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University of Utah Data & Information Overview

1,866 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how University of Utah ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

#210 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in UT
Other Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 1,866 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other family and consumer sciences/human sciences.

Overall Quality

U of U is ranked #210 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 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 #483 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 14 colleges in Utah, U of U is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of U?

79% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Utah is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that U of U is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 24% 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 570 and 670. Math scores were between 560 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Utah  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Utah  ( 560 to 680 )
U of U received ACT scores from 80% 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

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
97% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 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

89% Freshmen Retention
32% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Utah has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 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 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 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
27% Take Out Loans
$41,980 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 27% of students took out student loans averaging $10,495 a year. That adds up to $41,980 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
5,437 Undergraduate Degrees
3,098 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 126 majors graduated from University of Utah. Of these students, 5,437 received undergraduate degrees and 3,098 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

90% Take At Least One Class Online
33% 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 2019-2020, 29,665 students took at least one online class at University of Utah. This is an increase from the 11,058 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 29,665 11,039
2018-2019 11,058 1,446
2017-2018 11,323 1,476
2016-2017 10,720 1,411
2015-2016 9,947 1,321

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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