July 11, 2017

University Of Utah


Here’s a free collection of resources about University Of Utah- U of U blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who attend(ed) U of U, etc.

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U of U Blogs

Here’s a list of U of U blogs- blogs written by people who attend U of U, or about U of U.

****Email alexbalinski@gmail.com to submit your blog to this list.***

University of Utah HealthFeed Blog healthcare.utah.edu 2017
SBNation Block U Blog blocku.com 2017
DesignBuildBLUFF Blog designbuildbluff.org 2017
J. S. Quinney College of Law Blog law.utah.edu 2017
College of Fine Arts News + Blog finearts.utah.edu 2017
Eccels School of Business Newsroom eccles.utah.edu 2017
College of Education News education.utah.edu 2017
College of Humanities News humanities.utah.edu 2017
College of Science Top Stories science.utah.edu 2017
College of Engineering News coe.utah.edu 2017
U of U Sports News sltrib.com 2017
RedThread Blog redthread.utah.edu 2017

U of U Groups

U of U Groups On Facebook

  1. University of Utah Group (5,569 members)
  2. ISA at the University of Utah Group (1,990 members)
  3. University of Utah Class of 2019 (1,527 members)
  4. Official University of Utah Class of 2020 Group (1,522 members)
  5. University of Utah Class of 2021 (997 members)
  6. Official University of Utah class of 2021 (875 members)
  7. University of Utah Fall 2013 (325 members)
  8. Utah State University College Republicans Group (299 members)
  9. University of Utah MTP Group (195 members) 
  10. University of Utah SPRING/FALL 2014 for Indians (168 members)
  11. 2014 Pride Of Utah Marching Band Group (139 members)
  12. University of Utah Ballet Department Alumni (124 members)
  13. University of Utah Los Angeles Alumni (108 members)
  14. International Students University of Utah Fall 2013 (99 members)
  15. University of Utah Department of Ballet Alumni (95 members)
  16. University of Utah School of Medicine Class of 2015 (70 members)
  17. University of Utah PT Class of 2020 (68 members)
  18. University of Utah PT Class of 2019 (66 members)
  19. University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business Norwegian Alumni (58 members)
  20. University of Utah Volunteer Doulas (54 members)
  21. University of Utah Friends (33 members)

Other U of U Groups And Forums

  1. University of Utah Public Forum

U of U Survey

We’re surveying people who attend(ed) U of U. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your first name, Years you attended U of U)


**Click here to share your experience at the U of U**


U of U: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about U of U?

  • Sports. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Research and Funding. (Teja, 2017)
  • Environment. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Amenities. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • The curriculum. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • The expertise in my major. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about U of U?

  • No parking and walk is about 1 mile on a hurt knee. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Lack of Placements and Very Less Fun activities. (Teja, 2017)
  • Getting around campus. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Is it a surprise when I say parking? (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • No bar on campus. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • The parking. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Things To Do

What are fun things to do while at U of U? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Nature is so close. Lots of great hiking. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Skating. (Teja, 2017)
  • Student life center. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Hiking, food trucks during lunch, …library 3rd floor is social hour.. don’t try to study seriously there. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • Rock Climbing at the gym. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • Maybe it’s not a secret, but I love the arts performances and the women’s gymnastics. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Recommended Classes/Professors

Any classes or professors you recommend?

  • Dr Groot for exercise phys. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Computer Networks, Distributed Systems, Algos. (Teja, 2017)
  • Pt program! (Aubrey, 2017)
  • HUMAN ANATOMY- MARK NIELSEN this class will challenge you and make you work hard but dedication will pay off and the knowledge you will gain is priceless. Dave Temme’s class is good too but his teaching style is pretty bold. You’ll either hate him or love him. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • Interactive Computer Graphics. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • My major was incredible. I was in the Ballet department. It set me up for an amazing professional career in my field. My favorite general studies course was, “environmental studies.” Being able to get on a bus and observe the engineering and development of Utah as very refreshing for a general studies course. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Housing Advice

Any housing tips or recommendations?

  • I lived off campus. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Live off campus. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Never pay for housing- be a student leader. It’s totally worth it. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • The apartments at Elizabeth Street, near 1100E. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • I always lived off-campus. SLC is a wonderful place to live, with so many options for housing. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Places To Eat

What are the best places to eat near U of U?

  • The Pie, Kathmandu. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Very less for Indians. (Teja, 2017)
  • The pie. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Sawadee, Cafe Rio, the pie pizzeria is a classic. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • BnD. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • Downtown is full of great options. Copper Onion, Su Casa. When I was at the U I went to Market Street all the time, but I know it is closed now. And of course The Pie. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Crime & Safety

How’s crime/safety at U of U?

  • Sometimes scary at night. (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Safe. (Teja, 2017)
  • I feel safe. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • it’s decent despite the reports that have been evident during my years at school. There needs to be better publicized resources like the 5-COPS to escort students that feel uncomfortable at night or in general. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • Very safe. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • I never experienced any problems. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Cool Facts

Any other cool facts about U of U?

  • I had no idea the library is open so late til like my senior year! (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Pleasant but unbearable winter. (Teja, 2017)
  • The beautiful outdoors. A very open minded education in conservative Utah was so wonderful for me. Love the campus. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Advice For Freshmen

Advice for a new Freshman:

  • Join a club if your from out of state. Life-long friends! (Sarah, 2013-2017)
  • Be social; get to know people. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Get involved. Find 1-2 things you can commit to through the whole semester. If you don’t like it after that, you can switch but really stick it out. Also, look for volunteer opportunities, they’ll add up and be useful in the future. There’s SO MUCH free stuff just because you’re a student, find those things (ask) and use them. Don’t spend money until you have to. (Grace, 2008-2016)
  • Only come here if you are an outdoor person, or really into research. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • Get involved. Use your passions to connect with people. You will have a wonderful time. (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)

U of U: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had at U of U (interesting/funny/crazy/dangerous, etc.):

  • Went hiking in the middle of the night with some friends and had a blast. (Aubrey, 2017)
  • Had a drunk game night at the lab. (Abhishek, 2013-2015)
  • I had the most amazing professors at the U. They created opportunities for my specific talents. I enjoyed an amazing professional career from the connections I made at the U. Currently, I am in the arts and make over $500K a year doing what I love as an artist. My professors are daily inspiration for my work. I think that’s an education worth spending money on. (Professors who influenced me greatly: Attila Ficzere, Sharee Lane, and Bene’ Arnold.) (Jennifer Hill Barlow, 1992-2003)