Who’s the best? New study ranks the best colleges in Utah

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(Courtesy of the University of Utah)

(ABC4) – With college applications for seniors coming up, Utah students have quite a few choices for higher education in the state.

To make the decision easier, a new study by WalletHub takes a closer look at a few top universities while considering their strengths and weaknesses.

The full study compared more than 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 30 key measures. The key measures are grouped into categories including faculty resources, student selectivity, cost/financing, campus safety, campus experience, education outcomes, career outcomes.

In order, the top-ranked colleges in Utah are Brigham Young University-Provo (BYU), University of Utah (U of U), Utah State University (USU), and Southern Utah University (SUU).

BYU ranked highest for admission rate, graduation rate, and post-attendance median salary. U of U took the top spots for best student-faculty ratio and gender and racial diversity. USU took top honors for the least amount of on-campus crime.

The most diverse campuses in Utah are the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University. The toughest school to get into is Brigham Young University, followed by the University of Utah, Utah State University, then Southern Utah University.

BYU grads report the highest amount of post-graduation median salaries, followed by U of U, USU, and SUU. Utah State University is the safest campus followed by Brigham Young University, University of Utah, then Southern Utah University.

To check out the full study for both Utah universities and colleges around the country, click here.

A quick look at Utah school stats:

School Snapshot: Brigham Young University-Provo (1 = Best):
1st – Admission Rate
3rd – Net Cost
4th – Student-Faculty Ratio
2nd – On-Campus Crime
3rd – Gender & Racial Diversity
1st – Graduation Rate
1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: University of Utah (1 = Best):
3rd – Admission Rate
4th – Net Cost
1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
4th – On-Campus Crime
1st – Gender & Racial Diversity
2nd – Graduation Rate
2nd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: Utah State University (1 = Best):
4th – Admission Rate
2nd – Net Cost
2nd – Student-Faculty Ratio
1st – On-Campus Crime
4th – Gender & Racial Diversity
3rd – Graduation Rate
3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

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