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Snow Facts

Snow College was founded in 1888, named in honor of Lorenzo Snow, who was instrumental in settling the Sanpete Valley. Snow College is one of Utah's 7 public state Universities and Colleges governed by Utah State Higher Education system.

Over the years, Snow College had been the educational, artistic, musical and sports center of Central Utah. Encouraged by Snow's high academic standards and dedication to the pursuit of knowledge, thousands of graduates have gone on to earn higher degrees at colleges and universities throughout the country. Thousands of others have graduated from Snow fully prepared to find employment in a wide variety of fields. 

The Basics

• Main campus is located in Ephraim, Utah – 120 miles south of Salt Lake City
• There are two campuses – one in Ephraim and another in Richfield, Utah
• Snow is asked to serve a six-county area in Utah including: Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne Counties. However, students from throughout Utah attend and are welcome at Snow


• Ephraim campus comprises 26 buildings – 14 academic, on 82 acres

• Found on Ephraim campus – Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (89,000 sq. ft including a concert hall and theatre), Activity Center (athletic activities, including swimming, for campus and community), art gallery located in the Humanities Building and Noyes Building (oldest building on campus was restored in 1999).

• Richfield campus comprises 7 buildings on 56 acres

• Found on Richfield campus – Sevier Valley Center (139,000 sq. ft. including an indoor arena, theatre and classrooms) and Administration Building – both facilities are used extensively for conferences

• There are six deans over six divisions and 35 departments at Snow College including: Business & Technology, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Social & Behavioral Science and Career Technology Education

• 115 faculty and 144 staff


• 5,111 undergraduates

• 2,759 female

• 2,352 male

• 44% of the students come from six-county, central Utah area and 30% from the Wasatch Front area