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University of Utah Data & Information Overview

447 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
95% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Utah Ranked?

#151 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in UT
Social Work Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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University of Utah was awarded 447 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is social work.

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Overall Quality

U of U is ranked #151 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when U of U held the #210 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 13 colleges in Utah, U of U is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of U?

95% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 95%, University of Utah is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 13% 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 590 and 690. Math scores were between 590 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Utah  ( 590 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Utah  ( 590 to 700 )
U of U received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Utah  ( 22 to 30 )

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University of Utah Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
97% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 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 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Utah

87% Freshmen Retention
33% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% 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  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At U of U this rate is 33%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

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University of Utah Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,749 Full-Time Undergraduates
27.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
48.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,643 undergraduates at U of U with 18,749 being full-time and 5,894 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Utah Cost?

$13,572 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
$42,912 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of U of U is $13,572. 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 +
$10,431 $11,823 $13,842 $15,746 $17,289

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U of U, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $10,728 a year. That adds up to $42,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of U is 1.7%. 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?

$60,590 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from U of U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $60,590 in their early years. That's great news for U of U students since it is 43% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of University of Utah

Utah State
18,749 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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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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

126 Majors With Completions
5,564 Undergraduate Degrees
2,970 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 126 majors graduated from University of Utah. Of these students, 5,564 received undergraduate degrees and 2,970 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
Child Development & Psychology 355 NA
Communication & Media Studies 336 $38,433
Health & Physical Education 300 $29,370
Economics 204 $45,716
Business Administration & Management 203 $49,187
Nursing 202 $58,898
General Biology 193 $28,679
Computer Science 186 $78,226
Mechanical Engineering 156 $63,860
Finance & Financial Management 145 $55,325

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

66% Take At Least One Class Online
10% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 22,785 students took at least one online class at University of Utah. This is a decrease from the 29,665 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 22,785 3,407
2019-2020 29,665 11,039
2018-2019 11,058 1,446
2017-2018 11,323 1,476
2016-2017 10,720 1,411

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.


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