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
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.
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