If you’re planning to move to downtown Salt Lake City to attend the U (a truncated way of saying “U of U,” which is yet another abbreviation of “University of Utah”) and you’re looking for a place to live, you’re in luck. There are plenty of places in the city to live.
The fact that there isn’t an overabundance of apartments in Salt Lake City in the immediate vicinity of the University (not as far as apartment complexes go, anyway) will mean that if you’re looking to get as close to campus as possible, your best bet is to rent a condo. While there’s not an unlimited supply, these aren’t as difficult to find as you might think—many people own condos and rent them to students.
Depending on your budget, you might also consider looking into renting a home—or renting a room from a home with other students. Ganging up on a monthly rent payment is, after all, a great way to save money.
If you’re looking for apartments Salt Lake City has a light rail system ("TRAX") that makes it possible to find housing a bit further off campus, without making it a nightmare to go back and forth. In addition to conveniently placed TRAX stations throughout several areas of the city, students enrolled in the University of Utah are given free access to the light rail system.