University of Utah
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1850
Address: 201 Presidents Circle

The University of Utah is a top-tier public research institution and one of only a handful of institutions in the country with both an academic campus and a research hospital located on the same campus. It is committed to teaching, research, public life, and health care and has focused heavily on ensuring students have support to complete their degrees in a timely manner and are well prepared for successful lives after graduation. In 2019, the university was selected as a new member of the Association of American Universities—an invitation-only, prestigious group of 65 leading research institutions marked by excellence in academic expertise and research impact, student success, and securing resources in support of core missions. The University of Utah has the highest graduation rate, the lowest average debt at graduation, and the highest average salary for graduates of any public institution in the state—and well above the national median. Over the past nine years, the U has increased its six-year graduation rate by 16%. To achieve this success, the U focused on improving the advisor-student ratio and increasing advising, increasing availability of critical courses and online offerings, and strategically using scholarships to help students avoid the need to work outside of school. A new income-share agreement launched in 2019 is an innovative way to help students complete their degrees faster. U administration also announced a new campus innovation challenge aimed at incubating ideas to accelerate baccalaureate degree completion. Salt Lake is the University of Utah’s “college city,” pairing outdoor adventure—including world-class skiing and five national parks (plus low-cost campus equipment rentals and outings to help students explore)—with sophisticated urban offerings from Utah Jazz NBA games to Broadway shows. However, students don’t have to leave campus to experience outstanding music, theater, and dance performances. Talented students and faculty create and perform hundreds of shows each year, and the student government has hosted concerts featuring such artists as B.o.B and Icona Pop. Recent speakers have included former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and the creator of Humans of New York. Salt Lake City is top in the nation for diversity of jobs, according to LinkUp, which means there is an abundance of companies providing internship and employment opportunities. And, when students land that job downtown, their transportation is covered. U students have access to public transportation to, from, and around campus and the Salt Lake Valley for no additional cost. The U offers an affordable investment in a high-quality and high-value degree by having the lowest out-of-state cost of attendance in the Pac-12, along with the opportunity to meet requirements for in-state tuition after just one year. As a leader in global research and innovation, the U provides students with exciting ways to discover and nurture their interests. From Lassonde Studios (an on-campus entrepreneurial center) to its international campus in Incheon, South Korea, to its hundreds of undergrad research opportunities, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination. The University of Utah’s mission is to foster student success by preparing students from diverse backgrounds for lives of impact as leaders and citizens. The U generates and shares new knowledge, discoveries, and innovations, and engages local and global communities to promote education, health, and quality of life. These contributions, in addition to responsible stewardship of the U’s intellectual, physical, and financial resources, ensure the long‐term success and viability of the institution.

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Key Statistics
Total Enrollment
International Students
Undergraduate Enrollment
International Students
Graduate Enrollment
International Students
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting BA/BS
Anthropology BA/BS
Applied Mathematics BS
Architectural Studies BS
Art BFA- Ceramics
Art BFA- Cross 3-D: Ceramics & Sculpture
Art BFA- Graphic Design
Art BFA- Painting & Drawing
Art BFA- Photography/Digital Imaging
Art BFA- Printmaking
Art BFA- Sculpture/Intermedia
Art History BA
Asian Studies BA
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Sciences BS
Bachelor of University Studies
Ballet BFA
Behavioral Science & Health BA/BS
Biology BA/BS
Biomedical Engineering BS
Business Administration BA/BS
Chemical Engineering BS
Chemistry BA/BS
Civil & Environmental Engineering BS
Communication Sciences and Disorders BA/BS
Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies BA
Computer Engineering BS
Computer Science BS- Entertainment Arts & Engineering
Consumer & Community Studies BA/BS- Family & Consumer Studies Dept.Financial Planning
Earth Sciences Teaching Composite BS
Economics BA/BS
Electrical & Computer Engineering BS
Elementary Education BA/BS
English BA
Entrepreneurship BS
Environmental Studies BS
Exercise & Sport Science BS- Exercise Physiology
Exercise & Sport Science BS- Exercise Science
Exercise & Sport Science BS- Fitness Leadership
Film and Media Arts BA- Entertainment Arts & Engineering
Finance BA/BS
Gender Studies BA/BS
Geography BA/BS
Geological Engineering BS
Geoscience BS
Health Promotion and Education BS- Community Health Education
Health Promotion and Education BS- Consumer Health
Health Promotion and Education BS- Emergency Medical Services
Health Promotion and Education BS- Nuclear Medicine Technology
Health Promotion and Education BS- Provider Health
Health Promotion and Education BS- School Health Teaching
History BA
Human Development & Family Studies BA/BS- Family & Consumer Studies Dept. Early Childhood Education
Information Systems BA/BS
International Studies BA/BS
Languages BA
Latin Amerian Studies BA
Linguistics BA
Management BA/BS
Marketing BA/BS
Mass Communication BA/BS
Materials Science & Engineering BS
Mathematics BA/BS- Scientific Computing
Mathematics BA/BS- Statistics
Mechanical Engineering BS
Medical Laboratory Science BS
Metallurgical Engineering BS
Middle East Studies BA
Mining Engineering BS
Modern Dance BFA
Music BA/BMus
Nursing BS
Occupational Therapy Studies BS-MOT
Operations Management BS
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- Adventure & Outdoor Programs
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- Commercial Recreation Mgt.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- Community Recreation & Sport Mgt.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- Hospitality Managment
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- NR-Recreation Planning & Mgt.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- Sustainable Tourism Mgt.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism BA/BS- Therapeutic Recreation
Pharmacy PharmD
Philosophy BA/BS
Physics BA/BS
Political Science BA/BS
Psychology BA/BS
Secondary Education
Social Science Teaching Composite BA/BS
Social Work BSW
Sociology BA/BS
Special Education BS
Speech Communication BA/BS
Theatre BA/BFA
Urban Planning BA/BS
Graduate Programs
Anthropology M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Architecture + Planning M.S., M.Arch, joint M.Arch.-M.B.A
Art History M.A.
Art M.F.A.
Atmospheric Sciences M.S., Ph.D.
Audiology M.A., M.S., Au.D.
Ballet M.F.A., M.A.
Biochemistry M.S., Ph.D.
Bioengineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Biological Chemistry Degrees are granted through 6 departments and not through this program
Biology M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Biomedical Informatics M.S., Ph.D.
Business Administration M.B.A., M.Phil.;also joint M.B.A.-M.Arch.,M.P.H.- M.H.A., M.B.A.-J.D.,Ph.D
Chemical Engineering M.E., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Chemical Physics Ph.D.
Chemistry M.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
City and Metropolitan Planning M.S.Ph.D.
Civil Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Communication M.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Computational Engineering and Science M.S.
Computer Science M.E., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Computing MS, Ph.D.
Creative Writing M.F.A.
Economics M.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Education, Culture and Society M.A., M.S., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Educational Leadership and Policy M.Ed., M. Phil., Ed.D., Ph.D.;also joint Ed.D.-M.P.A.,Ph.D.-M.P.A.
Educational Psychology M.Ed., M.A., M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering E.E., M.E., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Engineering M.E.
English M.A., Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Environmental Humanities M.A., M.S.
Exercise and Sport Science M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Ed.D
Experimental Pathology M.Phil., Ph.D.
Family & Consumer Studies M.ED.
Film Studies M.F.A.
Finance M.S.
Genetic Counseling M.S.
Geography M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Geological Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Geology M.S., Ph.D.
Geophysics M.S., Ph.D.
Gerontology M.S.
Health Promotion and Education M.S., M.Phil., Ed.D., Ph.D.
History M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Human Development and Social Policy M.S.
Human Genetics M.S., Ph.D.
International Affairs & Global Enterprise M.S.
Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science M.S.
Language Pedagogy M.A.
Languages and Literature M.A., Ph.D.
Law J.D.;also joint J.D.-M.B.A.,J.D.-M.P.A., J.D.-M.P.P., LL.M.
Linguistics M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Management M.S.
Marketing M.S.
Materials Science and Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Mathematics M.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering M.E., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Medicinal Chemistry M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Medicine M.D. joint M.D.-Ph.D
Metallurgical Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Middle East Studies M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. also joint M.A.-M.P.A.
Mining Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Modern Dance M.F.A., M.A.
Molecular Biology Degrees are granted through 6 departments and not through this program
Music M.Mus., Ph.D.
Musicology M.Mus., Ph.D.
Neurobiology and Anatomy M.Phil., Ph.D.
Neuroscience M.Phil., Ph.D. also joint M.D.-Ph.D.
Nuclear Engineering M.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Nursing M.S., D.N.P. Ph.D.
Nutrition M.S.
Occupational Health M.S., M.O.H.
Occupational Therapy M.O.T.
Oncological Sciences M.A., M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism M.S., M.Phil., Ed.D., Ph.D.
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Pharmacology and Toxicology M.S., Ph.D. also joint M.D.-Ph.D.
Pharmacotherapy M.S., Ph.D.
Pharmacy Pharm.D.
Philosophy M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Physical Therapy M.P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.
Physician Assistant Studies M.P.A.S.
Physics M.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Physiology M.Phil., Ph.D.
Political Science M.A., M.Phil., M.S., Ph.D.
Psychology M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Public Administration M.P.A.; also joint M.P.A. with Educational Leadership and Policy , Middle East Studies , Law , Public Health , or Social Work
Public Health M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D. also joint M.P.H.- M.H.A.
Public Policy M.P.P., also joint M.P.P.-J.D.
Science and Technology M.S.T.
Social Work M.S.W. and joint M.S.W.-M.P.A.Ph.D and joint Ph.D.-M.P.A.
Sociology M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Special Education M.Ed., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology M.Phil., Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology M.A., M.S.
Statistics M.Stat.