Why study at the University of Utah?

Students from around the world choose to study at the University of Utah in the United States. Here are some of the reasons why, including the beautiful location, the highly-ranked programs, and the exciting campus.

Salt Lake City:
Growth, culture, and adventure.

As the capital city of the state of Utah, Salt Lake City is full of excitement. International students love the growing city’s energy, international culture, and outdoor fun all year round.
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Home to nearly 200,000 people,
with more coming every year.

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Full of diversity, including Latin American, Bosnian, Pacific Islander, and Sri Lankan communities.

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Average temperatures are -2°C in January, 21°C in June, and 11°C in October.

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Easy and fast public transportation that’s free for University of Utah students.

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Ranked by Forbes as a top 10 U.S. city
for business and careers.

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Salt Lake City airport has international flights to almost 100 destinations.

A top university in the world.

According to the Center for World University Rankings, the University of Utah is ranked the 66th top university in the entire world (2016). So if you want to succeed, start here at the University of Utah.
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Dozens of academic programs
ranked in the top 100.1


Best Business Program.1


Best Engineering Program.1


Best Computer Science Program in the World.2


Student-to-faculty ratio, for good personal attention from your professors.


World’s Most Innovative University.3

Student Life:
Diverse, accepting, and exciting.

Discovering new things is easy at the University of Utah. You can meet students from more than 130 countries, explore beautiful Salt Lake City, and find entertainment without even leaving campus.
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Close to 24,000 undergraduate students, including 1,100+ international students.

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#15 Great Value College
with a Beautiful Campus.4


Salt Lake City ranked #5 Best Downtown
area in the United States.5

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More than 600 student organizations, including the Diversity in Business Society and the Women’s Soccer Club.

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Campus culture includes the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and multiple music and theatre venues.

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14 on-campus dining locations, including vegetarian, vegan, and 24-hour options.

1 U.S. News & World Report, 2021.
2 The Best Schools, 2016.
3 Reuters, 2016.
4 Great Value Colleges, 2016.
5 Livability.com, 2016.

963,760 ft2 of Research Space

That's 2.5x the size of Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of the University of Utah Utes football team. Interested in the research facilities and opportunities at Utah? Click the button below!
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I wanted to study international studies at a university with a diverse student body. As I researched colleges, I found the University of Utah and thought it a good choice. Salt Lake City seemed like a comfortable and safe city to live in as well.”

– Hiroko from Japan

Start here to follow your passion.

The University of Utah offers many exciting and highly-ranked degree programs. Whatever your career goals are, we’ll help you make the most of your future.