University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 24,850
Graduate Enrollment: 8,638
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 94.97%

Male/Female: 49% / 51% (2017)

First generation college students: 29.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 18.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,257
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1180 - 1390

2022 Median Admit ACT: 26
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 22 - 30

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 49.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 24.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 16.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 64.3%
Black: 1.4%
Hispanic: 14.3%
Asian: 6.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
2+ races: 5.9%
Non-resident alien: 6.0%
Unknown race: 0.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,616
In-State tuition: $8,893
Out-of-State tuition: $28,345

Estimated books and supplies: $1,036 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,662 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,672 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,978 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,672 (2022)

Average Family Income: $76,212 (2017)
Median Family Income: $38,625 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 22.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 23.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $201 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $9,750
$30k-48k $11,276
$48k-75k $11,917
$75k-110k $15,998
$110k+ $17,233

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 36%
6-year graduation rate: 67%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.9% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,003 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,666 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 77.1% (2015)
@3 year 81.3% (2017)
@5 year 86.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 63.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 64.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $47,858 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $60,025 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 27
Graduate/Professional Certificate Nanotechnology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 44
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 24
Bachelor's Degree Architecture and Related Services, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 33
Master's Degree Area Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 31
Doctoral Degree Geological/Geophysical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 339 $18,017 $186 $42,257 ($3,521) $53,623 ($4,469)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 11
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 36
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 98 $24,041 $254 $65,910 ($5,493) $90,312 ($7,526)
Master's Degree Information Science/Studies. 153 $277 $85,931 ($7,161) $101,631 ($8,469)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 177 $19,947 $201 $85,652 ($7,138) $99,562 ($8,297)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 45
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 9 $23,250 $241
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 54 $466 $58,081 ($4,840) $67,478 ($5,623)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 3
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 52 $316 $56,809 ($4,734)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9 $508
Master's Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 24 $52,380 ($4,365)
Bachelor's Degree Metallurgical Engineering. 11
Master's Degree Metallurgical Engineering. 10
Doctoral Degree Metallurgical Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Mining and Mineral Engineering. 1
Master's Degree Nuclear Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Nuclear Engineering. 3
Master's Degree Petroleum Engineering. 5
Master's Degree Geological/Geophysical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 29 $21,715 $215 $30,881 ($2,573)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 12
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 15
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 36 $44,728 ($3,727) $49,166 ($4,097)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 20
Graduate/Professional Certificate Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 137 $15,500 $148 $32,998 ($2,750) $41,041 ($3,420)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other. 7 $22,855 $208
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 22
Bachelor's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 12
Master's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 4
Master's Degree Gerontology. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Gerontology. 10
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 22 $392 $40,889 ($3,407)
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 107 $25,611 $258 $37,755 ($3,146) $56,942 ($4,745)
Master's Degree International/Global Studies. 17 $439 $47,799 ($3,983)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 12
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Sustainability Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 72 $22,982 $203 $35,104 ($2,925) $42,364 ($3,530)
Master's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 14
Doctoral Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 212 $19,500 $187 $34,364 ($2,864) $52,242 ($4,354)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 10
Doctoral Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 33
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 9
Master's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 5
Doctoral Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 74 $18,375 $169 $38,443 ($3,204) $61,624 ($5,135)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 17
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 24
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 60 $22,887 $249 $33,315 ($2,776) $37,854 ($3,155)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 2
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminology. 46
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 201 $16,642 $167 $51,466 ($4,289) $68,470 ($5,706)
Master's Degree Economics. 13
Doctoral Degree Economics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 40 $12,373 $147 $39,600 ($3,300)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 10
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 22
Graduate/Professional Certificate International Relations and National Security Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 142 $18,370 $191 $41,114 ($3,426) $52,856 ($4,405)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 133 $15,071 $154 $35,082 ($2,924) $47,324 ($3,944)
Master's Degree Sociology. 5
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 17 $46,496 ($3,875)
Master's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 6 $51,741 ($4,312)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Urban Studies/Affairs. 108
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 46 $17,269 $162 $18,588 ($1,549)
Master's Degree Dance. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dance. 6
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 15 $16,344 $60,314 ($5,026)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 40 $20,316 $207 $25,713 ($2,143)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 274 $466 $102,602 ($8,550) $124,796 ($10,400)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 11
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 165 $20,759 $219 $59,878 ($4,990) $73,543 ($6,129)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 142 $233 $59,958 ($4,997) $81,271 ($6,773)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 19
Graduate/Professional Certificate Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 107 $18,850 $195 $60,152 ($5,013) $90,829 ($7,569)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Information Systems and Services. 24
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 158 $350 $79,926 ($6,661)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 36
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 120 $20,632 $220 $51,688 ($4,307) $68,614 ($5,718)
Master's Degree Real Estate. 39 $466 $92,205 ($7,684)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Real Estate. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 47 $22,250 $193 $28,541 ($2,378) $47,392 ($3,949)
Master's Degree History. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate History. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 11
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 60 $44,911 ($3,743)
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 6 $39,464 ($3,289) $62,795 ($5,233)
Doctoral Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 9
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 20
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 20 $235 $60,044 ($5,004)
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 50 $25,472 $248 $48,025 ($4,002) $47,204 ($3,934)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 29
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 65 $19,476 $206 $63,887 ($5,324) $93,547 ($7,796)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 51
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 86 $22,750 $201 $73,510 ($6,126) $80,643 ($6,720)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 20
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 52 $24,426 $199 $64,713 ($5,393) $73,089 ($6,091)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 23
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 34 $19,375 $201 $75,570 ($6,298)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 41 $24,477 $214 $71,975 ($5,998) $93,865 ($7,822)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 31
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 21 $56,052 ($4,671)
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 9
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 5
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 169 $22,400 $225 $67,601 ($5,633) $79,480 ($6,623)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 65 $76,144 ($6,345) $103,339 ($8,612)
First Professional Degree Law. 85 $842 $69,909 ($5,826) $86,029 ($7,169)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 24
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 106 $20,000 $184 $30,897 ($2,575) $44,957 ($3,746)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 4
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 32 $39,943 ($3,329)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 26
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 196 $21,000 $210 $33,436 ($2,786) $51,081 ($4,257)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Genetics. 7
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 2
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 15
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 6
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 3
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 73 $24,625 $232 $56,462 ($4,705) $69,595 ($5,800)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 16
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 15
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 26 $36,638 ($3,053)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 11
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 49 $21,990 $46,844 ($3,904) $69,676 ($5,806)
Master's Degree Physics. 35
Doctoral Degree Physics. 17
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences, Other. 4
Master's Degree Physical Sciences, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 342 $23,500 $188 $32,569 ($2,714) $42,396 ($3,533)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 14
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 11
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 78 $297 $59,518 ($4,960) $59,700 ($4,975)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, Other. 28
Graduate/Professional Certificate Homeland Security. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Community Organization and Advocacy. 6
Master's Degree Public Administration. 67 $262 $58,561 ($4,880) $69,747 ($5,812)
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 12
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 108 $15,038 $147 $37,283 ($3,107) $47,108 ($3,926)
Master's Degree Social Work. 155 $370 $50,783 ($4,232) $60,292 ($5,024)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Work. 1
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 78 $22,442 $228 $35,846 ($2,987)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Sciences, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 139 $24,063 $244 $25,918 ($2,160) $37,398 ($3,117)
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 70 $23,506 $239 $32,828 ($2,736) $47,300 ($3,942)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Fine and Studio Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 43 $16,500 $164 $34,041 ($2,837)
Master's Degree Music. 15 $20,528 ($1,711)
Doctoral Degree Music. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 1
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 16
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 32
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 55
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 38 $637 $51,941 ($4,328) $55,568 ($4,631)
Doctoral Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 2 $72,603 ($6,050)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 13
First Professional Degree Dentistry. 27 $2,972 $110,126 ($9,177)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 31 $537 $64,349 ($5,362) $101,774 ($8,481)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 24 $25,496 $265
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 60 $1,216 $106,945 ($8,912)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 27 $25,000 $224 $61,145 ($5,095)
Master's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 6
First Professional Degree Medicine. 118 $2,172 $61,874 ($5,156) $98,684 ($8,224)
Master's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 1
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 8 $1,459 $92,739 ($7,728) $130,487 ($10,874)
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 61
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 113 $14,500 $156 $35,667 ($2,972) $56,703 ($4,725)
Master's Degree Public Health. 71 $355 $51,617 ($4,301)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 12
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 16
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 33 $789 $67,068 ($5,589) $68,137 ($5,678)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 5 $914 $70,068 ($5,839) $74,734 ($6,228)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 24 $84,429 ($7,036)
Doctoral Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 194 $22,106 $196 $62,547 ($5,212) $66,109 ($5,509)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 16
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 100
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business/Commerce, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 237 $21,500 $214 $50,902 ($4,242) $72,856 ($6,071)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $100,314
Full time faculty: 98%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,071,908,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,362,088,000 (2022)