University of Utah

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The University of Utah is a public, research university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as the U of U, The U, or Utah, it is the state’s flagship institution for higher education, with an enrollment of more than 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The U of U is a space-grant, research university, offering over one hundred Bachelor’s degrees and more than ninety Master’s and Doctoral programs. It is also home to the state of Utah’s only medical school, as well as the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The university is ranked among the top 125 schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.

When the university was founded in 1850, it was called the University of Deseret, after the State of Deseret, the area’s name before it became the Utah Territory. It became the University of Utah in 1892 and moved to its present location in 1900. Today, most students live off-campus, with just 10% of the student population living in on-campus housing. Almost 10% of Utah students originate from foreign countries, while 83% of students are from Utah.

The Utah Utes is the name the school’s athletic teams, competing in NCAA Division 1 athletics. The Utes football team, which plays in the Pacific 12 Conference, has become a national contender. In 2009, the Utes won the Sugar Bowl, and in 2005, finished with a #2 national ranking by winning the Fiesta Bowl.

The U of U is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

The University of Utah has the state’s only medical school, which has made a number of significant contributions to the field. The university also houses the only accredited engineering program in the state.

University of Utah Online Degrees and Programs

In addition to classes for non-degree-seeking students, the University of Utah offers online bachelor’s degrees in fields including agribusiness, liberal arts, economics, and psychology. Online master’s degrees include applied environmental geoscience, instructional technology, and natural resources. Other online programs include a certificate in women and gender studies, an associate degree in general studies, and professional education licensure.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

The University of Utah offers 95 graduate programs, 72 undergraduate majors, and more than 70 certificate and minor programs. Students are able to participate in interdisciplinary programs across departments.

The university is divided into 20 colleges and schools.

  • College of Science
  • College of Architecture + Planning
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Social & Behavioral Science
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Social Work
  • Continuing Education
  • College of Fine Arts
  • David Eccles School of Business
  • College of Health
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • College of Humanities
  • Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Mines & Earth Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law

Financial Aid

In addition to administering federal and state grants and loans, the University of Utah offers scholarships for freshmen, financial and merit scholarships, and the individual departments also offer scholarships.

Library

The J. Willard Marriott Library is the main campus library and has individual and group study space, unique research materials, and cutting-edge equipment and software. Specialized libraries include the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the S.J. Quinney Law Library, and the McKay Music Library.

Athletics

The Utes, as the school’s athletic teams are known, participate in 7 men’s and 11 women’s intercollegiate sports within the Pac-12 Conference. Men’s sports include basketball, baseball, golf, football, skiing, tennis, and swimming and diving. The women’s sports are cross country, gymnastics, basketball, skiing, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving, softball, volleyball, and track and field.

The football team has had many undefeated seasons, but the school’s women’s gymnastics team is perhaps the most notable, winning 10 national championships. The sport is popular among student fans, and the average attendance of more than 14,000 fans per meet has made the Utes NCAA attendance champions for more than 15 years.

Housing

University of Utah students can choose from 32 on-campus buildings divided into seven communities: Gateway Heights, Chapel Glen, Sage Point, Benchmark Plaza, Officer’s Circle, the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community, and Shoreline Ridge. Despite the number of housing options, less than 10 percent of undergraduates live in on-campus student apartments or residence halls. Many students choose to, or are required to, live off campus. The university hopes to increase its on-campus housing options in the coming years.

General Information

Admission Office

201 South 1460 East, Room 250 S

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057

(801) 581-7281

Fax: (801) 585-7864

[email protected]

Contact: Timothy Ebner

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Main Address

201 South Presidents Circle

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

(801) 581-7200

www.utah.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 21,526

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,642

Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,475

Graduate enrollment: 5,699

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctoral

First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 83%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year

2008-’09

2009-’10

2010-’11

2011-’12

% change 2010-’12

Tuition and fees

$4,988

$5,284

$5,746

$6,272

+9.15%

Books and Supplies

$1,100

$1,100

$1,080

$1,090

+0.93%

Living Arrangement – On Campus

Room and Board

$6,400

$6,469

$6,743

$6,990

+3.66%

Other

$5,220

$5,580

$5,886

$5,832

-0.92%

Living Arrangement – Off Campus

Room and Board

$8,348

$9,072

$9,360

$9,126

-2.50%

Other

$4,914

$5,580

$5,886

$5,832

-0.92%

Total Expenses

2008-’09

2009-’10

2010-’11

2011-’12

% change 2010-’12

In-state On Campus

$17,708

$18,433

$19,455

$20,184

+3.75%

In-state Off Campus

$19,350

$21,036

$22,072

$22,320

+1.12%

In-state with Family

$6,088

$6,384

$6,826

$7,362

+7.85%

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees

Tuition for In-state Students

$4,742

In-state Student Fees

$786

Tuition for Out-of-state Students

$16,738

Out-of-state Student Fees

$786

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid

Students

Percent

Amount

Average Per Student

All students financial aid

1,277

55%

Grant or scholarship aid

1,028

44%

$5,892,898

$5,732

– Federal grants

330

14%

$1,278,660

$3,875

– Pell grants

330

14%

$1,095,269

$3,319

– Other federal grants

256

11%

$183,391

$716

Institutional scholarships or grants

238

10%

$373,392

$1,569

Institutional grants or scholarships

817

35%

$4,240,846

$5,191

Student loan financial aid

455

20%

$1,967,376

$4,324

– Federal student loans

450

19%

$1,599,366

$3,554

– Other student loans

31

1%

$368,010

$11,871

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year

BA/BS

MA/MS

Doctor

AA/AS

CERT

Total of All Education Programs

4616

1556

629

295

Architecture and Related Services

45

45

Architecture

44

45

Architecture and Related Services, Other

1

Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies

30

2

Asian Studies/Civilization

9

Latin American Studies

1

Near and Middle Eastern Studies

2

Women’s Studies

20

Biology and Biomedical Sciences

131

19

39

Anatomy

4

Biochemistry

1

7

Biology and Biological Sciences, General

125

5

8

Geophysics and Seismology

1

4

Physical Sciences, Other

1

3

Physics

30

12

11

Psychology

225

49

28

5

Educational Psychology

41

18

Psychology

225

8

10

Psychology, Other

5

Social Sciences

801

68

14

115

Anthropology

58

15

Criminology

89

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

2

Economics

254

14

8

Geography

42

5

2

13

International Relations and Affairs

13

Political Science and Government

196

8

3

Social Sciences

68

Sociology

146

6

1

Urban Studies/Affairs

37

18

Visual and Performing Arts

264

52

3

11

Art History, Criticism and Conservation

24

2

Art/Art Studies

76

3

Ballet

12

3

Dance

13

7

Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts

24

Film/Cinema/Video Studies

58

1

Graphic Design

11

Music

56

35

3

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

1

Visual and Performing Arts

1

Work and Family Studies

254

25

Consumer Economics

41

Family and Community Services

9

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

16

Human Development and Family Studies

213

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B

Ethnic Studies – General C

Near/Middle Eastern Studies B

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B

Arts – General B

Ballet B

Dance B

Drama/Theater Arts B

Film Studies B

Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Cellular Biology/Histology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B

Business – General B,C

Business Administration/Management B

Entrepreneurial Studies B

Finance/Banking B

Management Information Systems B

Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Art Teacher Education B

Biology Teacher Education B

Chemistry Teacher Education B

Drama/Dance Teacher Education B

Elementary Education B

English Teacher Education B

Foreign Language Teacher Education B

French Teacher Education B

Geography Teacher Education B

German Teacher Education B

Health Teacher Education B

History Teacher Education B

Mathematics Education B

Music Teacher Education B

Psychology Teacher Education B

Science Teacher Education B

Social Science Teacher Education B

Social Studies Teacher Education B

Spanish Language Teacher Education B

Special Education B

Speech Teacher Education B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B

Chemical Engineering B

Civil Engineering B

Computer Engineering – General B

Electrical/Communications Engineering B

Engineering – General B

Geological Engineering B

Materials Engineering B

Mechanical Engineering B

Metallurgical Engineering B

Mining/Mineral Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Consumer Economics B

Family Resource Management Studies B

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Arabic B

Chinese B

Classics B

French B

German B

Hebrew B

Iranian/Persian B

Japanese B

Linguistics B

Russian B

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B

Health Services – General B

Medical Records Technology C

Nursing (RN) B

Pharmacy B

Public Health Education B

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B,C

Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Health/Physical Fitness B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Geology B

Geophysics/Seismology B

Meteorology B

Physical Sciences – General B

Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B

Economics B

Geography B,C

Political Science/Government B

Social Sciences – General B

Sociology B

Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree

    B = Bachelor’s degree

    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.