Animal Reference Pathology

Life in Utah

Located in University of Utah’s Research Park area, ARUP lies within easy walking distance of the university campus, which is situated in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah's cosmopolitan capital.

Salt Lake City features gorgeous mountain scenery and is emerging as the economic center of the Rocky Mountain region while maintaining a small-town, down-to-earth charm. Offering adventure, culture, and recreation galore, Utah has something for everyone.

  • Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping in local canyons or nearby national parks. Eleven national parks and monuments lie within a one-day drive from Salt Lake City, seven of which are located within Utah.
  • Play a round of golf at one of 20 area golf courses or attend professional and college sporting events.
  • Boasting the “greatest snow on earth,” Utah averages over 500 inches of dry, powdery snow annually. Downhill skiers and snowboarder can get to one of seven major resorts within 45 minutes of downtown Salt Lake City, while cross-country skiing fans will want to explore the many canyons surrounding Salt Lake or visit one of four cross-country groomed areas, including the impeccable 2002 Winter Olympic cross-country track. Snowmobiling, hot air ballooning, and fly fishing are also available during the winter.
  • Water-sports fans can experience river rafting on the mighty Colorado and Green rivers or house-boating on fabulous Lake Powell, in addition to camping and boating on Utah's many natural lakes.
  • Attend a Utah Jazz basketball, Bees AAA baseball, Salt Lake Real soccer, or Grizzlies hockey game.
  • Utah has a thriving arts community. Plays, music, and dance abound at Utah's world-class symphony, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, and theatre companies, including the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City.

Fast Facts
Population Average Home Prices (SLC) Average Apartment Prices (SLC)
Salt Lake City metro: 170,000 Average home price: $284,756 Studio: $495
Salt Lake area: 1.2 million Average condo price: $186,979 1 bedroom, 1 bath: $645
Wasatch Front: 1.8 million   2 bedroom, 2 bath: $845

"ARUP provides many opportunities for job growth. I started in the Specimen Receiving Department as a processing technician.
I took the chemistry categorical exam and am currently a technologist II."
—Liz Milliner,
Serologic Hepatitis/
Retrovirus
"I’ve never felt so much freedom in sharing ideas and collaborating with others; that freedom motivates me to work harder, because I know ARUP is constantly looking out for me and other employees."
—Lance Bandley,
ARUP Blood Services