University of Utah


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Utah


Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is publicly funded with a significant research focus. For its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, the University of Utah was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The Colleges of Business, Engineering, Humanities, and Social Sciences enroll the most students at U of U. The university draws students from all 50 states and over 100 countries, and the tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students is lower than the majority of public universities. On the athletic front, the Utah Utes compete in the NCAA Division I Pac 12 Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Finance, Global Studies, Human Development, Mass Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 28211
Total Grad Students: 4840
Undergraduate Students: 23371
Faculty: 2987

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Percent Male: 55%
Percent Female: 45%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

201 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City Utah 84112


Main Email:

Main Phone: 801-581-7200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Janet Muncey
Transfer Articulation, Admissions
(801) 581-5097

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Karlia Apryl Lopez
International Supervisor, Admissions
(801) 581-7681

Athletics Contact:
Chris Hill
Director, Athletics
(801) 581-5605

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.60 is required of transfer applicants. Students who have an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted with a 2.35 or higher GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D-.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant have a minimum number of 30 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. There is no limit to the maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year or four-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have less than 30 semester hours of acceptable transfer work, the submission of official standardized test scores is required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from prior institutions is required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $45 non-refundable application fee. Applications received after deadlines are subject to the $30.00 late handling fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
April 1

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:
March 15

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 21 28
Math 20 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 630
Math 513 650
Writing 490 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3357

Transfers Accepted: 2753

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 82%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 83%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -1%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1068

Other Expenses: 6904

Room and Board: 7248

Tuition and Fees: 21388

Total Cost: 36608

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6762

Total Cost – In-State: 21982

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The University of Utah offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, scholarships and work study programs.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4380

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 58%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 47%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 23%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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