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University of Utah Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,007 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 341 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

44% Women
56% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $446,551)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $116,644)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 16 14 - Yes
Football 124 - - -
Golf 10 - - Yes
Gymnastics - 13 - -
Skiing 11 14 - -
Soccer - 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 25 20 - -
Tennis 9 8 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - 43 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor - 43 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 18 - -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rifle - - - Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Squash - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.2%
Hispanic 5.2%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.9%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 73.2%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 25 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 20
Liquor Law Violation 20
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 37

Notable Alumni

  • Alan Ashton (Class of '66; PhD '70), Co-founder of WordPerfect Corp
  • Ed Catmull (Class of '69; PhD '74), Co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios.
  • EJ "Jake" Garn [Class of 55], Republican U.S. Senator from Utah, 1975-93, and first public official to fly aboard the space shuttle
  • Gordon B. Hinckley [Class of 32], President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • J. Willard Marriott [Class of 26] and J. Willard Marriott, Jr. [Class of 54], The senior Marriott founded Marriott International. J. Willard Marriott, Jr. succeeded his father as CEO.
  • Keith Van Horn [Class of 97], University basketball player and, in 1997, the NBA No. 2 draft pick for the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Nolan Bushnell [Class of 69], The father of the video game industry as co-founder of Atari and inventor of Pong
  • Robert K. Jarvik [Class of 76], Inventor of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart
  • Stephen Covey [Class of 53], Business consultant, best-selling author of "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,"
  • Terry Tempest Williams [Class of '79], Author
Reviews Dorm Life


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Angie from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of convenient, healthy and great tasting food options. At lunch time, food trucks come onto main campus. This offers some variety. However, most of the food options are more expensive than you could find off campus. The LDS Institute of Religion has the cheapest food, and you can eat in their cafeteria even if you aren't LDS.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The options for food are vast. The dining hall caters to every kind of student, but the quality of the food itself could be improved.

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  • 5
  • Bethany from UT
  • Sep-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Great food at the dorms, at the union building, and food trucks come on campus.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous from Germany
  • Aug-01-2014 I am a current student here

    around campus, there are tons of bakeries, fst food places and healthy eating food places. The Pi is famous and you have to get their pizza!!! Gogurt is a frozen yogurt place close to campus and helps you cool off during summer. Also there are tons of ethnic restaurants all over the place, including thai, chinese, japanese, chilean, german, italian, mexican and more. Many places are very affordable.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Saratoga Springs, UT
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is awesome! In the main cafeteria, there are so many options. On top of that, in almost every busy building there is a food joint in there with lots of variety. There is also food cartels set up everyday which is great for fast food!

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  • 5
  • Jet from Salt Lake City, UT
  • May-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Pretty good food as far as colleges go. Plus it is located right in Salt Lake CIty, which is one of the best places to eat.

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  • Becca from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining options available at the U are great. They have ethnic foods as well as special menus for diet restrictions such as gluten-free food. The food they offer is also very reasonably priced.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Bethany from UT
  • Sep-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Row is located off campus but is still close, lots of fun, parties, and connections are made there.

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  • 0
  • Becca from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Apr-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greeks at the University of Utah are well-involved in many volunteer projects. They are friendly and supportive, and also know how to have fun.

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  • 0
  • Nathan from Layton, UT
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    I myself didn't participate in the Greek life on campus. I know it exists, and it's pretty small - the houses aren't very prevalent, and the Greek community doesn't affect the campus hardly at all. Nevertheless, it does indeed exist and you can pledge to the various houses.

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  • Leticia from Provo, UT
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities for you to join. If you are into greek life, then this is the university to go to.

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