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Hey guys, has anyone heard back from University of Utah as yet? I see only a couple of responses on the results page. 

Also, I would like to know what the opinion of this school is within the US. I am an international, and a lot of the time have to gauge reputation by various rankings. 

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I am typing this from my hotel room from the university of utah. Just had my interviews yesterday. This was the last interview weekend for bioscience and they said their admissions committee will meet next week and make offers. 

I don't know about the reputation but I had applied here on a whim just because the application was free but coming here I have been really impressed by the program  (and something I didnt know and was a little surprised when they mentioned it was that Utah was one of the three universities where the human genome project started and  where the first knockout mouse was created). Salt lake city also seems like a great place to live. 

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7 hours ago, Bioenchilada said:

Compared to what? 

Just in general compared to other non-tier 1 universities/ non-ivys.

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2 hours ago, abcd1 said:

I am typing this from my hotel room from the university of utah. Just had my interviews yesterday. This was the last interview weekend for bioscience and they said their admissions committee will meet next week and make offers. 

I don't know about the reputation but I had applied here on a whim just because the application was free but coming here I have been really impressed by the program  (and something I didnt know and was a little surprised when they mentioned it was that Utah was one of the three universities where the human genome project started and  where the first knockout mouse was created). Salt lake city also seems like a great place to live. 

I was just at a conference where there were several University of Utah professors/grad students/post docs presenting; all of the science I saw from them was exceptional and really cool!

Ranking doesn't matter as much as you think; what does is that there's good, productive science and good faculty. To a degree, that goes with rankings. However, UofU is a hot spot for epigenetics, and that's NOT something that is reflected in the rankings. I highly recommend them!

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