Salt Lake City has the amenities of a large metropolitan area coupled with a strong connection to the wilderness. The city sits in a large valley surrounded by the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. Seven of Utah’s 14 ski resorts are located less than an hour drive from the city. Entertainment such as the theatre, opera, symphony and ballet are complemented by the variety of Salt Lake's pubs, restaurants and bistros.
New University residence halls, located minutes away from campus, are served by the new University light rail line and a comprehensive feeder bus system, providing easy access to the campus and downtown Salt Lake.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Utah offers five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, and one national historic site, all within a one day drive of campus. Utah is a mecca for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, backpacking, kayaking, rock and ice climbing, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, and whitewater rafting to name a few. Come to Utah and experience all this wonderful state has to offer.