Living in Salt Lake City

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Living in Salt Lake City2021-08-19T12:43:13+00:00

Ranked top ten place to live in the U.S.

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business campus is nestled in the Wasatch mountains, but only a 10-minute train ride to the vibrant Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Salt Lake boasts an excellent business climate, burgeoning technology hub, incredible natural beauty, world-class arts, and entertainment opportunities, and a standard of living that is among the highest in the United States.

As the cultural hub of the Intermountain West, Salt Lake pulses with a diverse music scene and dynamic nightlife throughout the year, along with theater, dance, and opera. It is also home to 14 award-winning microbreweries, local coffee roasters, many top-tier food markets, and dozens of first-rate restaurants. Ranging from casual to haute cuisine, from inexpensive to high-end, the food scene in SLC is both the cuisine of the world and world-class.

The annual Sundance Film Festival, arguably the most important festival of its kind, is held each January in and around Salt Lake City. Professional sports teams fill arenas and stadiums for basketball, soccer, baseball, and hockey throughout the year.

The State of Utah is home to unbeatable outdoor recreation, including the “Mighty Five” national parks all within driving distance for weekend getaways. Nearby canyons mean nine world-class ski resorts — including Olympic host venues – are within 60 minutes of Salt Lake City. In addition to outdoor activities, the city is home to a newly remodeled international airport, making travel to and from Salt Lake very easy. Dozens of art and diversity festivals celebrate the varying dynamic cultures of the city, and the thriving nightlife and entertainment scene and family-friendly culture truly means there is something for everyone.

Beyond its activities, Utah is also known for above-average safety, extremely low unemployment rate – usually hovering around 3% — and for being the fastest-growing state in the U.S. Consistently ranking as the “Best State for Business” makes it even more beneficial to get your degree at the Eccles School.

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“Salt Lake City has better access to the great outdoors than any other metropolis in the United States, probably the world.

I could access epic Wasatch Mountain trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking from my office on campus. I would often take a break from work for a mid-afternoon trail-run or mountain bike adventure.

I was an 8-minute drive (20-minute bike ride) from campus, a 5-minute drive from downtown, a 15-minute drive from the airport, walking distance from bars, restaurants, and parks, and only 25 minutes from some of the world’s greatest ski resorts.

The PhD program at the Eccles School provides an amazing opportunity to both maintain a healthy work-life balance and set oneself up for a fulfilling and productive career as a financial economist.”
—Jason Sandvik, Recent PhD Graduate

Ranked top ten place to live in the U.S.

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business campus is nestled in the Wasatch mountains, but only a 10-minute train ride to the vibrant Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Salt Lake boasts an excellent business climate, burgeoning technology hub, incredible natural beauty, world-class arts, and entertainment opportunities, and a standard of living that is among the highest in the United States.

As the cultural hub of the Intermountain West, Salt Lake pulses with a diverse music scene and dynamic nightlife throughout the year, along with theater, dance, and opera. It is also home to 14 award-winning microbreweries, local coffee roasters, many top-tier food markets, and dozens of first-rate restaurants. Ranging from casual to haute cuisine, from inexpensive to high-end, the food scene in SLC is both the cuisine of the world and world-class.

The annual Sundance Film Festival, arguably the most important festival of its kind, is held each January in and around Salt Lake City. Professional sports teams fill arenas and stadiums for basketball, soccer, baseball, and hockey throughout the year.

The State of Utah is home to unbeatable outdoor recreation, including the “Mighty Five” national parks all within driving distance for weekend getaways. Nearby canyons mean nine world-class ski resorts — including Olympic host venues – are within 60 minutes of Salt Lake City. In addition to outdoor activities, the city is home to a newly remodeled international airport, making travel to and from Salt Lake very easy. Dozens of art and diversity festivals celebrate the varying dynamic cultures of the city, and the thriving nightlife and entertainment scene and family-friendly culture truly means there is something for everyone.

Beyond its activities, Utah is also known for above-average safety, extremely low unemployment rate – usually hovering around 3% — and for being the fastest-growing state in the U.S. Consistently ranking as the “Best State for Business” makes it even more beneficial to get your degree at the Eccles School.

More about Salt Lake City

“Salt Lake City has better access to the great outdoors than any other metropolis in the United States, probably the world.

I could access epic Wasatch Mountain trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking from my office on campus. I would often take a break from work for a mid-afternoon trail-run or mountain bike adventure.

I was an 8-minute drive (20-minute bike ride) from campus, a 5-minute drive from downtown, a 15-minute drive from the airport, walking distance from bars, restaurants, and parks, and only 25 minutes from some of the world’s greatest ski resorts.

The PhD program at the Eccles School provides an amazing opportunity to both maintain a healthy work-life balance and set oneself up for a fulfilling and productive career as a financial economist.”
—Jason Sandvik, Recent PhD Graduate

“As someone who did not grow up in Utah, I have been blown away by the outdoor activities you get into here. Right in Salt Lake or just outside of the city, you can hike, mountain bike, ski, climb, and more. We also have incredible national parks that are close enough to visit on a weekend road trip.”
—Kate Coll, PhD Student 

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“As someone who did not grow up in Utah, I have been blown away by the outdoor activities you get into here. Right in Salt Lake or just outside of the city, you can hike, mountain bike, ski, climb, and more. We also have incredible national parks that are close enough to visit on a weekend road trip.”
—Kate Coll, PhD Student 

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