Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Campus at 143 South Main Street

You may have noticed that Neumont has a new look on our website, and all of our materials.

We've also moved our campus to a completely renovated 11-story building at 143 South Main Street, in the urban core of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.


Salt Lake Citys greatest tech secret, Neumont University, has moved to 143 South Main Street. On July 8, 2013 Neumont will open their downtown campus to students who will attend classes from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, all year long, and earn a bachelor’s degree in under three years.

Salt Lake City, July 1, 2013
Neumont University will open its campus to students beginning July 8, 2013.  There will be an all student assembly at 1:00 pm that afternoon to discuss the features and nuances of living downtown. The majority of students in attendance will be living on campus at 143 South Main Street, or within a one mile commute at Neumont’s second student housing option – Eastside Apartments.

Neumont’s downtown campus is located in the historic eleven-story Ezra Thompson building (former home of the Salt Lake Tribune). The campus and student housing are in the commercial core of Salt Lake City, one block from TRAX, and conveniently located near shops and grocers, public event venues, dining, and a variety of student-centered activities. The facility features custom-designed classrooms, innovation labs, multiple student common areas, and seven floors of on-campus student housing. Neumont brings more than 500 students, staff, and faculty to downtown Salt Lake City, with approximately 300 students living on-site or within one mile of the campus.

Neumont is a nationally recognized institution with alumni and industry partners in every region of the country, but our suburban location had kept many in the community from noticing the exceptional things we are accomplishing,” Neumont University’s President, Edward Levine has said of the reasoning behind the move. “Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to be part of the Salt Lake City community. This vibrant, urban location will enhance the student experience, our ability to engage superb faculty talent, and the growth of our innovative Enterprise Partnership programs—while contributing positive energy to the city and its business community. As we bring students, families, prospective employers, and other advocates to the Neumont campus, we will be proud to tell them about the robust community of Salt Lake City innovators that we join.”

Building partners Michael Ferro and Vasilios Priskos (former chairman of the Downtown Alliance, and Downtown Development Committee), said of the project: "The extensive renovation of this historic landmark building marks an important shift for Salt Lake City's Main Street, and the building, which served as the historic home of The Salt Lake Tribune for nearly eighty years.  Neumont University, and its students, will be a great addition to the diverse culture and personality of our city."


Neumont was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals. Neumont is a nationally accredited higher education institution with an exclusive focus on computer science and closely related innovation disciplines.[i] 

Neumont has re-engineered the traditional, four-year college degree program into an intense, 2.5 to 3.0 year course of study that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum and prepares them to join the technology elite the day they graduate. Students attend classes full-time, year round, Monday through Friday, and complete 180 credits, including general education courses and core technology disciplines.


  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Information Systems
  • B.S. in Software  & Game Development
  • B.S. in Technology Management
  • B.S. in Web Design and Development


Unlike the graduates of many traditional universities, who have little practical experience working in teams on real software development projects, with real deadlines, Neumont students graduate with a portfolio of relevant work experience. The Neumont pedagogy is distinguished by Enterprise Projects, a sequence of mandatory, team-based collaborations with industry which provide students an opportunity to develop relevant professional experience and contacts in industry.


95 percent of students graduate into a high-wage job in the field of computer science within six months of graduation[ii], with salaries typically in the $50,000 to $80,000 range and an average starting salary over $60,000.[iii]


Neumont’s innovative approach to computer science education has been recognized by Forbes, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Today, and the U.S. Department of Education for innovation in Higher Education.

“Neumont University is educating the most sought-after software developers in the world. Neumont’s curriculum is project-based and focuses on the skills most valued by today’s employers.”
-  A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S.  Higher Education; A Report of the Commission Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, September 2006.

More information is available at:

[i] Accredited member, ACICS.
[ii] Employment statistic is calculated using verified data for the 96% of 2010-2012 B.S. in Computer Science graduates who opted into Neumont’s Career Services Program. Neumont University verifies employment by employers in writing. Neumont University does not guarantee employment for future grads.
[iii] Salary statistic is calculated using data for the 98% of 2011-2012 B.S. in Computer Science graduates with verified employment and first-year compensation. Neumont University verifies first-year compensation by employers in writing. Neumont University does not guarantee first-year compensation for future grads.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Choosing a College that’s right for YOU!

April is coming to an end!  If you are tearing out your hair and getting very little sleep, trying to choose between a few different options don’t worry, this kind of experience is normal!  This is one of the most important decisions of your life, so it won’t be an easy one.  But, all big problems can be tackled the same way you would eat an elephant: one bite at a time.

Money Matters! 
    •  College is an investment in your future.  View it as one.
    • Apply for scholarships and grants.  They are opportunities to get free money.
    •  Work part time.  Part time jobs are a great way to lessen the financial burden, and on campus jobs usually take into consideration that school work comes first.

Location, Location, Location!
    •   Do a lot of research about the location the school is located in and where you will be living.  Make sure that you will feel comfortable living in that area.
    •  Take into consideration the cost of living.
    •  Take into consideration any additional schooling expenses.  Some schools have requirements such as moving out of housing during breaks.

College Life
    •  Prepare yourself for the college experience.  College is not the same as high school.  You will have to keep up with your studies, while managing your lifestyle.
    • Ask current college students about their experiences and daily routines to get a better feel about how your college experience will be.
    •  Learn what works for you.  Learning how you function most effectively will definitely give you the edge during finals week.
    •  Maintain a healthy lifestyle.  School is important, but health is more important.   Stay active and eat right to be able to function properly.

Most Importantly
    • The college you choose is your decision.  Don’t base your decision solely off of what your parents or friends say.  

Be sure to check out the article below for more tips about choosing a college to attend.  Good luck and thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sprint One - May Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 4th

Free shuttle to TRAX.  Sign-up w/JP to reserve your spot
TRAX - $4.75 roundtrip
Event - $8

Friday, May 10th – Sunday, May 12th

Gaming tournaments, cosplay, guest panels, LAN, dance
$30 for three days (or $20 per day) + $10 per tournament entry
Various shuttle runs throughout weekend to and from TRAX
Contact JP for shuttle information.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Neumont University FReX - March 2013

This weekend, March 15th through March 17th, is Neumont's Freshman Experience (FReX). Accepted students from all around the world will be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah to visit our new Salt Lake campus and our current South Jordan campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet current students and witness their talents as they reveal their projects at Neumont's Project Showcase. Other activities include viewing our new Salt Lake City campus, viewing the new student apartments, student and parent panels, and informative sessions with our financial aid team as well as our current faculty.

Neumont University Career Week 3/13

February 25th through March 1st was Neumont University's quarterly Career Week. Career Week provides current and graduating students with opportunities to meet and interview with companies that are directly interested in Neumont graduates. Some of our Career Week participants included companies such as, EMC2, Interknowlogy, REI Systems, Fugro, Oracle, Vivint, and Zion’s Bank. Check out previous career week videos here:

Neumont Student Project Reviews: Project Showcase

Congratulations, the quarter is almost over and now it’s time to show off what you’ve accomplished, and check out the exciting projects other students are working on, at Project Showcase.

WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Project classes have mandatory attendance for Project Showcase instead of in-class work.  Showcase set-up begins at 1:00 pm on Friday in Room 200. Real estate for presenting your projects is first-come, first-served and you will need to prepare a poster or sign of some sort to clearly highlight your project name.

Please check your registration confirmation carefully to ensure it is listed and correct.  No changes may be made to your project designation after Thursday at 3:00 pm, and no more entries into Showcase are allowed after 11:55 today – NO EXCEPTIONS.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND MATERIALS: If you require any special technical support or supplies, please email by Wednesday at 5:00 pm.

NOTE: Project Showcase will be part of Neumont FReX 2013 (Freshmen Experience Weekend). Following Showcase there will be a gaming night on campus and a pie launching contest using trebuchets.  Join us for a night of fun, food, and new friends from 6:30 – 10:3 0 in Room 200 and the Gaming Chamber.

Thanks and Good Luck

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