University of Utah Reviews

  • 42 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,215
88% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 42 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Diya Shah
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I got an honors degree in international studies and political science. My experience at the U was worth it because of Center for Ethnic Students Affairs, Hinckley Institute of Politics and study abroad experiences. However, due to my interest in food politics, I would definitely choose Westminster College where I am getting my masters at."
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The University of Utah is a good school. There are politics involved in some of the departments, like the engineering department. I don't know much about this but my husband graduated from the EE program and spoke about this. He feels like overall it was a good EE program to attend.My human development and family studies program had a fantastic academic advisor that really helped you figure out your plan. The teachers at UofU can lean on the liberal side especially in their teaching. However, my experienced showed me that the teachers in my department were very unbiased in their grading. The content was highly interesting and well taught by knowledgable professors. I would recommend my program to anyone wanting to pursue such a path. If I had anything to complain about it would be parking and safety. The parking at the school has been terrible for years. I do know they recently built a parking garage but there is minimal parking and the cost for a pass is astronomical. I do appreciate the free use of public transportation but some times it's not an option. Safety has come into question recently because of the death of a student. However, this has been a concern for me for years because many women were sexually assaulted in the stadium parking in broad daylight. The UofU needs to take bigger steps in making their students safer."
Shane Pearson
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2019
  • Degree: School Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This program has been amazing. I love how we are actually learning and implementing the requirements that we will need to do as a school counselor while we are attending school. An example of that includes the implementation of the evidence box which we used during class as one of our big project assessments. This is actually required for us as a counselor in our practice. We also were required to participate in all of the career assessments that we will be administering to our students as counselors and reflect on how we would use those in our practice.The professors are very knowledgeable and they also brought in guest speakers who are experts in the field and who actually have put together the programs that we will be using. Another valuable thing is that they feel it is so important to be a part of the national and state organizations that they pay for our memberships into those organizations and help us register for those organizations while we are in school. They pay for us to go to cutting edge national conferences, or professional development offerings so that we can hear the latest and most up to date conversations with peers across the country. The cohort approach also creates a community of students that is a built in network that you will be able to work with during your two years as a student, but also in the future as we all move on to different schools in our practice. That has been very valuable in creating teamwork and networking opportunities, especially as we have a few who move on to schools as elementary counselors and are the only counselor in their school."
Amber Duncan
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"My experience at the University of Utah was amazing and will have a lasting impact on how I view higher education. The teachers at University of Utah are all incredible passionate about whatever it is they teach. Each and every class was crafted with incredible detail and care. The courses were all challenging in different ways however I always felt supported by the staff. The teachers and advisors clearly want to make sure they are making a positive impact on the lives of their students in order to set the next generation up for lasting success. I can not speak highly enough about the University of Utah as a whole."
jaap gardner
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2018
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 1995
"The University of Utah is an amazing school. I was in the actor's conservatory which is a highly accredited program. I was awarded a full ride scholarship to the acting program. Classes started at 9 am and went to 5 pm. We usually had 1 hour for dinner and then we went straight to rehearsals. It was an incredibly demanding program that leaves no time for other activities. It would be extremely difficult to have a family and participate in this program. The training is unbelievable. The campus itself is so gorgeous. If you aren't from Utah and you are thinking of moving to Utah you have to be aware of the 4 seasons. Winter is extremely snowy. If you are not used to the snow or don't like the snow, it would be hard. I would highly encourage anyone going into performing arts to complement your degree with a business degree of some kind. The arts, in general, don't prepare you to enter the theatre or art world with a business perspective."
Michelle Braithwaite
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I really enjoyed the University of Utah. I thought that the professors were really great and taught thoroughly. They were available for help when I had questions and took the time to help me. I also really liked the career services that the school has available. It was really easy for me to meet with my academic counselor each semester. The University of Utah is a great college."
Michael Worthen
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2018
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The University of Utah was a home away from home for me during my time as an undergrad. While scouting for colleges to attend, I had toured up to 15 different campuses and none had the same feeling that I had with the U. The first time I went to the university, we walked and walked for what seemed like only minutes when in reality we had taken up the entire afternoon. The University of Utah allows its students to learn, grow and prosper with many different clubs, activities, and open facilities. So you can become the best doctor, mathematician or business person that you would like to see in the future."
C. Copelin
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2018
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I received an amazing education at the University of Utah, in part because of the faculty in the Department of Theatre. Although the U of U is a research university, all of my professors were very focused on teaching and were always willing to go above and beyond. Additionally, most professors saw value in incorporating current events and social issues into an arts education. However, the U of U could work on diversity. The majority of faculty is white and cis-gendered."
Callie Lyman
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The University of Utah's Psychology program is outstanding. The professors are knowledgeable and willing to help any student who is dedicated to advancing their academic career. Psychology is an extremely diverse degree. With an engineering degree, you become and engineer, a law degree you become lawyer, etc. With a psychology degree, you can pursue any number of career paths which is both exciting and daunting. This is why I highly recommend you rely on the support services of the U of U Academic Advisors and The Career Services Office. These highly trained professionals in will help accelerate your career after graduation."
Samantha Borders
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Utah had so many different types of programs to get involved with. The professors were absolutely wonderful and so were the advisors. Luckily, I knew exactly what I wanted to do but they were very helpful for my decisions. The school is also very into sports."