STUDENT LIFE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS STUDENT LIFE LIKE?
Neumont College of Computer Science offers many opportunities to engage in student activities, join clubs and orders, and play intramural sports. Visit Student Life for more information.
DO YOU OFFER STUDENT HOUSING?
Yes, Neumont requires freshmen enrolled in the on-campus bachelor's degree programs (with some exceptions) to live in sponsored housing their first four quarters. Students are housed in different apartment buildings at or within one-mile of the academic center in downtown Salt Lake City. Every apartment comes with furnished bedrooms, kitchens, and living spaces. All utilities are included, as well as high-speed internet, on-site laundry, and access to fitness facilities. Visit our Student Housing page for more information.
WHAT CLUBS And Organizations ARE AT NEUMONT?
Students at Neumont are encouraged to join or start clubs and orders (organizations) that cater to their interests. As such, our student groups are constantly evolving and changing. Clubs have included language, culture, and sports. Below is a short list of current clubs at Neumont.
- Unified Student Government
- Gaming Gurus
- Women in Technology
- Beyond The Screen
- Soccer Club
WHAT IS THE Faculty to Student RATIO?
We are very proud of the small classes we offer. The current faculty to student ratio is 21:1 for our on-campus bachelor's degree programs. Typically, early courses will have 20 to 60 students, and project courses later in the program may have as few as four students per group.
WHAT Are the Demographics of the Student population?
Currently, 14 percent of our student population is from Utah with the other 86 percent coming from 42 states in the United States. Approximately 87 percent of students are male and 13 percent are female. For more detailed student demographics, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
Where Can I Eat?
Neumont offers a small market, available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday where you can pick up drinks, snacks, and a few fresh items. There are also several chain and independent cafes and shops within walking-distance including a food court and a grocery store.
A few options nearby ($3 to $10):
- Sandwich shops (Ganodolfo's, Bocata, Subway, Kneaders, Jimmy John's, Robin's Nest)
- Pizza (Sbarro, Maxwell's, Pie Hole)
- Coffee shops (Beans and Brews, Starbucks, and Coffee Garden)
- Asian (P.F. Chang's, Suki Hana, House of Kabob)
- Fast food (McDonalds, Carl's Junior, Red Iguana)
- Bars (Murphy's, Cheers to You, and Beer Hive)
- Diner (Judge's Cafe)
- Italian and Mediterranean Cafés (The Atlantic, Eva's Bakery, Cafe Molise, and Mykonos)
WILL I NEED A CAR?
No, students living in Neumont housing are encouraged to leave their cars at home. Neumont is located in downtown Salt Lake City, where public transportation is easy and convenient. In the warmer months, a bike-share program is also available throughout the downtown area. Students are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit to and from campus and as they run errands. You can ride the train from the airport to Neumont's campus and student housing. A van is available through the Office of Student Affairs for activities off campus.
ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT EMPLOYMENT?
There are opportunities for student employment on and off campus. Students interested in working on-campus at Neumont must be in good academic standing. All student employment is based on approval from the Director of Student Affairs. Students are strongly discouraged from pursuing employment until after they have completed their first academic year of attendance (three quarters).
WHAT IS Salt Lake City LIKE?
Salt Lake City is a great place to live. As of 2013, the estimated population was 190,000. The city is just big enough to have a downtown, but small enough for you to regularly see your friends from Neumont and other nearby colleges. Plus the backdrop of mountains offer as much adventure as they do beauty. The city also has a growing local scene with several festivals, markets, cafes, restaurants, shops, concert venues, and galleries opening frequently.
IS THE SCHOOL AFFILIATED WITH ANY RELIGIONS?
No, Neumont is privately owned and funded and has no religious affiliation. We encourage students from all religious backgrounds to apply to Neumont and strive to provide a campus that fosters free thinking and a respect for diversity.
ARE Tutoring SERVICES AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS?
Neumont provides tutoring and other academic services to each student. Contact your Advocate for specific course support.
WILL MY CREDITS TRANSFER TO NEUMONT?
Neumont accepts transfer credits with a grade of C (2.0) or better. However additional qualifications may apply. Read our Student Handbook for more information on transferring credits. Students with an associate or bachelor’s degree may also qualify for a transfer scholarship, please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY GRADUATION APPLICATION?
Download an Undergraduate Degree Application and submit it to the Registrar's Office during your final quarter.
HOW DO I APPLY TO WALK AT COMMENCEMENT?
Commencement Participation Sheets, which contain information regarding involvement in the commencement ceremony and for a student's diploma, are due the quarter before you are eligible to graduate.
I AM HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING IN TO My Nu. HOW DO I PROCEED?
You will need your Social Security Number and the email address in your student record. If you are unsure of which email address we have on file, contact your Advocate to update your records. If you are still struggling to access the portal, please contact the Registrar at 801-302-2800.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR COURSES?
Neumont automatically enrolls all freshmen enrolled in the bachelor's degree programs in their courses throughout their first Academic Year. After five quarters, students work with the Academic Adviser to confirm course selections that ensure they stay on track toward graduation in their selected program.
HOW DO I BUY MY BOOKS?
Neumont purchases all books for freshmen enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in the first quarter of attendance. For additional books, you may purchase them where you choose. Neumont has a Virtual Bookstore, where you may purchase books.
HOW DO I CONTACT THE Office of Students Affairs?
For students on campus, Student Affairs's offices are located near The Commons, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the receptionist at 801-302-2800, and you will be transferred to whomever you need to speak with.
WHERE IS NEUMONT?
Neumont's campus is in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can mail all documents including official transcripts to:
Neumont College of Computer Science
143 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
WHAT IS FERPA?
FERPA is a national act that protects a student's right to keep their academic and medical records private. This requires that Neumont only submit information about grades, attendance, and other academic progress directly to the student, or on behalf of the student with specific written requests. Neumont cannot release academic information to any party, including parents, unless a student has signed a FERPA waiver naming their parents as authorized persons. If you wish to grant your parents permission to access your educational records, including grades and attendance, you may do so by contacting the Office of Students Affairs and completing a FERPA Waiver Form. You may revoke a FERPA waiver through Student Affairs by submitting a request in writing.