What are our grad students saying about us?

February 16, 2017

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University of Utah has just been ranked among the Top Graduate Schools for 2017!

Founded in 2004, the SR Education Group just released their list of The 2017 Top Graduate Schools, which represent colleges and programs all across the nation and are based completely on student feedback. We compiled over 57,000 student reviews and ratings of over 1,600 colleges into rankings in order to highlight the best graduate schools according to students. Due to extremely high student satisfaction ratings, University of Utah made the rankings at 13th in Engineering Degrees! The full list and additional details are available here: http://www.graduateprograms.com/school-rankings/masters-in-engineering

University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Comments

“The University of Utah is a great place to get a high quality education with very affordable tuition. The school is constantly building new facilities to better meet the needs of the students and has a large, beautiful campus. Many of the undergraduate and graduate programs are highly ranked nationally and it is a premier research university.” -Tyler Crouse ’17

“University of Utah is a great school for engineering and education in general. A lot of new buildings are being constructed for engineering departments, as well as many other programs offered at the university. The head of the department of engineering is always striving to improve the undergraduate and graduate program. Utah is beautiful and so there are many outdoor activities while taking breaks from school life.”  -JBourne ‘20

“Pros – Excellent academic program and wide variety of focus areas within mechanical engineering. Most faculty are engaging lecturers and the research programs are very strong. Great opportunities for outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, mountain biking, etc) and plenty of stuff to do downtown (if you have the $) and on campus (much of it free!) Good public transportation (Trax/buses) If you search around, you can find decently priced food on campus (hint: the Biotechnology building cafe) Strong sports program if you like watching collegiate competition (football, gymnastics, ski team, etc) Cons – Many students live off-campus, and some live pretty far away (I found a place 6 mi from campus) Campus is not de-iced adequately in winter – this could be an issue if you have mobility challenges, and gets old fast when trying to walk between classes Commuter campus – changes the atmosphere a little, not really a big deal ” -Hollyhock ‘13

“Pros – Excellent academic program and wide variety of focus areas within mechanical engineering. Most faculty are engaging lecturers and the research programs are very strong. Great opportunities for outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, mountain biking, etc) and plenty of stuff to do downtown (if you have the $) and on campus (much of it free!) Good public transportation (Trax/buses) If you search around, you can find decently priced food on campus (hint: the Biotechnology building cafe) Strong sports program if you like watching collegiate competition (football, gymnastics, ski team, etc.) Cons – Many students live off-campus, and some live pretty far away (I found a place 6 mi from campus) Campus is not de-iced adequately in winter – this could be an issue if you have mobility challenges, and gets old fast when trying to walk between classes Commuter campus – changes the atmosphere a little, not really a big deal  -Frazin ’16