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University of Utah Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Utah, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the application fee is $55.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from University of Utah by January 15.

University of Utah Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Utah 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Mean SAT Score 1285
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
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Considering Applying Early to University of Utah?

University of Utah does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! University of Utah will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to University of Utah?

University of Utah is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Utah evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Utah accepted 79% of students, around 14,624 of the 18,419 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Utah, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to First-Time, First-Year Freshman is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does University of Utah Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Utah

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Utah Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Utah must submit the following items. Double check with University of Utah's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Utah?

Students admitted to University of Utah have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 1% submitted a class rank.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Utah, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 1%
3.75 and 3.99 38%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 3%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

University of Utah considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Utah does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 24% of University of Utah's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Utah?

To be competitive with other University of Utah applicants, you should strive to earn between 1140 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Utah 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Utah student is 1285.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Utah students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Utah students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Utah?

To be most competitive at University of Utah, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Utah's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Utah students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to University of Utah

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Utah.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Utah during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of Utah Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Utah?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Utah.

Does University of Utah accept transfer credits?

University of Utah accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Utah accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Utah accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Utah accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Utah?

University of Utah is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Utah's acceptance rate?

University of Utah's acceptance rate is 79%.

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University of Utah Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

79%

How hard is it to get into University of Utah? University of Utah is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Utah acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Utah Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Utah is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Utah is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Utah ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Utah is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Utah. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Utah SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1340

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Math SAT Range

560 - 680

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1340 and Above

Good

1140 to 1340

Avg

1140 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Utah students is 1285. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Utah, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Utah.

University of Utah GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.65

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Utah, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

33,080

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,816

Out-of-State

$31,389

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Application Deadline

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