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The University of Utah


• Founded in 1850, the "U" is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and offers more than 120 undergraduate degrees and 93 graduate majors.


• Utah draws its 28,619 student population from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.       

• The University campus is located in an up-scale residential neighborhood overlooking the city, but is just five minutes from downtown shopping, entertainment and nightlife activities.

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• There are eight major ski resorts within 40 minutes from campus, along with some of the best hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking found anywhere.

• The University provides a lively residential
living experience in beautiful Heritage Commons, a multi-purpose residence complex located in historic Fort Douglas on the eastern edge of campus. On campus housing features single deluxe suites and two, three or four bedroom apartments with free high speed Internet connection, satellite TV, and local phone.

• Salt Lake International Airport has over 800 scheduled daily flights serving more than 100 cities with non-stop flights. The airport is located just 15 minutes from the University.

• All public transportation including campus shuttles, city busses and light rail is free to University of Utah students.


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Salt Lake City

• Salt Lake City merges the amenities of a major metropolitan area with beautiful natural surroundings. Kiplinger Magazine recently ranked SLC #5 in its list of the "Top 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade".

• Salt Lake's metro population ranks 36th in the nation with 1.3 million.

• One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Salt Lake City offers majestic views in all directions and is surrounded by the 11,000-foot peaks of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains.   

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• Recreational opportunities abound with some of the best skiing, fly fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and river running found anywhere in the world. Eight major ski resorts are within a 40 minute from downtown Salt Lake City. Ten national parks are within a day’s drive.

• Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Olympics. Opening and closing ceremonies and the athlete's village were on the University of Utah campus.


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Salt Lake City joins forces with the nearby resort town of Park City, to host the annual Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States.

Professional sports provide yet another source of entertainment. Professional franchises in Salt Lake City include the Utah Jazz of the NBA, Real Salt Lake (Major League Soccer) and the Utah Blaze (Arena Football League). Other pro franchises in the city are the Salt Lake Bees (AAA baseball) and the Utah Grizzlies (hockey).

Salt Lake City boasts the nation’s highest literacy rate, highest percentage of high school graduates and highest-percentage of college-educated people.

Salt Lake has a moderate four-season climate with an average 237 days of sunshine and 15% humidity.

Average high temperatures:

Gael RocksAugust 90.3
September 79.5
October 66.0
November 50.1
December 38.7
January 37.0
February 43.6
March 52.4
April 61.6
May 72.1
June 83.1
July 92.5


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2011 Utah Gymnastics Spring Break Video


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