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Salt Lake City, UT
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17,518
Tuition (in-state)
$22,642 ($7,139)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys are mostly attractive. And I guess the girls are too. There are actually a lot of married couples here, but not as many as BYU.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It is super cold during the winter, and during the summer it is super hot. It snows, a lot. In the spring it could be 80 degrees one day and snowing and lower than 30 degrees the next. There are only two seasons really, winter and construction.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think that the professors on this campus are great, they are always willing to meet with you quickly, or even for a small period of time if you do not understand something. Trax is super convenient, it goes right from where you are too the school. Plus B&D dollar burger Tuesdays are great!

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of computers in the library, and in a lot of the school buildings. Printing costs a little bit, but its not unreasonable. The wi-fi network for the school sucks though, it will usually kick you off every couple minutes.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Utah is very pretty. The scenery is great. There are a ton of local shopping malls and stores, and all the locals are really friendly towards the college students. But if you are into the nightlife scene, I can't say there is very much going on there.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have never had an internship, but those who I know have always enjoy it, and it is super easy for them to get one, and they spend time on it, but not so much it is overwhelming for them.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my degree program. I would never change it of course. If I could start school over I would still choose the same program of study.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a ton of foreign exchange students here. And not everyone is the same political or religious background. There are also different sexual orientations.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle is late everywhere its more if you are too lazy to walk, not if you want to get to class on time. But trax are really convenient if you live far away and can't afford the $190 parking permit.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There isn't a ton of food options right next to the campus but if you jump on trax for five minutes there is a whole strip mall of food places that are usually great.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have the MUSS which is great fun. They attend all the sporting events and are always there to cheer on the team. Are teams are pretty good as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's a dry campus, but there are still parties that happen. However, its policies will make you paranoid about getting kicked out of the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's not a big deal. They throw parties, but since it's a commuter campus anyways, it doesn't affect the social atmosphere that much.

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Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked at off-campus housing at my school, so I don't know much about it.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: On Sundays there is nothing to do. Also, night life is not the best.

College Freshman

Scholarships: They did not give me any financial aid.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of the students are white Mormons. They don't say or do anything bad to others, but there is an extreme lack of diversity at this school.

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Majors: I am not currently taking the program classes right now, so I don't know what the workload and curriculum will be like. However, I do have a job in a lab.

3 College Freshman

Majors: You have to start right away with this major if you want to graduate in four years. I have to take summer classes to catch up now, and it's expensive.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm working in a lab right now, and there are opportunities to get paid for it. I haven't gotten to the difficult workload yet, but it will be hard.

2 College Freshman

Weather: During the winter time, there is so much snow. Since it's a hilly campus, the snow and wind make it very tiresome to walk to class. However, other times it's okay.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You have to take Trax to get to the food unless you drive, and often times its not worth it. I would rather eat the food in my fridge.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are newer dorms that are really nice and new. It's apartment style, and I would recommend if you can afford to pay extra for it. Plus, laundry costs are included in fees. Do not live in Chapel Glen unless you really want to party, since the dorms are not that nice.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I'm definitely bias in saying there is a above level of attractiveness in both guys and girls. But everyone is really chill in the way they interact with each other. Everyone's willing to make friends and no one I have ever met is clique-y or exclusive.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The U has a ton of stuff constantly going on, and it's right up the street from downtown Salt Lake, so if campus is boring, the city is buzzing. Plenty of free and cheap activities.

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Brian Washburn
Hometown
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
Marketing/Finance
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The University of Utah is a campus of contrasts. On the one hand, it’s cold, bureaucratic, and impersonal, but on the other hand, because it’s so large, there's no shortage of opportunities in which to distinguish yourself, groups to join, or people to meet. On the one hand, it’s a bleak commuter campus, but on the other hand, you have arguably the finest on-campus housing in the United States. You have the LDS Institute of Religion on the South Side of campus and Greek Row on the North Side of campus. You have a magnificent light rail system to get to school, and you have a harsh, brutal parking system if you drive.

The trick to having a rich experience at the U is to get involved. If you live off campus and only come to school to “go to school,” then your good old college days will be very bland, indeed. There is no campus community; there simply isn’t. But there are dozens and dozens of sub-communities on campus to find and become a part of. People who enjoy the U are those who take ownership of their education and college experience. Those who complain about it are generally those who just sit back, waiting for someone else to make college great for them. There is a very clear divide between Mormon and non-Mormon students. This can be difficult to overcome but easier for people from out of state. One of the reasons there’s less of a community feel on campus is the “us versus them” attitude that some students and faculty take, which is really too bad.

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