University of Utah Reviews

  • 168 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,220
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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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Architecture
"Great student life and quality education. Not as expensive as other schools. Overall a good experience"
Lex Dressler
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Public Policy
"College for me was a wonderful experience. As the first in my family to get a higher education, I was able to open more doors than my parents. Recently, the decision to study a certain discipline has been dictated by the market for many people I know. The most important thing I could say to someone going into college or thinking about it is this. If you want to go to an institution to nurture your curiosity, learn technical skills and be mentored by knowledgeable people, all in one place, it may be a good decision. If you think simply going to college will entitle you to a job and higher pay, then you may be disappointed. College is an experience as well as a door to more choices down the road."
Portia Stahan
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2015
  • Degree: Architecture
"The pros: - Professors and Chair are very approachable and are invested in the students success - The financial support is very helpful - Campus is beautiful - Students are supportive and helpful Cons - A little difficult to navigate the Master Program trajectory - Architecture recourses,ex printers + computers are not very reliable -"
francophile1
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The University of Utah is a great school! There are so many majors to choose from with wonderful professors. Being a student has many perks: free access to plays and sporting events as well as special discounts around Salt Lake City."
Leonardo Parra
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2015
  • Degree: Neuropsychology
"When I first started looking into Ph.D programs in Neuroscience, the University of Utah’s Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Neuroscience captured my attention quickly due to the broad based training in neuroscience disciplines, wider choice of mentors than is available in conventional Neuroscience Ph.D programs and the opportunities for Ph.D student to train in clinical departments. After interviews with faculties and my interaction with students I realized the tremendous strength of the program and the University of Utah. I was particularly impressed by the degree of enthusiasm for both basic and translational research as well as the expansive and renowned medical research community. This suggested that the University of Utah would provide various opportunities for me to not only conduct basic research on neuroscience, but also to translate my discoveries into applications that improve human health in the future. The only cons of my program is that is a small program with approximately 50 people and small number of international student. Increasing the diversity I think would make our program even better."
Loren Santana
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The mathematics department is very supportive of its students. The staff is there to help you deal with the nonacademic things (tuition, health benefits, reimbursements, etc). The professors have an open door policy which is great. No need to setup appointments. The students are very supportive of each other. They tend to work together on homework assignments, which is very helpful. The first years have a student loft that helps facilitate a sense of community. I think there's also a great effort to promote career support. There's a graduate career counselor that keeps students up to date with employment information, job fair news, among other helpful content. One negative aspect would be the lack of diversity. It's predominantly a white institution and the surrounding Salt Lake City isn't culturally diverse."
James Carroll
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Agriculture
"I loved my undergrad experience at the University of Utah. The David Eccle's School of Business has great professors who are passionate about what they teach. There are a ton of extra curricular activities to diverse yourself beyond just classes and you can't beat being 30 minutes away from skiing or snowboarding!"
Kimberly Anderson
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"The surrounding area and campus itself are very nice with easy access to transportation. The classes are of high quality, however professors can be not accessible."
Jonathan Clark
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"As a student of Public Policy, I have had the opportunity to take classes in a variety of subjects, including statistics, economics, public administration, and education. The quality instructors and students in all of these classes have helped me gain a solid foundation in these subjects, allowing me to become a better policy analyst."
Yvonne Calderon
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: great program and faculty. They are very supportive and available. Busy program but you are able to work and keep up with school. Cons: I'm not a snow person."
Cristine Librandi
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"My experience has far exceeded my expectations this far. The faculty and professors care for each student. I am not pleased with the city transportation system. It definitely needs more updating. The campus transportation system is great. Only suggestion I have is to increase parking accessibility."
Emily Matson
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Tuition is a bit pricy, but the location is excellent."
Kourtney Mahan
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2015
  • Degree: Film Production
"The financial assistance is the best I have ever seen, It really makes the students feel wanted and gives them the ability to afford a graduate education."
Kate Poulton
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2014
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Piano Performance is an excellent program at the University of Utah for its diverse faculty and highly skilled professors who are performers themselves. The con of this graduate school is the future of pianists themselves. A career in performance requires networking in the music business. Most pianists end up working in other fields for lack of jobs related to music, or lack of funds to support themselves as musicians. Paying for tuition doesn't exactly help. However, with scholarships like this one, I will be confident that I can provide myself with a career in what I love. I will be able to inspire others around me that the future shouldn't be determined with how much money you have, but rather where your passion takes you."
Jennifer Tabler
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2014
  • Degree: Sociology
"The small program at the university of utah allows for more one-on-one attention with your graduate degree. This high level of support is very helpful. However, the lack of academic ranking in the field does pose some challenges. Graduate students have to work harder to be competitive in the job market."
Dwight Lane
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Pro: Opportunities for gaining experience in the lab and multidisciplinary fields of study."
Megan Welsh
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"The college was great but I did not have a ton of time to get involved with campus groups so my review will be primarily on my degree program. The program has some really great professors involved that have spent a great deal in industry and doing some interesting research. Each year the program has a project class in which you are divided into teams to build a robot that needs to follow certain specifications to achieve that year's mission. These project classes are what set this program apart from not only the other engineerings but other universities. The teams are in charge of all elements of the design process of the robot including: design, manufacturing, electrical components, programming and building. It is a great team experience and I think develops skills for a broad range of tasks in industry and give us the understanding of a bigger picture which at times can be quite crucial. With those things said I was in the first years of the transition to the spiral program and it was a bit unorganized and chaotic at times. I was also very unhappy with several of the professors ability to teach on a level we could really understand. Overall I know I have that paper that can get me into a position in which I now know I can learn just about anything. So yes you come out as a generalist but most of the education needed for a career is given as on the job training."
Kourtney Mahan
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2014
  • Degree: Film Production
"Pros: They are very good at financially supporting their students. Everybody in my program has funding of some sort, and my particular package kept rising so it really showed how much they wanted me in the program. Cons: It's smaller then I expected but that just means more one on one attention from the faculty members."
Kristen Olson
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Music
"The university of Utah is a great place to go to school and they have a wonderful music program that I really enjoy being a part of. The U of U is really great because you have a lot of room to be creative and decide what you want to do. In the music program I am working with fantastic teachers and fellow students who I respect and care about. The university of Utah, especially the music program, has a great atmosphere that is very supportive and welcoming. I have had an amazing experience for three years and I'm looking forward to my senior year."
Sara Johnson
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The professor's in my program and amazing! They care so much about their students and really value our successes. The professor's are open to answer questions and enjoy sharing their experiences. The cons of the graduate program are the same as any other graduate program, it is expensive!! Overall I enjoy my graduate program and I am very happy I made the choice to continue my schooling career."