Excellence and Diversity

A diverse student body...
Graduate education establishes an atmosphere of intellectual collegiality in which interaction among people with differing points of view is essential to learning. Students must deal with subject matter at the leading edge of their disciplines, a territory characterized by different and opposing points of view.
      -Council of Graduate Schools

Top 5 Reasons
Students Choose the
  1. Quality of faculty
  2. Unique research opportunities
  3. Great location
  4. Opportunities to teach
  5. Affordability
— Graduate School survey 2000

A Diverse Student Body...

  • Students enrolled from all 29 Utah counties, all 50 states, more than 100 foreign countries
  • 1,010 international students
  • Men: 55 percent of total enrollment
  • Women: 45 percent of total enrollment

Student Organizations

Among the groups the University supports are the following organizations:

  • Asian American Student Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Campus Christian Ministry
  • Catholic Newman Center
  • Disabled Student Services
  • Hillel
  • Lesbian and Gay Student Union
  • Inter-Tribal Student Association
  • LDS Student Association
  • LGTB Resource Center
  • Moviemento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Azatlan
  • Nontraditional Student Association
  • Pacific Islanders Student Association
  • Women's Resource Center

Student with laptop on the Wasatch foolhills
The world is your sandbox when it comes to research. It's such a creative process. That's probably the thing I like most about graduate school; freedom of thought, freedom to pursue whatever idea you think is really interesting.
       -Todd Ehlers, Ph.D. 2001
       Geology and Geophysics

Research Centers, Institutes, and Bureaus

Enhancing the research climate at the University, the following organizations offer extensive opportunites for qualified students.

  • AIDS Center
  • Addiction Research and Education Center
  • Advancement of Technology in Education Center
  • American West Center
  • Archaeological Center
  • Architectural Studies Center
  • Atmospheric Remote Sounding Studies Center
  • Biomedical Optics Center
  • Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute
  • Cell Signaling Center
  • Child and Family Development Center
  • Communication Institute
  • Controlled Chemical Delivery Center
  • Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
  • Economic and Business Research Bureau
  • Energy and Geoscience Institute
  • Engineering Design Center
  • English Language Institute
  • Garn Institute of Finance
  • Feneral Clinical Research Center
  • Genetic Science Learning Center
  • Gerontology Center
  • Global Change and Sustainability Center
  • Harsh Environment Electronics Center
  • Health Research Center
  • Henry Eyring Center for Theoretical Chemistry
  • High Performance Computing Center
  • Hinkley Institute of Politics
  • Human Toxicology Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Industrial Imaging Center
  • Intermountain Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • International Business Education and Reseasrch Center
  • John A. Dixon Laser Institute
U of U Research Awards, 1999-2000
  • Matheson Center for Health Care Studies
  • Microanalysis and Reaction Chemistry Center
  • Middle East Center
  • Mine Lands Redevelopment Center
  • NCRR Center for Bioelectric Field Modelign, Simulation, & Visualization
  • NOAA Cooperative Institute for Regional Prediction
  • Natural and Technological Hazards Center
  • Nuclear Technology, Engineering and Research Center
  • Petroleum Research Center
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Quality and Integrity Design Engineering Center
  • Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
  • SAR Compliance Testing of Wireless / Electromagnetic Devices
  • Science Education and Outreach Center
  • Scientific Computing and Imaging Center
  • Silicon Graphics-Utah Visual Supercomputing Center
  • Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions Venter
  • Social Research Venter
  • Southwest Center for Environmental Research & Policy
  • Tanner Humanitites Center
  • Teaching and Learning Excellence Center
  • Thermal Analysis Center
  • Utah AIDS Education and Training Center
  • Utah Center for Rock Blasting Research
  • Utah Education Policy Center
  • Utah Fine Arts Institute
  • Utah Wetlands and Riparian Center
  • Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, & the Environment