University of Utah

Public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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University of Utah
University of Utah seal.svg
Former names
University of Deseret (1850–1892)[1]
TypePublic
Flagship
Space-grant
EstablishedFebruary 28, 1850; 170 years ago (1850-02-28)[1]
Academic affiliations
Utah System of Higher Education
AAU[2]
ORAU
APLU
Endowment$1.225 billion (2019)[3]
Budget$4.83 billion (2019)[4]
PresidentRuth Watkins
ProvostDaniel A. Reed
Academic staff
3,214 full-time, 776 part-time (Fall 2018)[5]
Administrative staff
9,356 full-time, 5,517 part-time (Fall 2018) Hospitals/clinics: 9,458 full-time, 1,627 part-time (Fall 2018)[5]
Students32,818 (Fall 2019)[6]
Undergraduates24,485 (Fall 2019)[6]
Postgraduates8,333 (Fall 2019)[6]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
1,534 acres (6.21 km2)[7]
ColorsRed and white[8]
         
NicknameUtes
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBS / Pac-12
MascotSwoop[9]
Websiteutah.edu
University of Utah horizontal logo.svg

The University of Utah (U of U, UofU,[10] or simply The U) is a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the flagship institution of the Utah System of Higher Education. The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret (/ˌdɛzəˈrɛt/ (About this soundlisten))[11] by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret,[1] making it Utah's oldest institution of higher education.[12] It received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900.[1]

As of Fall 2019, there were 24,485 undergraduate students and 8,333 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 32,818, making it the second largest public university in the state after Utah Valley University. Graduate studies include the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine, Utah's first medical school.[13]

It is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[14][15] According to the National Science Foundation, the university spent $552 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 45th in the nation.[16][17] Twenty-two Rhodes Scholars,[18] four Nobel Prize winners,[19][20][21][22] three Turing Award winners,[23][24][25] eight MacArthur Fellows,[26][27] various Pulitzer Prize winners,[28][29][30] two astronauts,[31][32] Gates Cambridge Scholars,[33] and Churchill Scholars have been affiliated with the university as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history.[34][35] In addition, the university's Honors College has been reviewed among 100 leading national Honors Colleges in the U.S.[36]

The university's health care system includes four hospitals, including the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute, along with twelve community clinics and specialty centers such as the Moran Eye Center.

The university's athletic teams, the Utes, participate in NCAA Division I athletics (FBS for football) as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. Its football team has received national attention for winning the 2005 Fiesta Bowl[37] and the 2009 Sugar Bowl.[38]

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  19. ^ "Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah - Faculty Phenomena". www.physics.utah.edu. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  20. ^ Piper, Matthew (October 3, 2017). "Utah-born Kip Thorne wins the Nobel Prize in physics for his role in detecting gravitational waves". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  21. ^ "Dr. Mario Capecchi". capecchi.genetics.utah.edu. Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
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  23. ^ "Alan Kay". Turing Award. ACM. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
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