For the fourth year in a row, the University of Utah welcomed a record number of incoming students to its campus. This class of 5,560 first-year students is a 24% increase from the incoming class of 2020 and is the school’s most academically prepared class with a cumulative grade point average of 3.68.
“As the University of Utah continues to make efforts to become a top 10 public institution, it only makes sense that our student body would continue to grow,” said Steve Robinson, senior associate vice president for enrollment management at the U. “The U offers a quality, affordable education that students across Utah, and across the nation and the world, want to experience.”
Overall enrollment continues to increase at the U as well, with a student body of 35,310 members this year, an increase of more than 500 students since last year.
“Our fall enrollment numbers are positive and keeping with a consistent pattern of growth that is our goal,” said Taylor Randall, president of the University of Utah. “With plans to add 5,000 new beds, we are building capacity for future living-learning communities and executing new recruitment plans to keep up the momentum to create college town magic at the U.”
The U continues to serve students from the entire state of Utah with all 29 counties represented in this year’s incoming class. All 50 U.S. states are also represented as well as 103 different countries. The most popular major continues to be business.
“Student access and success are our top priorities,” said Mitzi Montoya, U provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Our focus is on making sure that qualified students have access to the U, and once here, that they have the support they need to be successful long after they receive their degree.”
The press release from the Utah System of Higher Education can be found here.