University of Utah is a public institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,149, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,535 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Utah’s ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 129.
The university offers 72 undergraduate majors, more than 70 minors and certificates, more than 40 teaching majors and minors, and 95 major fields of study at the graduate level. Students at the undergraduate level can also create an individualized major under the direction of the Bachelor of University Studies program and the supervision of a tenure-track faculty member. In late 2009 the University announced that it would be adding a Masters in Real Estate program to their offerings. The university has three semesters a year: spring, summer, and fall.