University of Utah (The U)

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The U can be found in Salt Lake City, UT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Utah has approximately 34,000 students enrolled yearly.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1143 (25th percentile) to 1380 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to University of Utah. We were able to estimate the The U average GPA (3.23 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The U has an acceptance rate of about 62% with 28% of applicants deciding to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected The U acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The U Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Utah was reported as 62.1% in Fall 2020 with over 24,400 college applications submitted to University of Utah. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • The U ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • The U Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Utah?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Utah is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Utah has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.4%
  • 2017-2018: 66.2%
  • 2018-2019: 66.9%
  • 2019-2020: 62.1%
  • Projected The U Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 61.5%

How Does The U Compare?

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The acceptance rate for The U is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Brigham Young University-Provo67.5%
Utah State University91.0%
Brigham Young University-Idaho95.8%
Southern Utah University78.4%
Boise State University77.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The U (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading573 - 680
Math570 - 700
Total Score1143 - 1380
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 31
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 29
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