University of Utah.

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Utah

The University of Utah (U of U, UofU, or simply The U) is a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the flagship institution of the Utah System of Higher Education. The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret ( (listen)) by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah's oldest institution of higher education. It received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900.As of Fall 2019, there were 24,485 undergraduate students and 8,333 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 32,818, making it the second largest public university in the state after Utah Valley University. Graduate studies include the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine, Utah's first medical school.It is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". According to the National Science Foundation, the university spent $552 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 45th in the nation. Twenty-two Rhodes Scholars, four Nobel Prize winners, three Turing Award winners, eight MacArthur Fellows, various Pulitzer Prize winners, two astronauts, Gates Cambridge Scholars, and Churchill Scholars have been affiliated with the university as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. In addition, the university's Honors College has been reviewed among 100 leading national Honors Colleges in the U.S.The university's health care system includes four hospitals, including the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute, along with twelve community clinics and specialty centers such as the Moran Eye Center. The university's athletic teams, the Utes, participate in NCAA Division I athletics (FBS for football) as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. Its football team has received national attention for winning the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and the 2009 Sugar Bowl.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 23,402 students
  • 0.55 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Utah

Visual and Performing Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Business, Accounting, and Marketing.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

14,818 students out of 22,400 applicants were accepted into University of Utah. They had an average SAT score of 1234. 18% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 86% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Utah was $28,127, while for in-state students it was $8,884. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $37,238.

The average financial aid at University of Utah is $5,678. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $22,449 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Utah

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of Utah received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Utah

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Utah was of $9,867 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,232.

Diversity at University of Utah

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017