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University of Utah Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Utah, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Utah Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Utah was awarded 194 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked U of U as #180 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 14 colleges in Utah, U of U is ranked at #2.

See all of the rankings for University of Utah.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Utah is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to U of U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Utah  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Utah  ( 550 to 680 )
U of U received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Utah  ( 22 to 29 )

Learn more about University of Utah admissions.

University of Utah Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Utah is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Utah is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Utah

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 90% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Utah enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from U of U have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Utah.

Excellent Overall Diversity at U of U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,743 undergraduates at U of U with 18,499 being full-time and 6,244 being part-time.

U of U Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 92.40 out of 100, U of U is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.40 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Utah Cost?

The overall average net price of U of U is $14,364. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,021 $12,082 $14,946 $17,261 $17,896

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U of U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of U, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $10,238 a year. That adds up to $40,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of U is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do U of U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from U of U make around $53,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future U of U graduates since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Utah make the most money.

Location of University of Utah

Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, University of Utah is a public institution. The location of U of U is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Utah

Contact details for U of U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Presidents Circle, Room 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9008
Phone: 801-581-7200

University of Utah Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 126 majors graduated from University of Utah. Of these students, 5,236 received undergraduate degrees and 3,032 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 342 $30,300
Communication & Media Studies 339 $38,300
Business Administration & Management 237 $48,600
Health & Physical Education 212 $35,300
Economics 201 $41,800
General Biology 196 $30,500
Nursing 194 $57,600
Computer Science 177 $73,900
Mechanical Engineering 169 $61,800
Accounting 165 $50,600

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Utah along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U of U

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 11,323 students took at least one online class at University of Utah. This is an increase from the 10,720 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 11,323 1,476
2016-2017 10,720 1,411
2015-2016 9,947 1,321
2014-2015 8,598 1,230
2013-2014 8,328 1,010

Learn more about online learning at University of Utah.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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