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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: #104
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

Design

Urban Ecology

Note: Fall-only intake

David Eccles School of Business

Accounting

Business Administration

Entrepreneurship

Finance

Information Systems

Management

Marketing

Operations Management

College of Education

Education

Special Education

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Construction Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Engineering

Material Science & Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

College of Fine Arts

Art

Art History

Ballet

Film and Media Arts

Modern Dance

Music

Theatre (B.A.)

Theatre (B.F.A.)

College of Health

Athletic Training

Health Promotion and Education

Kinesiology

Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Recreational Therapy

Speech and Hearing Science

College of Humanities

Asian Studies

Chinese

Classics

Communication

Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies: Literature and Culture

English

French

German

History

International Studies

Japanese

Latin American Studies

Linguistics

Middle East Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Russian

Spanish

Writing and Rhetoric Studies

College of Law

Pre-Law

College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences

Geological Engineering

Geoscience

Metallurgical Engineering

Mining Engineering

College of Nursing

Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy

College of Science

Applied Mathematics

Biology

Chemistry

Mathematics

Physics

College of Social Behavioral Science

Anthropology

Consumer and Community Studies

Economics

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Ethnic Studies

Gender Studies

Geography

Healthy, Society, and Policy

Human Development and Family Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

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

Spring 2020

International Direct (2 Semesters)Academic Accelerator Program
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator Program
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language Program
(16 Weeks)
Application deadline*November 29, 2019November 29, 2019November 29, 2019November 29, 2019
Move-in DateJanuary 2, 2020January 2, 2020January 2, 2020January 2, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 3, 2020January 3, 2020January 3, 2020January 3, 2020
Progression intoYear 2Year 2Year 2Extended Accelerator

Summer 2020

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator Program
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language Program
(16 Weeks)
Application deadline*April 3, 2020April 3, 2020April 3, 2020April 3, 2020
Move-in DateMay 6, 2020May 6, 2020May 6, 2020May 6, 2020
Program Start DateMay 7, 2020May 7, 2020May 7, 2020May 7, 2020
Progression intoYear 2Year 2Year 2Extended Accelerator

Fall 2020

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator Program
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English Language Program
(16 Weeks)
Application deadline*July 23, 2020July 23, 2020July 23, 2020July 19, 2020
Move-in DateAugust 14, 2020August 14, 2020August 14, 2020August 14, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 15, 2020August 15, 2020August 15, 2020August 15, 2020
Progression intoYear 2Year 2Year 2Extended Accelerator

*This is the deadline to submit all documents stated on your offer letter and is required for both academic acceptance and I-20 issuance. All necessary items must be received by admissions on or before this deadline or the student will be unable to enroll for the intended semester and will be encouraged to defer enrollment to the following semester. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as there are a limited number of spaces available.

Note: dates are approximate and subject to change.

Spring 2020 Costs Overview

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator Program
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator Program
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
Tuition and Fees$21,652$22,594$39,225$6,270 (16-week session)
Housing$5,020-$6,569$5,020-$6,569$7,970-$10,339$5,020-$6,569
Dining$4,197-$4,279$4,197-$4,279$6,461-$6,746$4,197-$4,279
Health Insurance$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000
Total$32,869 – $34,500$33,811 – $35,442$55,656 – $58,310$17,487 – $19,118

Summer 2020 Costs Overview

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Tuition and Fees$21,652$22,594$39,225
Housing$5,128 – $6,478$5,128 – $6,478$7,969 – $10,339
Dining$4,088 – $4,172$4,088 – $4,172$6,461 – $6,746
Health Insurance$2,000$2,000$2,000
Total$32,656–$34,090$33,591-$35,025$53,655 – $56,310

Fall 2020 Costs Overview

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Tuition and FeesTBDTBDTBD
HousingTBDTBDTBD
DiningTBDTBDTBD
Health InsuranceTBDTBDTBD
TotalTBDTBDTBD

Entry Requirements

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English (1 Semester)
Academic background3.02.52.5 2.5
English Language
minimum requirements
IELTS 6.5
TOEFL 80
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
Password<4.5
Additional test requirementsNo SAT / ACT required
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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: #104
International Student Rate: 4.5%
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