Utah’s flagship university, The University of Utah or The U, is a public coeducational research university located in Salt Lake City. Established in 1850, Utah serves as the oldest university for higher education in the state being formed before Utah was given statehood. Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics the campus received a major facelift as they served host to the Olympic Village as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies during the games. This extensive facelift resulted in great improvements to the Rice-Eccles Stadium, a light rail leading to downtown Salt Lake City, a new student center, additional student housing along with a campus hotel and conference center.
If you think that you may want to start up your own company in the technology field you should definitely consider Utah as they created the largest number of start up companies in the nation in 2009 based on university technology, which was even more than MIT. Utah also offers the only accredited architecture and medical programs in the state. Additionally, the University has Top 50 nationally ranked graduate programs in Law and Engineering.
Utah is a leader in the use of renewable energy. They ranked 3rd by the EPA for annual green power used by universities with 31% of its power coming from wind and solar sources. A plan was launched on July 7, 2011 to use solar ivy panels making them the first place in the country to use such sustainable technology. The University also has plans to make the campus more bicycle friendly in order to promote more bicycle ridership.
When you think of notable athletic programs the University of Utah is not one that usually comes to mind however they did make the US News and World Report’s “College Sports Honor Roll” in 2002. Utah was the first school to produce No. 1 overall draft picks in both the 2005 NFL and NBA Draft. Utah participates in the Pac-12 Conference. The football team went 11-0 during the 2004-2005 season defeating Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl 35-7, becoming the first team from a conference without and automatic Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bid to go to a BCS bowl game. The men’s basketball game won the NCAA Championship in 1944 and the NIT title in 1947. The basketball program made headlines again in 1998 when Rick Majerus took the team to the NCAA Final Four losing the championship game to Kentucky 78-69.
With limited on-campus housing only 10% of students are able to live on campus. There may be a point in time where one needs to seek out an affordable storage unit near the University of Utah. Being located in Salt Lake City there are plenty of self storage facilities in 84112. A 5’x5′ storage unit can be rented for as low as $30/month and includes a free truck when you move in at some facilities. Other facilites also offer move in discounts for your first months rent so you just need to search for which ammenities fit your needs.
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