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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Overview
Public
17,197 Undergraduates
76% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Utah
201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201
Salt Lake City, Utah
84112-9008
(801) 581-7200
www.utah.edu

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.

Location

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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coffee score

87

restaurants score

Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

24

Average Age of Entering Students

1305

New Transfer Students

Admissions
76%

Acceptance Rate

30%

Enrollment Yield

1050-1300

SAT Range

14,308

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$11,322

Typical Cost

$28,127

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,884

In-State (published)

87%

Recieve Financial Aid

75%

Have Loans

$11,648

Median Debt

Academics
16.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

33

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

384

Doctorates Awareded

Communication Technologies

Top Major

10

Faculty Awards

23

National Academy Members

429

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

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
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Social
YouTube