While a large percentage of the undergraduate community at the University of Utah commutes to campus, there are still plenty of activities for the school’s 4,000 resident students. There are many people “active in politics, environmental issues, and international issues,” and, after hours, “the school holds different events throughout the year, such as Crimson Nights that feature activities such as bowling, crafts, games, food, and music.” Socially, “Greek life is not as large as at other schools but is definitely a lot of fun and the best way to get to know more people your age.” In addition, “during football season there are great tailgate parties with friends, drinks, and food.” Right off campus, there are a range of great restaurants, and “the nightlife is hard to keep up with.” For outdoorsy types, The U is a paradise. “We have all four seasons and some of the best outdoors in the nation,” explains one student. “Killer snow, amazing hills, mountains, lakes, and streams.” In this natural wonderland, “hiking, biking, boating, snow-skiing, and snowboarding are just a few of the hundreds of activities available to students.”
Located in Salt Lake City, hometown to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The U has “plenty of social niches to fall into, and none of them are rigidly exclusive.” A current student adds, “About half the student body is the typical Utah Mormon, and the other half is a mix of everything. While there are a number of residential students, a very large percentage of students also choose to commute. In addition.