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Location:Salt Lake City
On Campus:12%
  • Fall 8/24-12/18
  • Spring 1/11-5/4

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
4%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

Spread across over 1,500 acres, the U's campus fosters a diverse set of interests and activity. Museums (serving the fine arts and natural history), gardens, concert venues, theaters, medical centers, research facilities, business incubators, modern libraries, Pac-12 athletics and a vibrant residential district all call campus home.

In addition, 15 colleges and nearly 100 majors ensure that a wide variety of academic pursuits flourish in the school's classrooms and labs. Take a closer look at some of these campus experiences at the University of Utah.

Campus Location - Not only do the Wasatch Mountains dominate the Salt Lake Valley's skyline, they are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Head a few hours south of campus for awe-inspiring arches, fields of stone spires (the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else on earth) and red rock walls that rise abruptly thousands of feet from the earth.

Closed Programs
Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing are closed programs, unavailable for exchange students.

Enrollment in ballet, business, teacher certification, and engineering is very limited. Audition or portfolio is required for admissions to major-level music, dance, or art classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Gaming Management - Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) at the University of Utah earns the title of the top video game school in the nation with the number one ranking for its graduate program and number two for its undergraduate program by The Princeton Review.
  • Biology/Life Science - The university has made unique contributions to the study of genetics due in part to long-term genealogy efforts of the LDS Church, which has allowed researchers to trace genetic disorders through several generations. The relative homogeneity of Utah's population also makes it an ideal laboratory for studies of population genetics. The university is home to the Genetic Science Learning Center, a resource which educates the public about genetics through its website.
  • Engineering - The University of Utah was one of the original four nodes of ARPANET, the world's first packet-switching computer network and embryo of the current worldwide Internet. Notable innovations of engineering faculty and alumni include the first method for representing surface textures in graphical images, the Gouraud shading model, magnetic ink printing technology, the Johnson counter logic circuit, the oldest algebraic mathematics package still in use (REDUCE), the Phong reflection model, the Phong shading method, and the rendering equation. The school has pioneered work in asynchronous circuits, computer animation, computer art, digital music recording, graphical user interfaces, and stack machine architectures. The School of Computing also takes part in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, which continues to make advances in visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: Asian/Oriental Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Athletic Training, Fitness and Sports Science

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Operations Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Mass Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Studies

Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Geography, Urban Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Emergency Medical Care, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Nuclear Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, School Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Jazz Composition, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Chemical Physics, Geophysics, Materials Sciences, Physics

Political Science: Peace Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Adventure Education, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.6 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/11/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $4,098.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18 ($198.00 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15 ($198.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/11/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $250 Year Plan A & B Optional
Activity Fee: $75 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $125 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003675

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/11/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,503
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 8
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 8
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $599
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2161 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $2038 per semester for 18 meals per week.
  • $2089 per semester for 15 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.