University Of Utah

University Of Utah

The University of Utah, also referred to as 'The U' or 'the U of U', is a publicly funded research university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is part of the Utah System of Higher Education. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Architecture & Planning
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Law
  • College of Mines & Earth Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Social & Behavioral Science
  • College of Social Work
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • School of Business, David Eccles
  • School of Medicine

The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Utes. University of Utah competes in the NCAA's Division I as part of the Mountain West Conference.

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Contacting University of Utah

University of Utah
201 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City , UT 84112-9008
General Phone: (801) 581-7200

University of Utah Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,688Asian studies, East Asian studies, Near/Middle east studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, Chinese language, Japanese language, ...
Business and Management1,061business, business management, business administration, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Engineering546engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Family and Social Work538family resource management, consumer economics, family and consumer economics, food and nutrition, family studies, family and community services, family and human sciences, public administration, public policy analysis, ...
Science448biology, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, genetics, human genetics, physiology, neurobiology, pathology, ...
Media422communication studies, mass communication, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling417psychology, educational psychology, quantitative psychology, psychology courses, genetic counseling, physical therapy
Education and Teaching341education, educational administration, social foundations of education, special ed, elementary school teaching, teacher education, social science teaching, ESL instruction
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy335parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, exercise science, occupational therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine268registered nursing
Medicine228gerontology, medicine, pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health
Law137law, energy and environmental law
Medical Support and Technology137health service and sciences, audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Medical Administration132health care facilities management, medical records tech, public health education
Computer Science and Engineering111computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement110criminology
Mathematics99mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Music87music, musicology
Drama and Performing Arts79dance, ballet, drama
Art Studies71visual and performing arts, art studies
Photography and Commercial Art69film studies
Architecture and Planning63architecture, architectural services
Conservation and Resource Management54environmental studies, environmental science
Religion and Philosophy37philosophy
Fine Arts26art history and criticism
Design14graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for University of Utah in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4,88291
Post-master's certificate3819
Master's degree1,61199
Doctor's degree39765
Postbaccalaureate certificate32013
First-professional degree2703

University of Utah Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Utah had a total enrollment of 28,025 students (24,966 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 19%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 1%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 15%
22-24 25%
25-29 27%
30-34 10%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%

University of Utah Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 60 %

University of Utah Room and Board (2007)

University of Utah offers campus housing for 4,300 of its 24,966 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Salt Lake City, Utah for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Utah Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Utah Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470610
SAT Math500635
SAT Writing470610
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1927
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Utah Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,284
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,600
Room and board $ 6,469
Room charge $ 2,977
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,474
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 5,580

Financial Aid:
University of Utah participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 367500)

University of Utah Faculty

University of Utah has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year71$166,70021$158,749
Associate professorcalendar year35$108,59812$90,852
Assistant professorcalendar year17$99,42819$78,453
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
Lecturercalendar year69$74,967107$68,090
No academic rankcalendar year26$54,24635$49,546
All faculty totalcalendar year219$109,553195$76,957

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year254$109,45069$101,289
Associate professoracademic year136$78,04881$75,627
Assistant professoracademic year101$74,24182$68,156
Instructoracademic year1*5$54,131
Lectureracademic year48$55,43077$55,443
No academic rankacademic year5$50,3912*
All faculty totalacademic year545$89,795316$73,863

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Utah Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mountain West Conference
Basketball Mountain West Conference
Baseball Mountain West Conference
Track Mountain West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4192133

University of Utah Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Family And Social Work
Consumer Economics
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LLM, MS, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
Arabic Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Iranian/Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Atomic/Molecular Physics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Human/Medical Genetics
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology

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Top 15%University of Utah Male % of student body
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