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Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, University of Utah is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

284 Undergraduate Degrees
303 Graduate Degrees
$34,320 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards U of U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Information Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Highest Paid Information Science Graduates College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Information Science College Factual
#46 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#51 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#62 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Utah?

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

How Do I Get Into U of U?

You can apply to U of U online at:

Admission Requirements for U of U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U of U?

66% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 66%, U of U does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

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 English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Utah  ( 21 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Utah  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Utah  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of Utah?

$34,320 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of U is $34,320. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of U, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $10,238 a year. That adds up to $40,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of U is 2.7%. 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.

University of Utah Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,499 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,743 undergraduate students at U of U, with 18,499 being full-time and 6,244 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of U

There are also 8,280 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,499 full-time undergraduates at U of U, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Utah students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,108
Black or African American 239
Hispanic or Latino 2,307
White 12,482
International Students 1,009
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,354

Geographic Diversity

Utah students aren't the only ones who study at University of Utah. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 109 countries are represented at U of U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Utah

1,476 Took All Classes Online
11,323 Took At Least One Class Online
10.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at U of U. In 2017-2018, 11,323 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of U has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U of U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Utah was 10.2%. This is the #944 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of U regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Graphics #2
Other Computer Software & Media Applications #3
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration #4
Computer Software & Applications #27
Information Science #28
General Information Science #28
Computer Science #31
Computer Science #31
General Computer & Information Sciences #50
Computer Information Systems #88

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Utah Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Information Science 98 0 153 0 251
Computer Science 177 0 45 7 229
Other Computer Software & Media Applications 9 0 54 0 63
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 36 5 41
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 0 3 0 0 3
Computer Graphics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 284 3 288 12 587


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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