5 reasons BYU can admire the University of Utah

Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 2:25 p.m. MDT

Michael Brandy, Deseret News archives
Utah has the only medical school in the state. Not only is it the only one offered in Utah, and one of the graduate programs populated by many BYU alums — 14 percent, to be exact — but it was also ranked No. 1 in healthcare by the University Healthsystem Consortium. "The Consortium's quality ranking is one of the most rigorous and thorough rankings in the country," said Lorris Betz, U. Health Care CEO and senior vice president for the University's Health Sciences, in a press release. Utah also boasts the No. 5 family medicine program, No. 8 nursing school and No. 5 pharmacy program. Also, Utah professor Dr. Mario R. Capecchi won a Nobel Prize in 2007 for his work on a gene targeting technique to help discover diseases in animals and humans.
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Taylorsville, UT

I weary of this BYU-Utah rivalry on many levels. Remember that the University of Utah was in Utah before BYU. Illustrious alums were James E. Talmage, Henry Eyring, a noted scientist, and many others.

I know technically BYU is rated very high as a Utah school, but realistically, few Utahns can get in as undergrads. It is mainly a school for out-of-state members of the church.

Enough of this comparison already!

American Fork, UT

Pat1 - I couldn't agree more.

Salt Lake City, UT

It is a great comparison, because both schools make each other so much better. I love BYU because it made my favorite school, Utah, better. In football and everything else.

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