University of Utah Campus Culture

University of Utah Campus Culture | Salt Lake City Information

The University of Utah is a large, urban public institution serving a student population of over 31,000 and an on-campus housing population of nearly 2,800 students. Here are some facts that will help you get a better idea of what it is like to live and work at the U.

  • The U's campus is located in Salt Lake City, Utah on the Wasatch Front. Campus is a short 10-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City (also accessible by public transit) and within a 30-minute drive of eight world-class ski resorts.
  • The U's campus is split into two sections, upper campus which consists of the residence halls and Housing & Residential Education and lower campus, which houses academic buildings and most other student affairs offices.
  • The U is an NCAA Division I school and we compete in the Pac-12 Conference. Many students choose to be members of the MUSS (The Mighty Utah Student Section) to cheer on our athletes.
  • The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Utah Museum of Natural History, and Red Butte Gardens are all located on the U's beautiful campus.
  • The U has a medical school and medical center including the University Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Center, Moran Eye Center, and many research facilities. These entities surround the residence halls.
  • The U's campus is a convenient 30-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

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Last Updated: 10/23/14