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University of Utah Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Utah? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors U of U offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Utah Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Utah was awarded 245 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

U of U landed the #180 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when U of U held the #189 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

U of U is also ranked #2 out of 14 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for University of Utah.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of U?

Acceptance Rate

University of Utah has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for U of U.

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 )

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University of Utah Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Utah, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Utah is 91%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  91 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 24,635 undergraduates at U of U with 18,066 being full-time and 6,569 being part-time.

U of U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 87.37 out of 100, U of U is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.37 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Utah Cost?

The overall average net price of U of U is $13,728. 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 +
$10,744 $11,578 $14,075 $16,917 $16,993

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At U of U, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $8,997 a year. That adds up to $35,988 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of U is 3.1%. 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?

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 $53,000 in their early years. This is good news for future U of U graduates since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of University of Utah

University of Utah is a public institution situated in Salt Lake City, Utah. The city atmosphere of Salt Lake City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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 116 majors graduated from University of Utah. Of these students, 5,263 received undergraduate degrees and 2,911 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
Communication & Media Studies 343 $38,300
General Psychology 338 $30,300
Business Administration & Management 289 $48,600
Economics 248 $41,800
Health & Physical Education 220 $35,300
Nursing 212 $57,600
General Biology 193 $30,500
Mechanical Engineering 168 $61,800
Accounting 167 $50,600
Human Development & Family Studies 159 $27,000

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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