Welcome to the U!

Congratulations once again on being admitted to the University of Utah! To confirm your intent to attend the U, all newly admitted and readmitted domestic undergraduate students must fill out a confirmation form and pay the $300 Enrollment Deposit. The confirmation and deposit must be completed before you can register for New Student or Transfer Orientation or enroll in classes. This deposit will be applied towards your first semester’s tuition. However, if you confirm your intent to enroll and then choose to not attend, the $300 enrollment deposit will not be refunded and cannot be transferred to a different semester.

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Biomedical Engineering

  • Ranked 38th (out of 129 schools) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Research strengths include biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomedical device design and development, neural engineering and neuroprosthetics, and pharmaceutics and targeted drug delivery.

Chemical Engineering

  • Offers undergraduate research opportunities in energy, disease diagnostics and treatment, environmental sustainability and computing; and students have access to state-of-the-art equipment in the new Innovations Laboratory.
  • A strong donor base allows the chemical engineering department to award more than $100,000 for undergraduate student scholarships annually.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Home of the Utah Traffic Lab, an advanced transportation facility that enables students to get hands-on experience with traffic monitoring.
  • One-of the few civil and environmental engineering departments in the country with a program in nuclear engineering.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Offers a program for a combined BS/MS degree as well as an online-only master’s degree option for added flexibility.
  • Rapidly-growing department with a 31-percent increase in research spending since 2013 and a 95-percent increase in faculty since 2006.

Materials Science & Engineering

  • The only materials science and engineering program in Utah, offering a collaborative student environment, research experiences, and an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of materials on a microscopic, nanoscopic and atomic level.
  • Get hands-on experience in the Materials Characterization Lab (MCL), a research facility that houses a wide range of analytical instrumentations.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Students compete in at least one mechanical-engineering related competition every year, starting with robotics and culminating in a design of their own.
  • Offers a wide variety of specializations, including but not limited to, aerospace engineering, biomechanics, robotics, and thermal science and energy engineering.

The School of Computing

  • Rich history in the development of computer graphics with noted graduates including Pixar’s Ed Catmull; computer interface genius, Alan Kay; Adobe founder, John Warnock; and Atari founder and Pong inventor, Nolan Bushnell.
  • Home to the No. 1-ranked video game development program, Entertainment Arts & Engineering (Princeton Review).

Let’s Get Down to Business

Thanks to one of the healthiest economies and fastest-growing tech sectors in the country, Utah and Salt Lake City have become a hotbed of activity. In recent years, Utah and Salt Lake City have received countless accolades for their economic prosperity.

Recreational Paradise

Utah is widely praised for its scenic beauty. Recreational activities like mountain biking, fishing, snowboarding, and skiing at eight world-class resorts are just a short drive from the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Utah also boasts five national parks and more than 40 state parks that provide opportunities like hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and camping. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City is home to professional sports teams such as Real Salt Lake and the Utah Jazz as well as the University of Utah’s nationally-ranked football, basketball and gymnastic teams. There also are cultural gems to experience such as the celebrated Sundance Film Festival, Ballet West, the Utah Symphony, and one of the nation’s largest and most successful Comic Con gatherings. And our reputation is only growing.

      • Top Destination in the World to Visit, 2016 (Utah) — Fodor’s Travel
      • Happiest States in America — WalletHub
      • Best Summer Travel Destinations (Salt Lake City) — WalletHub
      • Most Attractive City (Salt Lake City) — Travel & Leisure
      • Best Places to Live in the U.S. — U.S. News & World Report