Nestled between The Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake City, The ‘U of U’ occupies the beautiful foothill areas above the city. 

Enjoy sweeping views, a unique mix of outdoor recreation and university culture. Offering over 200 majors, minors, and certificates at The U, we are the state’s flagship institution of higher education. We generate and share new knowledge, discoveries, and innovations. Students from diverse backgrounds join our community of explorers, innovators and leaders dedicated to improving the world every day. The University of Utah is committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public, American university abroad, Specialist institution, Military

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 62%
  • Average ACT score: 22-29
  • Average SAT score: 1140-1340
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Meteorology, Military Sciences, Museum Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition, Oceonography, Palaeontology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Planning, Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available: 


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $48,116


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Skiing, Women's Skiing, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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