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Why Utah?

Looking for a place unlike any other? A place where you can:

 Get a quality education without the high price tag?

 Work hard and play even harder?

 Engage in outdoor adventures all year around?

 Experience a range of entertainment, art and history all within a short distance?

Then Utah is the place for you!


Unsurpassed Education



Top 25

for federally funded research in public universities


students currently enrolled at the University of Utah


significant faculty awards


student retention rate


Location, Location, Location

 VISit the U

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake combines the amenities of a large metropolitan area with the ease of a small town. Salt Lake’s symphony, ballet, theatres and film scenes delight audiences year-round. Sports fans thrill to hockey, baseball, and, professional basketball. Outdoor enthusiasts find hiking trails a mere five minutes from downtown. And, no matter which activity you choose, there’s a pub, bistro, restaurant, or café ready to complement the event.

Head to the mountains

Salt Lake sits in a large valley surrounded by the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. Forming the backdrop to the U. of U. campus, the Wasatch Mountains boast a network of hiking, biking, and running trails a few minutes from campus.

Then there is the world-famous skiing. Seven of the area’s 14 winter resorts are less than an hour's drive from campus, and offer not only downhill and cross-country skiing, but also snowboarding and snow-shoeing. Students get discounts to local ski resorts, including both day and season passes, making it possible for students to take advantage of Utah's world-renowned skiing, even on a student budget.The University offers numerous classes in outdoor activities for beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills, as well as equipment rentals for skiing and other recreational activities. 

All within reach

Did you know, Utah is home to five national parks and seven national monuments, all within a day’s drive from campus? Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon are particular favorites, both in winter and in summer. An additional "perk" for students is the Student Life Center, located on upper campus, where students and faculty can take advantage of a wide range of athlectic and recreational opportunites. Gym facilities are free for all members of the University community, and those who want to take advantage of special classes and training opportunities (yoga, aerobics, etc.) can do so for just a few dollars a week.

The time is now!


Applying for the U

Prospective graduate students, including University of Utah seniors, apply for admission through the University of Utah Apply Yourself online application system. Each department or program determines its own application process and may have unique admission criteria and requirements. Visit the program's website for a link to the application, as well as program-specific instructions and requirements. Both the program and the Graduate Admissions Office will review your application.

Graduate admissions 


Tuition & Fees

The University of Utah offers a high quality graduate education at a very affordable price. Please visit the tuition webpage for current information regarding tuition and fees. The University of Utah rates are roughly half the tuition charged by many public research universities.

Some graduate programs charge an additional tuition differential to enhance their programs. Please contact the respective department or program for additional information.

Nonresidents certified under the exchange program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) are exempt from nonresident fees when pursuing selected areas of study. Contact your department for more information about WICHE.

financial & business services


Graduate Housing

Housing & Residential Education is able to support a limited number of graduate students in two housing locations: Lassonde Studios and Downtown Commons*. Graduate students need to maintain continual enrollment throughout the academic year and summer.

lassonde studios housing more hOusing options

Last Updated: 6/14/24