University of Utah

University of Utah Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Utah, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Utah Ranked?

2022 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 340 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is family, consumer and human sciences (other).

Overall Quality

U of U landed the #483 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

U of U is also ranked #4 out of 19 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for University of Utah.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of U?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Utah you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 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

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 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Utah

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

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from U of U have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Utah.

University of Utah Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,485 undergraduates at U of U with 18,628 being full-time and 5,857 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Utah Cost?

The overall average net price of U of U is $14,773. 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 +
$11,511 $13,192 $14,501 $17,718 $18,410

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 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 2.6%. 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?

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 $53,000 in their early years. This is good news for future U of U graduates since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Utah make the most money.

Location of University of Utah

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 126 majors graduated from University of Utah. Of these students, 5,310 received undergraduate degrees and 3,163 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
Communication & Media Studies 347 $38,300
Child Development & Psychology 281 NA
Health & Physical Education 241 $35,300
Business Administration & Management 213 $48,600
Nursing 200 $57,600
General Biology 200 $30,500
Economics 199 $41,800
Mechanical Engineering 174 $61,800
Computer Science 163 $73,900
Accounting 160 $50,600

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

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 2018-2019, 11,058 students took at least one online class at University of Utah. This is a decrease from the 11,323 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 11,058 1,446
2017-2018 11,323 1,476
2016-2017 10,720 1,411
2015-2016 9,947 1,321
2013-2014 8,328 1,010

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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