Why the University of Utah?

Cost and Location

  • Most affordable Pac-12 institution.  Cost of attendance>>
  • Possibility for out of state students to gain residency within one year!  Residency requirements>>
  • Located in beautiful Salt Lake City just minutes from seven world-renowned ski resorts and within hours of 21 national parks and monuments.  Learn more about Utah and Salt Lake City>>
  • Salt Lake City is ranked in the top ten places to live and consistently ranked high in the top cities for business and entrepreneurship, low unemployment, fastest growing, friendliest and healthiest cities, and best places to live for singles and families.  Rankings>>

Highly ranked in the United States and highest ranked program in the state of Utah

  • The M.E. program was recently ranked 35-40 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.  Read more>>

Fast growing and high quality faculty

  • 42 full time tenure-track faculty members and 46 adjunct, research, lecturer and emeritus faculty.  Faculty>>
  • More faculty means more research labs and grant funding, which means more undergraduate research opportunities.  Research>>
  • More faculty means smaller class sizes, a wider variety of technical electives and more emphasis options than at other institutions.  Emphases>>

State-of-the-art facilities

  • Our newly renovated 76,000 square foot Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering building was completed in 2015 and is one of the most energy-efficient on campus.  Kennecott building information>>
  • Our building features a 185 seat lecture hall, 12 research labs, 60 offices, 11 student study areas, 5 conference rooms, an academic advising center, a tutoring center, computer lab and a café.
  • Other research labs are spread out over multiple buildings on campus.

Support for underrepresented populations

  • The College of Engineering has a large and thriving chapter of the Society of Women in Engineering and other student groups to lift up underrepresented populations that students can get involved with.  Student organizations>>
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering holds monthly “Women in Mechanical Engineering” and an “Engineering Perspectives” event each semester to try to support student and increase understanding for students in the classroom and in the workplace.  Women in Mechanical Engineering>>
  • Scholarships are available specifically for students from other underrepresented populations studying engineering at the University of Utah.  Scholarships>>

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Skiing up at Snowbird and doing the Baldy Chutes



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Rio tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building


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