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University of Utah (The U) is a public institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 24,840. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University cultivates an academic environment in which the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship are practiced. Students at the University learn from and collaborate with faculty who are at the forefront of their disciplines. The University faculty and staff are committed to helping students excel.

The U is home to an arts and culture scene that features the state's flagship fine arts museum, an arboretum that doubles as one of the most happening summer concert venues in the West, theatres that attract Broadway-quality performances, and a natural history museum that has been lauded as one of the best in the country.

Campus is home to a variety of wonderful performance venues that range from the small and intimate to the spacious and grand. Whether it's a fresh and edgy theatre production from current students or a sophisticated, highly honed musical performance from a professional orchestra, you can catch it at the U.

Quick Facts:

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
City Population: 2,328,299
University Population: 32,388
Climate: Continental Mediterranean Climate
Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport
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Why Utah?

  1. The university is ranked 3rd by the EPA for annual green power usage among universities
  2. The university unveiled its plans to be the first location in the United States to install solar ivy.
  3. The student activity center is a common gathering place for university-wide events such as Crimson Nights, roughly monthly student activity nights; PlazaFest, a fair for campus groups at the start of the school year; and the Grand Kerfuffle, a concert at the end of the school year