ALL NEWS

Student applications are up again at the University of Utah

Mar 8, 2021, 5:00 AM | Updated: 8:20 pm
Just one week after eight HBCUs were threatened, a bomb threat was called in on at the University o...
FILE: Campus gates near President's Circle at the U of U. Credit: Paul Nelson

SALT LAKE CITY —  The number of student applications to the University of Utah are still going up, according to Steve Robinson, associate vice-president for enrollment.

Robinson says the rising number of student applications may be partly due to students applying to more colleges than they normally would. The FAFSA financial aid forms submitted by students as they apply are also increasing at the U, though Robinson says that’s not the case everywhere.

He said, “We’re up significantly among new students than we were at this same point last year,” he says, “and we know nationally, that number is down about 9%.”

Across the country, USA Today reports the number of financial aid forms submitted by low-income students has dropped about 12% and by more than 14% among students of color.

Students are required to make a commitment t0 attend one of the colleges where they have been accepted on May 1st.

Robinson says, “We’ll know a lot more at that point about what our class is going to look like, but right now, it’s looking pretty positive.”

The University of Utah set a record last fall with the largest freshman class in its history with 4,483 students.

 

Other Reading:

Today’s Top Stories

All News

Utah learning recession...
Adam Small

Inflation limiting school supplies in classrooms

As inflation remains high, many teachers around the state are left looking for a way to fund the need for supplies.
9 hours ago
A now hiring sign in an Arby's window.; the Utah employment summary for May showed a slight slowing...
Amie Schaeffer

July’s unemployment remains steady

Utah's July jobs summary shows the state's rate of unemployment has stayed steady for the past 3-month period.
9 hours ago
Back ro school...
Jen Christensen, CNN

More kids to get access to mental and physical health treatment under new Biden plan

Millions of students should have easier access to mental and physical health services at school, that's according to a plan announced Thursday by President Biden,
9 hours ago
Colorado river management...
SAM METZ and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press

Crisis looms without big cuts to over-tapped Colorado River

Any unilateral action from federal officials would likely move conversations from negotiating tables to courtrooms and delay action even longer.
9 hours ago
plane collision...
Laura Studley, CNN

‘Multiple casualties’ reported after two planes collide over California airport, authorities say

Two planes collided as they approached a California airport Thursday afternoon. Emergency personnel said there were multiple casualties.
1 day ago
Utah Republicans are looking to ban transgender surgeries and other hormone-based care....
Mark Jones

Senate confirms John Valentine as chair of Utah State Tax Commission

John Valentine was confirmed by the Utah State Senate on Thursday to serve as chair of the Utah State Tax Commission. He has served in that role since 2014.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Student applications are up again at the University of Utah