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University of Utah is a public institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,297, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,535 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Utah's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 125. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,212 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,912 (2012-13).
The University of Utah, known as the U of U or simply The U, is a Salt Lake City center of academics, powerhouse sports, and research. Undergraduates interested in university housing can choose from traditional residence halls, two- and four-bedroom apartments, and common-interest living communities. The Utah sports teams, the Utes, compete in the NCAA Division I PAC-12 Conference and are rivals with Brigham Young University’s teams. The U of U runs a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Brain Institute, the American West center, and the Center for High Performance Computing.
The University of Utah’s well regarded S. J. Quinney College of Law, College of Engineering, College of Education, and David Eccles School of Business all offer degree programs for graduate students. The U of U School of Medicine, which is particularly well regarded for its primary care program, is the only medical school in the state. Notable alumni of the University of Utah include Alan Ashton, cofounder of WordPerfect; Nolan Bushnell, founder of both Chuck E. Cheese’s and video game company Atari Inc.; and John Warnock, cofounder of Adobe Systems Inc.
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The mission of the University of Utah is to educate the individual and to discover, refine, and disseminate knowledge. As a major teaching and research university, the flagship institution of the Utah State System of Higher Education, the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment where the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met. The University recognizes the mutual relevance and interdependence of teaching and research as essential components of academic excellence. It welcomes students who are committed to learning and who conform to high academic standards. The right of free inquiry is zealously preserved; diversity is encouraged and respected; critical examination and creativity are promoted; and intellectual integrity and social responsibility are fostered. The University is fully committed to the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative active; which are designed to ensure the each individual be provided with the opportunity for full, unhampered, and responsible participation in every aspect of campus life. Add in the U's spectacular mountain setting -- a one-of-a-kind environment -- and an extraordinary education is guaranteed.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Utah, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at University of Utah is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 83.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||83.2%|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Utah is 14:1, and the school has 41.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Utah include: Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.5 percent.
University of Utah has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,297, with a gender distribution of 55.5 percent male students and 44.5 percent female students. At this school, 13.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Utah is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Utah offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Utah also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Utah, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Utah.
|Students who have cars on campus||57%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Utah, 47.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,921.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,212 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$22,912 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,155 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data