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University of Utah Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

44% Women
56% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Kaitlin from Eagle Mountain, UT
  • Jul-27-2015 I am a current student here

    There are many options for food, including ethnic food, healthy food, convenient food, and much more. Restaurants and eateries are spread around campus and can be easily accessed.

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  • 4
  • Jordan from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jun-22-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of great options for food here. The Union has a ton of great food, and if you like coffee, there are lots of places to get some on campus!

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  • 5
  • Matthew from West Jordan, UT
  • Jan-10-2015 I am a current student here

    There are many places to find food in and around the University. In nearly every building there is a coffee shop. Most of the buildings will also have a cafe or at the very least a few vending machines. It is not difficult to find food while on campus.

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  • 4
  • So Cal
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Great local places around campus

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  • 4
  • AB from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a good variety just quite expensive. If you want to save money do not buy food there everyday. There are many eateries nearby and there are many events that provide free food, yes free food.

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  • 4
  • Gina from Utah
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    If you have a meal plan, the dining hall is fine. It's got its good days and its bad. The food does get pretty old though if you're eating it three times a day seven days a week. It does have a variety of options to choose from, though, which is nice. Flex dollars are the best. You can use them at the Union which has really good food in the food court. There's also a dining hall at the Athletic Training Center which has actual gourmet food and it is so delicious. The athletes don't really like it when non-athletes come to eat, but it is open to everyone so it doesn't matter.

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  • 4
  • Hailee from Orem, UT
  • Dec-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I'm not so sure how I feel about having to buy a meal plan, but the cafeteria does sound good.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall always has a variety of food available. However, it does get repetitive after eating it for eight months. The staff is super nice, though! There's also some great places to eat in the student union and there are small little snack stores scattered in buildings all over campus and in the library. Plus, the block right below President's Circle is filled with incredible restaurants, like the student and city favorite, The Pie Pizzaria. Also, the U Pharmacy has an awesome little cafe in the back with half off milkshakes on Tuesdays. Another favorite is Village Inn, which is about half a mile off campus and is accessible by Trax, gives free pie on Wednesdays until 10 PM.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Matthew from West Jordan, UT
  • Jan-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Interesting to say the least. It is not for everybody but it can definitely provide a sense of community for those who wish to be social during their college life.

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  • 0
  • Bethany from UT
  • Sep-10-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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

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

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