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University of Utah is a public institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,789, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,535 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Utah's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 110. Its in-state tuition and fees are ,166 (2017-18); out-of-state tuition and fees are ,408 (2017-18).

The University of Utah, known as the U of U or simply The U, is a Salt Lake City center of academics, powerhouse sports and research. Undergraduates interested in university housing can choose from traditional residence halls, two- and four-bedroom apartments and common-interest living communities. The Utah sports teams, the Utes, compete in the NCAA Division I PAC-12 Conference and are rivals with 's teams. The U of U runs a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Brain Institute, the American West Center and the Center for High Performance Computing.

The University of Utah’s well-regarded , , and all offer degree programs for graduate students. The U of U , which is particularly well regarded for its primary care program, is the only medical school in the state. Notable alumni of the University of Utah include Alan Ashton, co-founder of WordPerfect; Nolan Bushnell, founder of both Chuck E. Cheese's and video game company Atari Inc.; and John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc.

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School Mission and Unique Qualities

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The mission of the University of Utah is to serve the people of Utah and the world through the discovery, creation, and application of knowledge; through the dissemination of knowledge by teaching, publication, artistic presentation, and technology transfer; and through community engagement. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the U cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced. Students at the U learn from and collaborate with faculty who are at the forefront of their disciplines. The U faculty and staff are committed to helping students excel. We zealously preserve academic freedom, promote diversity and equal opportunity, and respect individual beliefs. We advance rigorous interdisciplinary inquiry, international involvement, and social responsibility. In its role as teaching institution, the University of Utah offers instruction in baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs. The U provides challenging instruction for its students through interdisciplinary work and the integration of instruction with research opportunities. In its role as a research university, the University of Utah fosters the discovery and humane use of knowledge and artistic creation in all areas of academic, professional, and clinical study. In both basic and applied research, the U measures achievement against national and international standards.In its role as contributor to public life, the University of Utah fosters reflection on the values and goals of society. The U augments its own programs and enriches the larger community with its libraries, hospitals, museums, botanical gardens, broadcast stations, public lectures, continuing education programs, alumni programs, athletics, recreational opportunities, music, theater, film, dance, and other cultural events. The University of Utah has many innovative programs and exciting new initiatives that aim to bring the world into the classroom, engage students with peers and mentors, and create shared learning experiences that do not always appear in a traditional class setting. It is this core commitment to innovation, inclusiveness, quality, and engagement, both locally and globally, that will make an education at the U an experience students will value for the rest of their lives.

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Alumni Starting Salaries

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When applying to University of Utah, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1, and the early action deadline is Dec. 1. The application fee at University of Utah is . Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 31. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 76 percent.

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Utah is 16:1, and the school has 40 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Utah include: Communication and Media Studies; Psychology, General; Economics, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89 percent.

Student Life

University of Utah has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,789, with a gender distribution of 54 percent male students and 46 percent female students. At this school, 15 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 85 percent of students live off campus. In sports, University of Utah is part of the NCAA I.

Cost & Financial Aid

At University of Utah, 46 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is ,029.

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Campus Safety

Campus safety data were to the U.S. Department of Education and have not been independently verified. The numbers for criminal offenses reflect reports of alleged offenses to campus security and/or law enforcement authorities, not necessarily prosecutions or convictions. Experts advise prospective students and their families to to evaluate the safety of a campus as well as the surrounding area.

Campus Services

University of Utah offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. University of Utah also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at University of Utah, 39 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Utah.

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