The University of Utah is a Research I university and new member of the PAC 12. It is ideally located within walking distance of downtown Salt Lake City along the foothills of the greater Rocky Mountains, offering world-class skiing and hiking.
Salt Lake City is consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities and best college towns. It was just recently ranked 2nd for mass transit by US News & World Report (behind Portland) and awarded Silver Level Status by the League of American Bicyclists. Salt Lake City is home to an impressively cosmopolitan and diverse population and was ranked seventh most “bohemian” metro area in the United States and Canada in 2010 by the Creative Class Group, based on U.S. Census and Labor Statistics data showing it has 40 percent more artists and entertainers than cities of comparable size. Along with its magnificent landscape and multiple recreational opportunities, Salt Lake City enjoys a vibrant city center, distinctive neighborhoods, and reasonable cost of living. The University of Utah ranks among the world’s top 100 universities and among the top 25 public universities in the US.