The U

The University of Utah

The University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution of higher education and health care. The campus is nestled in Salt Lake City, one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing—economically and culturally—metropolises in the U.S. More than 32,000 students enroll annually and have their choice of more than 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate degree programs from 18 schools and colleges. 

Excellence in research and teaching reflects the values of Utah: An unparalleled work ethic and a spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and community service. These qualities have enabled the U to innovate across many fields and pioneer new programs with social impact; generate pathbreaking discoveries; fuel critical research; and inspire innovative approaches to education. 

In 2019, the Association of American Universities—an invitation-only, prestigious group of 65 leading research institutions—welcomed the U into its ranks. Membership in the AAU is marked by excellence in academic expertise and research impact, student success, and securing resources in support of core missions. 

Additionally, U of U Health—ranked nationally in the top 10 for quality for 10 years in a row—serves as the only academic health care system in the Mountain West and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. The health care system sees approximately 2 million patient visits annually across its four hospitals and 12 clinics. The majority of the region’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals are trained on the campus. 

The U casts an immense economic and societal footprint over the entire state, making it one of Utah’s largest and most important economic assets. 

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