University of Utah Reviews

  • 168 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,215
91% of 168 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 168 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/5/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Master's of Social Work Program offered and the University of Utah is a generalist social work program. If you are looking for something that is highly clinical and will help to train you to be a therapist only, this may not be the program for you. One full year of a Macro course is required. One full year of a Diversity/Social Justice course is required. Two and a half years of a clinical practice class (one semester you will enroll in two practice courses as this is a two year program) is required. The courses in the first year are all "required," but you are allowed to choose your course instructor. It isn't until you start your second year that you are given the options of electives. This has pros and cons. Just like any other University, some professors are better than others. Exceptional professors include: Lundahl, Gezinski, Buie. You will have a practicum (internship) both years of study. The first year is currently 450 hours (15 hours a week) and the second year is 600 hours (20 hours a week) in the full time two year program. There are many placement options within your concentration (not decided until your 2nd year and include: Global, Health, Mental Health, Aging. Child Welfare, Forensic and Substance Abuse)."
Tonua Hamilton
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I have attended the University of Utah for an undergraduate degree (BSPT '89), a clinical doctorate degree (DPT '05) and am returning at this time for a Master's degree (MPAS). Obviously I believe in the quality of education and have benefitted from the University of Utah's ability to create critical thinkers in the healthcare field. I was fortunate to recently be accepted to physician assistant school after practicing as a physical therapist for 27 years. The U's PA program is ranked #5 in the country!"
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I loved the Master's of Public Health Program at the University of Utah. Some interests that I have developed through the program include the impact of mental health on communities and families; social determinates of womens health; and how we can benefit from other cultures and ideas across the globe. I greatly admire Dr. Heidi Hansons work on the social and physical determinants of community health and community life as well as her research on cancer. I also admire Dr. James VanDerslices work in suicide and air pollution. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him on a recent project investigating the link between, weather conditions and suicide. I have also found inspiration in Dr. Tejinder Singhs work in the field of global health. There are ample opportunities within our communities and across the world for change and improvement in health. I look forward with readiness and determination to use the knowledge and skill set I acquired through the masters program at the University of Utah."
Paul Cannon
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Law
"The S. J. Quinney College of Law is a great school. The teachers are very knowledgable about the law and are very good at articulating concepts to the students. The teachers are willing to help and promote a friendly classroom environment. The career services office constantly sends emails about work opportunities. Great school and I would recommend to anybody pursing a law degree."
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"The architecture program at the University of Utah has been a great opportunity. As students we have the opportunity to learn so much as long as we invest the time and effort. I know that I have increased my knowledge through education and I look forward to the future where I can apply that knowledge to be an influence in the profession. Definitely a quality education at a quality school."
Tracey Askins
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Law
"I loved studying at the University of Utah. The University offered a variety of courses within the different avenues of my degree. I chose to pursue an education with an emphasis in foreign relations and security focusing on political science. Not only was the education courses beneficial. I was able to network with an array of different people from different backgrounds. Many of the people I met at the university have become some of my best friends."
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Film Production
"The advisor for the Film program did not review what types of classes would be helpful in pursuing a career. Yes, I new that this was a hard field to break into. I feel like the advisor should have directed me to more hands on classes instead of classes that were just about learning vocabulary and different genres. Although I enjoyed most of the classes I took, I was disappointed in the hands on experience. I also believe they should update their class descriptions. I took a class that was supposed to be about women in film. It ended up being a class about women who made films that were emphasizing sexual orientations. Although I have no qualms about lesbians, I did not want to watch a lesbian pornography, which is what I saw a lot of and was required to write about for my grade."
James Brown
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"The University of Utah is a commuter school meaning people go to class then go straight home. Most students grew up in the local area. There are quite a few clubs and activities but if you're not involved and only go to class you might not feel like you're getting the real college experience. The only people who really live on campus in the dorms are freshman, mostly Asian due to recruiting and scholarships attracting them aimed at gaining more diversity. I enjoyed my major (mass communication) where classes are smaller and you have a better chance of getting to know others. In a way it felt like I was going back to high school once in my major because most of the classes weren't that tough. Other majors are tougher. Parking isn't great but there are buses and shuttles that can get you around. Expect to walk a lot. Lots of building construction in recent years including a $45M entrepreneur center that have improved the campus. Overall, I'm satisfied with the experience I had. My degree hasn't had much of an impact on my career it seems but at the same time a bachelor's is the minimum qualification for many jobs."
Darcy Posselli
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"I loved my time at the University of Utah. I would say that the majority of the professors I had really showed a lot of care and experience in their teaching. I was involved in the Honors College, which I would recommend to anyone who qualifies. They offer smaller classes and an opportunity to do an undergraduate thesis alongside a professor."
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"The University of Utah is a top ranked institution in many programs in the U.S. The majority of professors are engaging and care about student success and learning. The curriculum prepares students for entering the work force and for moving on to graduate school."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Legit school. Great entrepreneurship school."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"I love the University of Utah. It had a great campus with great teachers."
john dan
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Its an awesome university. Has knowledgeable teachers, will get great score and will get lot of opportune to prove yourself. It's a great platform where you can build your future."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I love the University of Utah. The faculty members are fantastic and I had a great experience there."
Jacqueline Deily
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"For the most part this graduate program was really great but there was a huge divide in the level of education recieved from different professors. All were really well educated but not all should have been teaching. There seems to be a lack of clarity between many of the professors and staff as to what is being taught and what should be taught. Because of this you really have to work to get the education you want. Overall, it is an okay program and is a great price for a graduate program."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The U gave me a chance to learn more about myself and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The professors were willing to work with you to handle problems, both at the graduate level and the under grad level."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Technology Management
"The masters of information systems program was a good program to get a masters in a year. The facilities are good and the instructors are great."
Hannah Zabka
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW program at the University of Utah has been an incredible experience. The professors are aiming for your success and never set you up for failure. You build bonds with both professors and other students to get a wide range of perspective and knowledge from everyone around you. The way professors want you to be successful is something I had not experienced before in other programs."
Morgan landgren
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Really great program! Professors are awesome and have great experience in the field. This is an essay writing major. There are many 7-9 pg papers throughout and no tests. The more experience you can get/have in the field the easier time you will have."
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"In my experience, Utah can be polarized by those who are conservative and/or of the predominate religion and those who are liberal and/or hate religion. The U of U tends to attract the latter population. As a fairly conservative person, I was extremely nervous to attend the U of U's MSW program. I was afraid that the professors, students, and curriculum may be so liberal that it was close minded. I had heard such complaints from friends who had gone through the program before me. There were some faculty adjustments made recently and my experience has been amazing. I feel like the population of students is quite diverse (for Utah) with a lot of different backgrounds. I have been impressed with the professors and their ability to see multiple sides of a situation and teach in a relatively unbiased manner. Ultimately, I've really enjoyed my time in the program, the coursework and the cohort. It's a fairly easy program, in my opinion, as much of the information is subjective. I also think it's affordable. The only problem that I've run into is in trying to place my practicum in the summer. It does not work smoothly with the coursework for the macro course because the coursework is supposed to be congruent with the practicum. I also know that the part time students have had problems with the faculty. It sounds like they have options that accommodate a variety of different students, but it's not really a smooth process. I'd recommend this program. I'd go through this program again."