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University of Utah

Imagine what you want to accomplish, then really making it happen. Imagine designing and publishing a video game before earning your diploma, starting a business while studying business, and doing all this in a setting that begs you to get out and do something. Imagine, then Do. Opportunity awaits and all things are possible at a place we call Imagine U. The University of Utah.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (12)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Originally named the University of Deseret, the University of Utah is the oldest state university west of the Missouri River. Founded in Salt Lake City on 28 February 1850, the school's first term - for men only - in November of 1850. The second term was opened to both women and men. At the end of the third term in 1852, classes were discontinued because of lack of funds.

Education

We invest in students to prepare them, and the community, for a bright and healthy future.

Research

We consider ourselves the perfect size: big enough to have resources, small enough that we’re open to outside ideas. Collaboration is in the DNA of the researchers that call Utah home, and we know that combining ingenuity with dedication can create a sum that is far grander than its parts.

Career

Our team helps develop greater self-understanding, expand awareness of career opportunities, and foster effective job search practices which can be applied throughout a lifetime. Each year, University of Utah graduates accept professional employment offers around the world. Discover the variety of career outcomes achieved by University of Utah students.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
101
2018
101
2017
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
139 -7
2019
132 -3
2018
129
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
201
2019
201
2018
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
353 -8
2019
345 46
2018
391
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The International Student & Scholar Services office serves as the primary campus contact for international students, scholars, and alumni. Our office fosters and supports a global campus community as part of the University of Utah's vision of a welcoming and internationally connected campus.

Housing services

The Accommodations Policy Committee, chaired by Kate Coles, Professor of English, developed this policy after more than 20 meetings with students, faculty and community members. In addition to Professor Coles, there were three student, two faculty, one staff, and one community member on the Committee. 

Library services

The libraries present at University of Utah are:

  • J. Willard Marriott Library
  • Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
  • James E. Faust Law Library
  • McKay Music Library

ICT services

Services include:

  • UMail is the official form of email communication at the University of Utah.
  • Box is an online cloud storage and collaboration tool.
  • Canvas is the University's Online Learning Management System where portions of classes or entire courses can be published or managed.
  • Campus Information Services (CIS) contains a variety of self-service apps.
  • KRONOS is the U's automated payroll system.

Medical services

University of Utah Health is the Mountain West's only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States.

Student Life

Campus life

Located just west of the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge and adjacent to the Fort Douglas TRAX stop, the George S. Eccles Student Life Center connects student life with academic life and creates a more engaged campus community.  This is your place for recreation, relaxation, and socializing!

Amenities include a 50-meter pool, indoor and outdoor leisure pools, large indoor hot tub/spa, 320-yard indoor running track, bouldering & 4-story climbing wall, 15,000 square foot fitness center, outdoor mezzanine, outdoor fire pit, 5 sport courts, racquetball courts, 4 group fitness studios, and a combative room.

Sports facilities

As an integral part of the University and the community, the Athletics Department complements and supports the overall mission of the University. The Athletics Department seeks to provide the means for all student-athletes to reach their full potential academically and athletically, while also becoming positive contributors to society.

The Athletics Department supports the University's objective of creating an inclusive community that is enriched by the life experiences and backgrounds of a diverse and excellent staff and students. The Athletics Department strives for winning teams that adhere to NCAA and Pac-12 rules and display loyalty, honesty, fiscal soundness and good sportsmanship.

Student clubs

The University of Utah has clubs relating to athletics and recreation, arts and entertainment, academic and professional development, and social/multicultural. ASUU coordinates and supports over 600+ student groups on campus for you to join. We provide funding, advice and more ways for you to find and connect with students that share your interests. To make it easier to search, join or create a club, ASUU has a student group website called OrgSync.

Accreditation

The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah runs one of the nation’s oldest internship programs. Each year, the Hinckley Institute places nearly 400 students locally, nationally, and globally in a wide range of government, nonprofit, think tank, and business organizations. For five decades, the Institute has championed the learning outcomes of engaging multidisciplinary students in civic processes and practical politics.

Student Reviews

∞ Snow College ∞ Ephraim, UT, USA.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Snow College is an amazing college. They are involved in the global and local community. The only reservation I have is that it is in the middle of no where Utah. It does mean that the only thing you have to focus on is your studies. It is an amazing college that cares about every student.

Go Utes!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

difficult, but rewarding

Overall a good experience
Taylor Brereton rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall it's been a good experience. They're a very good school, but there are a lot of students studying mechanical engineering at the University of Utah. Smaller class sizes would be nice. Also, there are some teachers who are there mainly for research and are forced to teach; and therefore, don't teach as well as others. On the other hand, I have had some very good...

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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