni, faculty and researchers include 22 Rhodes Scholars, eight MacArthur Fellows, Pulitzer Prize recipients, four Nobel prize winners and Churchill Scholars. Notable alumni include co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc. John Warnock, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey, United States Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, American historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, novelist Wallace Stegner and Former United States Senator Bob Bennett. The school’s colors are red and white, its mascot is Swoop and its teams are nicknamed the Utes. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS / Pac-12, and varsity sports offered there include men’s football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, golf and tennis, and women’s soccer, basketball, tennis and volleyball. The University of Utah football team won the 2009 Sugar Bowl and the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340 . Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 600 to choose from
Greek Life:Important, 10 fraternities and sororities to choose from
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends