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).

For more information on the University of Utah, please visit utah.edu or experience.utah.edu.

You can also visit the University of Utah’s Facebook page at facebook.com/universityofutah and follow the U on Twitter @uutah.

 
Last Updated: 10/23/14