school spotlight: university of utah

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Large universities are often known for their diversity of academic majors, abundance of undergraduate research opportunities, and unique social outlets. But what makes the University of Utah stand out is its additional commitment to helping students discover their passions and making them become a reality. Just consider MUSE. The My Utah Signature Experience project assists students in navigating hundreds of learning experiences across campus, from community engagement with the High School Outreach Volunteers to engineering research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. A MUSE Scholars programs also provides motivated students with access to special scholarships and internships. Many of the U’s 24,000 undergraduates are drawn to popular programs in communication, psychology, and economics, although the University also features dozens of majors in less common disciplines, including modern dance; health, society & policy; and peace & conflict studies. Fun fact: the U recently added a brand new dorm to its 1,500 acre campus, dubbed Lassonde Studios. The $45 million residence’s theme is “Live. Create. Launch.” and it’s perfect for budding entrepreneurs and innovators looking to connect and create beyond the classroom’s walls.

Image courtesy of the University of Utah


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.