The Best & Worst

Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Undergrads
17,518
Tuition (in-state)
$22,642 ($7,139)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Ample green space
  2. 2
    The ASUU "hookup card"
  3. 3
    B&D's dollar burger Tuesdays
  4. 4
    The Daily Utah Chronicle
  5. 5
    Easy access to the breathtaking Wasatch Mountains
  6. 6
    The ladies
  7. 7
    Light rail (TRAX)
  8. 8
    The Olympic legacy
  9. 9
    Residence halls
  10. 10
    Small number of people who smoke on campus
  11. 11
    Growing reputation of the school on a national level
  12. 12
    Professors are easily accessible.
  13. 13
    New buildings (Library, Business College, etc.)
  14. 14
    View of the city

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
92% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
78% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
68% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
55% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
78% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
82% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
51% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 52/48 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Affordable Dorms
You can live on a budget with an average housing cost of only $3,719.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Battles with the state legislature
  2. 2
    Commuting around the non-stop nightmare of construction
  3. 3
    Foreign teachers with poor English skills
  4. 4
    Having the Free Speech Area turned into a market for cell phones and credit cards
  5. 5
    Lack of campus life
  6. 6
    Large class size (depending on your major)
  7. 7
    Parking and the lack thereof
  8. 8
    Repetitive campus food
  9. 9
    The U Web site has the worst search engine in creation.
  10. 10
    Very strict residency requirements (a statewide malady)
  11. 11
    Rising tuition
  12. 12
    The professors who only care about research
  13. 13
    Classes spread across campus
  14. 14
    Accounting department
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