“We are excited to welcome 126 new Utes to the Utah Asia Campus. This is the largest one-semester intake of freshman since the opening of the campus in 2014. Watching these new students grow in their relationship with the University of Utah community and eventually transition to the Salt Lake City campus is rewarding for all of our faculty and staff,” said Todd Kent, Chief Administrative Officer. The Utah Asia Campus spring semester starts in late February due to the Korean high school calendar.
This spring there are 64 UAC students, who began their academic career at the Utah Asia Campus, studying at the Salt Lake City campus. This number will grow dramatically over the next few years. In June, the UAC will recognize its 100th student who began their education in Korea and graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
According to Dean of Students Randy McCrillis, “The Utah brand is growing in its appeal among South Korean students. Students are realizing that they can study at a world-class university and stay close to home for 3 years, yet have an international experience in the US. Everyone is enthusiastic about the future.”
Along with Ghent University, George Mason University, and Stony Brook University (SUNY), the University of Utah is one of the founding institutions of the Incheon Global Campus (IGC). Currently, the University of Utah Asia Campus offers five undergraduate majors in communication, psychology, film and media arts, civil and environment engineering, and urban ecology and two graduate programs in public health and biomedical informatics. All undergraduate students spend three years studying at the UAC in South Korea and one year studying in Salt Lake City.