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Salt Lake City, Utah
About Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Enrollment: 32,994
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 200,591
Climate: 3.6°C - 32.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #97
International Student Rate: 4.5%

The University of Utah is located on a picturesque campus in Salt Lake City, in the western part of the United States. At Utah, we place a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and quality of life to help create global leaders.

Why Utah

The University of Utah offers 100+ undergraduate degrees, including highly ranked programs in entrepreneurship, business, engineering, law, education and gaming design.

  • #43 Best Business Program—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #61 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #40 World’s Most Innovative University—Reuters, 2016
  • #25 Best School of Computing — CSRankings, 2019
  • #1 Gaming Design Program—Princeton Review, 2016
  • #44 in Top Public Schools—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • $500+ million in research funding
  • 963,760 square feet of research space
Get Involved, Get Engaged
  • 600+ student organizations, including the Diversity in Business Society and the Women’s Soccer Club
  • Campus culture includes the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and multiple music and theatre venues
  • Free public transport for University of Utah students
Salt Lake City: Growth, Culture and Adventure

The capital of Utah, Salt Lake City is located in the gorgeous western region of the United States and known for its quality of life and double-digit job growth. Students love the city’s energy, international culture and outdoor recreation activities.

Named the #2 Best State for Businesses and Careers by Forbes (2018), Utah is home to many major employers, including eBay, Delta Airlines and Goldman Sachs.

Weather and Climate

Salt Lake City features hot, dry summers and rainy springs. Winters range from cool to cold, with snowfall common between November and April.

What to Do in Salt Lake City
  • Explore the Great Salt Lake, the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Go skiing at five world-class ski resorts less than an hour from campus.
  • Visit Temple Square and watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
  • Participate in the Utah Pride Festival or the Living Traditions Festival.
  • Experience world cuisines in the Central City neighborhood.

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
I'm looking forward to
Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Architecture and Planning

Architectural Studies


Urban Ecology

Note: Fall-only intake

David Eccles School of Business


Business Administration



Information Systems



Operations Management

College of Education


Special Education

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Construction Engineering

Electrical Engineering


Material Science & Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

College of Fine Arts


Art History


Film and Media Arts

Modern Dance


Theatre (B.A.)

Theatre (B.F.A.)

College of Health

Athletic Training

Health Promotion and Education


Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Recreational Therapy

Speech and Hearing Science

College of Humanities

Asian Studies




Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies: Literature and Culture





International Studies


Latin American Studies


Middle East Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies


Religious Studies



Writing and Rhetoric Studies

College of Law


College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences

Geological Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering

Mining Engineering

College of Nursing


College of Pharmacy


College of Science

Applied Mathematics





College of Social Behavioral Science


Consumer and Community Studies


Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Ethnic Studies

Gender Studies


Healthy, Society, and Policy

Human Development and Family Studies

Political Science



Note: All programs are offered with degree options B.A. and B.S.

College of Social Work

Social Work

School for Cultural and Social Transformation

Ethnic Studies

Gender Studies

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please visit

Entry Requirements

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English (1 Semester)
Academic background 3.0 2.5 2.5  2.5
English Language
minimum requirements
Pearson Versant 69
Password 6.5
ELTS 5.5 (no sub-score below 5.0)
TOEFL 68 (no sub-score below 14)
Pearson Versant 50 (no sub-score below 42)
Password 5.5 (no sub-score below 5.0)
IELTS 5.0 (no sub-score below 4.5)
TOEFL 60 (no sub-score below 12)
Pearson Versant 45 (no sub-score below 37)
Password 5.0 (no sub-score below 4.5)
IELTS < 4.5
TOEFL < 50
Pearson Versant< 40
Additional test requirements No SAT / ACT required
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Salt Lake City, Utah
About Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Enrollment: 32,994
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 200,591
Climate: 3.6°C - 32.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #97
International Student Rate: 4.5%
"I wanted to study international studies at a university with a diverse student body. As I researched colleges, I found the University of Utah and thought it a good choice. Salt Lake City seemed like a comfortable and safe city to live in as well."
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