School Overview

The University of Utah, often referred to as the U, is a public research university located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The U is the oldest institution of higher education in Utah and was founded in 1850. It was originally named the University of Desert, and in 1892, the institution received its current name. The U is situated on a 1,534 acre urban campus in Salt Lake City, and is a premier research and teaching university. The learning environment at the U is one in which high standards of professional practice and scholarship are observed.

The U’s academic programs, leading to  are housed in the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Architecture & Planning
  • College of Business
  • College of Cultural & Social Transformation
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health
  • Honors College
  • College of Humanities
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Mines & Earth Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Social & Behavioral Science
  • College of Social Work

The department of Continuing Education offers a long list of professional certificates in completely online formats.

School Details

Location: 201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201,Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9008

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities



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