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University of Utah

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The University of Utah is a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. As the state's public flagship institution and top-tier research university, the U is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 research universities with the "highest research activity" in the nation and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Graduate studies include the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine, Utah's first medical school. As of Fall 2019, there were 24,485 undergraduate students and 8,333 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 32,818.

The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret (About this soundlisten) by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah's oldest institution of higher education. It received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900.

OGE connects, informs and supports the University of Utah’s international initiatives.


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As a student at the U, you'll have more than 80 undergraduate majors to choose from, with nearly as many minors and certificates. Dozens of our academic programs – from computer science to psychology to physics to dance (to name a few) – rank in the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report.

Our rankings are only a byproduct of our academic mission: provide every student with a unique and enlightening education. That's why we created the My Utah Signature Experience, or "MUSE" – a "portal of opportunity" that connects students with extraordinary learning experiences.

So whether you choose to add undergraduate research, service learning, studying abroad, or an internship to an already superb education, you can make the most of your opportunity to excel at the U.

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