Best Engineering Schools in Utah

By | April 29, 2018

This article features top engineering colleges in Utah that offer master and doctoral degrees in the fields of biological engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Please be informed that each school receives national wide rank as the ranking compares all engineering schools in the United States. Some important ranking factors include average GRE scores, alumni surveys, current student interviews, institutional research publications, and peer college assessment. In the following list of best engineering schools in the state of Utah, you can see tuition cost for both in-state and out-of-state students, acceptable rates and admissions statistics for each top ranked engineering college.

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Best Engineering Schools in Utah

National Ranking Utah Top Engineering Programs
55 University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Overall acceptance rate: 35.1%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 752
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $5,771 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $15,523 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 1,035
Research expenditures per faculty member: $469,918
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $74,717,000
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 4.7%
114 Brigham Young University (Fulton) (Provo, UT)
Overall acceptance rate: 70.5%
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): 748
Tuition: Full-time: $14,400 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 406
Research expenditures per faculty member: $92,208
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $10,235,119
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%
135 Utah State University (Logan, UT)
Overall acceptance rate: N/A
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students): N/A
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $5,563 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $16,079 per year
Total graduate engineering enrollment: 446
Research expenditures per faculty member: $234,400
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year): $17,345,650
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering: 0.0%

Utah History

During the Second World War , the Utah economy, which endured the Great Depression very hard (the unemployment rate in Salt Lake City reached 36%), experienced a period of recovery. The demand for minerals mined in the state has increased significantly, and a number of defense industry enterprises and military facilities have been built. In northern Utah, Hill Air Force Base (and today remains one of the state’s largest employers) was established, the sparsely populated desert areas of the state were chosen to house the large Deseret chemical weapons arsenal and the Granite Peak bioweapons testing site. The crew of the Boeing B-29 “Enola Gay” bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was trained at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah.

After the war, Utah, like other states in the United States, experienced rapid suburban growth, aided by massive construction of a highway network.

The idea of ​​holding the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City dates back to the 1930s. It seemed that such an opportunity would be realized in 1976, after the refusal of Denver, then the city claimed the right to host the 1998 games, but only in 1995 did the International Olympic Committee decide to hold the 2002 Olympics in the capital of Utah.

The hosting of the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City greatly contributed to the development of infrastructure, including the construction of a number of sports facilities, the “Olympic Village” (later part of the campus of the University of Utah), hotels and restaurants, a significant upgrade of the city’s transportation system and its surroundings. The 2002 Olympics gave a new impetus to the state’s economy, primarily contributing to the development of tourism in Utah.