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U enrollment: A three-peat victory for students in Utah

Yet again students from across Utah, the nation and the globe are choosing the University of Utah to fulfill their educational dreams. The Fall 2022 Semester enrollment data tells the story of the most diverse and well-prepared class of incoming freshmen campus has ever seen at 5,520 students with an average GPA of 3.66.

The freshmen increase of 3.0 percent contributed to an overall 2.0 percent growth totaling 26,355 undergraduate students. Combined with 8,379 graduate students, overall enrollment increased 0.8 percent to 34,734 students.

Additional records were set in two important categories that reflect the inclusive aspirations of the institution:

  • The largest number of incoming freshmen of color at 1,655 students.
  • The highest number of female identifying freshmen at 2,779 students.

“Students across Utah and the rest of the country see the University of Utah as a destination and it is only natural then that we see record enrollment year after year,” said Steve Robinson, senior associate vice president for Enrollment Management. “When students learn more about the U, why would they want to go anywhere else?”

President Taylor Randall has outlined an ambitious vision for the University of Utah to become a top 10 university with unsurpassed societal impact over the next ten years.

One of the three pillars of achieving Randall’s vision is revolutionizing the student experience and growing the student body to 40,000—a nearly 20% increase from Fall 2021 Semester data.

“The fall enrollment data is very encouraging,” said Randall. “Establishing a continued pattern of growth across all groups is the first step towards building a campus community that will transform lives. I want all our students to know that we are happy they chose the U and that we are working daily to create an educational experience second to none where they will thrive and succeed.”

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The press release from the Utah System of Higher Education can be found here.