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 32,000 students enrolled yearly.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1463 (25th percentile) to 1878 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 27 (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 (3.13 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The U has an acceptance rate of about 82% with 34% of applicants deciding to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected The U acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 82%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The U Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Utah was reported as 81.7% in Fall 2013 with over 11,400 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 SAT Scores: 1463 - 1878
  • The U ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • The U Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Utah?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Utah is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Utah has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.1%
  • 2010-2011: 82.9%
  • 2011-2012: 83.2%
  • 2012-2013: 82.6%
  • 2013-2014: 81.7%
  • Projected The U Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 82.2%

How Does The U Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The U is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Brigham Young University-Provo49.4%
Utah State University96.7%
Brigham Young University-Idaho99.6%
Boise State University77.7%
University of Wyoming95.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The U (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading483 - 620
Math500 - 648
Writing480 - 610
Total Score1463 - 1878
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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