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  • 07/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 30 people found this review useful. 1 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for you if you are very career driven. They have programs that are catered for individual career needs, which is awesome. The social life here is amazing as well, with lots of dances and activities to get involved in on a weekly basis. There are also several clubs that are definitely worth looking into, especially if you enjoy sports or the outdoors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest applying for as many scholarships as you can. The U is more expensive than SLCC and USU, and money can get tight really fast if you are paying for everything out of pocket. It would also be good to schedule an appointment with a school advisor as soon as possible when you start. They help a lot when you are new and don't necessarily know what you are doing.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is fairly expensive. However, I feel like the professionalism and experience of the professors is almost enough to make up for it. I would suggest, though, that you try as hard as you can to apply for any scholarships from this school that you are eligible for. I didn't and am really starting to regret it!

    Am enjoying being here

    The U is a very friendly school. The only issue I've had with it has been that I had a little trouble with my freshman interview. The lady that interviewed me seemed to be extremely impatient with the fact that I hadn't decided on a major yet, and rushed through my interview, making me feel like I didn't get the most help I could have. Other than that, like I said, it is a very friendly school.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm very impressed with the way the professors are so willing to help students. I have had several instances in classes where I have not understood the material given, and I'm pleased to say that I have felt totally comfortable in going to my professors and asking them to explain things. One professor in particular stayed after class with me for an hour and a half! They all seem to be very professional and knowledgable.

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 18 people found this review useful. 2 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school has a lot to offer students with outdoor interests (like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding, just to name a few). If you plan on going to the University of Utah, or are looking at applying there, I would definitely take your outdoor interests into account. The U is also a an amazing school for students interested in medicine.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be a brilliant idea to look at the clubs and organizations offered at the University of Utah. There are tons of outdoor oriented groups (if that's your thing) that are always looking for new members, but there are lots of other groups to join as well. Also be sure to check out the dorms at the U (and apply for on campus housing as soon as you can... it fills up quickly) because they are really nice (you don't have to share a bathroom with your entire floor), plus you can meet a lot of people.

    Bang for the buck

    I live in-state so I was able to get the in-state tuition rate, which is pretty good. I would say if you live in-state and decide to stay in your state, you definitely get a big bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because there is a lot to do when you get bored. It almost seems as though the outdoor activities offered are endless and there is always something to do and there is some nice sight seeing and shopping around town. Another bonus? You get to experience all four seasons to a near extreme here!

    Am learning a lot

    The first year felt like a review for me (in some of my classes). I was, however, able to take classes that fulfilled some of my general education requirements where I did learn new things. The professors were also always trying to find ways to help you get good grades (with study sessions before tests, study guides, and supplemental instruction sessions) :D

  • 08/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The U is a great place for the out-of-doors loving student. There are lots of awesome hiking and bike trails in the hills behind the University, and we are just miles away from several canyons with numerous world-class ski resorts. There are also many good places for the rock climber or repeller to try his or her skills. The University of Utah is also a really great place for the the student who likes to be involved. There are a TON of clubs and associations to get involved in and the students are very friendly. There are a lot of on-campus activities year round including, but not at all limited to, concerts, Crimson Nights (all night dancing/party extravaganzas held periodically throughout the year), rowdy football games, Redfest (a weeklong concert series), and carnivals.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would find out about all the scholarships you can possibly get. As a partially state-funded school, the U does give out a lot of scholarships, the trick is hunting them down and applying for them. They aren't too hard to find so apply for as many as you can. If you are going to try on campus housing, sign up fast! The rooms fill really quickly! Get involved in a couple of good clubs or associations, they will make your experience at the U so much more rich and fulfilling. ASUU (Associated Students of the University of Utah) is a great place to start! (http://www.asuu.utah.edu/docs/FC_APP_09-10.pdf) Also, get some good walking shoes and break them in! The U of U has a giant campus and some of your classes can get pretty scattered; be ready to walk or even run to your next class!

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that the tuition for the U is pretty reasonable but no one likes to pay for anything, especially school. The great thing is that the U does offer a lot of scholarships, especially for incoming freshman. All in all, with the great professors and innovative teaching styles, I feel like you get a very ivy league education on an almost community college budget at the University of Utah. Also, as a paying student, you gain access to the state-of-the-art library, a great gym and swimming complex, ubiquitous campus high-speed internet, and a lot of other great student resources, not to mention tickets to see a nationally ranked football team!

    Am enjoying being here

    I have really enjoyed gaining my education at the University of Utah; it's seriously one of the best decisions I have ever made. It's a great campus with friendly people and lot of great student programs and I'm glad I made the choice to come here. I lived in the dorms for my first year and really enjoyed the experience I had in close contact with other students and the network it helped me develop. However, coming from a small town, sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by the shear number of students on campus and in my classes. Sometimes I feel like a very small fish in a huge colligate pond.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes at the U are very learning intensive. The professors aren't just preparing you to pass their tests but are greatly concerned with the real-world applications of their subjects. Professors are excited about their disciplines and are more than willing to take extra time to try and help you understand. All the professors I have had experience with have had fairly convenient office hours when students can come talk to them face-to-face and are eager to communicate through email as well. I feel like all this professor-student interaction has really helped me gain a pretty comprehensive knowledge of the classes I have taken. However, sometimes I feel like it is hard to learn on a very intimate level in the huge, auditorium lecture classes that are the style of many of your undergrad general level classes.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 4 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    1) Apply for scholarships!! You want to spend more time studying and having a social life than figuring out how to pay for school later. 2) For out-of-state: if at all possible, start establishing residency ASAP. Again, not the cheapest school. You'll want that discount. 3) Be prepared to hike; campus is really built into the side of a mountain....if you have classes in different buildings, you spend a good deal of time walking between them. Bikes/scooters/skateboards are another good option, and the campus is set up for you to use those!

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out-of-state student, the tuition is a lot higher than in-state. It's definitely not a cheap school, but classes are fantastic and there's a good social life, plus with your UCard (student ID) you can ride buses and the local train system for free, which is really helpful. Apply for all the scholarships you can!! The school does offer quite a few, and you'll need them.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live off-campus, but I enjoy the campus and the surrounding area. It's beautiful, and there's plenty to do! Football games, Hogle Zoo just around the corner, a great on-campus library....I hear there's good skiing in the winter. Overall, it is really a fun place to be!

    Am learning a lot

    I love my classes here! The professors know what they're talking about and are pretty easily accessible; they like telling you when their office hours are and are pretty friendly. I have e-mailed back and forth with professors when I've had questions, and they are always happy to respond and clear things up. Best of all, lots of options for classes!

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 13 people found this review useful. 5 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a school great for the outdoorsy type of people. You can take classes for credit that are outdoor. For example I am taking an Ice Climbing class next semester, and my boyfriend took a camping class last year.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are out of state, apply for the Western Undergrad Exchange. Even if you don't get the in-state and a half tuition your first semester, you will most likely get it your second and third and anything helps!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive, however it is very worth it. The dorms are very nice to live in and the school is very technologically advanced. You can tell the difference from the niceness of this campus compared to a lot of other old schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love going to the U of U. It is very close to downtown, so you are a five minute trax stop from a lot of fun things to do. The football games are also very fun!

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot, and the professors are so helpful and nice. I got so sick this past semester and missed class for two and a half weeks. They were all so nice and let me make up tests and papers and quizes. They really understood and want me to do well.

  • 11/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 12 people found this review useful. 6 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for various types of students, from the most basic to the most stellar. There are varying opportunities that make college life bearable and even enjoyable

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the Honors College, see if you are eligible and join. It is a great experience. If you don't know anyone, get on-campus housing. This helps you gain some foothold on a very large campus. Get involved. If you are going to the U orientation you will probably get sick of hearing this but it is HIGHLY recommended. It is very easy to get involved and it will make your experience at this college a 100 times better.

    Bang for the buck

    Certainly I would recommend the U to any prospective students for various reasons. The school is NOT the cheapest education on the block, but it is well worth it, IF you take advantage of all the opportunities. If you are intending on going for a basic education and not pushing yourself to explore new areas, it may not be financially advisable.

    Am enjoying being here

    In addition to the great academics, the school's community offers many options to get out and enjoy the campus and the people. There are many clubs and organizations (I believe if I remember it's close to 500 different organizations). Also, the school's got a great student pep club for sports, called the MUSS (Mighty Ute Student Section). This makes games very enjoyable to attend as a student.

    Am learning a lot

    In my experience at the University of Utah the professors at the University of Utah are all very great at aiding students learn the material and the college in general encourages the students to do their very best. There are many opportunities to both aid and expand yourself, with tutoring programs if you are having trouble, and the Honors College and other jump start programs to challenge yourself further. I would recommend taking advantage of as much as possible at the U, as it is there to help you anyways.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who don't mind big campuses and lots of other people. It's minutes away from downtown SLC so if you like the city life this is perfect for you. We're also a huge research facility and not just for science and medicine (although if you're lookin' to go to med school the U is the place to be). On top of that we have a wonderful arts program such as modern dance and ballet, A Capella choir, and a new musical theatre department. We LOVE our sports and rock in football and gymnastics. Basically, the U is big, diverse, absorbs the culture of life, and provides the ultimate college experience both academically and socially.

    Tips for prospective students

    First things first, start early on those scholarship apps because you could end up going all four undergrad years paid for and be able to live in the dorms (which are expensive and I wouldn't suggest doing unless you have scholarship). Look on the web and if you have an idea of what your major will be call an advisor, they'll be happy to talk with you. Also, once you're enrolled don't be afraid to talk to your peers or professors. The relationships you form can be good for study groups, future references, or in my case research opportunities (research is big at the U).

    Bang for the buck

    The U may overall be a tiny bit more expensive than Utah State but not by much. I am living at home (resident) and taking public transportation so all I had to pay for this semester was tuition which was around $3,000 for 14 credit hours. This amount is easy to take care of with scholarships and Financial Aid which the U offers a lot of. Just make sure to check the deadlines! They may be earlier like in February. Those are on the web and they also have departmental scholarships if you've already decided on a major; you just have to talk to your Advisor for more info. Also, as a student I get tons of free resources such as the gym/field-house use, FREE public transportation services, and academic resources such as career services (clean up your resume) or the writing center (edit a paper). Plus on top of that the U is always giving out freebies at events and discounts to restaurants and such. As a college kid free is my favorite word and the U understand that.

    Am enjoying being here

    After getting over the freshman shock I find myself really enjoying the U. The thing that can be most overwhelming is the size. The U is a commuter school with over 30,000 students (including grad students) so it can get somewhat hectic at times, especially parking (I recommend public transportation for that reason). But with that size comes a lot of great opportunities to get involved and meet new people. There are clubs for every interest and they always have fun little fairs at the union patio with music and free food. The U does a great job at making everyone feel welcome and providing opportunities to get the most out of the college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Utah classes are both academically challenging and realistically applicable.The professors teach in ways that challenge me to think differently and openly relating to the real world. It's actually quite refreshing. Not only am I learning about the subjects but of myself as a student too, like what my needs and learning style are, and where I'm struggling. It can be kind of difficult to get everything out of a professor when you're in a class of 300+ students but they also have TA sessions and tutoring in the library. With all the resources available (for free!) there is no excuse I can't do well in school or reach out for help if I don't understand something. The U is all about student success first and there's plenty of faculty, staff, and peers that passionately aid in that endeavor.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 8 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business majors, engineering majors, football players.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MUSS is the student section in any sport. For football, the MUSS is the place to be. If you want to have fun at a football game, go here.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the U. There's a lot of school pride here, and the students are really friendly.

    What to do for fun

    They have shows / parties once a month on campus that are great to go to, bowling and billiards at the union building, and my personal favorite is exploring all the modern and old-school architecture.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive expensive expensive. On-campus meal plans charge a person 12 - 15$ per meal, and food courts charge about 10$ for a small portion of food and a small drink.

    Dorm Life

    Its pretty lame. Most of the people who live in the dorms have parents near by, so they go home every weekend. To top it off, food plans that go along with already over-priced dorms are expensive - 12 to 15$ per meal.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering department is insane about work. You need to know the principles of engineering when you graduate, which is why they work you so hard. That being said, its also the reason you can get a good job with just a four-year degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get some exercise! The school is on a hill, and it can be pretty tiring to slog around the huge campus all day. Use the free-help programs that the U offers, like the math tutoring center, the engineering tutoring center, and the writing office.

    In three sentences

    The university of Utah is a great place to go to school if you have a job. The teachers are mostly sub-par, but thats because the schools main focus is research, not teaching. My major, mechanical engineering, is fun but difficult.

  • 01/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 9 people found this review useful. 9 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, Energetic, Fun, Adaptable, Curious, Disciplined & the Not so disciplined, Enterprising, People interested in the college life, Commuters, Original, Unique, Interesting, ANYONE- we love them all!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too scared of the campus. It is big, yes, but it's also great for your health. 15 minutes between classes is actually a decent amount of time. Try to schedule your classes somewhat together. Even if you have no plans at the start of the semester, you could get a job or join a club, and you could really have conflicts. Take the smaller classes, and register as EARLY as you can. Science and Math classes fill up QUICK!

    Bang for the buck

    I say that you get what you want out of the experience. Milk it for all it's worth. Go to every activity, event, concert, or mini show on campus. Enjoy the clubs and service activities that are offered. Choose the classes you want, at the times YOU WANT! If you are miserable, work to change it. There's tons of different things you can do, just find what you love.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the U. It may seem like it's a big school, and you will get lost as soon as you start. But choose the smaller sized class and you can get to know your peers as well as your teachers more. Utah offers soooo many clubs and you can pretty much find something you love. I joined a sorority, and am so glad I did. I love being involved at the U.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much at the U. I thought college courses in high school would prepare me for real college courses, and I was somewhat right. The teachers aren't nearly as attached to you in college as they were to you in high school. I love the fact that I have an independence and I have to work a little bit harder for the grade. The classes are so diverse and there is a lot of options, so everyone can find their niche.

  • 04/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are good at learning from a book, and don't mind spending long hours on homework and studying. At least if you're going for a science degree. Also, if you're outgoing and willing to get involved, you can have a great social experience. Otherwise, it might be hard for you to get to know people.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say to make sure that there are good teachers in the program you want to go into, using sites like ratemyprofessor.com. They make all the difference in the world. And be prepared to study very hard!

    Bang for the buck

    Getting in state tuition, it's pretty good. There are great facilities and resources. However, beware of the financial aid department. They are very friendly, but most of the time don't know what they're talking about or sending you on a wild goose chase.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have many friends from classes and my fraternity, as well as church. But a social life is kind of hard here, because it is a commuter school. The only way to really make friends here is to get involved. The only parts I really don't like are the poor professors I've had. Overall, if you get involved, it can be really fun. And, living in Salt Lake is great!

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot, but not from the professors. My opinion of the physics and mechanical engineering programs is pretty low. They are very disorganized and don't teach well. They are very knowledgeable (for the most part), but need to take some classes on teaching. And when the average for a physics exam is 30%, it seems like nobody has a very good grasp of the material. Math professors are hit or miss. I've had great teachers and awful ones. Maybe my bad experience is just because of the extreme difficulty of the classes I am taking. My general ed classes have been excellent. The teachers actually care about your grade, and you as a person. They are excited to teach, and take feedback well.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    * People who are interested in graduate school since the U has many opportunities for undergraduate research * People who like to be involved. Your college experience just isn't the same if you don't join something. * People who like to have activities to participate in, such as plays, dances, concerts, or clubs. * People who like to be outdoors. The campus is

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Go to your professor's office hours. If you are too shy to do that, at least talk to your professors. Most of my opportunities have been made possible because my professors know who I am. 2) Take advantage of the programs the U offers. They offer so much support for undergraduate research, tutoring, and social opportunities. Do some research on the website and find out about programs that may be interesting to you. 3) Learn to navigate the website. Use the A-Z catalog for the best results. 4) Apply to every scholarship you can. Every department has some departmental scholarships, and you can't get them if you don't apply for them. 5) Live at least 1 year in the dorms. They're a great place to meet people, plus being a resident allows you to take part in the events that the resident halls put on (such as free admission to haunted houses or dance parties) 6) Look into the Trax and bus schedules. They will take you anywhere in Salt Lake, and since you're a student, it's free! 7) Figure out the campus shuttles. They're not hard, just make sure you understand when each schedule applies as they run at different times during the day. They're free and great if you don't want to walk. 8) Sign up for everything early. This includes housing, scholarships, classes, or the MUSS (the student sports fan club).

    Bang for the buck

    The U is rather expensive, but if you take advantage of all of the resources the U offers, it pretty well evens out. The library is huge and full of books on everything. The U has an excellent collection of online resources as well. The facilities are well kept, and the campus is pleasurable to walk through. The quality of the education measures up to what you pay for. The professors are genuinely interested in your success, and they teach you how to learn.

    Am enjoying being here

    The U is great, especially if you live on campus. There's always something going on, whether it be a play, a concert, a lecture, or a sports event. There is an abundance of places that you can sit and study or take a break and nap or have some fun. The Student Union offers pool tables, a bowling alley, food, video games, and TV. Plus, you're 5 minutes away from numerous hiking trails, a swimming pool, basketball courts, and other sports facilities.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Utah offers classes in just about everything, so you can learn anything you want to. All of my professors have been friendly and very willing to help you out if you don't understand something. They are interested in more than just cramming your head full of facts; they teach you how to learn on your own. Such a skill is invaluable in our ever changing world.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Utah is great for students who enjoy a large campus and being around people. Students should expect to work hard but the work is worth the knowledge and experiences gained. It is a great school for people who are driven in a specific field or students who have no idea what they want to study and are planning to bounce around until they find a field their crazy about. Overall, all the programs offered have enough diversity that any student could be happy here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The university offers a 'U- night' program (different then orientation), where prospective students spend the day touring campus, go to a sporting event at night, and spend the night in the dorms with college students. I highly suggest participating in one of these nights because you get to experience the actual student atmosphere on campus and see what it would be like living in the dorms and eating in the cafeteria. I would also suggest that students look at the student course feedback when enrolling in classes. These are submitted by students who have just taken the class from that exact professor the semester before. It's nice to see what you're getting yourself into, in terms of what the professor says he requires and what the students actually experienced.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is generally well priced, especially for in-state tuition. Housing is a bit pricey but the buildings were all just re-done for the athletes competing in the 2002 olympics. The personal rooms are spacious and the closets are pretty big, every floor has a laundry room and some kind of hang-out or study room.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus is a beautiful and peaceful place to be. The scenery is unbeatable with all the open spaces on campus and the ski resorts are only a bus ride away. Plus, campus rents equipment to students for very cheap (ski's, hiking equipment. etc.). People on campus are generally courteous to students around them and are usually very nice and approachable. There are a lot of extra activities offered and clubs to join on campus. There is constantly something to do and people around to have fun with (especially in the dorms).

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Utah offers a wide range of class options within each major, making it easy to find classes that fit my interests. The professors are extremely knowledgeable, encourage open discussions, and most have quirky senses of humor that keep students entertained during long lectures. While the professors teach the standard curriculum, they also incorporate current events and trends into theories, making them easier to remember and use in everyday life. I'm a communication major and I thought it would be the same sort of information taught in all of the similar classes but they are all very unique and teach me something new every day.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I have recently gone to orientation and i have to say for being such a big school, they try to get as much help for you and have many good programs for freshmen so they can transition well in to the university.

  • 12/17/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    For out-of-state students it can get pricey but for in-state, its a savings and great investment in education!

    Did enjoy being here

    The Salt Lake Valley is amazing! Living in the dorms? You'll enjoy the daily walk/ride down to upper campus. Such a beautiful campus on its own with Rice-Eccles Stadium in the background. Let's not forget the amazing Marriott Library!

    Did learn a lot

    I definitely learned a lot and compared to the schools from my home state, higher education standards.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 8 people found this review useful. 15 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    there are teachers here who think it's okay if their students aren't engaged as long as the get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    take curses at the actual campus. online and broadcast does not give anything close to the real experience. you end up without any references or applicable experiences.

    In three sentences

    u of u is a good college.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Salt Lake is pretty safe in general. I'm often out at late hours and I have not really seen any sort of suspicious behavior. Plus there are a lot of security precautions in place.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs available, and students are always encouraged to make more--which is a fairly simple process.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for an education and the traditional collegeexperience commonly sought after.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get ready for the PAC-12. Football is huge, and a lot of other athletic events are a big deal.

    Bang for the buck

    Because I am an out of state student, it's harder for me to be satisfied. I pay almost three times instate tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of student organizations and campus lead events that keep the campus interesting. Salt Lake itself is a little boring, but there is an expansive outdoor scene.

    Food and Dining

    The main residential dining area is a work in progress. They are working to make it better for the residents, and it is tolerable for daily meals.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the facilities have been newly renovated and there are many living options available. The meal options could be more successful, but it is convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    With such a large student body, the average work ethic is bound to decline. There is an expansive honors program, but it is lax and has low requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    On campus housing is great. there are many living options available and many building are newly renovated. There is also a large international population which is great for both studies and experiences.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful, large campus that is regularly experiencing change and improvement. The university has a good atmosphere, but a very large student body. The emergence into PAC 12 has helped the school to grow and expand and it has also brought a stream of new and unique students, nearly doubling its past enrollment.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is well lit, and if you are alone at night you can call campus security to walk with you!

    What to do for fun

    The Union has a lot going on, trax is free for students and a short train ride will take you down town, athletics games are always fun to watch, and the University is close to the mountains so those are just playgrounds for adults

    Food and Dining

    Jamba Juice! The cafeterias hours are limited, but there are many other healthy and convenient options available. The 24 hour Starbucks is the best!

    Dorm Life

    Close to campus and always things going on. Fairly nice, and people are always around to study with or head down to the Union to bowl.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be killer, but professors and other students always reach out to help whether its discussion groups, study groups, or tutors, there is always help available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many different things going on around campus that you can be involved on any level no matter what your time constraints are. There are small and big opportunities, but each are just as rewarding and fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah encompasses all students and is constantly growing and evolving. There are new and exciting things going on all the time whether its life changing research, guest speakers, athletics or free pizza at the Union.

  • 05/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 205

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    Will learn a lot

    I am very excited to be attending The U this fall! This school has some awesome programs pertaining to the medical field and psycholoyg, which is my future career field. I know so many people that have gone here that absolutely love it and have gone on to do great things.

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to live at home, don't want to go out of state but want to experience some diversity

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a Connecting U Day, investigate programs and activities you're interested in because there are so many available

    Bang for the buck

    The U seems to give out numerous scholarships to almost everyone who applies. They seem to happy to have people come to their school. I feel like they are grateful to have me there and value me as a student.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am so excited to attend the U in the fall! I have spent lots of time on campus for different events and I can't wait to become a part of it all!

    Will learn a lot

    I'm ecstatic about my classes because they all meet requirements and interest me!

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 205

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    Great for these types of students

    Students in general, but especially students who want to participate in research.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah is fair priced. It is worth your money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Utah is great. They have something for everyone. They have a lot of majors, plenty of opportunities for recreation, a great location in Salt Lake City, and great residence halls.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the ACCESS program, and I am indeed learning a lot, as well as having a lot of fun!

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 205

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    Great for these types of students

    I know a ton of people here are really sports oriented....everyone skiis and watches the Utes. But I think this school is pretty good for any type student. It's a nice campus, clean, good views of the mountains and the valley. Salt Lake has a lot to do, and Trax to get you there, which is awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Especially for out of state students: get your FAFSA in early, and get lots of scholarships! In general: I'd definitely reccomend going to the events or joining a club--it helps to have friends around campus with similar interests, and we all need a break from studying once and a while!

    Bang for the buck

    I think for out-of-state students (which I started out as) it's especially tough. I love this school, but it's pricey if you don't live here. Even for in-state students, it's not super cheap, but I think the rates are more reasonable and definitely worth the experience. I'd also like to add that students get to use Trax and the other UTA programs (buses, trains, etc) for free, which is wonderful! For me, since I live off campus, this is especially helpful and definitely my favorite perk (besides getting a good education, of course).

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm the library's biggest fan, and I love the museums on campus as well. I think there's plenty of things to do here besides just studying, but if that's what you like to do, then you'll have plenty of resources to accomplish just that.

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely learning a ton! These professors know what they're talking about and they are very helpful when you need help. I have yet to meet a rude professor or one that has no idea what they're talking about.

  • 10/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 205

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    Will learn a lot

    I'm excited for the Occupational Therapy program that they offer. I love the way that they've set the program up.

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Utah is great for people who love the outdoors and people who are commuting and people who are coming from out of state. There are so many different types of students who attend the U and student groups that cater to the different types here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming from out of state can be a large culture shock when entering Utah, however at the U there are a large amount of people so the culture shock isn't as scary as say going to Provo would be.

    Bang for the buck

    It's getting steep to go here, but only if your out of state. To become in-state it is pretty cheap and that takes only a year of being in Utah to gain in-state tuition. Once you get here the food can be kind of expensive, but there are a lot of events and such that are free and offer free food.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the pace of the University of Utah. Utah is a beautiful campus with at least one of every tree in the state. There is alway something to do: Concerts and parties and events. Utah is also in the new Pac 12 and it is amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot here. I am taking two majors and a minor. It's insane, but so awesome. Even in the larger classes I've been in professor's seem to love discussions. Professors are so easy to approach and all give you their emails. It's easy to learn and form a relationship with your prof. Also, it's pretty easy to find classes that cap at 30 and classes that cap at 250 depending on your learning style.

  • 12/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 205

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    Will learn a lot

    Seems like a good school.

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University Of Utah Institute has free food at least once a week!

    Bang for the buck

    The Library is open 24 Hours which is AMAZING if you are trying to study.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Union and bowl, Go to Crimson Nights, Join a Sorority or Fraternity. There are so many things.

    Food and Dining

    Its pretty expensive and not the greatest food you can find, But there are many restaurants surrounding campus that you don't have to worry about that

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms so I would not know but from what I hear they are a great place to study and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very competitive so if you like that then this is perfect for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your major and stick with it! If you are undecided it is harder for you to finish classes and know what classes to take next.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Utah! It is a great school with all the majors you can think of. There are also so many fun extracurricular things to do on campus you would never be bored.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 205

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Football games, library, concerts

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and make sure you study hard.

    In three sentences

    Professors care about you and are willing to help. Incredible infrastructure and comfortable library allows quiet productive study. Hard classes but very helpful.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 205

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    Food and Dining

    There are several locations for food and dining on the campus. Most buildings have their own cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorm options, I personally do not reside in a dorm but many of my friends enjoy them.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses get more and more rigorous as you get deeper into your major, but the instructors are right there with you and will always help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great school. Each and every instructor is dedicated to their students success and always make available time to meet with their students. There are also several on campus opportunities to expand your learning and have fun networking with others.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 205

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the football or basketball game or hobbitville :)

    Tips for prospective students

    I just want to let anybody know that if they think that they aren't going to make it just try and you will see. Cause I didn't think I would make it but took a chance and am grateful for the opportunity.

    In three sentences

    I can't wait to go to the University of Utah for college and study Psychology. I am so grateful that cappex helped me to see where my application would be and my chances on being admitted. I didn't think I would be able to get into the college of my dreams but I am going there now.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top, ask questions, use all the resources available from the school, such as tutoring, writing center to help with papers

    In three sentences

    Great school, great staffs, teachers will work with you, and also classes that fit your daily schedule

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good campus safety

    Great for these types of students

    medical, engineering, science

    Bang for the buck

    A little expensive, especially for out of state.

    What to do for fun

    Pretty much everything outdoors is excellent in Salt Lake City. Bike, rock climbing, hiking, ski/snowboard.

    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    unknowwn

    Tips for prospective students

    I would not recommend this school for commercial arts like graphic design, or photography. It's fine art programs are OK but not great. Salt Lake City is a great place to live especiall if you enjoy the outdoors. Engineering, medical and science students should seriously consider the U.

    In three sentences

    I think the U has quite a few great colleges for medicine, engineering and sciences. It has a fabulous library. The campus location is close but not in downtown Salt Lake City with good public transportation which is convenient

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I know they're plenty of frats and such, but I'm not in one.

    Great for these types of students

    Animation

    What to do for fun

    Museums, downtown SLC, Natural History Museum, Zoo, some parties, plenty of bars and nightclubs. There's plenty to do outdoors.

    Tips for prospective students

    School comes first.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. I can't wait to pay in-state tuition. The animation program is really sweet!

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Salt Lake City is an extremely safe city on its own and campus is even safer. There is campus security that patrol everywhere as well as if you're walking late at night from one side of campus to the other they recommend you call them for someone to walk with you or for a ride.

    Greek Life

    We do have a great Greek system on campus. There are 6 sororities and 8 fraternities at the U. They are not your typical party-party houses, but they do have a lot of leadership qualities and things that stand out in the community! I recommend doing rush week, even if you're not for the Greek life, you might change your mind.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always so much happening around campus thanks to all the clubs and activities committees. If you have an interest in something, we more than likely have a club for that and if we don't why not start one! Everyone on campus knows about our ASUU student government, our MUSS (the student section at the sporting events), One Love (the ski and snowboard club on campus) and more.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who has a passion for school spirit :) GO UTES!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an American citizen and attend school at the University of Utah and stay a full year in Utah you can gain residency where the tuition is CUT IN HALF! I think it's an amazing reason to go adventure and move to a new state, try something new! With the amazing classes, professors and the people you met it's defiantly worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Utah is unique as right in the backyard of campus you can go on a few mile hike! I always enjoy hiking with friends on a nice Saturday afternoon. If it's during season watching the Utah Utes sports teams are always a fun adventure and being a student it's FREE, with exception of the football games but hey who wouldn't want to join the MUSS? There's always something going around on campus, enjoy it!

    Food and Dining

    Dorm life tends to mean cafeteria food! The Heritage Center provides the student dining, and it wasn't that bad. There is a make your own sandwich station, make your own salad station, cereal, toast, WAFFLE MAKERS, Chinese food, pizza, burgers and fries and then there is always a main course and they do have vegetarian options. There is a small food court on lower campus where there is sushi, Chinese, jamba juice, grill, sandwich place, salad place. Throughout campus there are little restaurants and cafes and at the bottom of campus on 1300E you have a variety of restaurants as well including the famous Pie Pizzeria.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend that every student spend at least a year living the dorm life! It was the best experience; I met so many friends and there was ALWAYS activities going on. My roommate won a big screen TV, Xbox, games, all from just going to a free movie night. There's always events, prizes, and FREE FOOD through the housing board.

    Academic Rigor

    With the campus being a bigger campus there are tons of options for classes, and there are tons of majors that fit really anyone's interest. The medical school is unreal and the U's business school is spectacular, especially with the new business building.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you know you are coming to a bigger school, where the class sizes are bigger (it pays off though as there are tons of programs and classes to chose from). Utah does have different standards, as majority of the state is LDS and it is a dry campus.

    In three sentences

    If you want to go to a school where the view is beautiful, the people are friendly, the professors are helpful and there is numerous classes to chose from, U of U is the school for you! There is ALWAYS something happening if not on campus off campus, where hiking is in your backyard, and the mountains are just a 20-30 minute drive away.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 205

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who has a unique major, or something that is just beginning because the U has a wide variety of majors that people can set themselves into.

    In three sentences

    I love how many different opportunities for majors the University of Utah has, it can appeal to nearly everyone. I am majoring in a newer field and several colleges don't have that major, so the U is a perfect fit for many people!

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Just dont do stupid things and do your homework!

    In three sentences

    So far so good! I love it! the students here are great and te teachers as well, there is a lot of recreational activities and fun things to do.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 205

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    What to do for fun

    Reading, web surfing, and acting are just of few of my interests.

    Food and Dining

    The Pi is a great pizza spot on campus. There are many food plan options and places on campus to take advantage of them.

    Dorm Life

    This year I am living off campus at home. The Olympics were here in Salt Lake back in 2002 so dormitories were built for the Olympians which are now used by students.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on which discipline you pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are living off campus, don't drive in. Use the free public transportation service trax. Parking is expensive on campus and it is nearly impossible to find parking.

    In three sentences

    The Utes are newly, Pack 12 endorsed meaning more funding in sports and too many to mention areas of study. We have an award winning library. Salt Lake City is easily accessible by public transportation.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well, we can't publicly say that we have armed guards with shotguns protecting us... Just kidding, but there's no safer place to be, as only students can access the dorms, and everyone is respectful and tolerant of everyone else.

    Greek Life

    As Greek as it gets, a brother/sisterhood, a family.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over five hundred clubs to participate in, and if you want to start your own, you only need three people.

    Great for these types of students

    How about everyone!? They support every kind of learning out there, form audio to visual and everything in-between.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    How about the Beehive Boot? Unusual enough? Or maybe 5 miles of library bookshelves, that's unusually awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    Like saving money? There's tons of restaurants surrounding the campus with discounts offered, free Trax transportation, and tons of other free stuff (including massages, Red Butte membership, etc...)!

    What to do for fun

    As a student, you have free access to such places as the Red Butte Gardens, a gigantic 5-floor museum, or how about the thousands of hiking and biking trails in your back yard? And who would live in Utah but for the skiing and snowboarding?

    Food and Dining

    Come on, no cooking? Yes! Great food with no cleaning or preparation involved? Sign me up!

    Dorm Life

    I get to be on a living learning community where everyone on the floor is an engineer like me, there's tons of groups to involve yourself in with people of the same interests and hobbies.

    Academic Rigor

    The class loads are just enough to stimulate your learning and allow time for fun and recreation (or that hbo and high-speed internet).

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, live on campus. They have awesome rooms, temperature controls for each one, extra log beds, and you can bring your fish!

    In three sentences

    Incredibly diverse choices on possible majors/minors, there's so much to choose from! They have a humongous campus with new things being built every day, construction is a good sign. There's very friendly staff everywhere you go, just try getting lost.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 205

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers and ones that want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get scholarships. Tuition is a lot and is only rising.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 205

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    Great for these types of students

    if you can learn in a lecture setting with big class sizes then this is a great college.

    Tips for prospective students

    not all professors use the textbooks they require. wait until they semester begins to buy your books. it saves money.

    Bang for the buck

    kind of pricey but, if you are an instate resident than it is a really good price for the education you are getting.

    Am enjoying being here

    Majority of the professors I have had have a passion for what they are teaching and are always available to help students with any of their needs. Also, they have so many free activities to take advantage of.

    Academic Rigor

    some of the general classes the college makes us take are pointless and i don't feel we should have to take them. however, once into major classes they are fantastic.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any one who likes the outdoors, the city, and a well rounded education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look around. While the University of Utah was definitely a good fit for me, it might not be for you. Apply to many different colleges; but most importantly, go visit the college campus. The U offers a great campus tour with tour guides who are currently students at the U. Come see for yourself what the U has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah offers a variety of services for free to U of U students. Things ranging from career services to free Cobra Star ship concerts, the U covers them all.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Utah campus is absolutely beautiful. With the mountains in the back and downtown Salt Lake in the front, there is always something to do. It doesn't matter whether you like the outdoors or the city. The University of Utah campus offers both.

    Am learning a lot

    The best part of the U is the amazing professors that teach here. They all must do research in the area they teach, so not only do they know about the subject, they actually have done research in it. Take Mario Cappecchi. He is a noble prize winner in science for the work that he has done in genetics. He is also a genetics teacher at the U. Its nice to know that the professors actually know what they are teaching.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    This is really a beautiful campus. In addition, it is really close to downtown Salt Lake which is great!

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 205

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the college! You won't regret it. Visiting campus and meeting people will either make or break your decision.

    Bang for the buck

    I was lucky enough to get a small scholarship from the University to help me pay for my tuition. So the money is out there, you just have to put in the effort to go get it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! Salt Lake City is a great location! I love campus. It is beautiful! Summer, Fall, Winter, whatever season: the beauty of it changes too.

    Am learning a lot

    At the U I have learned so much, but the most important thing I have learned is that I still have a lot more to learn! The professors are great and very willing to help you. For me, that was a pleasant surprise.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a 24-hour campus security on-site to provide escorts at night, respond to emergencies, and notify students of any suspicious people or dangerous situations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities to get involved with through the ASUU, Union Building, Bennion Center, local churches, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who love the outdoors or who love exercising. The field house is an excellent place to work out, as well as the McCarthy Track&Field, and the exersise lounge in the dorm area. Also, the campus itself is a great place to walk or jog around. Just getting from class to class often requires a lot of walking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MUSS is a sports-supporting group that is great to join. They have lots of traditions at football games--for example, jump on the third down and yell on the first down. Another neat tradition is the Bleed Red campaign, which is a competition against Utah State for who can donate the most blood during the weekend of the Utes vs Aggies football game.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities are easily accessible with close trails and ski resorts. The campus is always holding concerts, poetry readings, arts events, etc. for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Food is quite good actually, but being a vegetarian makes finding lots of options difficult. There aren't a lot of veggi-friendly varieties, but the food itself is still tasty.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus makes getting to class so convenient and I have met many new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I am working towards getting my BFA degree in Musical Theatre. I am in the Honors program as well. The theatre, dance, and music classes aren't difficult but they do require a lot of outside work through practice time, memorization, etc. My classes through the Honors College were a bit more difficult, but the teachers are all very committed to their students which makes the classes exciting.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, get familiar with the campus before the first day of school and figure out how to get to each building and room for your classes. The campus is very large and can be intimidating during early exploration. As far as classes go, get to know your teachers on a personal level. Teachers appreciate when students care about their class and if you take the initiative to contact them and ask questions they will see you care more about just getting a good grade, but you engage yourself if the subject matter.

    In three sentences

    The U of U is beautifully nestled in the Rocky Mountains, providing excellent scenery for studying outdoors. Many opportunities for skiing, hiking, canoing, and other outdoor activities are offered through classes because of its convenient location. The U is committed to encouraging students to achieve their best through offering tutor services, various places to study, and dedicated teachers.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have pool, bowling, air hockey, xbox 360, ps3

    Food and Dining

    They always have really good food. There are cafes in most of the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't say. i live at home

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very intriguing

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to go for cs i would highly recommend the u

    In three sentences

    It is a good school. Most of the teachers are effective and the classes are interesting. The new eae degree is awesome.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great. They have people patrolling all night on and around campus, and a campus police force that really keeps the campus safe.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're paying for in state tuition, you're getting a great deal for the amount of money you spend. Tons of class options, tons of clubs, tons of opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There's all kinds of stuff to do on and off campus in Salt Lake. Utah is known as an outdoor paradise because of all the great stuff to do here. There are a number of clubs that offer discounts on lift tickets and season passes to the ski resorts, a great rental program through the university, and all kinds of intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    Almost all of the buildings have some small cafe in them, and they all have pretty good food, although the library cafe is the best. The dorm meal center is expensive, but it's a good buffet option.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are great. I spent my first year in the dorms, Sage Point is the quiet half of the dorm area, and Chapel Glen is the party dorm, so it has a little of something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on the courses you choose. You can pick classes that make high school look like Harvard or you can choose classes that make you feel like you're attending Harvard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out what you want to do with your life within the first year of attending school here, otherwise you're gonna waste a lot of time on credits that might not mean anything. Also they offer lots of really specific scholarships that a lot of people can get automatically, so look into that.

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge. Really huge. Be prepared to walk a long ways or wait for campus shuttles. The faculty is friendly and cooperative, for the most part. The winters here are tons of fun, but cold.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    ugreek is the best! many chapters to choose from and from the first day of recruitment you are bound to have the best 4 years of your life. such a tight nit greek community, where everyone greek knows everyone else that is greek. having the bond with your house is like having a home away from home, automatically you are apart of something that you will carry with you forever!

    Great for these types of students

    outdoorsy, interested in the medical field, sciences, skiers/snowboarders

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    a major tradition at the u is the food drive between university of utah and our rival, brigham young university. it is a state wide food drive where almost every grocery store, gas station, and local business participate it.

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of recreational activities to do here in salt lake in both the winter and the summer, it's a great place for people who like to be outdoors to come to school.

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of good restaurants close to campus, as well as many quick places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in the dorms, but i have lived close to campus and it was so much better than commuting from home.

    Academic Rigor

    the u is not easy, you definitely have to work hard for your grades, but in the end, having a degree from the university of utah is a great award and achievement that your future employers will notice.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're considering u of u as a prospective school for your future, you should keep in mind that the u has a great medical program, it is known world wide. i would say that if you do choose to come to the u, you should take advantage of all the extracurricular activities and clubs there are on campus. the u is a big school, and if you are coming from out of state, you can feel lost. getting involved is a great way to meet new people with similar interest to you.

    In three sentences

    the u offers many great opportunities for involvement both on campus as well as off. it is culturally diverse, in that there are many students that come from around the world to study at the u. the medical school located on campus is known world wide for their cardiovascular achievements therefore makes the learning experience, for students interested in the medical field, very valuable.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have emergency buttons to push situated all over campus if something happens. there is also a system where, if you allow it, they send you e-mail or text messages of very potential hazards and where crime had taken place. i didn't get too many alerts, maybe only once or twice.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are billions of things for students to do to get involved. there is a center called the bennion center where they match students with tons of volunteer opportunities in salt lake and around campus. there are many clubs to join and many opportunities to try for student government (asuu). they also e-mail students about upcoming events like fairs, guest speakers, study abroad, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    i think this university are good for those who are motivated, proactive, and have a positive attitude. it is good for those who wish to interact with diverse peoples in a safe environment. it is definitely for the open minded for there are so many different ideas.

    Bang for the buck

    for incoming freshman i highly recommend you take a leap class which is a smaller class so you know your professor and your classmates much better than in a large regular class. i also recommend you take educational psychology, it will give you good tips on how to survive in college like etiquette in how to e-mail professors and other things like that.

    What to do for fun

    being in utah there are many outdoor sports, you could rent equipment to go mountaineering,ice climbing, snowboarding, skiing, camping, etc. there are also fitness programs and classes for things like swimming, martial arts, yoga, or aerobics. there are also sororities and fraternities and many interesting volunteer opportunities. there are also service projects planned sometimes in the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good especially when your hungry, there is papa johns, salads, hamburger with fries, soup, mandalay express.........a good variety. i personally think the prices are a little high for me ;) it depends where you eat, as for the rest of the world the prices are average. the university is situated on a hill above salt lake city, it may take a little travel to go down to the diverse restaurants down there.

    Dorm Life

    unrated, no experience with the dorms. the dorms look pretty nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the classes you take, some are much harder than others. it is a good idea to prepare for class.

    Tips for prospective students

    i suggest that if you get accepted to apply for the dorms months earlier than the due date because they get filled fast and they have a waiting list. also, it is a big campus, study the map or tour around to find your classes before the first day so you aren't late; it is best to make a good first impression!

    In three sentences

    it is a fairly diverse college with students from all over the world. it also has a good reputation in being a research university and is in the pac12. not to forget also that it has good professors, one recent one had won the 2007 nobel prize.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    university campus police and security are always available for any emergencies and safety needs on campus.

    Greek Life

    there are also a plethora of different chapters of greek sororities, and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a plethora of different clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    this campus is great for both the single and married student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there was a brand new natural history museum, with state of the art construction, and exhibits.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is a little pricey, and food is the same. being close to downtown though gives a variety of different eating experiences, and costs.

    What to do for fun

    the campus is located near down town salt lake city, so all of the the activities that go along with big city life are available. also to go with the city there are many activities on campus available from sports, exercise, food, bowling, pool, museums, trails, skiing, snowboarding, and movies of course.

    Food and Dining

    there are areas with food and drink available all over campus. the cafeteria, is the best by far and offers many delicious meal items.

    Dorm Life

    i am not certain what dorm life is like. i live off of campus. though, many of my peers love the campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    the class are challenging and they really test your ability to apply concepts. though, the classes require rigorous study, they aren't impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    there is many different opportunities offered at this school. many people don't get to reap the benefits of being a student here because they don't ask. if ye ask ye shall receive. so don't be afraid to ask questions or adventure the campus to discover new opportunities.

    In three sentences

    the university of utah makes it possible for students to get the best free help available. for each of my science classes there is a discussion that goes along with it to add supplementary help for the class. this extra help, makes it possible for me to learn the material and pass with even higher scores.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the gateway mall is only a few stops away on trax.

    Food and Dining

    every once in awhile, there will be something good to choose, but be prepared to eat a lot of sandwiches (which, in my opinion, is the best option available).

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are not too close to classes, which makes it frustrating to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    i've found many of the courses to be intellectually challenging. i've come away from every class with a different perspective of the world around me.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to walk a lot - the campus is huge.

    In three sentences

    the u of u is great! the professors are very good at what they do and are very helpful. i would recommend the u of u to anyone interested in attending.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    at the university of utah, we are very close to some of the best ski resorts in the world. the university of utah is very active, especially during the summer. any outdoor activity is available in your own backyard.

    Food and Dining

    there is plenty to eat here in salt lake city. it is the capitol of utah, and offers a diverse environment with many blended cultures.

    Dorm Life

    i have never lived in the dorms so i can't say. living in an apartment off campus is fine. there is plenty of parking and it is affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics here are competitive. the amount of schoolwork, especially in scientific courses, can be heavy at times. the extra instruction and help is necessary for many students.

    In three sentences

    the university of utah is challenging academically for all types of students. the sciences at the university of utah are rigorous. the university offers many opportunities to get involved in research and extracurriculars, especially in scientific and medical degrees.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    greek life is awesome! i just joined a sorority and have met tons of great girls. it's a great way to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    i love going to movies or the gateway on weekends. shopping, ice-skating, and entertainment is within a fifteen minute radius of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    the heritage center offers great food and a variety of selections. there are also many restaurants in and around campus, some even offering student discounts.

    Dorm Life

    i live at home so i haven't experienced the dorm life but i would encourage you to get involved on campus as much as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    all of my professors have encouraged me to do my best and there are tons of free tutoring opportunities. if you want to do your best, it is very possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would encourage to get involved as much as possible. it is a commuter school therefore it's harder to meet people if you don't get involved in campus life. look into greek life, the benion center, and asuu to get started.

    In three sentences

    the university of utah has been great! the classes and professors have really helped me in my academic well being. i've also had an awesome time on campus meeting new friends.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The athletic events are definitely something you must experience during college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite location on campus is in the Art and Architecture building. There are so many cool projects that you can look at and it is also a quiet place to study.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can get involved in the many different clubs or join a sorority or fraternity. They also have places where you can go and exercise and play sports.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great. my favorite place to eat is at the union. they have a variety of stuff you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing. they are not very small like most dorms but they also feel big enough that you place to put your stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses may be difficult depending on the classes that you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get enrolled in the classes you want as soon as you can. Classes fill up fast. Find a place you can study as soon as possible and use that place often.

    In three sentences

    The university is a fun place to meet new people. It gives you a great education and the professors are really interested in teaching the topic. The location of the university is also great and has many surroundings to help you enjoy your college experience.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they have a number you can call to have someone escort you anywhere on campus if you need.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's always some random club or activity you can join, the only trouble is is finding the one you really want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    legacy bridge has a great view. the library has a fantastic book collection and makes me absolutely happy!

    What to do for fun

    you can go to crimson nights, take trax to gateway, or hang out with friends and have a movie night (my favorite).

    Food and Dining

    it's good about once week at dinner, but the lunches are usually amazing. the dinner just gets old occasionally.

    Dorm Life

    great! the dorms are in excellent condition and there are many opportunities for upper classmen to live in cool houses.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the class. if it's honors, you'll get more attention from your professor, and it will be harder. if it's an upper division class it will be harder. if it's a gen ed, it's easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    live on campus your first year. it may be more expensive, but you need to get used to the campus and make friends. work hard and talk to professors.

    In three sentences

    activities and opportunities are always happening on campus; the only problem is deciding what to do. i have enjoyed my professors because they teach well and are helpful. most of all, i love the university's resources, which it puts toward improving my life as a student.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    a great school, filled with years of tradition and legacies.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    pretty darn safe...and i know a lot of the security officers personally...most of them are ex-military...i honesty never feel like i need to call them and i am often on campus late at night all alone. (i am a very small female.)

    Greek Life

    there are a ton of greek houses and they are really nice!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are really too many to mention, and i have never had time to join any of them!

    Great for these types of students

    anthropology, medical, language, english, art, biology, geology and so much more...this school is amazing!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i am not giving away trade secrets...my name is emily, i spend a lot of time in the antrhro building and at the library and in the art building...if you can learn who i am...maybe i will tell you what to look out for.

    Bang for the buck

    i am still learning, i have only been on campus for 7 months and i still find little secrets.

    What to do for fun

    my goodness, they are always having friday night events and wednesday nights there are movies at the post theater and every friday at 12:30 the spanish department puts on a foreign language film (but they keep that on the down-low).

    Food and Dining

    on campus dining is alright...there is a variety of choices in the union building and a cafe in the library and the prices are not too bad. i'd say cheaper than picking it up at the local 7eleven, but more than if you bought it at the store and brown-bagged it.

    Dorm Life

    from what i have heard...it must be excellent, and everyone seems to be well fed and happy. but honestly i have always lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    i have felt challenged in my coursework, and i think that is a good thing. i did transfer into the university as a junior so i did not experience any of the lower level courses so i cannot speak to taking bone-head math or simple writing courses, but i have not heard any of the incoming freshmen speak of having professors that allow them to breeze through semesters.

    Tips for prospective students

    i suggest doing your due diligence when choosing courses that are out of your discipline. since there are so many expert professors in other fields it is worth it to make sure that you have the opportunity to take a course from one of them if possible.

    In three sentences

    this school is terrific, especially if you love being in a beautiful setting. i chose this school based on recommendations that the anthropology department was one of the best in the country, but that is not all they are best in. they have expert in nearly every field in all of their departments.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Utah is a very tame state, and doesn't have a lot of crime. Plus there are several safety precautions that the University has in place to keep you safe. Emergency stations are located throughout campus, so if you're in a pinch, you can get call for help immediately. Also, the campus alert system will warn you via text message if there is a major problem around the University (e.g. a natural disaster or a fugitive).

    Clubs and Activities

    There's pretty much a club for everyone. and if you can't find one, you can get six random people together and start your own! Personally, I joined the marching band because they get to perform at all the football games, including bowl games! It's amazing feeling when a huuuge crowd of people cheer as you march onto the field!

    Great for these types of students

    The University has a fantastic music program! Our music education teachers definitely know their stuff, and I have benefitted greatly from my private lessons. And if you're into music composition, you've pretty much hit the jackpot. Many of the band directors will perform your piece in front of a live audience so you can hear what it sounds like! It's really cool.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once every football game, the Mighty Utah Student Section begins to chant CRAZY LADY over and over again. Then, an old lady wearing a football jersey jumps in front of the marching band and begins to dance while the band plays the Blues Brothers theme song. The entire student section jumps around like crazy, the marching band dances around the stands, and the entire stadium begins to roar at the spectacle! Who knew that an old lady could fire up 45,000 people just by dancing?

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah is expensive, but the more you get involved, the more you'll get out of your college experience. Definitely utilize your academic resources, such as advising, career help, free public transportation pass, free concert tickets, restaurant discounts, etc., and make sure you apply for any scholarship/financial aid you qualify for!

    What to do for fun

    Go skiing! Utah has the greatest snow on earth, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Also, if you're a film major, or if you're interested in movies in general, I'd recommend checking out the Tower Theater on 9th and 9th, or the Broadway Theater downtown. They host a wide variety of indie movies that will make your inner film geek squee with delight.

    Food and Dining

    The dorms don't have kitchens, so naturally it's required that students purchase a meal plan. Food in the union building is actually pretty fantastic, but the stuff they serve at the Heritage Center is below average. Thankfully there are plenty of restaurants around campus that offer student discounts, though on the flip side it makes it very easy to pack on the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Utah is pretty much a commuter school. The activities in the dorms are okay, but I would much rather grab a group of friends and go somewhere rather than hang out in the dorms. With that being said, there are plenty of things to do in Salt Lake City! You just have to know where to look.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on what you're majoring in, but it's very easy to overwhelm yourself with too much homework. From personal experience, music education majors have a nightmarish amount of work to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! The more you get involved, the more you'll enjoy yourself in college! By joining one of the many clubs/organizations on campus, you will make plenty of friends with your same interests. Believe me, lectures are much less intimidating when you actually recognize people in your classroom.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Utah! It may seem large and intimidating at first, but the academic advisors are very friendly and very willing to help you out. Plus the football games are the most fun you'll ever have in college!

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been many instances where me and some friends will be returning to the campus very late on weekend nights, and numerous cops riding bikes can be seen throughout campus at all hours of the night.

    Greek Life

    There is a very high esteem for the Greek life at the U. There is an entire street that contains all of the fraternity and sorority houses called Greek Row. However, they are not merely party clubs. The members of both sororities and fraternities alike, can often be seen partaking in service projects, or doing something that gives back to the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    To be honest, I am not really a part of these clubs and organizations but I know that there are PLENTY to chose from and from the things I hear from the students in them, they are very fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are eager to get into their careers as soon as possible. Students that enjoy a large campus and campus life. Students that enjoy great scenery.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every so often, there are Crimson Nights up at the U's Union Building. Basically it is a night where U students can come together (for FREE) and dance, bowl, play pool, hang out, eat, you name it! They are always very fun to go to.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah is the largest school in Utah, located in the biggest city in Utah. It is a nationally renowned university in a number of different areas. However, all of these great aspects and it is almost the exact same price as going to a much smaller, barely known (outside of Utah), college that is in the city of Ogden called Weber State University. The U offers much better teaching, many more departments, a bigger city with more to do, and it still costs literally almost the exact same.

    What to do for fun

    University of Utah is located literally just up the street from the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, which recently had an AMAZING new mall open up (City Creek Shopping Center). Combine that with the Utah Jazz, which play downtown, and the amazing array of eateries that SLC has to offer. If city life isn't your thing, the U is located very close to a few different canyons. These provide a number of ski resorts, hiking trails, rivers, etc. In summation, there are activities that fit just about anyone's preferences right around the U.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided through the school is very good, but what's more, the restaurants literally across the street are amazing. The Pie pizzeria has become a huge staple for most students diets on campus. You cannot attend the U of U without once trying the amazing pizza's that The Pie has to offer!

    Academic Rigor

    I give this a 4 star rating, not because the classes are way too difficult, but simply because you just need to stay on top of them. Make sure you do your little bits of homework each night so that it doesn't pile up on you. Also make sure you at least get to class. Even if you don't take notes, being there will make all the difference in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity you have to see your counselor. They are there for a reason, and they can help you much more than you would be able to do yourself (and faster too). Also, take time to go to some of the different departments and talk to them about their major programs. You never know, one that you had never thought of might be the right one for you!

    In three sentences

    This university is a great learning institution. Teachers, for the most part, try as hard as possible to help their students to the best of their abilities. They also help you immensely with getting the right path laid out for you, more often than not, accommodating to rather hectic schedules.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Texts are sent out every time there is a major campus alert that needs to be relayed.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are interested in something, chances are there is a club for it at the U!

    Great for these types of students

    International students and locals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Salsa dancing at the Union Ballroom!

    Bang for the buck

    Well worth the expensive tuition in comparison with OTHER UTAH SCHOOLS!

    What to do for fun

    Play Frisbee, soccer, socials, rock climbing, and hanging out at the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is nice at the University of Utah. The food is good and they have a wide variety to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    None

    Tips for prospective students

    None

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a highly involved college. If you want to be involved in something, you can bet there is a class or program for it. It makes your interests available to you.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    down town salt lake has all the fun you'd want to our new City Creek mall, to dining and clubs. It's close to the mountains for mountain biking, hiking, and of course snowboarding.

    Food and Dining

    there is so many good places around the U.

    Dorm Life

    haven't stayed in the housing, but I hear amazing things.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus near downtown salt lake with a view of our gorgeous mountains.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I would buy lunch in the student Union, and it was really good food. They would serve different options that would satisfy any craving that you could possibly have. From sushi, to pizza, and the classic hamburger, you could find something that would be filling and yummy too.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life since I don't live on campus. But I would go visit some friends that did live on campus and the life was fun and people were always doing things so I'm sure you could find something that was enjoyable and be able to make new friends easily.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are pretty rigorous since this school is well known. But they challenge you and the professors are really helpful and are willing to take the time to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any program that you're looking for, the University of Utah probably has it. And majority of all programs and majors are amazing and known nationwide for being wonderful and giving students exactly what they need before entering the workplace.

    In three sentences

    A college that has wonderful education opportunities for any prospective or current student. Beautiful campus that enriches the mind and creative thinking. A place that feels like home.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    All the teachers I have had have been very committed to helping students learn. The campus is beautiful and there are a lot of different things to participate in.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are no safety problems it is an extremely safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Strong

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs to get involved in for all interests and commitment levels.

    What to do for fun

    Sports Games Snowboarding Volunteer Programs Clubs Frats Sororities

    Food and Dining

    On and off campus has plenty of places to eat great food.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a little larger with educated classmates and the professors are well educated creating a intellectual learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in something on campus it not only looks good on transcripts as resumes but it also makes life at the U even more fun.

    In three sentences

    The ideal college campus lifestyle. Great campus and great programs. Awesome sports programs especially football.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Frisbee golf, MUSS, sports events, running/jog around campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the shuttle routes and trax stops. The map is on a much larger scale than the actual campus, but campus is still very large.

    In three sentences

    Completely welcoming and comfortable, safe environment on campus. Beautiful buildings and campus landscaping includes many paved walkways through beautiful gardens and out door seating areas. All professors have been very helpful and available to students when needed.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    never feel unsafe

    Clubs and Activities

    outside of the sports programs they struggle a little with activities for the entire campus. this last year they did have a free Wiz Khalifa concert for the students which was sick.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone, everyone can find their nitch here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    football games tailgating is way fun and the games alone are awesome! got a great program and its fun to rally around that every season as students. Especially when we beat BYU

    Bang for the buck

    Things are getting more expensive here just like all the schools and so i don't really agree with the price increase.

    What to do for fun

    anything you can imagine from rock climbing, mountain biking, football games, party life, downtown lifestyle, snowboarding, got it all.

    Dorm Life

    i dont know because i didnt live in the dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy. I'm a marketing major and we have one of the top 50 programs in the nation so it's not going to be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just get good grades. Very competitive and you need to stay on your toes with school.

    In three sentences

    University of Utah is a unique environment. You get to be right next to the mountains for skiing and snowboarding, but you also have the city right next to you which makes for a fun night life! The school it self is awesome and the sports programs are great on campus. Very competitive in the new developed PAC-12 conference

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go hiking, biking, running, and eating out with family and friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great. Plus there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores close to the university.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms so I could not tell you much about this area, but what I have heard from others it is great.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Utah prides itself on making sure the the students learn what they are supposed to.

    Tips for prospective students

    The have been nationally recognized in many areas. You can't go wrong with hitting the snow field slopes after class during the winter and the hiking and biking during the summer.

    In three sentences

    I would rate it a 9/10. It is a great school to go to because they are always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest in all fields of study that they offer.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The traffic and transportation at the university are safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the university is unbeatable. The ties you make with people stay strong.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs in everything from Medieval club to political clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for self-motivating students who also prefer smaller classes where there is more interaction with the professor and students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition is to decorate the rival BYU Brigham Young statue in Provo when there is a football game.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah has affordable programs, especially when you have residency.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Utah has unbelievable winter sports just minutes away, hiking, mountain biking, and outdoors everything.

    Food and Dining

    Name any cuisine, University of Utah has it within 20 minutes.

    Dorm Life

    The Greek letter culture is great here.

    Academic Rigor

    The challenge is worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors! They can be excellent mentors and will take a real interest in you. They will help you network with the right people to get you where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has very good class sizes to accommodate students' questions and backgrounds. It is a very effective preparation for the professional field because of the real-world experience of my professors. Because of the University of Utah, I am developing into the professional that I dream to be.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Salt Lake City is a very low-crime area in general. The University of Utah campus is a very safe and pleasant place to be.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with strong academic goals who also want to be able to participate in a variety of outdoor activities.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Utah offers a first-rate education for a fraction of the cost of many other similar universities.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Utah is conveniently located within Salt Lake City, which has all of the amenities of city-life. The food cuisine in Salt Lake City is surprisingly good. However, just a 10-15 minute drive will allow you to be in the middle of the mountains where you can participate in hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and many other outdoor activities/sports.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety in the food offered. Many students like to eat at the Student Life building which offers many choices... from pizza, subs, and salads to Jamba Juice and Chinese food.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been enrolled in other universities, and I can say without doubt that University of Utah has high standards in academics. They are very good at preparing their students for professional school, graduate school, and the workforce after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    While students can participate in a variety of extracurricular and social activities, realize that academics comes first. Attend University of Utah only if you intend to take your studies seriously.

    In three sentences

    University of Utah has a strong academic tradition. All of the faculty seem eager to help students complete their education and pursue their goals. U of U has numerous academic programs and extracurricular activities to cater to a variety of students.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    67 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everyone is a friend at the university. There is never a time when one should feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sororities are available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is perfect for those who intend to work in the medical field. It is also great for students who want to experience life in the city.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at the University of Utah is about average. You definitely are not paying what you would if attending Harvard, but the location of this university is well-worh the money spent. The medical department is rated highly at the university as well as its sports teams and art department.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on-campus activities available for the students to attend such as movie nights and social gatherings. Because the University of Utah is located in downtown Salt Lake City, there are many local shops at eateries available for your pleasure. Also, the ski resorts are just minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Union building is the cafeteria on campus where you can find anything and everything. Meals are available to those with special dietary needs including those who refrain from eating meat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on the University of Utah's campus are extremely nice considering they were built to house the participants of the 2002 Olympics. There is plenty of space for both your roommate and you.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not yet attended a class at the University, but I have heard that you get what you put into each class. At every college, you should be willing to put forth your best effort in order to succeed. This is true at the University of Utah.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose the University of Utah, plan ahead. Don't waste your time when it comes to the application process. The Admissions office works on a first come first serve basis - this accounts for scholarships and housing as well.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is located in the heart of Salt Lake City. The campus is beautiful and full of friendly people. Each department is eager to help students succeed.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a very big concern to many. The University takes this very seriously and attempts to prevent any, and all forms of accidents from occurring.

    Greek Life

    While it is still in its infancy. Brother and Sisterhoods are still a great way to meet new, exciting, and a diverse set of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    The U has an abundance of academic, athletic, or a variety of fun, sociable list of things to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    With so much going on, and no real negatives. The UofU is one of the best places for anybody to consider.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Black Pumpkin Affair is the UofU's annual halloween party. It is the biggest, best, and funnest party of the year. Also, the sculpting of young minds.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah has been a great place to study and learn beyond that of any others school found. With multiple resorcese, and a steady suply of willingness. If you want to succeed, you cannot put a price on your future and experiance.

    What to do for fun

    Utah is known for its party scene. Where most may not drink, we excel in a wide variety of alternative ways to socialize. The U is host to many of the best dance parties in Utah, which include; The Black Pumpkin Affair, and Crimson Nights. The U also plays host to many diverse cultural events, plays, festivals, and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    The U offers many selections of places to dine right on site. Food selections range from healthy or vegan, all the way to the very well know pizza joint, The Pie.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice, but strict. There is a very long list of codes and rules that must be obeyed and are enforced regularly. However, the accommodations are nice. with a very sociable commons area.

    Academic Rigor

    Both teachers and students have always been willing to help others from struggling. To make sure everybody who passes through their doors succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a very good school where those who look to excel, and to find a better future for themselves. They may find it here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a school of traditions. Traditions that attract and keep students interested in attending. These traditions include but not limited to, helping students succeed academically, excel far beyond whats expected in athletics, and demonstrates a proud and diverse faculty and students to accomplish obstacles that are paved in front of them.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is beyond safe. There are poles with blue lights and poles all over campus with phone in case of an emergency. But you have to have common sense. Don't walk by yourself late at night through campus and you will be fine. Although, if you are on campus late at night for finals or projects there, you can call security and they will give you a ride to your car. I have always felt safe here!

    Greek Life

    The greek life at the University of Utah either is or isn't for you. Joining a sorority or fraternity is another awesome way to get involved and make life long friends really fast. They throw awesome parties, do tons of service, and have different events at each house that the students at the university come out to and support. If you are unsure, or don't know much about greek life consider going to recruitment. You might as well. It is a good experience and you will figure out right away if it is something that you will enjoy or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for I think almost anything you can possibly think of that the university, and if the club your thinking of isn't here, you can start it. There are both competitive and club activities. The competitive ones you more then likely will need to try out for or be recruited. The club ones, anyone can join. It is more of something to do for fun! Joining a club is a great way to get involved and meet new people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite traditions at the U is Crimson Nights. Its a huge party on campus with dancing, games, food, rides, you name it! It occurs 3 to 4 times a year and always has a different theme to go along with it. Also another one of my favorites, the university has started this concert called the Grand Kerfuffle. The years that I attended they had Mike Posner come and Wiz Kalifa the following year. The best part is, being a student at the university you get in for free and sometimes even an extra ticket to bring someone along! There are so many different traditions at the University of Utah. Anything from parties, to homecoming, to sports, to sororities and fraternities, to cultural events. You decide what you interested in and what sounds fun and you choose to participate.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun while attending the University of Utah. I highly recommend joining the MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) for football at least. It gets you in to all the pre-games, season tickets to the football games, free food, free t-shirt, and more. They also have the MUSS for other sports as well. Also, the university throws Crimson Nights about 3 to 4 times a year. This party is huge and so much fun with tons of different things to do depending on the theme. There is sororities and fraternities that are awesome to be involved in if that is something you want to do. The University is also close to downtown so you can participate in events and concerts going on there too. You also will live extremely close to a couple different snowboard and skiing resorts! In the winter those are huge hot spots. There is tons to do outdoors or indoors. You can always find something that you interested in and that you will enjoy doing.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining selection at the University is great! There are numerous places to eat all through out campus. The union (Student Center) is the main place that people all over central campus eat. You have anything from salads to pizza, to burgers, to Chinese and Japanese food to sushi to sandwiches, ect. They have it all. It is not over priced either. Is it just like what you would pay anywhere else. If you have a meal plan through the housing department you can transfer meals here as well as to anywhere else on campus. There is also a place called the HC (Heritage Center) where most people that do live on campus eat. They have a huge selection as well but it is more of a buffet style of eating. If you were worried about the food choices at the university you shouldn't be. There is plenty to choose from and its all excellent quality.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard nothing but good about the dorms on campus. Although I chose to live off campus, I often wish I would have lived there to be able to have experienced them first hand. I did have numerous friends that lived their though and they all enjoyed it. The rooms are not very big and sharing with someone forces you to learn very fast how to live not only with a roommate but on your own as well. They are also a little bit pricy from what I know, but the experiences you have, the people you meet, and the memories you will make will last a life time.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are very forward and to the point. Whether your just starting out doing generals, taking upper division classes, or somewhere in between, each class is important and they expect you to treat them as so. You will receive a syllabus for each class the first day and the professors will stick to what the syllabus states, with a few exceptions here and there. You will know after the first day what is expected of you from that specific professor and how to achieve an outstanding grade in their class. I have never been in a class where late work is accepted without only receiving half credit, and even then there is a dead line to when late work is due. Most professors will not allow make up tests at all unless something tragic has happened, but depending on your situation some teachers might work with you. Professors vary drastically. I recommend using ratemyprofessor.com. Reading the ratings on your intended professor and class there will help you make decisions on whether this class will be the right fit for you. There is a lot of hard work involved in order to achieve good grades, but it is possible here! I have truly enjoyed the classes I have taken and the professors I have had.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Like at any University, if you know what you want to major in make sure the University of Utah has your program and meet with your academic advisor often. They will answer all your questions regarding your major. Don't be afraid to talk to them and make appointments. That is their job! 2. Get Involved & Participate. You meet so many new people and create friendships that will last a life time. 3. Use the resources they have available for you. For example: the library! It is beautiful and such a good place to study. Almost always someone is there studying the same thing you are! Great way to meet new study buddies! 4. Leave for class early. The parking situation gets crazy in the mornings and can cause you to be late. So make sure you have more then enough time, whether your parking, riding trax, or taking the shuttle. 5. Stay on top of your work! I know you have heard this before but there really is a lot to do for each class. I suggest making a calendar of all the dates, when tests are, when things are due ect. This has worked for me and will make sure you don't accidentally forget about anything.

    In three sentences

    I learned so much at the University of Utah that i will truly be my foundation forever. The teachers are high accredited teachers, which you will be fully aware of from their classes and the diversity of students you will meet there is awesome, so many different people with different stories and experiences. However, because it is a big school with a lot of students you will need to take the initiative in asking questions and getting involved to make your experience the best one.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    So many different extracurricular activities!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food, not too pricey

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live in the dorms, but from what I've heard, they're clean and comfortable

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but not so much to wear you down. Only to build you up :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, so you have more chances at scholarships.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Every time I have eaten at the U it has been great.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I know dorm life will be something that will help me find a community on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't wait to be part of the honors college!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most of college. Try new things. Don't be afraid to expand your horizons.

    In three sentences

    I love the U! Every time I go to campus I find something I look forward to experiencing when I come down in the fall. I can't wait for college!

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can sign up for emergency notifications to be sent to you via text. The system is very quick and helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah is a college that is admired by employers, but is also relatively inexpensive since it is funded by tax money. I would recommend this college in Utah over private colleges such as Westminster.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous groups that you can join. There is a great center (Bennion Center) for volunteering. Many of the volunteering experiences are fun. There are yearly drag races, which get a huge turnout! Kingsbury Hall is on campus, as well as Red Butte Gardens and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Utah Museum of History is nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants/cafes throughout the large campus. The selection in the main food court is not that great currently, but it used to be.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I have heard the dorm life is excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    As an undergraduate, I have probably encountered more professors who aren't as experienced, but I still have had a great experience at this college!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a good GPA, apply for scholarships. Consider riding Trax instead of using gas money. This school offers free Trax passes, which makes going to and from school very inexpensive. There are also many jobs nearby or within the school, so look into jobs on campus through utah.edu .

    In three sentences

    There are so many research/internship opportunities there. Many of the buildings are very brand new. This college is considered to be one of the top 100 schools worldwide.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The University offers a lot of activities for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know all you need to do and the deadlines. Meet with your advisor and get to know them. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great school. I have really enjoyed the professors, and the care they take in each class. I feel like the programs offered are a great variety.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many people are walking all over the streets without using the crosswalks and as a driver is it scary! They could work on making sure that there are more defined crosswalks for students or posts that are displayed to let pedestrians know where to go or not.

    Bang for the buck

    If you can do some networking and get to know the professors. Then yes definitely can get somewhere easier. Teachers like to take the whole class period so you are not wasting your money on education.

    What to do for fun

    Science labs, library, ride your bike throughout the campus and see the beautiful scenery.

    Food and Dining

    I bring my own food to school to eat. Need to save money!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus in my own home

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you want to do. Check with the academic advisors regularly to make sure you are on the right track.

    In three sentences

    A lot of opportunity. Awful parking and parking passes are expensive. Very nice people and they are not afraid to talk to you.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus security and they are easily contacted throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    I've never been one for the Greek life but it is offered at this university.

    Clubs and Activities

    The list is virtually endless. Also if you want to start your own club you can.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of person is perfect for this university because it's all about having a diverse environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual place to me is actually underground. The cadaver lab is down there and that creeps me out but also the library. There are huge glass casings located in front of the library. They are actually like sun roofs for the underground levels because natural sunlight is proven to help you learn better than artificial light.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the price of college can add up quickly I feel that the University of Utah has so many financial aid opportunities that there is no need to worry about money.

    What to do for fun

    The U is located in such a convienient area. There are so many activities to do that I can't even list them all. Some activities are snowboarding and skiing because the canyon is about 30 minutes away. The sports teams especially the football team is a definite go to activity. Don't miss them because they are a rare experience.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing tastes as good as your home cooked meals but the food is considerably good. There is a wide variety to choose from and it all tastes pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Living with strangers is not fun but once you get to know people it can be a blast. The co-ed dorms are my personal favorite because you can hang out with all kinds of people and personalities.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are meant to challenge you not overwhelm you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask for help or directions because the campus is quite large. Take advantage of all that the university has to offer for example the library.

    In three sentences

    This school has such an electric atmosphere. The students and professors are so willing to help anybody who asks. The financial aid opportunities are endless and there are many advisers to help with any questions that may arise.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is great and is growing every year. Definitely look into the Greek community at the U.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your surroundings; Salt Lake City is like no other with the scenery it has. After class go on hikes, snowboard, ski, do it all. Also take advantage of the many student organizations, join a club, a fraternity/sorority, or even start your own! In college the possibilities are endless!

    In three sentences

    The campus is large and beautiful. Professors are great and willing to work with students. It is a University with a diverse student population and is open to new ideas.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, active, fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is so fun. Just make sure you call BYU the TDS( Team down South)

    Bang for the buck

    Best value of any college! I pay 3,500 a semester

    What to do for fun

    Anything! There are so many options here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on or near campus. Join the Greek system. Go have fun and study. It can be easy to just have fun, but trust me its worth it.

    In three sentences

    Can be really fun, you just have to get involved and live near campus. Awesome place for football, snow sports, outdoor activities, and extremely underrated.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is the school for outdoorsy people. Especially skiers!

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, biking, hiking, shopping, movies, etc. All of it is nearby and make sure to take advantage of the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    A few good places to eat on campus, but a lot better places are right near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms but I spent time there with my friends. It was a great way to make friends and be social.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be hard but you get out of it as much as you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of good people here so don't be too shy. Try to get into some research because there are a lot of new ideas growing each day here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a beautiful campus with a lot a fantastic professors and a few who aren't so fantastic. If you are into science then this is the place to be. Every day cutting edge research is taking place.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe I am safe all the time day and night

    Great for these types of students

    Very Smart, Dance, Fine Arts

    Bang for the buck

    A lot o money to go to this school but the best place to be

    What to do for fun

    Bike, Hike, Dance, close to the big city but still nice and quite fun fun fun!!!!

    Food and Dining

    OOO so good!!

    Dorm Life

    Fun and easy to get around good life for a student

    Academic Rigor

    very good class and Academics

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and visit the University and look into all it can offer you!!

    In three sentences

    The Best University in the State. It is so great to be in a University that wants the every one to do there best and help change the world. So happy to be at the University of Utah.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very expensive right now, I can tell I am getting a good education and in comparison to other schools in Utah it isn't a huge gap. But tuition costs are very high right now.

    What to do for fun

    I highly recommend the MUSS, but here is honestly clubs, sports, and groups for just about anything.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although I don't live on campus currently, the University of Utah offers a lot of activities to make college life enjoyable. I am a member of the MUSS (mighty utah student section) for football games and it is definitely worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had to work hard to achieve good grades, but I have learned a lot in the process. Expect to work hard if you want to excel, but you will learn a lot and be prepared to go into your specific career well prepared

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend class. It is crucial to attend classes in order to be prepared for exams and quizzes. Complete all coursework the syllabus requires, and make sure to stay on task.

    In three sentences

    Thus far I have enjoyed me experience at the University of Utah. The majority of my teachers have been helpful, and knowledgeable about the business world. I wish they did offer more online classes within the business school since I do work full time. However, most classes have a night class option that does fit my schedule.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Outdoors

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning on attendning this university get ready to go to it early.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a pretty decent university. It recently became part of the PAC 12 sports conference. The college of engineering here has some decent teachers teaching for it.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs! Service is what I'm interested in and I was happy to find many clubs that I could join that fit my needs.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Awesome dances put on by the Student Government about once a month!

    Bang for the buck

    Great opportunities for scholarships!

    What to do for fun

    The Pie Pizzaria! Best pizza place in Utah! I love going to the LDS institute where there is free food all the time.

    Food and Dining

    On Campus food isn't the greatest, but you're so close to downtown you can get any food you want within a few miles.

    Dorm Life

    Not a ton of students live on campus so the Dorms aren't as fun as other campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    I've never been to another school, but my whole family went to BYU. From what I can tell, it's an easier school than BYU, but much harder than most other schools in our state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take institute classes; they are free and there is always food in the building. Take Trax; get a buddy. Get involved in clubs; if you're not involved in clubs, you won't feel too involved in school.

    In three sentences

    Perfect for commute students. Close to home. Great institute program.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe with bike patrols through parking lots and being very open, There are emergency phone stations spaced throughout campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best secrets is the Pie Pizzeria. Underground only a block from Presidents Circle is one of if not the best pizza house in Utah. This is a local mecca and mainstay for students.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Utah has excellent faculty for a great price combined with a low cost of living in the local area makes for a great value!

    What to do for fun

    There are many many activities such as concerts, dorm parties, undergraduate parties, Greek Row, local restaurants, minutes from downtown Salt Lake City!

    Food and Dining

    There are a number of restaurants on campus along with cafeterias and snack shops. Local restaurants also bring food carts to the campus and are very popular.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very different dependent upon where you live. There are dorms that are part of Fort Douglas the army base, parts of the Olympic village, traditional housing, married housing and a set apart dorm for honors students.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Utah is one of the most academically rigorous institutions in the mountain region. With the large amount of nationally competitive graduate studies programs the university increases the rigor for all of the student body.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that prospective students work closely with their academic counselor to map out the best path for their degree. Every student should meet with each of their professors at least twice a semester, need to participate in at least one club and in as many activities as possible!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great institution for traditional students. They have many highly competitive and nationally renowned programs for both undergraduate and graduate studies. This university is fun with many student oriented activities, sports, clubs and the Greek Row.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not once in my three years as a Ute have I ever been afraid for my personal safety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MUSS for football is the best thing that any student can get involved in. It's steeped in tradition and it is a definite rush. Every Ute should experience at least one season as a member of the MUSS.

    Bang for the buck

    For a state school, the University of Utah really keeps up with the big dogs so to say. The research they put forth every year is impressive and makes me proud to be able to call my self a Ute.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus, whether it is a pick up game of volleyball outside the student union of an intense game of pool there will always be something that will be able to pull your mind away from the inevitable stress that school brings.

    Food and Dining

    While campus food will never compare to mom's home-cooking, the University of Utah does a pretty good job at keeping their students well fed and for not that high of a cost.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. But from what I hear dorm life is about the same no matter the school, I will continue to believe the U is the best though, and nobody will be able to make me believe otherwise.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not going to sugar coat anything, the professors are tough on you, it's definitely not high school. But it's worth it, the challenge is refreshing and will keep you on your toes

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! School becomes 1,000 times more fun when you get yourself involved in campus life. Even if you start off slow by just joining a club or joining the MUSS for football, it will be well worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    The U is amazing, it truly is. The campus is beautiful, the research done there is ground-breaking and the classes are well worth the cost of tuition. Being in the PAC12 has really raised the standards of the school too, and not just in athletics but in it's academics as well.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    In three sentences

    The U of U is a great school that is dedicated to helping students succeed. It has amazing classes up for grabs. It has one of the best communication disorders departments in the nation which is why I have chosen this school.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones all over campus and others are always out on the grounds. You're never alone. I have never once been afraid while on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, rock climbing, biking, mid-night sushi and coffee. Downtown Salt Lake has a lot of things to. Plus the mountains are five minutes away for any outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union has good food with a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies from class to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors and other students. Don't be shy. Everyone is nice and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    The U of U is a very big school with a lot of students. The professors are very helpful and approachable. I love the University of Utah.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves the outdoors.

    What to do for fun

    Infinite outdoor activities/adventures: biking, hiking, skiing/snowboarding.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    lots and lots

    Great for these types of students

    people who don't mind big classes

    What to do for fun

    lots of clubs and activites

    Tips for prospective students

    expect it to be big and lots of people

    In three sentences

    big, involved and fun

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very well lit

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Bang for the buck

    Great school with a variety of majors.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, Museums, Gym, bowling alley.

    Food and Dining

    Their Masters program orders our food during our extensive weeks

    Dorm Life

    This is not applicable to me

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour, get your paperwork in early and enjoy.

    In three sentences

    U of U is very organized. U of U offers everything I need to progress in my chosen field. U of U offers a lot of extras for students, like free bus pass, free tickets to musems, etc.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've been attending for a year and I have heard of no incidents on campus. I see lots of university safety people walking around or riding their bikes around campus. I've never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    I rushed my first year and I loved it. I didn't join because I felt I couldn't commit enough time to a house to make it worth while. I have a few friends who are pledged and they are having a blast with Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I couldn't begin to list all of the possibilities that the U has. There are hundreds of clubs and if there isn't a club that you like the U makes it very easy to set up a new club. As for activities, they are endless. The U has plays going on all through the year. It has a couple of museums. Lots of sports to attend. Concerts a couple times a semester. Activities are endless if you are searching for them.

    Great for these types of students

    I think the University of Utah is great for all types of students. They have small classes and big classes. The have clubs for all types of people. They have opportunities for all types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University gives each student attending a U-Book which contains 50 Ute traditions. The traditions include attending sports games and going to dances. They include volunteer opportunities and fundraisers. My favorite traditions are the ones where we compete against BYU.

    Bang for the buck

    I couldn't be happier at the U. There are so many things to do. The resources on campus are amazing. The food is fantastic. There are so many ways to get involved. The Marriott Library is the most expensive thing in Utah and is fantastic. I love the U!

    What to do for fun

    The University of Utah is located 10 minutes from downtown Salt Lake. There are always free events going on. There are movie theaters and shopping venues. There are lots of historic sights to go and enjoy. There are a lot of outdoor things to do while attending the U as well. Surrounding the campus is endless possibilities for hiking, biking, rock-climbing, and camping. The U has a place on campus that provides rental equipment for cheap. They also set up trips for the students. When winter rolls around the ski resorts open up providing endless amounts of fun. If downtown Salt Lake isn't gets too repetitious there are plenty of other cities close by that provide more fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many choices for food on and off campus. There are several places to get food on campus. A few of the buildings have a huge area were all types of food can purchased. Throughout campus there are little cafes scattered about. Plus most building have vending machines. The food off campus is even better. There are several food joints directly off the U's campus that are fantastic, like the Pie. Being a full time student gives you access to take trax to down town Salt Lake where the variety of food is endless and amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay in the dorms, however, I did have friends that did. I was up at the dorms quite a bit. The dorms were built for the 2000 Olympic guests and it shows. Unlike most dorms where four people share one bathroom the dorms here are spacious and have two separate bathrooms. Because the dorms were built in 2000 they are newer and pretty clean. My friends really loved being in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The U has strict rules on academics and they adhere to them. It's nice to know that the college has standards that must be met and kept by the students and teachers. Having these rules lets the students know that the U means business and that the student must put in effort to become better.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Utah is a big campus so be prepared for some lengthy walks between classes, especially in the winter. The U offers a variety of class sizes depending on the class which is helpful for students who learn in different class settings. There are activities going on all of the time so take some time to get involved.

    In three sentences

    Going to the University of Utah was the best decision that I could have made! The campus is beautiful and full of fun things to do. The resources are endless and can help anyone!

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Its So close to many fun things in down town salt lake. And I love it!

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't seen or experienced anything unsafe here, I feel comfortable during any time of night or day. Utah is generally quite safe, but there are always exceptions.

    Greek Life

    Thriving, hit up Greek Row if you want to check them out, they are friendly and fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want to get involved, there are multiple places, clubs, and ways that you can do so.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering. Outdoors enthusiasts. Pre-med and medical. Political science through the Hinkley Institute of Politics.

    Bang for the buck

    Get a scholarship or get admitted into a research lab. It is slightly more pricy than other in-state options, but has more opportunities for overachieving students. With a scholarship, I plan on fully enjoying the options a top-tier state research institution has to offer me.

    What to do for fun

    Ski. Intramural sports. Hang out with friends. Take a hike or a bike in the mountains. Utah is perhaps the best place for outdoor recreation.

    Food and Dining

    Good on-campus and off of campus options.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing. I am a student in the new Marriott Honors Community, which is an awesome experience for undergraduate Honors students.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors College, and the classes progress quickly. General entry-level classes are slow, but that can be found anywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk. It is a big campus, with big opportunities and a wide variety of classes.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Walking around campus I have never felt in danger. However if you do feel unsafe there are a ton of black police poles all around campus with one click of a button you will find a police to your location in roughly 17 seconds.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved with the Greek life because the meeting times and socials conflict with my job to much. However I have always wanted to rush and join a sorority. I hear they are fun and I have met some girls who love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs! At least one from every interest! My favorite club and activity is the MUSS, the Mighty Utah Student Section. They have one for every sport and it includes entrance to every home game, a pregame tail gate party, and a nice t shirt!

    Great for these types of students

    Any Student who is serious about becoming successful but wants to still have a little fun. I am not going to lie to you, college is hard work and takes a lot of dedication to studying but the atmosphere on campus makes it fun. If you need a break from studying there is always something going on from a football game to a festival. It is great place to focus on education but still have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I know a library is common on all campuses but the way the library is set up at the U of U is amazing! Its HUGE first of all,second of all their is a level with a lot of PC's and Mac's available for student use. There are a ton of areas specified for group study and individual study. If you are lucky ad get a seat by the big glass windows you get a beautiful view of campus. My favorite way to study is by grabbing a tea from the cafe down stairs and heading up to steal a seat by the window!

    Bang for the buck

    Not only is the academics worth the money but the total experience is definitely worth the investment.

    What to do for fun

    I love going to the football games with my MUSS pass I get into all home games and the energy in the stadium is awesome! You need to definitely get involved in campus clubs its a great way to meet new friends! Also go to crimson nights its so much fun with loud music and dancing!

    Food and Dining

    Their is such a big variety from a healthy salad bar to a juicy hamburger and fries. The food is always ready and yummy!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice for your first time away from home. You meet so many new people and its a wonderful opportunity!

    Academic Rigor

    The technology is brand new and helps you better your educations, the professors are awesome, and there are many options you can use if you get confused like the free math tutoring center. The U of U is always doing research and learning more constantly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with the work, a lot of professors teach right from the text book so read what you will go over in class the next day and that will help you follow along and not get confused in class. Also go to the football games or crimson nights or get involved in a club, you will meet a lot of people and feel apart of campus.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Utah. It has top of the line buildings and a ton of technology available to students. The professors at Utah are top of the line and awesome.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Growing, is the best way to describe the Greek system at the U. With the biggest group of recruits in a long time the program. Personally joining a fraternity was the best decision I have ever made. It's help me build a connection with campus organizations, companies in the Salt Lake area, and with beautiful sorority girls.

    Food and Dining

    The food services on campus are fantastic. I am an employee for the company that runs all the food services on campus and they allow for a lot of individualism in your choice for meals. With two main eating areas for freshman there is always something that you are hungry for at anytime.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on at the dorms at the U. The housing department celebrates holidays in funky fashions, there are movie nights every week with films that have just been recently released from theater, and not to mention Crimson nights which is a giant dance party thrown by student council.

    Academic Rigor

    Each department and each teacher has a different standard and way of going about grading your performance in class. The constant transitions of online homework databases is difficult to get used to, but once you do life becomes easier and school becomes more controllable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go Greek or join a group around campus, its an easy way to expand your friend base and to get actively involved around campus. There are study groups everywhere on campus and each department has a study room where you can get help from graduate students acting as TAs for the professors.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great experience from all of the activities that are put on by ASUU to the many athletic student sections you can join there is a place for you. The academics are expanding vastly, thanks to the Pac-12 money that is rolling for the next few years. You will find a place to fit in anywhere on campus it's like being a part of a giant family.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are Blue Lights everywhere. That means you push a button on a pole and it calls the cops for you.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it's definitely worth it, but it's DEFINITELY pricey. That's college life, though.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! You'll hear it all the time and for good reason. I'm doing marching band right now, but there's a club for almost any interest. If, by chance, there isn't a club you're interested in, you can pitch a club to the student council and they'll give you $5000 to get started.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall can get repetitive, but the other dining options on campus are a great way to spice things up.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a gooooooood time. I'm living on campus and having a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great and will really push you. But if that's not your thing, there are easier courses and professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply, apply, apply for scholarships. Every penny will count.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is very diverse. It's full of opportunity for pretty much anything and everything you can think of. It's a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones posted everywhere and campus security is constantly making their rounds. There is really no reason to feel unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Doesn't apply to me..but I bet it is fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first week of school all the clubs and Greeks are out in booths and they are all very friendly and encourage you to join. The University is really into have the students be involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student would fit in well at the University of Utah. We are most know for our health care, but our other majors are just as great!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, and the U is no exception. But considering how much other schools will cost, it is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You are in downtown Salt Lake... What ISN'T there to do? The University also has great events they advertise all the time.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to eat around campus, and it is not just cafeteria food. Great food at good prices.

    Dorm Life

    Not appllicable to me..

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard, study hard, and you will retain what you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your directions. Buildings on campus don't have to be a pain to find if you take the time to learn where you are, and where you need to go first.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful. Absolutely love it here. It is an amazing school with incredible professors.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun! They have crimson nights, football games, dances, and so many more activities throughout the year! Just get involved and meet new people and make new friends. Have fun to get your mind off the pure stress of college. If you get out and have fun sometimes you will do far better in classes. You wont be so stressed.

    Food and Dining

    They have great food! The only problem is its so pricy. I can only eat at school every once in awhile because I don't have enough money to eat there everyday. I would suggest bringing food from home and snacks for throughout the day. The food is delicious but just to much for my wallet everyday! With us being poor college students and all.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay in a dorm here. I stayed home with my parents. But I really do wish that I would of stayed in a dorm. Then I would be more involved in school functions and things. Which I really do miss living clear in Layton.

    Academic Rigor

    The Rigor of this courses is pretty great! I went to Weber for a few years and this school is definatly harder then Weber was. But I feel like you get a much better education at Utah then I did at Weber State. Weber was to easy for me, and Utah gives me that challenge I need.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many tips I would give these students! The number one tip is do not miss class and do not get behind. Once your behind your done for. There is no catching back up again. Also do all your required homework and study at least 2 hours per credit hour a week. So if you are taking 12 credit hours you need to study at least 24 hours a week. Just don't get behind, and be sure to participate in school activities. Keep involved in school.

    In three sentences

    I love this university and recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality education. This courses aren't for the lazy type though. You need to be sure to work hard and actually learn while going to class this isn't high school anymore.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    no much

    Food and Dining

    very expensive

    Dorm Life

    havent lived in dorms yet

    Tips for prospective students

    keep up with your work. dont slack off, your paying for this

    In three sentences

    its a fun atmosphere but can get lonely at times. the library is amazing, so many macs! food is way expensive, mucho dinero.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a large campus and can be intimidating to walk around at night. However, there is a campus security escort service you can call to walk you home, and there are emergency poles that will flash if you push the button and someone will call you.

    Greek Life

    There are many of sororities and fraternities to choose from. Rush is usually around the second or third week. Their housing is on the NW end of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 500 clubs at the University. There is always something going on so you just have to look!

    Great for these types of students

    People who like cities, lots of people, large campus, and having fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This isn't unusual stuff, but I thought I'd share it: Use UTA! It's free and convenient. Don't overload your schedule, and when living on campus don't over pack! If looking for a job, on campus opportunities are the best, as well as participating in on campus research. You get paid for both and they're flexible with your schedule. It's a fun place to be! I highly recommend it.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition isn't that bad as long as you find scholarships and grants. They're in more places than you would think. Look for items online before buying them from the campus store. Sign up for the free Amazon student trial. when buying books from there. It gives you two day shipping for six months, but make sure you opt out of the automatic upgrade.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some sort of party going on at the U! Salt Lake itself has tons of stuff. There's the zoo, Red Butte Gardens, lots of stuff downtown. The Gateway and City Creek shopping centers are right along the Trax stop.

    Food and Dining

    The Heritage Center is near the dorms and is where you'll use your meal plan. The Union also has a variety. BUT eating on campus probably isn't the best option. Just down the road(accessible by Trax) are many options from fast food to dine in. And if you don't like anything on 400 South Salt Lake is full of options! Also, the Smith's Marketplace is right next to one of the Trax stops, and is basically a smaller version of Wal Mart.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options for living on campus. However, if you rent an apartment you probably won't need a meal plan. They're very expensive and unless you'll use it it's not worth your money. The RHA always hosts events(with food) so look out for those. If planning on living in the dorms, just know that Chapel Glen tends to be full of party-ers.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm only a freshman so I haven't quite experienced the full rigor of classes, but make sure you look up professors on ratemyprofessors.com! It tells about them and their classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the on-campus helps, such as the tutoring and writing centers. Be involved! Sign up for as many groups as you can handle. It will not only help you make friends, but allow you to know all the activities hosted for student, which usually means free food.

    In three sentences

    There are so many options available at the University of Utah, whether in research, study abroad, or just education. The University itself is very diverse with many opportunities, as is Salt Lake City, which has an endless supply of activities. There is always something to do on campus to get students involved, and overall it is a very beneficial and engaging university to attend.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is no drug, no alcohol. So it is pretty much safe but you would want to pay attention to the bikers, or skateboarders.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't even tell you how many activities and clubs that they provide. There are so many to choose from and there are all good!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an international student, it is going to be expensive. It is at least 10 times more than the resident fee plus, it requires a special student insurance which is also expensive. However, they do provide a House billing contract that if you have lived in UT for 3 years, I think, then you can pay the residence fee.

    Food and Dining

    It has a variety of food that you can choose from. You can eat delicious food and it is nutritious!

    Dorm Life

    It has a great cafeteria, and an easy way of riding free shuttles. It is pretty much kept clean outside and the inside depends on the student

    Academic Rigor

    For me, it was really hard at first but they do provide many tutoring sessions, discussions, and review sessions that you can take a huge advantage of, Also, there are professors hours when you can directly go and ask a question to the teacher!

    In three sentences

    It has many departments that will provide free tutoring sessions, discussion sessions, and review sessions that you can choose according to your learning style

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe. There are campus police and the environment promotes a feeling of security. There are many resources for assault and other incidents.

    Bang for the buck

    Even on a scholarship out of state tuition is out of control. I am learning so much that I definitely still think it's worth it. If you are on in-state tuition it is no doubt worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are awesome. Join the Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS). There are also many other events with free food and low prices for students. Check the events calendar!

    Food and Dining

    I have celiac disease and rarely eat on campus but there are many options. Multiple locations make grabbing a bite to eat very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard the dorms are way fun but as I said, very pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    All my classes push me and my teachers are very interesting. Biology with Temme is hard because he is very conceptual but I am learning so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go check out the campus and housing options nearby. On-campus housing would definitely be the most convenient but it is expensive. Living off-campus, I am paying about half as much so it's definitely worth the distance.

    In three sentences

    I love my classes and professors here at the U. There is always some awesome event going on that I want to attend. The trickiest part is figuring out parking and how to get around campus.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Totally safe in the day and at night.

    Greek Life

    They have a lot of fun activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Ballroom team Debate team Ultimate Frisbee club Outdoor recreation center Student government (ASUU) Quittage team Enviro club

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hiking behind the dorms where the Wasatch Mts. are. Work/volunteer at one of the two on-campus edible gardens. Join the ballroom team or debate club.

    Bang for the buck

    The volunteer center was wonderful. It allows you to start you own programs, be a part of endless projects, apply for internships and positions. I took full advantage of it.

    What to do for fun

    On-campus gardening, play on the ultimate Frisbee team, go to on-campus events such as dances, moving, speeches, hike behind campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food was not bad, but the restricting meal plan was.

    Dorm Life

    The environment was exciting and fun, and the location was perfect.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and teach you how to think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in anything and everything that interests you. You will meet great people who can serve as great guides.

    In three sentences

    It has a great learning and social environment. Provides a number a divers, interesting courses. Has many extra programs, sports, internships, clubs, that all have a strong impact.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have not seen anything go wrong on the campus. I feel very safe just walking around the campus, even when I have been stuck in a lab until midnight and had to walk to the track system.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life from what I have seen was normal, I didn't get into the Greek life myself but I have heard a lot of good things about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for all types of people from someone that wants to be in a snowboarding club to school council to someone that likes to play video games or design robots.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Utah is great for students that have their education a number one priority but would still enjoy having fun. The campus has a great combination of classes and fun events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can not think of any unusual traditions or locations on campus other than the beautiful view of being on the side of a Utah mountain.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great college and you will be able to fulfill any college education that you are looking for and for a decent price.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do at the University of Utah for fun. You have the great city of Salt Lake City there to do what ever you would like with the track system being able to take you anywhere. You also have a great low priced bowling alley, ping pong, pool, and many other things to do in the lunch area on campus. There are also many more activities that go on campus through out the year that are a blast.

    Food and Dining

    I have not had much of the University of Utah's food but from what I have had there are no complaints.

    Dorm Life

    I was only in the dorms for a very short period of time and have only returned to hang out with some friends of mine, but the experiance there has been great. They have a great area to watch tv, play pool and do many other things. The students are also very friendly and very easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at the University of Utah as I said before are top of the line.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would give the suggestion of making sure that you are going to school for the education and make sure you are going to work hard. The University of Utah has the top of the line classes so of course they are going to be more difficult, so make sure you focus on your schooling and study.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Utah, it has helped me receive many opportunities. I have also received a great college experience there. The teachers and classes are great and they give a great verity of classes.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Salt Lake is a short TRAX ride away. There are pubs and shopping centers there. The campus usually has activities going on during the day.

    Food and Dining

    The Union Building has food but like most college food places is kinda expensive. If you have the time you can take TRAX to the Primary Children's Hospital and get cheaper food in the cafeteria there.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure since I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not too bad but I'm also taking required classes that are purely review for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other college you will want to apply for scholarships to help pay for school.

    In three sentences

    It's a good college and has a very nice campus. Most of the professors are good at teaching and willing to work with you.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The HC (heritage center) has decent food, and a variety. Food at the Union building is pretty good as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm at the moment, but I've heard interesting stories from those who do. If you want to have the college life, and meet different people, live on campus. If you don't want to, live on campus anyway. It's worth it, from my experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally feel challenged, and only overwhelmed maybe once in a while. You really have to know your stuff though, like in any other college, I'm sure. It's not bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, ask questions, make contacts.

    In three sentences

    The U has lots of research opportunities. The teachers challenge without overwhelming. It's really big.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    They make joining clubs very simple.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to work hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have parties four times a year called Crimson Nights. They range from rather average dances, to Halloween costume parties, to masquerade balls.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is expensive, but very worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Salt Lake has plenty of fun things to do (i.e. the zoo, museums, nice restaurants, etc.)

    Food and Dining

    Really good for dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    Fun, but casual. There's not a lot of planned activities.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to study. There is no such thing as an easy grade, here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Join clubs, do the planned activities, get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge, but the professors are amazing. Every class is incredibly specialized. The professors make themselves very available to the students.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something to do on campus

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do around campus! Indoors and outdoors since it is by the city and beautiful mountains!

    In three sentences

    University of Utah has a friendly and beautiful atmosphere. There are so many fun activities as well as resources.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many different emergency booths just in case something happens.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types of clubs and activities that go on at the University of Utah.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very good school.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Utah is located in a very busy part of downtown Salt Lake City. There are many different activities based on what you are interested in.

    Food and Dining

    There is an excellent selection of many different types of food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I have heard great things about it.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very prestigious school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so that you can get all of the classes that you want.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy attending the University of Utah. It is a beautiful campus filled with many great professors. I also love all of the activities that are always going on.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have stations all around campus that you can press a button for security and they say they will be there within minutes. I've never used it, but it is nice to know it is there.

    Greek Life

    Wasn't involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and ways to get involved on campus. You have to pay attention to flyers and actually act on them and attend the meetings, but it is great for networking!

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal, hard working, open-minded, enjoy having fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can go out on the top of the physics building roof (it is usually unlocked) and look out. I think they use it at night sometimes to look at the stars.

    Bang for the buck

    It was relatively inexpensive for an out of state student, although that was still expensive for someone trying to avoid student loans. I really enjoyed the education I received here and as an in state student now, I really think it would be worth going back! Great education for a great price!

    What to do for fun

    In the spring, you will see students tight-rope walking across trees on campus. I always got a kick out of that. Football games are always fun in the giant Rice-Eclees stadium. The MUSS is the student section and they get really riled up each game. In the winter there are ski and snowboarding resorts a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    The pizza pie cafe right off campus is tasty and fun! They also have cafes around campus and grocery stores nearby. I don't think I ever ate at the cafeteria on campus but it smelled good!

    Dorm Life

    I was never in the dorms, but they are close to campus and seem nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I know there are harder schools out there, so that is the reason for the 4 star, but I learned so much at this school. The physics, chemistry, and calculus (2&3) classes were the most difficult for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and try to stay ahead on all of your classes. Know now that you will need to dedicate hours each day to studying. It really makes a difference to research the best teachers before signing up for classes. Don't pick the easy teachers, but go for ones that will teach you the most and best.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a very liberal, fun, challenging school that I will always be proud to have attended. The campus is beautiful and the students are all very different and accepting. This school has tons of choices for majors and opportunities for jobs before and after graduating.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of extracurricular things to go to. Such as Unights, Greek Life, and guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union building has a lot of options for food and most of them taste pretty good. Apart from food offered by the University, there are multiple franchise restaurants right down the street like Cafe Rio, and Zupas.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot more difficult than high school. The material is the same but the depth of knowledge that is expected is a lot higher. Large focus on exams and quizzes and not so much on homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up in high school. Make sure to take the ACT and SAT to help with admissions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is an amazing college with a beautiful campus. The classes are harder than what I expected but I'm getting used to what is expected and enjoy the time spent in class. There are hundreds of options for degree plans, courses, and housing.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always free sporting events, lectures, plays, and concerts happening on campus. The surrounding area is also filled with lots of opportunities to get you out of the house.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus food options have shown a marked improvement in the three years that I've been here. They are cognizant of the student voice and address student concerns when they can.

    Dorm Life

    Live on campus if you can! The residence halls are full of activities and are a great way to establish a new social circle.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that this will obviously vary between departments and professors. Overall I have found that my professors have very clear expectations on what the requirements are for any given class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and talk to your advisor for your intended degree. They can often help you plan out your courses or connect you to scholarships that most of the student population isn't aware of.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a Research One institution that shows an intense commitment to finding each student's signature experience. As a student here I have been able to expand my horizons and grow as a person. The entire campus is committed to student learning and plenty of research opportunities are available as well.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus security and kiosks that you can call them from all over campus. I have never felt unsafe, even after leaving night classes. The campus is located on the upper east side of the city (the nice part), so there isn't much crime. Plus, this is Utah (one of the safest places on earth).

    Great for these types of students

    The U is great for students who want a reasonably priced education, quality instructors and a large scope of educational fields to explore.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the MUSS (the football student group) which has been really active since our football team has won championships over the past few years and made it into the PAC 12 conference

    Bang for the buck

    I had a special deal since my parents are professors (half off tuition), but if I didn't get that I would say that the in state tuition is very reasonable for the quality and prestige of the education.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy reading! I can get totally carried away.

    Food and Dining

    One can get board with anything pretty quickly, but as a whole the dorm food is really good and the cafeteria on campus has a lot of food vendors that offer great meals (especially the Chinese station and the sandwich bar). I wish there was a better salad bar though.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms during my entire study at the U and loved it. The rates are pretty inexpensive, the dorms are right on campus, plus there is a shuttle system that makes getting to any class a 5 or 10 minute commute. The dorms were built new 5 years ago and are very clean and well kept. I have lived in the single dorms where I share a bathroom with just one other girl.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the prerequisites and general classes are moderately challenging, the average student putting in a few hours of homework a week and showing up to class can pass. More challenging courses are offered within competitive majors and in specialized upper division classes. As always, the difficulty of a class depends mostly on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I have as a senior is to try new classes, don't rule out a class because you think that you're no interested in the subject. I'm applying for graduate programs in economics, a field I hope to work in for the rest of my life, based off of having to take a required intro to micro and macro economics my freshman year when doing a business major. My best advice is keep your mind open and follow what you feel passionate about.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is the flagship university for the state of Utah due to it's excellence in education, research as well as scope of academic opportunities. The university additionally offers a community feel where students are free to express themselves academically, spiritually, and socially. It's an superior institution that creates opportunities for student to achieve their goals and experience personal growth.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many fun clubs that you can sign up for. Another real fun thing is the Crimson Nights the school holds. There are many activities throughout the year as well.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very large and the environment is safe and happy throughout the whole school. The professors are great and help out. There are also awesome clubs and activities you can join all year round.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are endless options for fun on campus, seriously. From quarterly concerts that bring bands such as Cobra Starship or Wiz Khalifa (for free) it is a fantastic way to have fun. There is also a lounge in the Student Union and you can play video games or even bowl virtually anytime you like. Fun is all over campus you just have to know what you like and then ask where the club or activity is held.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options at the University of Utah from pizza to Chinese food. All the food is very delicious from my perspective but the only thing I do not like is how expensive it is. Besides the prices the food and places to eat are great.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms to vouch for them but from what I hear it is fabulous.

    Academic Rigor

    Such great classes and professors at the university. Not all classes are taught the same and most are very hands on allowing students to write their own theory papers or make presentations. The class room environments are overall incredibly open-minded and encourage you to speak up and ask questions to better your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ride the Trax train and do not drive up when you have class, it will save you time and money. Take advantage of the free tutoring offered for subjects such as math, science and English, trust me private tutors are quite expensive. Last but not least get involved, there are many clubs such as marketing club or diversity club that can help you adapt into university life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a fantastic university to attend because they have such a variety of degrees and graduate programs to be apart of. They provide a U-card that allows you to ride the public transportation Trax train to help you get to school, for free! The University of Utah also has many forums and activities to constantly provide knowledge and fun, really a great university!

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We had a dead battery. They came in less than ten minutes. Also, I have never felt more safe.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. Watch a movie. There's always an event or something to do. Or get a group of classmates and go do something fun in Salt Lake City. There's stuff to do, literally, everywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Go to class. Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    It is a great community. There are tons of opportunities. They really help you there and you have great professors.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No problems.

    Greek Life

    They are everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's easy to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of places to go to.

    What to do for fun

    Swim, bike, ski, and hike.

    Food and Dining

    You can find all sorts of food places around town.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Intense but practical.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to your counselor often and if you don't like your assigned counselor, find a new one.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school that is very competitive. I feel that the counseling system needs to get better to help students already attending the University. It is in a great location in Utah.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The mountains are really close to campus so you can always go on hikes during the summer, fall or spring. Winter time it is easy to go skiing or snowboarding and most of the resorts are less than 2 hours away. Downtown, City Creek and Gateway have a lot of stores and places to eat and they are less than a half hour away. On campus, there is the Union building that has activities such as pool, ping pong, and bowling. These are just a few options in SLC. The U is fairly close to all the attractions in SLC.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is descent. For meal plans, the food is cafeteria food so it isnt going to change to much where you go to college. For other places on campus, there are a few places to eat that have quality food. There are places that you can eat at such as caputo's and a few others that are really good. The HC (heritage center) is where most students go to eat for their cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    The honors dorms at the U are really nice. If you can make it into the Honors program and get in the dorms, it is worth it. The dorms are overall fairly good. It is easier to meet new people because everyone living on campus is in the same boat as you. You, and everyone else in the dorms most likely wont have many friends so it is easier to meet new people. The dorms are all relatively close to campus and there is a shuttle system if you dont want to walk.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and expect you to put time and effort into the work you do, but it is made possible to get good grades. If you put in a little bit of work, you will do alright. It is not like high school though, you will have to work harder for your grades and be prepared to have a lot of your grades based on tests. If the work is put forth toward your classes, you will learn a lot of useful and practical information. If you plan to not work a little bit, dont expect a 4.0

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather gets cold in the winter, but fall and spring are perfect. Utah is great for outdoors activities in both summer and winter. If you are looking to go to a good school with lots to do, the U is a great place. It is a top school with incredible programs for all degree types. Be prepared to deal with snow and cold during the winter and to walk around campus.

    In three sentences

    A great campus with lots of friendly people. Exciting and fun campus. Great teachers with experience and willingness to help you when you need it. There are lots of resources available for students of all times and for anything you care about.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Salt Lake City is a very safe place to begin with. There are campus police and the campus is in a friendly area.

    Greek Life

    We have a lot of greek life and many people are apart of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities that are put on. Salt Lake city is big so there is lots to do.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student. Many people are very outgoing and love the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the library. It is one of the most expensive libraries in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    For fun a lot of students ski, hike, mountain bike.

    Food and Dining

    There are several cafeterias on campus that serve a wide variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful and is a great way to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not too hard yet you still get a great education from this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they have your intended major. If you like the snow this university would be great for you!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a wonderful school. It is beautiful, a great campus and very friendly people. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very well lit up at night, police phones readily available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who likes a big, beautiful campus that looks over the Salt Lake Valley!

    Bang for the buck

    Not too bad at all if you're not living on campus! Reasonable tuition costs and books aren't bad.

    Food and Dining

    Affordable, many choices :)

    Dorm Life

    Unknown. I live at home because it's considerably cheaper! [Also you cannot have pets in a dorm...that's an instant negative for me!]

    Academic Rigor

    -Very rigorous without being mind-numbingly difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    -If you live nearby...take TRAX! So much cheaper and very easy as compared to living on campus :) -Don't be afraid to take online classes! They are very well done! -New students: keep a map handy :)

    In three sentences

    -Very good school with many major and minor choices -Beautiful campus -Knowledgeable professors

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can only enter housing with your Ucard and it only works for your specific building, so you don't have to worry about creeps coming in. During the winter the always put salt on all the sidewalks so you won't slip and fall. You're safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of each semester there is welcome week. During this week a bunch of clubs set up booths in front of the union where you can sign up for clubs and the greek life. So It really isn't hard to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none that I really know of yet.

    Bang for the buck

    Things can be a little on the hefty side, but you get some awesome discounts at restaurants for being a student! An extra bonus is that you get free UTA services with your Ucard- I always carry that around with me.

    What to do for fun

    The U always has things to do, plus it's located in Salt Lake City and there are loads of stuff you can do in SLC. There are party's every week, social games to attend, seminars, school games, dances, and more. Outside of campus you have pretty much everything else: skiing, snowboarding, paint balling, sledding, ice skating, skating, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is good and they have multiple choices to choose from, but after awhile it's pretty much the same thing; you eventually get tired of it. It is pretty expensive and each meal plan is around 3,000 dollars a semester. It's important to remember that you are required to have a meal plan if you live in housing without a kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty relaxed. There are some really cool students here at the U and if you're lucky, like I was, you'll get an awesome roommate. Be aware that there is smoking and beer even though the University of Utah is considered a dry campus, but no one ever forces it on you. You don't ever have to worry about peer pressure on that matter.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty level of each class really depends on the teacher and on the class. It also depends on how willing your are to put in effort and how willing you are to attend extra help classes (TA sessions). You get what you put in so keep that in mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips to incomers is be informed. Know how much tuition is going to be and know how much housing will cost per semester, remember dining is included in that bill. I also recommend looking up your classes, that way it's easier to find you classes on campus. At first it may be overwhelming, but trust me you'll get the hang of it.

    In three sentences

    University of Utah is a great school! I can't imagine having attended a different university and I'm very satisfied with my choice to come here. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is safe, even at night police offices offer to take you to your car walking with them or even drive you to your car. its so nice great people to

    Greek Life

    fun

    Clubs and Activities

    Awesome!!! play with people who have the same passion for your favorite sport.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone!!! the university offers so many different opportunities everyone with find what they like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Library nights during final go by so fast but are so much fun too.

    Bang for the buck

    ITS A PAC 12 School... which means more new covers.

    What to do for fun

    going to school dance named Crimison dance even attending the university games football basketball and soccer baseball...ect, so much to do its great to hit the gym too.

    Food and Dining

    never having to cook angina!!! the food ranges from sea to stakes. yummy and the dinning life is social, you meet so many people of whom are very nice.

    Dorm Life

    Its a Must!!! living at the university of Utah, not only does it help students become more familiar with what is on campus, its also helps transition high school life into college. dorm life allows students to meet new people from all over the world, and connect with school in deeper levels.

    Academic Rigor

    everything at the university of Utah is made and applied for students to succeed with a degree. professors, staff, even students want everyone to graduate with a degree and live their dream.

    Tips for prospective students

    classes are not that big, unless its high in science but all the professors are so willing to meet with every student who comes to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    looking for a home away from home well University if Utah is the place to be. Its fulled with fun and great staff and most of all it has awesome classes.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Union has a bowling ally and some other various games that are fun. The university also hosts concerts and parties time to time.

    Food and Dining

    They are a little overpriced. On the plus side, they have a lot of selection and they are adding.

    Dorm Life

    I am not living in the dorms. However, from the people I know that are, they seem to like it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The prices of book and tuition are on the rise. Be prepared for the financial burden.

    In three sentences

    I love attending the University of Utah. The teachers are very insightful in what they are teaching, the environment is very nice and comfortable and the opportunities seem endless. I can't wait to finish my degree at the University of Utah.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is tons of things to do on campus and the U is really good about keeping the students informed through texts or email. There is also tons to do in the outdoors of campus and the U has some really sweet deals for the students. They want them to get out and do things.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of places to eat on campus but I have a lot of food allergies and they don't have very many options for me. The food in the Heritage Center gets old really fast too.

    Dorm Life

    As long as you have good roommates the dorms are awesome. Sage Point is the best place to live unless you get an apartment. The

    Academic Rigor

    The honors college is amazing. They have some really fantastic professors and the classes are kept smaller so you really have the chance to learn and interact. It just depends on the classes but most of them are challenging.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, open atmosphere, and hands on, I am very excited to attend. Everyone is very helpful, and they want YOU there.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a priority for the University, there are emergency phones placed all around campus for students to use.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things you can do at the University of Utah. One of the most popular things is to join the MUSS (mighty Utah student section) and to cheer on our athletic teams.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is as good as can be expected from a University.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are clean and very well organized. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in them.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors push each student to achieve excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    As incoming freshmen, make sure to meet with your respective advisors, and to get to know the campus and its student body.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a wonderful school to attend. The professors are well versed in their subjects. The student population is very supportive of the schools extracurricular activities.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a great cafeteria in the student union building and they just got Panda Express! Which is awesome. Also there is a really nice restaurant at the top floor of the Union called the Crimson View which is delicious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to orientation, it is a wealth of knowledge for the campus life and tours are very helpful. Come walk on campus! I'm sure you'll love the atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    It is a large campus with a diverse set of major options from Architecture to Business, Art, Engineering, and other majors. It is one of the best campuses with Wi-Fi everywhere. It is a member of the PAC-12 which boasts academic achievement, innovation, and athletics.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt threatened or scared ever on campus, even when I had night classes. There are help call boxes located around the campus and supposedly cops, although I've never seen them.

    Greek Life

    I don't belong to any , so I can't give personal experience. But classmates have mentioned how much they like it and how well they are set up.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs that you can become involved in. Anything you want, you are almost guaranteed to be able to find here.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are fond of diversity or belong to a minority group should love the U's atmosphere. Also, football fans. Really good medical and science programs for students interested in that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Pie is a great pizzeria with awesome food and an even more awesome atmosphere. Many people's favorite. The U is also pretty fun for football fans. We have a strong rivalry with BYU which is cool during the football season.

    Bang for the buck

    It seems a little expensive at first, but when you figure it all the cool student discounts you get throughout the valley, it's pretty nice. You even get a free trax pass to use for transportation.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there are plenty of clubs and groups you can join and become involved in; everything from sports to drama to art. Different clubs also constantly sponsor movie nights or parties that any student can go to. Off campus, there is skiing/snowboarding in the winter months. Summer has lots of wonderful climbing/hiking opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Yum! Food is great. Campus has a food court with lots of different foods. Plus there are any small diners within walking distance that are fantastic. Personal favorite: The Pie!

    Dorm Life

    I myself don't live on campus, so I don't have any first hand experience, but everything I hear from friends and classmates are positive. They all really like the dorms- they are clean and friendly and large enough for a student to live comfortably in.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are really challenging, but not unnecessarily so. Some are not very good or harder than they need to be. But mostly if you attend class and pay attention you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    The U offers way more than just classes. I'd recommend checking out all the clubs/ groups they have on campus to really become a part of the school and to get any extra help you may need.

    In three sentences

    It is highly diverse. The classes are very in-depth and challenging. The teachers tend to be incredibly helpful.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great university for students who want a great college experience. So many opportunities to get involved. Has a lot of research opportunities.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is quite a bit to do, just make some local friends and keep an eye out for things on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in shape. Pack your own meals. Plan to study late.

    In three sentences

    The university is great. The best college in the state. An obvious choice for anyone from Utah and the surrounding states.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Salt Lake is just a short trax ride away, so there is plenty to do, including two malls and a bunch of movie theaters. Also on campus there is a bowling alley and of course, the parties.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options on campus, for those with a meal plan and those without. The Heritage Center has the main dining hall for those living in the dorms. The Union building has plenty of different eating options, including Jamba Juice. Plus, in select building, there are cafe's or mini mart type things..

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here on campus isn't too bad. The rooms are comfortably big and the food is pretty good. Plus, for the most part, the dorms are pretty mellow. No crazy parties at three in the morning. Not on a school night at least. Also, all the dorms are within walkin distance of every building on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes that I've taken here at the U have been very challenging but veyr rewarding. They require going to class, studying outside of class, and actual effort. However, getting that A feels that much better because of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to try living on campus your first year. It's expensive, but it's the best way to meet new people and to learn about the layout of the school. After living there for a year you'll feel more comfortable finding classes when you don't live on campus and you'll have friends that you met outside of classes.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the U as an 8 out of10. I choose this because the teachers are great, the dorms are decent, and shuttles from the dorms to various places on campus are easy to figure out. However, if you don't live on campus, parking is expensive and it's hard to find unless you get there before eight in the morning.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of options--and students have the ability to create their own clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Pre-med and other pre-health care field studies. I am pre-OT and I feel have a great foundation for graduate studies. I can tell my human anatomy class was far and away better than what students at other universities studied.

    Bang for the buck

    Great value. I think tuition for a full time student is less than 13,500 a year, and any classes beyond 16 credits are free. There are a number of grants, work-study and other financial aid available.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of on campus activities and clubs. Utah in general is an awesome place to live if you like to ski, snowshoe, run, hike or rock climb/

    Food and Dining

    Okay. I wish there were healthier options availabe. Most prepackaged sandwiches and other options contain dairy. It seems to be easier to get fast food, like panda express, on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but I have friends who love it.

    Academic Rigor

    My other undergraduate college was more difficult overall, although prepared to be challenged by any pre-med or science class. I've been told the P.A. and medical programs are notoriously competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up for class every day. I've noticed the students who do not do well are the ones who attend class the least. Talk to teachers and tutors when you first begin to struggle.

    In three sentences

    I have been impressed by the U so far. It is huge, and class sizes are always really large, but I have had excellent teachers overall. Libraries, computers and support systems have been great as well.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students are made aware what to do if they feel unsafe. There are signs posted with numbers for students to call and other resources. Security maintains a presence there and I've always felt safe on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Science and Health majors, for sure.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely! Tuition is modest (compared to most other schools) and the instructors take the extra steps with students. Plus, the facilities are always nicely maintained and the campus is very clean.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of places for free time. Most students frequent The Pie for it's one-of-a-kind pizzas and for the atmosphere. With the light rail that runs through the campus, students are connected to the whole valley with plenty of options for recreation, like snowboarding, the museum, movie theaters, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Best salad bar EVER!! The cafeteria is clean and the staff are courteous. The views from the cafeteria are amazing and it's got a warm, updated atmosphere.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean, students are quite and generally follow guidelines. Never felt uncomfortable or unwelcome. Very friendly and safe environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of studying with challenging material, but some classes require less of your time than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to make yourself aware of all the resources available to you, through the Student Center and your academic advisers.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely great staff and resources for students. They have a wonderful medical program and it's the best bang for your buck.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    What to do for fun

    Ski or snowboard! Pac 12!!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus as a freshman is a great way to meet people since the U is a huge school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Love this school! Big commuter school so look for ways to get involved. Go Utes!

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus! We may be in the middle of Salt Lake but it's a great place to live!

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here isn't a huge part but it is definitely present. There are 6 sororites and more fraternities. The houses are beautiful, but it is expensive. Not as expensive as other schools but still pricey.

    Clubs and Activities

    ASUU (student government), Greek Life, Freshman Council, MUSS board

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal, Mormon (I know these two things don't usually mix - but this is a very diverse campus), people who like the outdoors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can hike to the U which gets lit up at night.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the city life and a good education while staying in the mountains.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone ski's and snowboards. There are lots of Greek parties if you're into that. There's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria serves decent food, it just gets old! There is a panda express and Jamba Juice on campus and you can use a meal from your meal plan there! There is also a restaurant that accepts your meal plan - pretty cool.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is super friendly and the dorms are really nice compared to other schools! My only problem is there is no kitchen, not even a community one! You are forced to have a meal plan and eat at the HC (cafeteria), which gets old.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class you're taking, some are easy and some are extremely challenging. My biology class was near impossible while my writing class was a walk in the park.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the honors program if you can! Join clubs and get involved - seriously - the school is so big it can be intimidating to make friends. Make sure you're prepared for the winter months!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a large school. The honors program is amazing. It is the fourth snowiest school in the United States!

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Football games, gymnastics meets, City Creek, Gateway, Theatre

    Tips for prospective students

    Have your academic schedule planned out ahead of time before you register for your classes. Register early because classes fill up fast!

    In three sentences

    The U is a great place to attend college. My professors have all been kind and helpful when I needed it. They genuinely care for me and continue to encourage me to keep working hard and do a good job.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. There have only been one or two scares since I've been here and I wasn't even affected by those.

    What to do for fun

    The great thing about the University of Utah is that it's so close to downtown Salt Lake. There are plenty of hole-in-the-wall type of places around. Crimson nights can be fun. Most Fridays they play free movies up by the dorms, that's a fun thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of great options for food on campus, although it can be fairly expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, especially for ones first year is a great thing. It's an awesome way to get involved and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that a lot of classes are fast-paced. Many require daily work in order to keep up.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never seen anything bad really ever happen on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a million on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Biology Students

    Bang for the buck

    Its a great place to learn and get to know yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends. There are concerts and parties all over the place, but you have to know people to go with, otherwise they are not nearly as fun.

    Food and Dining

    Eat on campus every day, and the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but what I hear is ok...

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the biology program, and it is pretty intense. Its a great chance to learn, but you have to work for your grades here. no easy A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to spend a few hours a day at least to study. Get involved! Campus life is great when you are involved.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school with lots of opportunity. Make sure you are ready to study.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus feels safe and the three years I've been going there I have never felt unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join whether hosted by the University or by each individual college.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for outgoing students or wallflowers, there is a place for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is better than other in state colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities everywhere at the U.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of locations to take a break between classes and get good food and drinks.

    Dorm Life

    I have friends that live in the dorms and love it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but in a good way, not in a I'm going to pull out my hair kind of way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get around campus and explore.

    In three sentences

    The environment at the U is great, it's open and free. The instructors are great in the Art Department, they are always willing to help and to keep the students moving forward. I attended USU and didn't enjoy the setting as much as I do at the U.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Really good. I think one person was flashed over the course of two years and that was the worst of it.

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    They have numerous options depending on your field but I really enjoyed the international center's iMentor program which was a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Art, Architecture, Business, History.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of unique little places across campus but I prefer the weekly exhibits at the Art building.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is amazingly cheap and a decent education

    What to do for fun

    The mountains are nearby but mainly I read.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend doing your generals as quickly as possible so if you get into a program that doesn't allow for many electives you are able to complete your degree.

    In three sentences

    A great school and especially for the cost. They have a number of nationally ranked programs and superb faculty. Also, the area is a beautiful place to live.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    140 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a top priority for the school. They have local cops and their own looking out for students and their safety

    Greek Life

    The usual

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can imagine they got and if they don't. You can start that club easily.

    Great for these types of students

    Love big schools, and all about the traditional college lifestyle

    What to do for fun

    Can play pool, go bowling, movie nights, Crimson nights

    Food and Dining

    Can easily find what you want around campus for food or in downtown Salt Lake City

    Dorm Life

    Simple and cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    It can tend to be overwhelming but if you can stay focused. It will be great

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't get distracted from your work

    In three sentences

    A great school, full of school spirit and easy to get around the big campus.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I feel the prices are always too high, but considering the whole living/education experience I've seen worse.

    What to do for fun

    I play the piano and they have a number of places to do so on campus and in the housing areas. There are also many trails to run on right behind the housing.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing is as good as homecooked, and the food could be more healthy, but there is a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are relatively new and very well kept. There are different areas reserved for different student groups so that you can be with fellow students who are in other classes, and they are very respectful of finals week for studying.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken a number of classes that require no more than showing up and listening to the powerpoint presentation that is already online, you can pass these classes without reading. It is good to have some classes like this though, because other classes require chapters of reading and writing every week.

    Tips for prospective students

    NEVER take your general courses outside your major. I wasted my first year here taking general courses from random colleges because I was not advised that all my general courses would be included in what my major required. Take generals online or at the end of your career if needed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is conveniently located, it is near housing, transportation and jobs. I like that there are usually a variety of class options for students that are working or have families. There are activities and student groups for anyone.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sport, game, bowling. everything....

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and convenient. Professors here are good.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus is close to several ski resorts. I love to snowboard.

    Food and Dining

    They have amazing options for food.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I had friends that loved it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out what you want to do and focus on it.

    In three sentences

    They are a well rounded school. They have amazing programs.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the freedom of taking online classes the U of U has many to choose from! I love the online class experience so much, that I prefer it to classroom classes! You can do your work from anywhere with your laptop, and do it on your own time, which is great for those who work full-time.

    Bang for the buck

    I like that my tuition covers my public transportation costs. I can take the bus or trax whenever! I think the books can get very expensive, so try the used books, or ebooks or another alternative like amazon.com I think tuition is pretty expensive so apply for financial aid!

    What to do for fun

    There are some for credit, or not for credit dance classes, like Latin dance! There are concerts and other events to attend near the U of U campus. There is bowling and other games on campus!!

    Food and Dining

    There are different kinds of food to buy and eat on campus! Also there are places to eat off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know what dorm life is like!

    Academic Rigor

    The U of U has various classes, some that enhance your abilities to write, others to speak a foreign language, and many others that inspire you to think critically about different topics or concepts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are my tips: Apply for Financial aid at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Apply for scholarships and grants! Pick classes that interest you!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great University. There is a lot of flexibility in class times. There are many activities like sports, student government, and service opportunities.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities for every kind of person, personally I love video games and I was surprised when I discovered there was a club holding different activities.

    Food and Dining

    I really like eating at the dinner hall but it could have more diversity. The Mongolian Grill is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    It feels really safe living on campus and it's very convenient with the shuttle system so I highly recommend to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers that have an incredible availability, there's also a lot of support from the TA's. I really like the diversity at the U.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only tip is you should always be organized and prepare well your classes for each semester but don't worry, the adviser will help you greatly with this.

    In three sentences

    Right now I'm an International student at the University of Utah but I feel I'm home, currently I'm taking the EAE program to design video games and it's the best experience of my life with great teachers and supportive staff.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What not to do for fun?

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing in large classes. Get to know your TA's very well. Half the time they are the ones writing you letters of recommendations.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing university with many opportunities for student involvement and career exploration. There is always something to do in Salt Lake City making its location ideal. If you are an avid outdoorsman than this is great as well because of the mountains.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. Emergency call buttons are in many buildings, as well as various locations outdoors. Students can call campus escorts any time at night to have someone walk them home.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of options, not the biggest participation among students.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor enthusiasts, Mormons

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Olympic torch is outside the stadium, where the 2002 Opening Ceremony took place.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good value for a large, reputable university.

    What to do for fun

    Hike, ski, shop, attend sporting events on campus, arts performances.

    Food and Dining

    Not good. Very few options, overpriced, and just not tasty!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very new and spacious. However, a lot of students commute to school, so there isn't the best sense of community on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You can kind of pick your level of rigor. Students can do very little work and still do fine, depending on their major, while others can pick difficult majors or classes and work very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a high GPA and test scores, you'll likely earn some scholarships from the University. Otherwise, selection isn't extremely competitive.

    In three sentences

    A really great school. There are a large number of options for study, many of them highly ranked. This was definitely the right school for me.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    148 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS

    Great for these types of students

    medical focus students

    What to do for fun

    football games!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan out your degree track ahead of time

    In three sentences

    Good university focused on medical programs. If you can take generals somewhere else then transfer your life will be much easier. Classes are much smaller in upper division.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    College hosts lots of different activities for the students. Concerts, free food, movies. etc

    Food and Dining

    Not to many choices if you live on campus and food court needs more choices but around campus lots of eateries.

    Dorm Life

    Very social life many events hosted for students living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are taught by professors that know what they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring clothes that will keep you warm!

    In three sentences

    Great college, located in an amazing city!

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    150 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have found the campus to be very safe and campus police can escort you somewhere if you find yourself nervous. :)

    Greek Life

    I am a member of the honors society sorority but have not done much with it! If your a music major TBS is also a great one to look into. I have been invited to join them and hope to do that next year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again the music department and especially the Marching Band are amazing! Working with these groups creates a great social circle!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking for a fun and diverse student body. Recommended for students that are go-getters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tuba section always sings Bohemian Rhapsody before the football games. We have a designated drinker award in the marching band.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience is definitely worth the money but still be careful school is very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots of hiking, biking, movies, etc and there is something always going on around campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food around campus is great and there are many options in the student living areas. The only problem is you have to go downtown to get more options.

    Dorm Life

    I have loved living on campus, it is expensive but worth doing at least once.

    Academic Rigor

    I have so far done all my generals in the honors college program and I find my classes very interesting and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply early and apply for financial aid. Talk with your professor and make sure he/she gets to know you. Take advantage of the resources on campus, it is worth it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great school that has a diverse student body and a dedicated staff. The departments I have worked with are always striving for excellence. The music department is amazing.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing! There are police officers on campus and sometimes they hold self defense classes. All over campus there are emergency polls with buttons on them which you push if you do get robbed, assaulted, hurt etc. The police will come immediately to you.

    Great for these types of students

    The University is great for anyone going into a Business major or a medical major. These two schools are really competitive with their students. The business building is huge and there's a large hospital on campus where students are able to intern, volunteer, and do research.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm a resident in Utah and so tuition isn't as expensive for me. I definitely get my money's work because of the teachers and the tutoring services.

    What to do for fun

    The University has lots of events weekly! There are so many clubs to join and these clubs and organizations holds events weekly and some hold events during finals for students to relax.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining hall near the dorms has a large variety of food, but it doesn't really change on a daily basis. Their are lots of restaurants near the University and cafes in nearly every building.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live at the dorms, I commute an hour each day from the valley, but I did stay in the dorms for a a night for orientation and it was my first experience. Granted I wouldn't want to live that way, but the dorms their are pretty good and are near the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work hard if you want to stay in the school. This is emphasized by the professors a lot and it's great because it's a a challenge I love!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use what the school has to offer. The school has a lot of tutoring programs along with a writing center that helps students with their writing.

    In three sentences

    The teachers here are all so helpful. The atmosphere on campus and in classrooms is amazing. The academic advisers are also so helpful because the students are their first priority.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    With Salt Lake City in the frontyard and the mountains in the backyard, the U of U has nearly everything to do for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always befriend your teachers. They are extremely helpful and will do anything for you.

    In three sentences

    The greenest campus in the PAC 12, the U of U is an amazing and beautiful University. The teachers and students are so friendly and helpful. Also, the U has a dense variety of majors and programs for everyone.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    153 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Make good choices and friends.

    Greek Life

    Eat at the Greek restaurants in downtown Salt Lake.

    Clubs and Activities

    Business scholars

    Great for these types of students

    The size of the rooms and the atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bowling lanes are very unique but always fun to go with friends during the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    With enough help you can make it through.

    What to do for fun

    Go to activities or go hike the mountains near by.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great and it is sold at a reasonable good price.

    Dorm Life

    Very unique and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and advisers are all willing to listen and help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you actually visit the campus in person.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere here is very pleasing. The people, teachers and staff are very kind and supportive. Here at the U is all you need, Diversity, entertainment, and a good learning environment.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    154 of 205

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I have a family and work no time for them

    Bang for the buck

    Becasue of the football team the school charges more. I dont like football and never watch any games. I hate having to pay more because of them

    Food and Dining

    ok selection

    Dorm Life

    I Lived off campus cause of the price and the family housing was not very inviting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your degree. Don't waste time taking classes not needed

    In three sentences

    Great College. Amazing classes offered

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I will see in the fall.

    Bang for the buck

    As I stated earlier U of U is a little more expensive but the preparation and education that you receive is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You are surrounded by mountains! There are so many different things to do from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to biking, hiking, camping, rock climbing and fishing in the summers. Most University of Utah students enjoy these activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is great food on and around the campus. Most places are not that expensive and provide great service and food.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    From what others have told me, classes can be very rigorous but they are the best preparation for masters and doctorate programs that you will find.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that tuition is a little more expensive than other universities in Utah but the programs are worth the extra cash.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has some of the top health science programs in the state of Utah. It is a very focused environment with professors who seem very willing to help you engage in any way that they can.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun at the University of Utah. It is located in Salt Lake City which is loaded with activities and places to visit.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of food and dining options for students at the University and around it as well. Prices are also very reasonable and one can find cheap dining. You will not starve as a student here!

    Dorm Life

    The University of Utah constantly has a party going on! Dorm life is great and allows many students to feel included and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are so insightful and many competitive. Competitive classes allow students to strive to reach their fullest potential and take the most out of higher education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved at the University! The University of Utah has so much to offer and many opportunities to create new and lasting friendships. Embrace this school, taking advantage of every opportunity presented.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a wonderful academic institution that allows comfort for all students.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to see on the campus from dance, theater, and a museum. Also Salt Lake City offers plenty of things to see and do. For the outdoor types there are great hiking, skiing and snowboarding places in the beautiful Rockies nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There are several cafes in the various buildings on campus. Also the Union Building has some great dining options. Nearby there are some great options off campus. The Pie is a fantastic option and student favorite place to get a slice.

    Dorm Life

    There are many housing options in the area. Also there are a lot of great places and things to do in Salt Lake City.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Utah is a well know school, even outside the state. This is a fantastic school for medical and business students. There are also several degrees to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend first requesting some information of the school. For new students they ask that you come to an orientation. While these can be long, they are helpful in providing a tour and other info (this is a pretty big campus).

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is an outstanding school! It is a great academic school with about 85 majors to choose from. It is also a great school for those who love the college life.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of security. Always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Minimal

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost anything, you just got to look for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering and Medical/Biomedical

    What to do for fun

    The school does hold some events now and again, but the real events are in the city or outdoors. There are about 8 different ski/snowboard resorts within 30 minutes of the city. There is nearby mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and even some kayaking and water sports. Inside the city downtown area there is live music somewhere every night with large famous bands at least monthly if you look for them. Bowling alleys, paint balling, anything you could imagine that other people would want to do is available in salt lake.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurants nearby and a decent selection of dining in union building.

    Dorm Life

    Average, not much to comment on here. Very dependent on your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper level classes get very tough, what do you expect though, it is college after all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes from a few different departments to see what you are interested in. The school offers introductory level courses for pretty much every major and it is better to explore the major then rush into it too soon.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus, nice teachers and lots of research funding for cutting end research in biomedical applications. Due to the school being a large school right in the middle of a large city it is quite a commuter school.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are location everywhere to call in case of am emergency, plus there also might be an app to keep people safe.

    Bang for the buck

    With your U identification card all the buses and trains are free.

    What to do for fun

    there is always a sporting event. The U takes pride in its football because of the PAC12.

    Food and Dining

    The dining area has many different options like Panda Express, or jambe Juice. It is pretty nice.

    Dorm Life

    I never way in a dorm, but they have many parties and fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect a lot. There is a lot of studying, the library is practically a second home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the LEAP program or the Honors program to earn more credits and get your generals out of the way.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. Utah's environment is welcoming and open-minded. The university is apart of the PAC12 making it a fun school to attend.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food here is very good, but rather expensive. I recommend it for nights out, but not for every day eating.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus myself, but from what friends have told me, its pretty average when compared to other colleges. However, the Honors college has its own living building, and it is quite nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The University prides itself on being a Research 1 school, and courses in STEM fields are very rigorous. General classes are easier to handle for the most part, but your major classes will stretch your limits quite a bit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. Some general classes are very large and require a lot of self-motivation to do well in. Also have your career goals in mind so you know what classes to zero in on. This school is expensive, so if you are undecided, it might be best to attend a transfer school first before enrolling here.

    In three sentences

    Excellent research school for medicine and physical sciences. Large, beautiful campus. Large student body.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hangout in the union.

    Food and Dining

    Too many options.

    Dorm Life

    Very eco friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Ranked 78th in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply well before time.

    In three sentences

    Huge Campus. Friendly People. Awesome Diversity.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Sounds like the best group of schools for the medical schools around. Sounds like an enjoyable place, and i hope i can get accepted and look forward to hopefully joining

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Patrol is always on campus and there are certain buttons scattered around the University that contact police right when touched.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is great. You can get involved in so many activities by becoming part of this life.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs and activities! Sorority's and Fraternities are great and other clubs as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not many that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    I get instate tuition since I live here, and it is a great price. I get free Trax, free concert tickets and free gym membership just for going to this school. The best part is, I also get a great learning experience.

    What to do for fun

    This school is close to downtown so you can go to the parks, or the shopping mall which is only about 10 minutes away. Also, on campus there are volleyball courts and soccer fields. The gym is also free to the students so it is a great way to stay fit!

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't terrible, it definitely gets you by. There are a lot of different choices as well.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm was expensive, but it was so convenient to be close to campus, and it is also a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is so good about helping students in need, and students also have access to so many computers and textbooks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Getting involved is such a great way to meet people and explore the campus and even find out more information on jobs or internships for your major!

    In three sentences

    This school is so great. I have met so many great people through sorority's, fraternities and even classes. I love this school because it has so many options and activities.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Participate in Clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There's an amazing food court in the Union Building.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs and organization as humanly possible

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah provides quality education and a great education experience. Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, the Campus is in a great location for local students and transfer students as well.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on from football to basketball to parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike or a scooter to get around faster

    In three sentences

    Great campus! Always making updates and improvements. Easy to get around.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The GYM! I love the field house.

    Food and Dining

    Good food :)

    Dorm Life

    I like it but again people are not really social.

    Academic Rigor

    Really good school but not the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be really out going to make some friends.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus with great professors. I lot of potential to learn and grow. No one is really social on campus though.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Incredibly safe for a campus this size. There are escorts available and emergency phones through out. Lighting is abundant in parking lots and on walkways.

    Greek Life

    Smaller than a lot of other universities and with smaller housing but there are at least a dozen or so houses right off campus. They do participate in community activities and with other organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Outdoor clubs and activities, Greek life, community organizations, sports, arts and dance and film to name s few...

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, liberal minded, free thinking, creative, driven to succeed, athletic and community minded students will flourish here.

    Bang for the buck

    The U is a state school and tuition is reasonable. The cost of living as a whole is pretty low compared to many other states and major cities.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities abound! Hiking, skiing (both water and snow), swimming, tennis, canoeing, you name it, you can do it at the U and around in the nearby mountains. Plenty of open space for almost any activity. The U has great recreational facilities. The 2002 Winter Olympics were held in Sale Lake and the facilities are still in use to the public. Lots of outdoor concerts are held all through the valley and many sporting activities, outdoor fairs and festivals are held all year long. Southern Utah is beautiful year round and great for hiking.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat on campus including the cafeteria in the Heritage Commons. If you are in housing on campus, you can choose a meal plan at the HC or transfer one meal a day to someplace else on campus. In the student center, there are places to eat (like fast food) or on campus dining like the Huntsman Cancer Institute (which has sit down dining).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic and definitely the way to go if you are a freshman, although you can live in student housing your entire time at the U. Activities are abundant and help students assimilate into college life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary depending on the faculty but most classes are rigorous in study and time spent on assignments. Meeting with an academic counselor every semester will help you to follow a plan to graduate on time if you know your major beforehand. If not, you can always take your generals first.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is sprawling and there is a train (TRAXX) that can take you through campus and all over the valley. As a student at the U, you have access to this and public transportation. Be prepared for plenty of outdoor activities like skiing, hiking and water sports. There are plenty of jobs on campus for students and there is also on campus housing.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus located at the foothills of Salt Lake City that offers great programs in arts, sciences and health sciences. Friendly people, many outdoor activities and wide open spaces are ample. Faculty is top notch and opportunities to excel in your field are endless.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are constant concerts being held, where you get free tickets for being a student. Programs/Social clubs will hold game days or the school SBO's will hold activities where we can all participate. They just built a new recreation center and also you can go downstairs in the Union building and play pool or bowl with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food can get really expensive, you would think it would be cheaper because we're struggling college students. Although it is expensive, it tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay, not too crazy, but overall its a fun experience to live on campus and easy to get to school.

    Academic Rigor

    So many different classes you can take especially ones that will help you with your major. The teachers are so helpful and they also have teacher aides that will hold study sessions if you ever need help and the teacher isn't always available to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very open when you plan on attending the University of Utah. If you are shy, you will definitely learn to make friends and having a lot of friends is beneficial to you. There are study groups and other activities all the time you can get involved in to help you achieve your goals better. Get involved with all the programs and clubs they have to gain a better experience while you are there.

    In three sentences

    The academics and sports are great. There are resources that can help you all over campus convenient to your schedule. The diversity at this school is amazing!

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Pie is a great pizzeria and is great way to spend time with friends

    Food and Dining

    Food varies and is typically good. Many scholarships for free meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet people and create better helpful friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are carefully selected to help you in school

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the free events and always have fun

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has a eccentric, warm feeling. The creative atmosphere helps for a better learning environment and social area. The University of Utah is by far a great school

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Free movies at the theater.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive

    Dorm Life

    I do not live at the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with an advisor.

    In three sentences

    Good college. Good football team. Nice campus.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus there are always sports activities, plays, musicals, symphonys, movie screenings etc. Just check them out at utah.edu

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, with panda express and jamba juice in the union bldg.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, so I don't know much about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard, just as long as your push yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really try to apply for scholarships here. For in state tuition it isn't too expensive, but out of all the public universities in the state of utah, it is one of the most expensive. Try to get to know people, as that will make it more of an enjoyable experience!

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school and the classes I have taken so far. It is a commuter school, so it is harder to get to know people unless you throw yourself out there. I.e.Sororitys and Frats, Social Clubs, Sports, etc. The campus is beautiful with so many accessible things within a half hour each way. (ski resorts, downtown, professional sports teams, etc.)

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very laid back and everyone is really chill. There are the occasional bike and longboard accidents but everyone is there to help each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of clubs! There is a club for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone will fit in at the U! It is very diverse and everyone is included. There is a wide variety of activities and extracurricular activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always farmers market on Thursdays at the Union building.

    Bang for the buck

    Food and supplies are very affordable on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Meet new people! There are always extracurricular activities!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at the University of Utah is great! They have a wide variety of foods. The food never gets old in the Union Building.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at the University of Utah is awesome! There are always people getting together for extracurricular activities. There is something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Utah is a more difficult school to be accepted into. But if you do make it in, you will need to work hard. Most people seem to be very successful and are ready to work hard to achieve their A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I could give advice to anyone about to go to the U, I would tell them to get to know campus before they start classes. Also, the University of Utah is absolutely amazing and to be excited to attend!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is simply the best! All of the students are very prestigious with sports and driven with their academic achievements. There is always something for everyone at the U.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe, and there are escorts available to walk me around if I do. I am very comfortable with my level of safety both on campus and in the dorms.

    Greek Life

    It seems pretty big on campus, but I personally am not interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities, but I don't feel like there are many clubs that fit the average student. Most of the clubs are so specific that I don't know if they're really clubs or more just a group of friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a good education and are willing to pay for it/have scholarships for it. There is lots of fun stuff to do, but it is a pretty tough school.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive for sure, but I do feel like its a high quality school and like I'm not just going through the motions to get a degree.

    What to do for fun

    Salt Lake has lots to offer, especially when it comes to concerts. Most of the things to do are events, not places, so it's best to just check an online list of events.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on where you eat. The Union (on campus) has good options, but it can get monotonous. The dining hall is terrible. You pay almost as much as you're paying for your rent for recycled food. They use the same food over and over and adjust it a little. The pasta is used as spaghetti noodles, then in stir fry, and penne is used for pasta and then put on pizza the next day. I have seen multiple instances of food being used for multiple days. The options are generally the same every day and it gets boring.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm (Gateway Heights), my RA, and the experiences I have. It is overpriced, though.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes you are taking. Some are more difficult than others. Most of my general education courses are very easy, while my higher level classes and classes for my major are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus. I'm not your typical outgoing girl, but living on campus has been a great way to make friends and really feel like I'm getting the college experience.

    In three sentences

    Very good place to live and to study. It definitely feels like a big school, but the departments themselves make it feel small. I'm loving it.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus, I have no fear walking home after a night class.

    Greek Life

    There are many major greek fraternities and sororities that suit just about any type of person.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge variety of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are adventurous and love the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions include redfest which is basically a big concert and fun activities on campus that is a blast.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the bang for the buck is really up to the individual person making the most of their opportunities, if you get involved then you will have an awesome time.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking and biking during the summer and skiing during the winter. Outdoors in Utah doesn't get much better.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious food but at a higher rate then I would like.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes people can keep you up at night but that is a problem with any dorm. The dorms here were built for the winter olympics so they are nice and well located.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is challenging but very fair and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to develop good study habits from the very first class. Develop a good relationship with a professor so that you can get feedback from them or a recommendation down the road.

    In three sentences

    Very friendly atmosphere with an easy to navigate campus. The professors are top notch and do an excellent job. The facilities such as the Mariott Library is incredible and they are building a new health fitness type building.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University offers a text message system that texts every registered number updated information on incidents, such as assaults, firearms, and wary strangers. Walking on campus at night can be frightening, and there is a Campus Escort system available if you need to get to the other side during odd hours.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities and sororities are very friendly and open towards new recruits and prospective members. They are very informative and honest and desire that everybody feel comfortable and at ease. Partying is very common, and anyone is welcome to join, as long as they do not disrupt the peace.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs, even ones circulating around odd topics, such as video games and anime. It's a fantastic way to meet new people and build connections. Each club will plan their own activities and advertise it to the entire campus. Free food is always a good bribe.

    Great for these types of students

    If you desire to major in medicine or dive somewhere into the medical field, this University is your pathway. I enjoy the exposure to the volunteer opportunities with the nearby University Hospital and Primary Children's Medical Center, in addition to clubs advertised on campus which are capable of making you a well-rounded student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since the dining hall is an all-you-can-eat, students often take handfuls of apples and bananas back to their dorms to eat.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're paying in-state tuition, then this University is wonderful. There are many scholarship opportunities offered, as well as financial aid. If you go here, then you will have access to numerous amounts of hiking trails, and, in the winter, ski resorts will offer you passes at heavily discounted prices. Many items sold here are subsidized and tax-free.

    What to do for fun

    There are events everyday at various intervals of the day, and you are free to pop in and check it out. The fraternities and sororities also hold parties and there are many extracurriculars, such as intramural sports and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The main cafeteria is a buffet and it circulates food that can range from Mexican to Chinese. Pizza is served during all meals, and there are plenty of choices in beverages and food. You are free to stay however long you like, and they offer To-Go meals, if you are in a hurry.

    Dorm Life

    If you establish a relationship with your roommate, then dorm life is pretty relaxed, as you have someone there to support you. If you attempt to meet everyone on your floor, then you can feel more relaxed and able to make memories.

    Academic Rigor

    Though I am doing pre-requisites, the classes do demand a lot of manageable work. Do not let it pile up or you will be overwhelmed and exhausted.

    Tips for prospective students

    During your first week, go out and meet as many people as you can! Get to know your roommates, if you will live on campus, by going to dinner and events with them! Don't be afraid to talk things out or get help.

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus with a plethora of hiking and nature trails. The people here are very friendly and supportive, in addition to helpful in assisting you with directions. There are many programs here that are here to support you in whatever you do at the University.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt threatened on campus. There is good lighting, there are emergency buttons around campus, and you can always call for a security escort if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Not a raging Greek life but definitely a decent population. Not greek personally but plenty of houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, there's a club for it. You'll find something.

    Great for these types of students

    SKI BUMS. And everyone else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MUSS! The Mighty Utah Student Section for football. Actually each athletic program has a muss or some version of it. Join it. Its $20-40 and includes a free shirt, catered tailgate (for football), and all your game tickets in advance.

    Bang for the buck

    The U is one of the most (comparatively) affordable schools on the market and it is an extremely incredible school. We have a medical program that people from all over the west coast travel to and look to for expertise. We have one of the best MBA programs on the west coast. We are tied with MIT for the number of patents we produce. There are so many incredible opportunities and the programs are at a level comparable to Ivy League (really). And for a cost less than most state schools, you can't beat the value.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, skiing, biking. running, intramural sports, go downtown - City Creek, Gateway.

    Food and Dining

    Things have changed in the HC (cafeteria) since I was in the dorms so I'm not entirely sure but it used to be average. There was a wide variety but it wasn't always fabulous. It is very convenient though.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you live in Chapel Glen. The other dorms are nice but Chapel Glen is by far the most social and the place where you will meet the most people.

    Academic Rigor

    This certainly depends on your major. Science and math based majors have much more homework and can be more challenging but other majors are still a huge time commitment and can involve lots of paper writing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do an internship. Nothing beats outside experience. What you learn in the classroom is great, but you have to learn how to apply it in the real world.

    In three sentences

    The U is one of the best experiences I've ever had. I've found professors who genuinely care about and have a passion for what they are teaching, and it shows. I have never once regretted my decision to be at the U.

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I plan to rush this spring. Seems like fun opportunity to meet people and party.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't really heard of any clubs and activities I guess are okay. A lot of good concerts come to this area, so that's cool.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to hang low and don't want to run into that person from last night, then it's a great place. I NEVER see the same people twice, it's crazy.

    Bang for the buck

    Really large class sizes, but I guess it's okay. It seems like they have a lot of connections with hospitals and stuff so a lot of good internships.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of volunteer opportunities and stuff....kind of wish I could find more to get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    Eh, okay. Never really eaten there a whole lot. I just bring my own.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on how you apply yourself. There is an honors college which you can apply to and they have MUCH smaller class sizes and expect more out of students.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always felt safe on campus and never had to worry about a thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just about any club you can think of if you have time for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Pi is an awesome pizza place close to campus that is pretty popular.

    Bang for the buck

    I wasn't too excited about spending so much money for what I got out of this school.

    What to do for fun

    Living in Salt Lake City gives you lots of opportunities to go play in the outdoors. The mountains are just a few minutes away so you can go snowboarding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, or anything whenever you want. Salt Lake is a pretty nice place and you can find just about anything to satisfy your interests.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive and not that great, but there are lots of options and places to eat around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I heard that it wasn't too bad. There isn't usually much going on and it isn't a very social school.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes were challenging and had high academic standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a big commuter school. Parking is terrible so it is best to find any other way to get to school. UTA services are free with your U card so take advantage of TRAX. Campus is huge so find a way to get around quickly. Don't plan on a very exciting social atmosphere on campus, and be ready to spend most of your time studying for classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a commuter school and there isn't a lot of social life. It is a good school and has high academic standards. High emphasis on medical programs.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems to have a lot of campus police.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many offered!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy, SLC has so much hiking, skiing and snowboarding and more sports on campus as well

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All of the sports facilities are amazing, especially the Football center (although closed to the public)

    Bang for the buck

    Still quite expensive compared to the prices in the city of Salt Lake

    What to do for fun

    Join the fitness classes or go to the Union for free pool and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Food carts look awesome, but I haven't eaten on campus, I tend to brown bag it.

    Academic Rigor

    I find it not as challenging as my school in Canada, but I'm happy to get better grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to explore all the different courses for core requirements before you decide your major, I seemed to like things completely different from what I initially came here for.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah campus is beautiful and has a lot to offer including sports classes, medical to business buildings. I'm really happy with the variety of course they offer, especially the fitness classes for credit. The only thing I would love to change about this school is the international tuition price.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a text-alert system that is always advertised and the campus is always well-lit and well-occupied

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 student-led clubs that get together on campus that have a variety of interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Career-minded, enthusiasts, people who are passionate about what they want to do.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you take advantage of your college experience and get involved here then you will definitely get your moneys worth while keeping up good grades and building a resume.

    What to do for fun

    You're only 20 minutes away from most ski resorts and also hiking trails in the spring and summer. There's also always something going on on the campus with a number of clubs. In the Union center there are pool tables, bowling, and gaming centers to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has plenty of food and dining places throughout including a full mini-food court and a panda express in the Union building. It also has small snack shops in most buildings if you're on the go that carry drinks, candy, fresh fruit, and deserts.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life gets you out into the college community and instantly unites you with friends your same age and sometimes you will even have a couple of general ed classes with them, which will make you instant study-buddies.

    Academic Rigor

    You should expect to work hard but the payoff is definitely great. As long as you keep your gpa above a 3.5 you will be applicable for almost any scholarship and opportunity that comes your way. As long as you learn to manage your time you will have no problem succeeding here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If the U has your major you definitely want to go here because in each major program they have a vast amount of extra things you can do to get an emphasis on your degree. Even if you don't know what you want to do you have plenty of time to decide and get a lot of real world experience in the extra curricular activities. The student government is all about getting people involved in the school and there are over 30 different on-campus organizations that help get people involved and on their way into their career.

    In three sentences

    This University is awesome in everything it does, it gets students very involved in everything there is to do. There are unlimited amounts of opportunity here no matter what you want to do, they have a lot of volunteer opportunities, scholarships, research opportunities, and career oriented services. I learn about a new tool I can use to help me every day.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can hike or bike on trails right behind the university. A really fun thing to do for fun is ski and snowboard on various ski resorts nearby campus. If staying on campus is your thing then there are sports,pool tables, and even a bowling alley and even a video game station where you can hang out and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be unorganized get a planner. Manage your time efficiently and take advantage of student groups and organizations. Be very outgoing and don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    The U of U is a very research rich environment. They have friendly and supportive faculty. The university has lots of student run programs and services.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe during my two years here.

    Greek Life

    Fun! Nice parties, formals, and community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone. Literally.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who can keep an academic focus, but still want to have fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Living Room! A hike up behind the dorms that looks like furniture.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, its a bit overpriced. However, with scholarship, its totally worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Go slack-lining, join the outdoor recreation club, go snowboarding, skiing, hiking, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The HC is great. Take advantage of the salad bar and fruit bar every day! Breakfast there is by far the best. Dinner can get monotonous, but still very doable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice in comparison to many other colleges. They do have a large party scene, especially in Chapel Glen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has a vast selection of minors and majors. There is something to do for everyone, whether it be student governments, Greek life, or academic clubs. The worst part of the university is the high tuition rates that do not include parking at all!

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    AMAZING! The Greek System is smaller here, but you really get to know everyone. We are all a tight knit community and all the sororities and fraternities do fun events and volunteer work together.

    What to do for fun

    Redfest, Crimson nights, football games, gymnastic meets, career fairs, snowboarding, concerts. They have it all.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! You can also use transfer means on lower campus where there is panda express and a sit down restaurant!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but everyone that does loves it. They always have tons of activities and are good at pairing you up with good roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    It's all up to you have much you want to challenge yourself. You can get by taking really easy classes, but the hard classes are entertaining making them more enjoyable than difficult. You can always tell when it is midterm week though based on how hard everyone is studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus, there are many opportunities so you cannot miss them. Rush and be part of the Greek system, it makes the big campus have a community feel. There are also many volunteer opportunities that somehow relate to every area of study.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university with many opportunities to get involved and to get the education you are looking for. The campus is beautiful with a lot of great features, including a beautiful library with tons of study space. Students are here because they want to be and are ready to focus, a wonderful environment to be in.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm sure that there is plenty to do at campus for fun, because they have lots of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    I can't really say how good the food there is, but The University of Utah is in Salt Lake, there should be lots of food options to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life at the University of Utah.

    Academic Rigor

    University is harder to get into, than other colleges and Universities in Utah.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think the University of Utah is great to meet new people because it is such a big school. Also the campus is huge. It will be harder to get into than other schools in Utah. The tuition will be more too.

    In three sentences

    University of Utah has a big campus. There are lots people. University of Utah is a big school.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    DO IT! Going Greek was the best decision I have ever made, it has helped me to become such a great young lady, and it has helped me to excel in academics and leadership experience. I have made so many friends (Greek and non-Greek) because of joining

    What to do for fun

    I have gotten involved in Greek Life and LDSSA, they both constantly have events going on that are way fun to be involved in. Go to the football games, join the MUSS, go to any events you can that campus sponsors.

    Food and Dining

    The food is kinda expensive, and not the most nutritious

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you may have to put A LOT of time into it

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!! It will make your College experience. Hands down.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah can be a hard campus to get involved on. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and the counselors are more than willing to help you out.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    It isn't as big as at some schools, but its fairly healthy. Most everybody on the row are friends and that makes parties really fun. Everybody is very nice and smiley and it expands your social circle exponentially.

    What to do for fun

    Greek parties are always happening. There are plenty of sporting events, Many societies which put on programs (literally, there are clubs for anything you could ever want. And if not, the student government will give you money to stat a club in whatever isn't there).

    Food and Dining

    The University is located right next to Downtown Salt Lake City, which has a lot of fine dining options, accessible by trax. There is a wide array of affordable, off campus dining options, and plenty of on campus options which are very good. The Union building food court has an amazing Variety, and their Mexican food is actually very good.

    Dorm Life

    There is a lot of programming going on all the time. You just have to take advantage of it. Also: The University has one of the BEST Residence Halls Association in the United States. This means there is a lot that they do for the residents. Utah is a dry campus, but that doesn't mean you can't find a party. The dorm food is pretty good. Many people dislike it, but that's because they don't know what to do. You can eat pretty much anything you want.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class, but overall classes are challenging but still fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and financial aid, you're very likely to get something as a competitive in-state student. Go through Rush, if nothing more than for the experience- you'll get to meet a lot of people and you may find a group of friends in the Greek system who you'll have for the rest of your life. Get involved. It's very easy to be a commuter student, but your college experience is going to be so much better when you belong somewhere.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a very strong, affordable option for students who live in Utah, and a very solid decision for those who don't. There is a LOT going on, all the time. There are, just as there are at any university, a range of teachers from very difficult and horrible to incredible and inspiring professors..

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UofU has their own police force, and if you ask to be escorted across campus with a Body Guard in the middle of the night, they will happily send you one.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs to join, gyms, and other student and school sponsored activities to participate in. Many of them are free.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans can fit any dietary need you have and there are plenty of on-site restaurants to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    It's expensive, but the school provides transportation all over the campus, and there is a wide variety of rooms

    Academic Rigor

    The students here are serious about attending college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If they offer SI sessions for a class--take them! They will help your grade and give you very good advice!

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with plenty of free resources; convenient transportation all over campus; a student union that protects and supports you.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I play pool with my friends at the Heritage Center and we often go shopping and bowling as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus has helped me meet people and be more involved within the college community

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a large campus and I have found it difficult to meet people with the same interests as me. That being said, since it is so big, there have been many opportunities for me to figure out what I like and what I want to do. After figuring out what I wanted to do I was able to meet people who had the same interests as I had.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This isn't a cheap university. It is a very nice facility and you can be sure that the money your spending is being used to a good purpose.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things that go on through the Bennion Center, the service building, sports, activities and programs, etc. The best thing to do is to listen to the suggestions given during orientation and to make the effort to become involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of great places to eat. I really like the Union building as it has Panda Express, a variation on Cafe Rio, a sandwich shop, a soup shop, and sushi.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on the dorms but I wouldn't recommend it. It's overly priced for what you get. Even if you have a scholarship that covers living on campus you have to cough up the money for the food plan, which is like $1500. The food is edible but some people find it to be rather questionable.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it largely depends on the class and major.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good idea to get the inside scoop from someone that already attends the school and knows what is going on. Attending the campus is a great idea and if you've already decided to attend and have selected your classes, spend a couple times becoming familiar with the campus.

    In three sentences

    A fairly good school that is particularly good for the sciences, music, and engineering. The advertising isn't that great here so a lot of the information has to be personally hunted down.The student body is diverse and there are lots of opportunities to meet people with different backgrounds.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Yes.

    What to do for fun

    Salt Lake City has very accommodating transportation. I can't begin to name all of the things there are to do! Skiing, snowboarding, movies, concerts, parks... you'll never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large selection of foods available, whether you just want a quick snack or a nice place to sit down and eat.

    Dorm Life

    Although I haven't stayed in one of the dorms, the rooms were by far my favorite out of all 22 college dorms I visited.

    Tips for prospective students

    College visits are super helpful in determining where you want to go since I would have never picked the University of Utah if i hadn't visited. Apply to the Honor's Program if you can because class sizes are smaller and you have more opportunities. Check out the library! It's amazing :)

    In three sentences

    I loved the campus and how open it was. The Honor's Program is the main thing that drew me to University of Utah to begin with. There are a lot of well known professors at the U also!

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My friends and I meet up for coffee, shopping, hiking, movies, dinner, clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The Heritage Center is where we go for most meals and they have great food!

    Dorm Life

    I love my roomies. We have become great friends and it's great to be on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    I am taking full time class load anywhere from 12-18 hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early if you are looking into scholarships and ask for your parents help! Stay organized with the registration process at school as well as scholarships and financial aid so you don't miss deadlines.

    In three sentences

    I am so happy I chose to come to the University of Utah. I am taking classes, living on campus, and also working at the University. I have had amazing opportunities so far and am excited about the future.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus!

    Greek Life

    Not a member, but many people join the Greek life and love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Speech and Debate Model Arab League Model UN MUSS

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic Students Nursing/Medicine Communications

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Member of the PAC 12

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for quality education!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs/bars near campus, bowling, movies. Great snowboarding/skiing during winter months, Sundance film festival comes every year, Close to Park City, Great music scene!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the U's study abroad opportunities! Get involved in campus life and take advantage of the unique and fun classes the U offers

    In three sentences

    I have loved my time at the University of Utah. It truly provides students with a quality education. The professors are all very knowledgeable and they care about each individual student. I would recommend the University of Utah to any student.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are even programs for you to text for a security guard to accompany you across campus at night.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to count. There will always be something fun for you to go to. Just remember to keep up with your homework.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for graduate students and students going to medical or law school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am a big fan of the OSH computer lab. Most people go to the library to study, but I go here because it's quiet and much less crowded.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Utah is one of the more expensive universities in Utah, but it has been worth it for me and it will be worth it for you, especially if it has a program you want to do.

    What to do for fun

    There are many sports activities and fun trips you can take in Utah. A lot of them are in Salt Lake City or extremely close so you will never run out of things to go see or do. On campus there are many clubs and there are always events to go to.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, and grocery stores on campus and many more off campus so you will never go hungry. The quality versus quantity ratio is also in your favor.

    Dorm Life

    I am not a fan of dorm life in general, but do recognize that University of Utah offers a wide selection for students.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what class and how advanced it is. It can also depend on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep track of the academic calendar and deadlines, that way you won't be caught by surprise later.

    In three sentences

    University of Utah is a great university set in the diverse capital of Utah. There are many fun things to do in Salt Lake City. The university offers many opportunities with clubs, events, and job and research opportunities.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The gym is a great opportunity for working out, the U is famous for the Rice-Eccles Statdium and football, you can rent equipment for kayaking/mountain-climbing/etc. There's always some extracurricular activity that students can join in on somewhere on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices, but I really wish the prices were lower.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The U is definitely more rigorous, particularly in the areas of Engineering, than many colleges I investigated, but they're also much more focused on career-choices for students and incorporate this fact into their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on course, take advantage of what the University gives students for free (e.g. basic healthcare, a huge gym, bus pass, etc.)

    In three sentences

    A large campus with a lot of opportunities and facilities that are available and comfortable. Almost all of the professors I have had are fantastic and have been teaching for years, and they work hard to help students out. The only downside to my experience so far at the U is difficulty with class scheduling and some odd academic advisement.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Many quality fraternities and sororities. Provide a way to meet new people as well as offer opportunities for leadership and growth.

    What to do for fun

    The University is located within a short distance of many major ski resorts. It is also conveniently located near downtown salt lake for all of your other entertainment. I personally love the outdoors and the mountains.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restuarants on and around campus. All are very accesible. The dorms have a nice cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived at the dorms. They recently built new honors dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy and you can slip by without doing much. Other classes require you to study more than 6 hours a week in your undergraduate classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and respect your teachers. Become involved and you will enjoy your college experience a lot more than if you didnt.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a fantastic school to attend. They have amazing teachers and an involved campus. There are many opportunities to succeed.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mountain lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every day food trucks come and park on the plaza outside the library, which is great because it offers even more variety for meals.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved!!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of choices that are both tasty and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are far away from classes - but there is a frequent and free shuttle - plus the campus is beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the classes, but so far all of my instructors have been very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive - you get out of it what you put in to it!

    In three sentences

    Plenty of value for your money. Up to date. Full of opportunities.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The MUSS is a great club to join.It gets you into the sporting events. The football games are a BLAST in the MUSS section.

    Bang for the buck

    I would suggest getting your associates at a two year college like SLCC or Dixie State then transferring to the University of Utah to receive your degree. The University of Utah's tuition is continually raising. You might as well get those first classes done at a cheaper price.

    What to do for fun

    Their are fun activities all over Salt Lake City, both on and off campus. Their are lots of students who want to hangout, plus basketball and football games, school activities. Off campus there is hiking, skiing, within 20 minutes

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus to much, there are plenty of options to eat at. It is expensive in comparison to bringing a lunch or going off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on-campus

    Academic Rigor

    I attended a two year college before coming to the University of Utah. It has taken much more dedication to receive good grades. Expect to spend hours studying each week and if you don't' you will struggle in classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to make sure they are fearless in pursuing what they want. Like I mentioned earlier with it being a large university its easy to get forgotten about. Make sure you know what you need to be doing and how to get ahead.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has been a great school to attend and work towards my bachelors degree. The university has done a great job in creating opportunities for students to receive real world experiences.The University of Utah is a large school and because of this it is easy to get lost with teachers and advisers.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good, I guess.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, so I don't know how they are...

    Academic Rigor

    About average. Not very hard.

    In three sentences

    Great location. Such a pretty campus, with great performing arts centers. The music program is really an excellent one.

  • 03/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Would be a good idea to get a concealed carry permit.

    Greek Life

    Don't Participate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing.

    Bang for the buck

    The first Four years of education at the college level should be covered by the government. The only reason that the government would not do this is because with a higher education the country would refuse to do blue collar jobs.

    What to do for fun

    No time. Study.

    Food and Dining

    Live off campus

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Powerful and challenging beyond any level of challenge I have ever experienced. Too challenging at points.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be RICH. Don't work while in school. Have a RICH mommy or daddy. Don't believe that you can make it through if you work. It is impossible to work while at this school and make good grades.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is more challenging than any other University I have attended. The level of course work is more than you can handle if you are working. The classes are way too full to be effective and should be halved at least if not cut into a quarter of the number of students.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As of right now, I can't think of a single incident that's happened on campus (at least that was widely reported, anyways). There is a relatively consistent - but not obtrusive - police presence on campus, and everything is very well lit and feels very safe. If tagging or gang presence is a concern for you, don't worry - both are virtually nonexistent on campus, or really anywhere near it.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said before, there is a club for virtually anything you can imagine on campus, and if it doesn't exist already, they will help you create it. Everyone is very inclusive, and even the most shy person can make friends pretty easily here. In addition to the clubs, there are often student-only activities that will happen periodically, such as concerts and shows.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much anyone will find a niche here, but I won't lie - there is a fairly large Mormon population on campus. That having been said, they aren't particularly intrusive, nor to they make policy decisions like at the nearby BYU, so don't let that stop you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no particularly unusual traditions (at least that I am aware of), but there are a couple of cool places. One such place is the Natural History Museum of Utah, which is just up the hill from campus and free to students. It is a massive building, built only a couple of years ago, with a large and comprehensive natural exhibit (and yes, there are lots of dinosaurs ;) ) Just adjascent is Red Butte Gardens, which is the biological equivalent, where they have many plants and such things, not to mention hosting many concerts and events.

    Bang for the buck

    This university really is one of the best I have seen. The professors are uber helpful at getting you into the best situation you need, up to and including getting you into unique undergraduate and graduate research plans alike. This research can be done for credit, as I did, or it can be seperate and you can be paid, helping alleviate some of the difficulty of college life. The classes are very informative, and being a student gives you unique access to many things that you otherwise would have to pay large amounts for or would be barred entirely.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities around campus, as well as clubs for literally anything you can imagine - and if the club doesn't exist, they are more than happy to help you create it. Any interest you can think of, from Starcraft to sports to knitting sweaters, you can find someone else who enjoys it on campus. As far as casual, stop in and hang out type fun, there is a bowling alley and pool tables in the union, free to students, and often there are concerts and events that are also free to students, so take advantage of them.

    Food and Dining

    There is a massive diversity of food opportunities on campus, and not just up at the dorms. There is a large cafeteria in the centrally-located Student Union building, as well as strategically located cafes and snack places around campus. The only drawback is that, being a college campus, it can get a bit expensive. However, if you're willing to walk four blocks off-campus for your food, there are restaurants covering the surrounding area, so you're never very far away from food.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in the dorms, so I can't provide very accurate information, but from what I've heard it's very convenient. It's located right on campus, which means that you can spend less time commuting (and more time sleeping in the mornings), but it can get a bit pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here have high expectations, but they will also always help you to reach those expectations. I have never gone to a professor for help and been rebuffed, and there are endless resources for securing additional help if you need it, from study groups to the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    First tip would be to get to know your professors well. They really are interested in you as a student, and if you show interest in the subject, they will be happy to help with research, extra study, or simply discussing the subject. Another tip would be to get involved with campus activities, but only to the level you feel comfortable - there are activities for everyone, from video games to sports.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has a fantastic diversity of both people and subjects. It is very research-oriented, and there are always opportunities to be involved. Even if you aren't looking for anything but classes, it's a great school.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've always felt safe on campus, especially t night. If there is an incident the school is very prompt & informative. They're main goal is to keep students safe & aware.

    Greek Life

    Not involved in the greek life but the housing seems pretty fun & in a great location

    Clubs and Activities

    From what i've been told the clubs are super fun & engaging.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are willing to commit & in the work this is a great place to be. The teachers are nice and more than happy to help. The students are helpful as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not ventured enough around campus since I work full time & attend school 3/4 of the time. The Student Union Building always has something going on though.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is pretty reasonable. There is always a way to pay for things, just need to use your resources to find them.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in the student activities they hold. Sports are a great way to get involved & feel welcomed.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe in the student union is great. There is a large variety to choose from & the cost is minimal.

    Dorm Life

    I don't currently live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but the teachers are willing to work with you if you have questions / concerns.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great university with awesome committed teachers and great resources.

    In three sentences

    This is my first semester back from taking a break for 8 years and the teachers are very engaged, committed to me learning and understanding the material, and challenge me knowing that I will pass.

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Utah has a very safe campus, as it is clearly one of their primary concerns. There are security escorts available 24-hours a day.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    With so many different people and interests at the University of Utah, there are almost just as many clubs and activities available. There is always something going on and it is easy to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Utah is great for any type of student who likes a friendly environment as well as plenty of flexibility in their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Natural History Museum is a unique and unusual place on campus where anyone can grab a meal while viewing the interesting exhibits available at this new building.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and other costs at the U are very reasonable. You get exactly what you pay for and there are all kinds of financial resources available.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of things to do for fun. You can join one of the many clubs, volunteer, or visit the Union (main student center) to see what kind of events are going on. These events include concerts, parties, etc.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Utah is excellent. Room Advisors are always friendly and helpful. The dorms themselves are clean, well-kept, and spacious. The Housing office will help with whatever you need.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Utah provides plenty of academic rigor for those who want a challenge. It is also very flexible, so you can choose your own pace and difficulty at ease.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about what you're interested in and go from there. The University of Utah has so much to offer that it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, but fortunately there are many resources available for students to get adjusted.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great institution with many opportunities. There is something there for everyone. With the diverse student population and wide range of majors to choose from, anyone can find their niche at the U.

  • 05/01/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    U of U is not much of a party school and there is something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not one of the harder schools when it comes to academics, but it does provide a great education.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah has a lot to offer. It is a great education and is located in an excellent area. I am excited to start classes.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I feel that you get the most for your dollar at the university of utah

    What to do for fun

    For fun I play basketball and weightlift. Plus hanging out with friends or going for a fun run.

    Food and Dining

    The food it is pretty good they panda express on campus and plenty of other options like tony capputos.

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet a lot of great people but the rooms are very tiny and do not offer a lot of space at all

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are challenging depending on what you take of course. For the tougher classes you must work at them everyday

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be successful here you must commit hours to homework and do that every day

    In three sentences

    It is great because they have all the tools to help you as a student be successful. The U also makes you feel proud to attend it because of the school pride that is so apparent here.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is text and email reminders for safety which is great!

    Great for these types of students

    Student who want to get a great college experience but with school the main focus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a million things to do for fun. The University of Utah is located in the heart of Salt Lake City which means a variety of fun activities. Also being a student, you get tons of great discounts and free tickets to many events.

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but from what I hear it seems like an awesome place to live! Everyone is very friendly and there is always fun things to do!

    Academic Rigor

    Very high expectations for academics. This is a very collegiate school, so the professors expect the best out of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that your general education classes are going to be huge! I would advise not going here for your first two years and then coming to the U for additional schooling.

    In three sentences

    The University of Utah is a great place to study. It is a huge campus so you are mainly just a number. On the plus side, the faculty really try to get to know you.