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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at the U of U has been great. I feel comfortable being myself as a member of the LGBTQ community. Most all of my professors so far have been very helpful. This school offers a major into a program that many other schools do not offer: the EAE program. This is my major and I am very happy with it. There is a wide variety of courses to choose from and the class size varies from very small to classes of hundreds. Overall this is a very good university to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe student career possibilities are very promising with a degree from the U. I have met doctors with degrees from the U who have treated me, and there are many internship possibilities on campus. I have heard the career center on campus is very helpful, though I have not taken advantage of that resource yet.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe and secure on campus. I feel that campus crime is low compared to other schools and security measures, especially dealing with campus safety and sexual assault, are dealt with much better than at other Utah schools.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I resided in the U of U dorms in the summers of 2013 and 2014 when I was attending a high school internship on campus for undergraduate research. The first dorm I lived in was the Law Houses near the South Campus entry of Fort Douglas. It was decent, but out of date. I often found spiders in the house and was bitten by one in my bed. A lot of upkeep was required to live in the house. The second dorm I lived in was the Benchmark Plaza dorms. The beds were extremely small and uncomfortable which is the usual for college dorms. There were stains on the carpet when I arrived. My dorm was also overcrowded. It is convenient to live in the dorms if you want to be as close as possible to your classes, but I suggest living off campus. I live in an apartment downtown now as I am working on my BA. It may save you money if you live off campus with roommates as well.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at the University of Utah are very important to campus life. Athletes and students alike are very involved, especially in the football games. The U of U has a football team that is part of the Pac 12. There is a lot of fan support from students and citizens of Utah.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experience at the University of Utah so far has been interacting with other students. Almost all students are kind and engaged in their studies. This school is unique because of its strong business, medical, and video game development programs. The Entertainment Arts and Engineering program at the U of U was rated best in the country. I would choose this school again if i could do it all over because I believe there are many opportunities available for all types of students, the campus is beautiful, and I love the location.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are generally very reasonable -- very few large lecture halls are available on campus, and most courses are capped around 30 students. There's a wide variety of classes, both online and in person.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Because many employers recognize the reputation of the U's highly ranked programs in medicine, dance, and game design, graduates are more sought after than would be expected at most state schools.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Campus Police Department does their best to ensure safety, and they're always willing to escort students around campus after dark. There are also many resources available for victims of assaults. However, like many schools, this one has recently been under fire for attempting to downplay sexual assaults to protect their reputation. Much of the support for victims and efforts towards prevention comes from the students and the strong presence of the It's On Us campaign.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The required meal plan is an awful deal, but students in apartments, Marriott Honors dorms and Lassonde Studios avoid that with their own kitchens. Dorms are pretty nice, but the Marriott and Lassonde buildings are fantastic - Lassonde just having opened in August of 2016.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Considering the religious climate of Salt Lake, the Greek community has less support and growth than many other schools. While the houses are small, however, the Greek community is close-knit and quite safe in comparison to other schools.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our gymnastics team is amazing, the football program is expanding rapidly to earn major respect in the PAC-12, and the MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) never fails to cheer louder than any other school's fans.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has so much to offer -- from the best undergraduate cadaver lab in the US, to a ballet school second only to Julliard, to a video game design program that is the best in the world for both graduate and undergraduate degrees.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No idea about greek life

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are huge at the U. They are always excited for football and basketball

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is fun and you can meet a lot of people

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: One of the best in the countries.

1 College Junior

Athletics: I hate that so much of our money goes to athletics

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love how many events my school has

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honors professers are some of the best in their field. Good curriculum. Class sizes aren't horrible at all and some are even amazing. I've been in some large lectures and others where there were 15 students and it was more like a discussion where you actively had to participate. Most courses are of good quality with a few exceptions and the same goes for the professers.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've never been to the career center on campus, but I've heard it is good.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are wonderful. You can call for an escort at any time if you are feeling unsafe. There are blue lights around campus where you can call for help. I feel completely safe taking a stroll around campus alone and if at any time I felt unsafe I just needed to call and campus police are quick to arrive to walk me to wherever I needed to go.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in the Mariott Honors Community and I thought this was amazing. It was all new and had apartment style suites with full kitchens. I would say this place is amazing with 24/7 front desk staff, a large laundry room, and a market on the main floor. Other dorms aren't bad, but they also aren't amazing either. The rooms are pretty spacious for dorm living. Some of the dorms were created to be the Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Olympics so that is cool to be living in dorms where something cool happened. Chappel Glen is typically considered the party dorms and it can get loud at night.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty small, but a fairly big part of school for those who live on or near campus. They throw good parties but you either have to be greek or have greek friends to be welcomed into these. Some of the frat houses look a bit run down from partying too hard. For guys, getting into a frat is pretty easy if you aren't overweight or otherwise uncool. They have frats for smart people as well. Getting into a sorority is a little more difficult as many people rush. There are 9 different houses though and again, if you are a decently good looking girl you will most likely find a place if your personality clicks with the sorority.

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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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