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Education & Student Life

  • Record student enrollment in Fall 2021—34,400; student-to-faculty ratio—17 to 1
  • In 2019, the U was invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • The U graduates 52% of all STEM graduates in Utah and trains 2/3 of Utah’s physicians
  • 93% of our student athletes graduate (2nd in the PAC-12 after Stanford)
  • The For Utah Scholarship provides full tuition and fees for first-generation students (more than 600 in fall 2021; 872 in 2020)
  • Ample outside learning opportunities in Utah’s mountains and deserts. There are 7 world-class ski resorts within an hour from campus and 5 National Parks in Utah
  • The University of Utah has an Asia Campus located in Incheon, South Korea


Research and Innovation

  • Extramural funding in 2021 totaled $641 million (including 400+ COVID-19 research projects)
  • Since 2000, the U has launched 300 companies and more than 750 products, generating 37,000 life science jobs


Community Beacon

  • Together, the 1,500-acre campus and Red Butte Garden’s 100 acres in the foothills above, are the State Arboretum of Utah
  • The Natural History Museum of Utah (163,000-square-foot Rio Tinto Center) includes copper mined from the Bingham Copper Mine, the deepest open pit mine in the world
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts holds 20,000 original works of art
  • The U campus is home to or the origin ground for 6 fine arts start-ups/spin-offs, including: Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Presents, Tanner Dance Company, Ririe-Woodbury, Repertory Dance Theatre and the Utah Symphony
  • The U's direct employment of 39,300 jobs makes the U the largest employer in the state



  • 71% of all energy used on campus comes from renewable resources
  • In December 2021, the university Board of Trustees adopted a new endowment fund investment strategy dedicated to values-based investment
  • Re-signed in 2021 the President’s Climate Leadership Commitment
  • In 2021, the University of Utah received a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Gold rating



  • The U is the only academic medical center in Mountain West, offering care in more than 200 specialties, with 75 telemedicine sites, 5 hospitals, and 12 community clinics.
  • The U is home to the renowned Huntsman Cancer Institute and newly formed Huntsman Mental Health Institute.
  • U of U Health has ranked top 10 nationally for 11 years in a row for quality health care (Vizient).



  • More than 125,000 distinct donors
  • $250M raised for scholarships
  • $234M from alumni
  • $400M raised for public programs