The University of Utah
The University of Utah, commonly referred to as “The U,” is a public research university in SLC, Utah. It is the Utah System of Higher Education’s flagship university. The University of Deseret was founded in 1850 by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah’s oldest higher education school. It was given its current name in 1892, four years before Utah became a state, and it was relocated in 1900.
The University of Utah’s main campus is located in an urban setting and spans 1,534 acres, which includes the Health Sciences Complex, Research Park, and Fort Douglas. It’s about 2 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City, on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, adjacent to the Wasatch Range.
The University of Utah has a total undergraduate enrolment of 24,643 students (fall 2020). Communication, exercise science, and psychological research are the most popular programs. The Brain Institute, the American West Center, and the Center for High Performance Computing are just a few of the research centers and institutes run by the University of Utah. The academic calendar is semester-based. The University of Utah is ranked #99 among national universities in the Best Colleges 2022 edition. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,816; tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $31,389.
Students can participate in over 500 clubs and organizations, including 19 fraternity and sorority chapters. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute runs business competitions like the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, which awards the best business ideas with a cash prize of $60,000. These competitions help people start businesses.
Undergraduates interested in university housing can choose from traditional residence halls, two- and four-bedroom apartments, and common-interest living communities.
Utah’s athletic teams, known as the Utes, participate in the NCAA Division I PAC-12 Conference and are rivals with those of Brigham Young University. The ski team at the institution has won 13 national championships, and 35 students have gone on to compete in the Olympics in skiing.
Graduate students can pursue degrees at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The University of Utah School of Medicine is the state’s only medical school with a reputation for its primary care curriculum. Alan Ashton, co-founder of WordPerfect; Nolan Bushnell, founder of both Chuck E. Cheese’s and video game business Atari Inc.; and John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., are also University of Utah grads.