Founded in 1850, the University of Utah prepares students to live and
compete in the global workplace. The U encompasses 1,500 acres in the
foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range with an enrollment of over 33,000.
Utah became a member of the Pac-12 Conference on July 1, 2011.
It has earned a top-tier grading from the Academic Ranking of World Universities
for 15 consecutive years, and offers nationally-ranked programs in law, pharmacy,
mathematics, business, biomedical engineering, family medicine, social
sciences and humanities, fine arts, education, architecture, entertainment arts
and engineering. The U checked in at No. 11 in the nation for value according to
the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
The University of Utah surpassed the threshold of 515 million in research
dollars in 2019 and was rated No. 1 for commercializing technology innovations
according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ratings.
Geneticist Mario R. Capecchi received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine for his work on gene targeting. Çağan Şekercioğlu, assistant professor
of biology, won the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey’s highest
prize for 2014. Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor of chemistry, received the
2013 Priestley Medal and 2011 National Medal of Science for his pioneering work
in supramolecular chemistry.
TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
The U’s entertainment arts and engineering program has been ranked regularly
among the top three in the U.S. over the last decade according to Animation
Career Review. The University’s computer science program, which earned a top 50
ranking in 2019, was founded in 1965 and began a pioneering legacy in computer
graphics and visualization that continues today.
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, a Level I trauma center, has earned
a top 10 ranking among academic medical centers for patient care nine years
in a row. U.S. News & World Report placed the school of medicine’s programs in
primary care, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and nursing in
the nation’s top 30.
The U’s surgeons were the first in the world to conduct a permanent artificial
heart implant in 1982. More recently, the Utah Genome Project is one of several
innovative medical research programs at the U. Other notable programs include
the nationally-recognized Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Clinical Neurosciences
Center and the Moran Eye Center.
The David Eccles School of Business’ undergraduate program has been rated
among the top 60 by U.S. News & World Report for the past six years. The school
also has been placed in the top 25 for entrepreneurship seven straight years
by the Princeton Review. The graduate accounting program was rated top 35.
COLLEGE OF LAW
The S.J. Quinney College of Law was ranked 47th in the nation by U.S. News
& World Report for 2020. It also earned top 20 ratings for practical training, as
well as its and public defender/prosecutor law and environmental law programs.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Utah’s College of Education has soared eight spots over the past two years in
the U.S. News & World Report rankings, coming in at No. 64 for 2020. Its special
education and master’s programs were also highly rated by College Choice.
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