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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
  • 4
  • Erik from American Fork, UT
  • I am a current student here

    There's multiple ways to eat on campus. They can mainly broken up into two sections, the PHC and everywhere else. The PHC is a buffet area, used mainly for students living on campus with meal plans. The food there is quite good, and they always have multiple choices for what you can eat each day, accommodating anything from allergies to strict diets. They also change the main courses everyday, and keep a few things consistent (such as the sandwich bar and the pizza area). The only complaint I've heard is that the PHC can get repetative after a few months, because although they do change their menu every day, the total list of things they cook is not infinite, so they do repeat dishes a fair bit every so many days. I never had that problem, and I think if you can be creative with your food and all they have to offer, it wouldn't be a problem. There's also many restaurants all around campus, and they are quite tasty and I haven't found anything wrong with any of them.

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  • 4
  • Rand from Sandy, UT
  • I am a current student here

    The U has a lot of independent businesses on campus, and although they may be expensive, the food is always delicious.

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  • 5
  • Marissa from Phoenix, AZ
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They offer a variety of selection, including options for vegan, vegetarian, or other dietary restrictions. The food is fresh, and had a focus on health.

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  • 5
  • Kaitlyn from West Jordan, UT
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food here is actually really good there are a lot of options on campus and there are also a lot of options near by.

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  • 3
  • Utah
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I hear it gets very old, very fast, same meals always on rotation.

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  • 3
  • thea from smithfield, ut
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food plans sound a bit expensive. They charge $12 to $15 per each meal. I would rather just run to the store and pick up a less expensive option.

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  • 4
  • Austin from West Jordan, UT
  • I am a current student here

    Pretty good selection on campus with several malls only a few minutes away (you don't even need a car because you get a Trax pass)

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  • 5
  • Kylie from West Jordan, UT
  • I am a current student here

    The University of Utah has a wide variety of food options! They have easy access to food that you need on the go while you're in a hurry to your next class or food that you can have time to sit down and eat! They also have food across the campus so you're never to far away from getting a full meal or a snack!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Utah
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Greek life is mostly just partying here. Frat parties can get really sketchy really fast.

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  • 0
  • thea from smithfield, ut
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have checked out some of the sororities and they seem really nice, helpful, and fun! (AXO)

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  • 0
  • Matthew from West Jordan, UT
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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