University of Utah

3,360 reviews
  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Utah is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Website

University of Utah Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1020-1290
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,277/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,640/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,601/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,414/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,190/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,023/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.198 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.200 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,137Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Diverse.
    33%
  • Independent
    30%
  • Determined to succeed in their field.
    25%
  • Unmolded
    5%
  • Uninspired, absent on campus.
    3%
  • Skibum
    2%
  • Blinded
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.262 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.333 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 158 responses
Report
  • Huge
    18%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Growing
    16%
  • Dynamic
    13%
  • Progressive
    8%
  • Expensive
    8%
  • Developing
    7%

After University of Utah

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.146 responses

Reviews

3,360 reviews
  • Excellent
    568
  • Very Good
    1453
  • Average
    1098
  • Poor
    159
  • Terrible
    82
The professors at The U are awesome! They have always fostered individuality, and are great about working with you if life gets in the way of school for a time. There hasn't been one professor that I felt scared of approaching if I have a problem.

I also love the public transit available to all students (included in student fees) that gets you around campus effectively. Parking can be difficult to find and is expensive for a poor college student, so I appreciate that there's a train that takes me to various points on campus. The train routes are effectively supplemented by shuttles/bus routes, as well.

The campus is beautiful, and there are several places to study and great resources available to all students. Highly recommended.
  • Senior
  • 21 days ago
When new buildings get built, they look astounding! However, some of the bulidings, especially Orson Spencer Hall are very, very old, and need to be replaced. The library is world-class, and has lots of study spots located inside. There is a new sports hall being built, so that will be exciting to see. The classrooms vary from being musty to comfy, and the computer labs are the same. Dining and on-campus food options are great. Aesthetics of the buildings depend on the buildings themselves; like I mentioned, some old buildings are ugly, but some of the new ones are downright gorgeous. Housing is actually pretty mediocre, excluding the brand-new and beautiful Marriott Honors Dorms. The campus makes a great effort to make the lawns look beautiful and well-kept. All in all, the campus is very pretty, and I've even shown some of my non-attending friends and family around campus to demonstrate how great it looks.
  • College Junior
  • July 10 2014
I am a ransfer student to the University of Utah and so far I have loved every minute of my expererience here. Even though it is such a large universities there are so many ways to make it smaller and get involved. What makes this university so unique is that there are so many resources here. They are always renovating and making this campus to our benefit. There are all kinds of Ambassadors here to help you with getting a job, getting involved, setting up your classes, and mostly creating a balanced life. It is in down town Salt Lake whcich is great because there are always things to do here! This university is always hosting events and other activities to keep students busy and involved!
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago