Utah is a great place to live, learn, and play. Here are some reasons why we think Utah is the right place for you:
- It is safe! - Utah has three of the top five safest cities to live in the United States and was ranked as the 8th safest state in America .
- Great economy! - In October 2015, Utah was ranked as the "Best State for Business" for the second straight year by Forbes . This means great opportunities for internships, research, and growth.
- Excellent Value! - The state of Utah was recently ranked as the 5th most affordable state to live in the United States . This means more affordable housing and a lower cost of living.
Utah is home to incredible wonders and amazing adventure. Whether you are more interested in spending time in the big city or exploring the great outdoors, Utah has something to offer everyone. As a student, you will have access to campus groups and organizations that help students get out of the classroom and outside. Check out some of the things you can see while in Utah:
Five Stunning National Parks
Utah is home to five of America's National Parks: Zion , Arches , Bryce Canyon , Capitol Reef , and Canyonlands . Full of wonder and incredible sights, these stunning locations are only a few hours drive from the University of Utah. Take a weekend and explore these amazing parks.
Not only are there incredible National Parks, Utah is home to a number of State Parks and outdoor adventures. Breathtaking vistas are everywhere! With hundreds of miles of hiking trails, you are never far from a new experience. If hiking isn't your thing, there are many scenic routes you can drive too!
The Greatest Snow on Earth®
Home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah has some of the best skiing and outdoor winter events in the world. With nine world-class ski resorts within an hour from the campus of the University of Utah, there's no excuse to not get out during the winter and have fun in Utah snow!
Some of the most recognizable sights in the world are here in Utah. Whether you want to see the Delicate Arch (pictured above) or visit historic Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, we guarantee you'll see things in Utah you have never seen before.