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Rank: 190

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UThttps://www.utah.edu
The University of Utah, or simply "the U," stands out for its strong science and computer science programs. As a state school that is socially prim and committed to academics, Utah provides its about 25,000 undergrads with a good, relatively inexpensive, research-based education. It is also active in the arts, with well-respected programs in actor training, creative writing, and ballet, among others. Overall, Utes don't put a premium on having a stereotypical college experience. Many students are commuters who return home on the weekends. Fraternities and sororities have only a small presence, and the administration is strict about maintaining its dry campus. Salt Lake City, though urban and lively, is not conducive to serious partying -- bars close around 1 a.m. Outdoor sports such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking are all popular. A strong athletics program, with teams that play in the Division I Pac-12 Conference, offers high-quality facilities for participating students and lots of spectator opportunities for everyone else. One of students' favorite traditions is the Holy War, a football game between the Utes and Brigham Young University.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The University of Utah is planning a two-week period of online-only courses in the middle of the semester to stem any potential outbreaks. It's also moving instruction and exams online after Thanksgiving.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$25,100
% of students who get any grants
58%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$14,100
Average price for low-income students
$12,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
67%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1240/26
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
23,400
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
85%
% of need met
65%
% of students who get merit* grants
15%
Average merit grant
$6,510
student success
Graduation rate
70%
Average time to a degree
4.7 years
Average student debt
$17,500
Average salary within 5 years
$53,100
% earning more than $28,000
78%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Dec 1
Regular application
April 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The University of Utah is planning a two-week period of online-only courses in the middle of the semester to stem any potential outbreaks. It's also moving instruction and exams online after Thanksgiving.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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