This campus tour is the best (online) way to experience Neumont University's campus in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We'll walk you through the historic building, pointing out key stops along the way as well as some features that make us unique. If you'd like to experience Neumont in person, we'd be happy to arrange a visit.
Feel free to wander around the campus using the menu bar or use the arrows to follow the tour and make sure you don't miss anything.
Welcome! We're glad you're here. Our campus is located in a twelve-story historic building which has been renovated to create a modern learning environment while preserving its old-world charm. Surrounded by shops, public transit, and a bustling downtown city life, the academic, student life, and administrative areas of the campus are located on the lower floors with student housing in the high rise.
We preserved the original entryway built in 1924 because, well, we love it. Once home to some of the most advanced technology in the region (courtesy of the historic Salt Lake Tribune), we prefer to think of it as, "The building inherited us," instead of the other way around. Now it houses the next generation of information distribution: Computer Science.
Respect the past. Look to the future.
You'll notice a striking difference once you step through the original entryway into our lobby: The hum of student activity and a clean, modern style. Our "Campus Moms" are stationed at the front desk to welcome students and visitors, sign for your Newegg orders (for the students who live upstairs), and keep tabs on what's happening everywhere on campus.
They also enforce the check-in policy which requires anyone who enters campus to have a secure access card.
How could we claim to be a coder's paradise if we didn't provide an abundance of caffeinated beverages, prepackaged meals, fruit, and snacks? The NU Café allows students to buy such staples with a wave of their student I.D. card. Protip: Always put water in your Cup-O-Noodles before microwaving it. Always. (Don't ask.) More dining options are close-at-hand: The urban-designed Harmon's grocery store and a mall with an enormous food court are just blocks away.
The nerve center of campus. This is where you'll come to relax, play games (virtual and otherwise), and take a break from class work: Shoot some pool, discuss trending subreddits...you get the idea. You'll meet a lot of new people here - 80% of our students are from outside of Utah. It's also the place for our quarterly student assemblies, biannual Project Showcase, and other events.
We aren't shy about providing extra curricular activities and events for our students and this area is adaptable to all of them. You'll come here for Career Week Tech Talks, guest speakers, Project Showcase (when students get a chance to show off their projects), Casino Night, student assemblies, and other special events. We even host gaming tournaments, hackathons, and cosplay tournaments.
Neumont isn't for the faint-hearted. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in just 3 years is intense, and we're going to push you – hard. But we've also built a terrific support system to help you succeed. We offer on-campus academic advising, tutoring, career services, RA's, and a student advocate who is always available to help you with any challenges you might be facing - scholastic or otherwise.
Your time at Neumont will be intense, but we've built a support system for our students that's second to none. Our experienced faculty teach small classes and hold office hours for one-on-one help. On-campus support also includes hands-on academic advising, student advocates, career services, and more.
Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you navigate the often daunting task of paying for college. From Neumont scholarships to federal grants and loans to private loans, we'll work with you every step of the way to find a solution that works for your family. Plus at Neumont, you'll graduate sooner than students at traditional four-year institutions, which means you'll be working for a great company earning an enviable salary while your friends are still in college.
Why worry about a car, gas prices, and parking? You can easily experience everything Salt Lake City has to offer on your bike. Dedicated bike lanes on the roads and bike-friendly public transportation (busses and TRAX light rail) make getting around simple and safe. Free up space in your dorm and keep your bike here instead.
Every Neumont freshman is issued the latest Lenovo ThinkPad, fully loaded with the most up-to-date software. Our programs move fast, so you can't be without your laptop for long. That's why your laptop comes with a comprehensive "bumper-to-bumper" warranty and why our student IT department works with a ThinkPad Authorized Warranty Center. If needed, we'll even provide a loaner so you can stay on top of your coursework.
Sometimes you just need to throw on some music, put your head down, and get to work. Study Pods and other spaces designed for study and collaboration are spread throughout the campus. They'll help you block out distractions and focus on the work at hand.
We use the term "engine" loosely since they aren't really engines. (They're boilers.) Still, it's cool to look at a bit of technology from long ago and figure out how things used to work...and then imagine Scotty running around in there prepping for a jump to warp speed.
No, in many ways we aren't like traditional universities. We lecture only when absolutely necessary, ignore outdated theories and methodologies, and believe the best way to learn is through rigorous, focused application of cutting-edge principles and technologies. Projects, not lectures. Relevance, not tradition.
Compared to the cavernous lecture halls at other universities, Neumont's classrooms are downright cozy and that's just the way our students like it. It means our classes are small and our students are receiving one-on-one attention from our passionate faculty. The rooms themselves are decked out with the latest tech, natch.
The Bunker is for all things, "I don't want to work right now." Blow off some steam, pick up a controller, frag some retro arcade baddies, dominate in foosball, or perfect your pool game - and don't think about classes for a while.
When the need to focus is paramount, this is where you come. It's the place for uninterrupted, concentrated, "I gotta wrap my head around this" thinking and problem solving. A lot of your "ah-HA!" moments will take place here. It's also home to the university's library of resources: Full student access to a vast collection of digital books, eLearning sources, and online training.
Overlooking the lobby, this space is hardwired with the tech you'll need to knock out projects and assignments. We have a number of Collaboration Zones located across the campus so you'll always have a place to meet for group assignments.
On a campus full of incredibly nice people, these are the nicest. Their sole purpose is to help applicants learn about the ins and outs of Neumont: The tech-centric focus, the project-based curriculum design, the year-round academic calendar, the geeky student culture, and other important aspects of college, such as residence life, housing, student services, and more. The rule they live by: No stupid questions. So ask away!
How does one achieve a four-year bachelor's degree in computer science just 3 years? By attending class year-round, 5 days a week, 8 AM to 5 PM. (Yes, we get three-week breaks between each 10-week quarter.) At Neumont, you'll get more done in a week than most college students get done in a month. Plus, we've stripped away the frats and football teams, creating a culture around the infinite possibilities of tech.
Neumont faculty walk the walk. Our instructors have worked at Fortune 500 companies like IBM and HP, U.S. Department of Defense, Disney, React Games, and other impressive places doing the same things they're going to teach you how to do. Abstract theory is great, but the practical application and real-world experience you'll get from our faculty is truly first-class.
These are rooms dedicated to working on your Enterprise Projects - real projects for real companies. The rooms are decked out with plenty of outlets to juice your laptops, external monitors, and even walls you can write on as you brainstorm solutions – solutions to complex software problems the tech industry is currently working on. That means priceless, real-world experience before you graduate (putting our students years ahead of students at traditional universities).
At Neumont, students start working together in teams on projects in their very first quarter. Why? Because we believe that the best way to learn how to be a software developer is to actually code. You'll start with small projects in the classroom, eventually graduating to a real-life project for a real-life employer. This isn't your "get the coffee and make copies" type of internship. This is a project where you have an objective, a deadline, and a limited set of resources to solve a complex problem for an employer using the latest technology. Which means you'll develop the practical skills and experience you'll need to thrive after graduation. It's one of the many things that makes Neumont, and its graduates, so great.
In between classes and coding, you'll find students relaxing in the third floor student lounge. Because all code and no play makes for burned out developers, we offer a robust student life with clubs, orders, and activities. Current clubs include Japanese Club, Epically Good Gamers, and Soccer Club. Clubs like Beyond the Screen and NERF Tactical Federation take gaming to the tabletop and the ground with regularly scheduled events both on and off campus. (After class and on the weekends, of course.)
This is one of the busiest places on campus. Why? Because we actively recruit all kinds of organizations to come to campus to hire our up-and-coming graduates. We're talking about organizations like Google, IBM, eBay, Yahoo!, Amazon, Nike, as well as leading Utah companies like IHC, AtTask, and Overstock.com. Our University Relations team also networks with businesses of all sizes to bring in new companies for Enterprise Projects and guest speakers during Career Week.
You'll find a cluster of faculty offices here (and on the second floor). Notice that they are conveniently located near the classrooms, so you won't have to travel far to meet with a faculty member after class. This is where faculty hold office hours, consult with their peers, prep for class, and generally keep their lives organized. And sometimes they eat lunch here, too.
We've hacked the traditional college experience to find the formula that gets the results students and future employers want: Someone who is knowledgeable, experienced, and ready for the workforce on day one. Our graduates routinely receive job offers for high-paying jobs at leading companies across the country—often before they even graduate. As you consider your options for college, an important question to ask yourself is, "What good is a college education if it doesn't launch your career?"
1. Employment statistic is calculated using data from the 2011 - 2014 Neumont University graduates. Neumont verifies employment by employers in writing. Neumont does not guarantee employment for future graduates.
2. Salary statistic is calculated using data from the 2011 - 2014 Neumont University graduates. Neumont verifies first-year compensation by employers in writing. Neumont does not guarantee first-year compensation for future graduates
When graduation day comes (faster than you'd expect - only 3 years), Career Services is here to you get the best possible job at the best possible company. You can expect them to act as your Career Coach, which means they'll critique your resume, put you through mock interviews, give you tips on salary negotiations, and more. (Note: They don't get you a job, but they're really good at helping you get a great job.) That's one of many awesome things about Neumont: We support our students not just up until graduation, but all the way into the workplace.
This is the administrative area of Neumont. It's home to the President's Office, Human Resources, Marketing, and Accounting. They're the behind-the-scenes folks who make this place run and the brains behind our unique approach to education.
Oddly, nobody who works on The Bridge ever wears red shirts to work...
One huge perk to going to a small college is the individual attention you'll receive. Not just from faculty and your RA, but from administrators, too. We practice an open door policy where you can come talk to anyone who helps run Neumont - right up to (and including) the president of the school, Shaun McAlmont.
Located right on (above) campus, this is where our upperclassmen live. The Tower Suites are seven floors of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, private bathrooms, and free washers and dryers on every floor. Shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores are so close you can smell the croissants from the lobby. And because you can sleep in and literally walk downstairs to class, we're giving this a convenience score of 11.
As a freshman student, you'll likely be living in one of our newly built (and completely awesome) apartment complexes a short distance from campus (15 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by bus or light rail). Typically, you'll find four students sharing a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, that comes with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, free internet, and other great amenities. And, as with all student housing, you'll find a Neumont RA close by. It's light-years better than a traditional dorm (plus, no communal bathrooms).
Neumont University only has one label for its students and faculty and it's one we all wear proudly: Geek. High school cliques may continue at other colleges, but here we're all united in our passion for technology and the culture that surrounds it. Our social activities may not align with traditional universities (no exclusive fraternities or sororities, for example), but that's fine because we aren't afraid to embrace who we are: The tech elite. You'll fit right in.
This has just been a sneak peek of life at Neumont University. However, our great campus, our talented faculty, and life in Salt Lake City are best experienced in person. Learn what it means to be a Neumont student and schedule your campus visit.