University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

The University of Utah is in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a public institution and part of the Utah System of Higher Education. It is the flagship university of the state and offers over 100 undergraduate degree programs and two graduate degree programs. It is also a major research university with selective admissions and ranks as one of the top U.S. universities for research spending. The university was established as the University of Deseret in 1850, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in Utah. The name change occurred in 1892 before the university began rapidly expanding. The campus now spans 1,534 acres throughout the Salt Lake City area.

The University of Utah offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs. The undergrad programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The graduate-level options include MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The University of Utah is the only institution in the state to offer a Ph.D. in nursing. An associate’s degree in nursing is also available through the university. All baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional and accelerated BSN tracks include clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings throughout the region along with training at a state-of-the-art simulation learning center.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. ADN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Pre-Nursing Studies Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 185
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 26
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Post-master's certificate 0
Critical Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 8
Nursing Practice Post-master's certificate 3
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 61

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Utah

Weber State University
30.13 miles away
Utah Valley University
34.09 miles away
Utah State University
67.57 miles away
Snow College
97.76 miles away
Idaho State University
148.17 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
05/01/1969 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 640
SAT: Math530 to 660
SAT: Writing490 to 620
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,067
30k to 48k$10,428
48k to 75k$13,792
75k to 110k$15,396
Over 110k$15,934
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $208.00 $715.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $245.00 $861.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Utah Nurse Foundation Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is for Utha resident students who intend to pursue a career in nursing. Scholarship recipient must agrees to work for a Utah Health Care Facility or Utah [...]

Southern Utah Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Applicant must be a student who graduated from a Southern Utah high school and is currently attending or is planning to attend the University of Utah. Selection is based upon academic [...]

Alumni Association Non-Resident Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

Applicant must be a current high school senior who is not a resident of Utah, but who's parent or grandparent is an University of Utah graduate. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA [...]

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile, Peru, Canada, Mexico or Australia who is a full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior, or [...]

Founder's Day Scholarship

Applicant must be a current student at the University of Utah with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who is able to attend the Founders Day Dinner. Official University transcript and a one-page letter of [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Utah state board of nursing
University of Utah
201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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