University of Utah

University of Utah Admissions and General School Information

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah prides itself on its research and education programs, offering more than 70 undergraduate majors and more than 40 teaching-related majors. Graduate programs are available in 95 fields.

General Information About the University of Utah

The University of Utah, the flagship school of Utah's public university system, offers a variety of academic programs, research opportunities and a strong teacher preparation program. According to the university's web site, the most popular degree programs in 2007-2008 were human development and family studies, economics, psychology, finance and mass communication.

The University of Utah serves approximately 29,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 110 countries. Each semester, more than 40 of the university's academic departments offer 200 or more for-credit, online classes. Adult learners can utilize a wide array of continuing education initiatives, including off-campus courses, distance learning courses, ESL programs and test preparation classes.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Freshman applicants to the University of Utah must meet several criteria for admission, including a 2.6 grade point average, an ACT composite score of 18 or combined SAT score of 860 or higher, and completion of core high school course requirements. Accepted freshmen are enrolled into the University College and are later accepted into the program of their choice. Transfer, graduate and international students must meet other specific criteria.

Colleges of the University of Utah

College of Architecture & Planning

Utah's only architecture school since 1951, the University of Utah's College of Architecture & Planning offers a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program for undergraduates, and 2-year and 3-year master's degree programs. Other offerings include a historic preservation certificate program and honors programs. The school also hosts a city and metropolitan planning division.

David Eccles School of Business

The University of Utah's business school serves about 3,500 students and was ranked 32nd on the Wall Street Journal 'America's Best Business School' regional list. Undergraduate students can major in accounting, administration, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing and information systems. An extensive selection of concentrations is available for the master's and Ph.D. programs.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education department serves non-traditional students with both credit and non-credit classes. Distance learning, youth education, professional advancement programs, English as a second language programs and senior citizen educational programs are offered, and students can attend classes on the main university campus, or at four regional sites.

College of Education

A range of education programs, including a bachelor's degree in special education and undergraduate teacher licensure, are offered through the College of Education. Graduate degree programs are extensive and include programs for teachers, administrators and students interested in educational psychology and learning sciences.

College of Engineering

Ranked 53rd for undergraduate enrollment out of 331 schools by the American Society of Engineering Education, the University of Utah's College of Engineering boasts of successful graduates, including the founders of Netscape and Pixar. Undergraduate and graduate engineering degree programs offered include biomedical, chemical, electrical, computer, civil and environmental. Also offered are mechanical engineering and materials science engineering programs.

College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in six departments, including dance, film, music, theater and art history. The art school also offers art education programs in collaboration with the university's College of Education.

Graduate School

The University of Utah's Graduate School provides support for the nearly 7,000 graduate students enrolled in the many graduate program offerings. Graduate programs are offered through academic departments, and the Graduate School appoints directors of graduate studies to assist students in their graduate education.

College of Health

Nearly 1900 graduate and undergraduate students pursue degrees through the University of Utah's College of Health. The health school offers degree programs in nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sport science, recreation and tourism, health education and communication disorders.

Honors College

The most motivated of students at the University of Utah may participate in the Honors College's programs, which include smaller core classes, distinguished professors and a community atmosphere. The Honors College offers mentors, scholarships and forums for interested students with GPA's of 3.5 or higher.

College of Humanities

The College of Humanities houses the academic departments of language and literature, communication, English, history, linguistics and philosophy. The college offers 23 majors and 30 minors, including teaching tracks and interdisciplinary studies.

College of Law

With only 405 students and a small student-to-faculty ratio, University of Utah's College of Law provides a traditional law education with a focus on current trends and issues. A clinical program provides students with the opportunity to work closely with supervisors on real cases. The law school awards a Juris Doctor degree, and students may pursue joint degrees, including Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration and Master of Law.

School of Medicine

The University of Utah's School of Medicine seeks a diverse student body and considers both MCAT scores and candidates' potential to succeed in a rigorous medical program. The medical school offers a Medical Doctor degree program and joint degree programs including an M.D./PhD. program, and an M.D. and Master of Science in Public health or Master of Public Health degree program.

College of Mines & Earth Sciences

The College of Mines & Earth Sciences at the University of Utah draws on the state's rich mineral and energy resources to provide students with a living lab for research and education. The school's four academic departments offer six majors and four bachelor's and graduate degree programs. School departments include atmospheric sciences, geology and geophysics, metallurgical engineering and mining engineering.

College of Nursing

Utah's College of Nursing offers a full range of nursing degree and certificate programs. Undergraduate nursing students can earn bachelor's degrees, and the school offers an accelerated bachelor's program for registered nurses with associate's degrees. The master's degree program offers specialties in psychiatric and mental health, nurse informatics and nurse educator. Doctoral programs are also available.

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy at Utah offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program that prepares students to become pharmacists. Master's and Ph.D. programs are also available in areas such as pharmacotherapy, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.

College of Science

Utah's College of Science serves students pursuing degrees in biology, chemistry, math, physics and astronomy. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees are offered.

College of Social & Behavioral Science

The College of Social & Behavioral Science houses the departments of economics, anthropology, geography, family and consumer studies, political science, sociology and psychology. The school also offers interdisciplinary programs including environmental studies, gender studies, and behavioral science and health.

College of Social Work

Students in Utah's College of Social Work pursue degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. The school also offers programs for substance abuse counselors and international social workers.

Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Phone Number: (801) 581-7200