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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Public
    4 year
  • 25.4K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:18
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 6%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $13.3K
    Avg. Financial Aid
As the state’s flagship institution, the University of Utah focuses on enhancing the state’s reputation for high quality instruction, research and innovation, particularly at the graduate level. Its mission is to disseminate knowledge through teaching, publication, artistic presentation, and community engagement. The University of Utah is a major research institution that contributes to the economic base of the state through innovation, technology transfer and commercialization. The university is also the primary deliverer of trained professionals in medicine, pharmacy, law and engineering for the state.
Over 22,500 courses transfer into University of Utah
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Founded 1850
Total Faculty 2,161
Full-Time Undergraduate 20,405
Part-Time Undergraduate 5,001
Application Acceptance Rate 83%
Transfer Students 1,615
Programs 888 Programs
Courses 6,183 Courses
Equivalencies 22,922 incoming Equivalencies
37,833 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $9,002
Out-of-State Tuition $30,488
Books and Supplies $960
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 35%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $7,340
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 47%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $5,914
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    The University of Utah offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, scholarships and work study programs.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes. Transfer students are those who have graduated from high school or earned a GED/HiSET and have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university but have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree.

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall April 1
Spring November 1
Summer (full term) April 1
Summer (second session) June 1

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    The average GPA of admitted transfer students is a 3.4. Applicants are reviewed holistically with attention paid to grade trends, responsibilities and involvement outside of school and academic goals. Transferable GPA does not include: Remedial courses Credit received from non-regionally accredited institutions Credit awarded by exam (AP, IB, CLEP, FLATS, etc.)
  • Official Transcripts:
    You are required to submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges or universities you have previously attended. Official high school transcripts are required if you have fewer than 30 transferrable semester units (45 quarter).
  • SAT Scores:
    If you have completed fewer than 30 transferable semester units (45 quarter) AND you graduated from a non-regionally accredited high school, were homeschooled, or earned a GED/HiSET, you are required to submit official ACT or SAT scores.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Letters of recommendation are not required for admission consideration.
  • Essay:
    An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.
  • Application Fee:
    Non-refundable application fee of $55 for domestic students and $65 for international students. Some students may qualify for a fee waiver.
  • Interview:
    The University of Utah does not conduct admissions interviews.
  • Associates Degree Required:
    Associates degrees are not required for transfer admission.
  • Other Requirements:
    Many undergraduate majors have admission requirements more stringent than those required for entry to the University. Transfer students should consider those requirements as they plan their transfer curriculum.
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D-.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    There is no limit to the maximum number of credits that may be transferred from a two-year or four-year institution. You must take 30 credits in residence at Utah to earn a bachelor's degree.

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University of Utah

201 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
United States
Main Phone:
(801) 581-7200
Last updated on 9/30/2022 by University of Utah.