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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

The University of Utah, the major public institution of higher education in a region stretching from the Rockies to the Sierra Nevadas, is composed of 15 colleges and schools. Graduate degrees are offered in architecture, business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, law, medicine, mines and earth sciences, nursing, pharmacy, science, social and behavioral science, and social work. There are doctoral and master's degree programs in 92 areas. A number of programs unite disciplines and cross departmental and college lines.

A student body of 25,600, of which 4,500 are graduate students, is joined by a regular faculty of 1,394. Students represent all 50 states and 90 countries. Minorities make up 20% and Hispanics 2% of the total population.

The university ranks among the nation's top schools in government and privately funded research. Among the nearly 50 research centers, laboratories and institutes affiliated with the university are Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Combustion Engineering, Engineering Design, Advanced Pyrometallurgical Technology, Advanced Coal Technology, the Utah Supercomputing Institute and the John A. Dixon Laser Institute.

The university's 1,425-acre campus, located in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, allows unparalleled options for recreation ranging from skiing at some of the nation's premier resorts to some of the most spectacular and varied parkland at Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands and other state and national parks.

University-owned apartments and on-campus family housing are available.Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1850
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 22,155
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $425,319,000
Admissions Address

201 S. Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Tim Ebner
Admissions office telephone: (801) 581-7281
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.sa.utah.edu/admiss/appdownload/ Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $75 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 2
Science 3 3
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 0 0
History 1 1
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 15 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: May 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 91%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 91%
Total applicants: 6,557
Total acceptances: 5,962
Total freshman enrollment: 2,737
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 3,111
Male acceptances: 2,790
Male freshman enrollment: 1,307
Female applicants: 3,446
Female acceptances: 3,172
Female freshman enrollment: 1,430
Out-of-state freshmen: 19%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 52%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 26%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 630
Math: 500 – 640
Combined: 1000 – 1270

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 11.0%
600-699 29.0% 27.0%
500-599 40.0% 40.0%
400-499 19.0% 21.0%
300-399 3.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 88%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 27
Math: 19 – 27
Composite: 21 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 14.0% 10.0%
24-29 42.0% 38.0% 41.0%
18-23 44.0% 40.0% 37.0%
12-17 3.0% 8.0% 12.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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