University of Utah Review

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1850, the University of Utah is the state's oldest public university. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Utah's law school 45th in the nation and its medical school 51st; the university has a total of 17 schools and colleges, as well as advanced research facilities such as the Eccles Institute for Human Genetics and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

University of Utah Overview

Known as U of U, or the U, the University of Utah offers 75 undergraduate and 95 graduate programs, including the state's only Ph.D. program in business. The U also offers Utah's only professionally accredited architecture degree program, more than 40 teaching programs and more than 70 minor and certificate programs.

A national leader in technology transfer, the university was ranked second in the nation by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) for two years in a row. The school's University Hospital trains more than 1,000 students annually, and the John A. Moran Eye Center receives $6.5 million in annual research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), placing it eighth in the U.S. for NIH grants.

Students at the University of Utah can participate in more than 200 organizations, including 14 fraternities and sororities and 18 men's and women's NCAA Division I sports teams.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Prospective students applying to the University of Utah are encouraged to apply online. The school's minimum requirements for admission include a cumulative high school GPA of 2.6 and an ACT composite score of 18, or a total score of 860 on the SAT. Students can enter their test scores and GPA into the school's online admissions eligibility calculator to estimate the likelihood of their acceptance.

The University of Utah's total enrollment of 28,211 includes 21,526 undergraduate and 6,685 graduate students from all 29 Utah counties, 50 states and over 114 countries worldwide. Approximately 2,300 students live on campus in the U's 1,094 apartments.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

Comprising 298 buildings, the University of Utah's 1,534-acre campus was the official site of the Olympic and Paralympic Villages in 2002. The school's Einar Nielsen Field House features 6,000-square-foot cardio and weight centers, a dance studio, whirlpools, saunas and a 200-meter indoor track. Indoor soccer, tennis, squash, handball and racquetball courts are also available.

The University of Utah's main library holdings include more than 2.8 million books, monographs, bound periodicals and e-books, 3 million microforms, nearly 900,000 government documents and more than 253,000 maps. The school offers more than 200 online undergraduate and graduate classes.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Utah

  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Law
  • College of Mines and Earth Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Social and Behavioral Science
  • College of Social Work
  • Honors College
  • David Eccles School of Business
  • School of Medicine
  • Graduate School

Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Presidents Cir., Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
  • Phone Number: (801) 581-7200