University of Utah Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of Utah Marriott Library
University of Utah Marriott Library. Ellen Forsyth / Flickr

Are you interested in attending​ the University of Utah? They accept more than three-quarters of all applicants. See more about their admissions requirements.

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.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 31,860 (23,789 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent Male / 46 percent Female
  • 72 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,518 (in-state); $27,039 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,232 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,406
  • Other Expenses: $3,678
  • Total Cost: $22,834 (in-state); $41,355 (out-of-state)

University of Utah Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 87 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79 percent
    • Loans: 30 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,259
    • Loans: $8,001

Academic Programs

  • 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
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Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Skiing

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University of Utah Mission Statement

"The mission of the University of Utah is to serve the people of Utah and the world through the discovery, creation and application of knowledge; through the dissemination of knowledge by teaching, publication, artistic presentation and technology transfer; and through community engagement. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced. Students at the University learn from and collaborate with faculty who are at the forefront of their disciplines. The University faculty and staff are committed to helping students excel. We zealously preserve academic freedom, promote diversity and equal opportunity, and respect individual beliefs. We advance rigorous interdisciplinary inquiry, international involvement, and social responsibility."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics