University of the Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie, VI, USA

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University of the Virgin Islands

3.41 Average Rating

Tyriq from St. Thomas, VI

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The learning experience here is quite interesting because the professors know their stuff and very knowledgeable in their fields. You can learn a good bit just by attending the classes but to get the most out of the college you would have to take that knowledge outside of the class. It's not as easy as I thought it would be but its not to difficult as well.
Am enjoying being here
As far as enjoyment goes, its what you make it cause the University of the Virgin Islands is on a small island and there are not a lot of things to do, if you do find something in a matter of weeks it will turn into a regular because of the lack of diversity. There are clubs and organizations to join and the students are friendly so you wouldn't have a problem meeting someone new and having fun but like I said in the beginning its what you make it.
Bang for the buck
Not expensive to the other school I've been looking at and i would say that its relatively cheap for the type of knowledge and experience you would obtain if you attend this University.
Tips for prospective students
I few tips that I wish I had before I came to the University of the Virgin Islands are: 1. Choose an academic major in your first year, going undecided can waste you time and if you plan on changing your major, that's not that difficult. 2. When you choose your major (final decision), in depth research all requirements and prerequisites for that major because the general UVI courses and your specialized degree major is largely different. This might sound like a normal thing to do but there are more courses available and required than what your normal paradigm might include. 3. Contact your adviser immediately, their all knowledgeable on what your specific degree program is and can help you in many areas even outside of academics.
Great for these types of students
The University of the Virgin Islands is great for anytime of student because of the diversity but due to the geographical location of the Virgin Islands its favorable students are Marine Biologist.
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Student-Stx, VI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of the Virgin Islands is a public university that accepts any type of student.
Its has a great faculty and staff that is always there for you in times of need.
Tips for prospective students
Attend Classes regularly
Keep your GPA above 2.5
Talk to a counselor or your supervisor when you are having difficulties in any class.
Keep focus on your studies.
Attend tutoring if you need to.
Dorm Life
The Dorm life is excellent for any college level student.
There are movie nights, dorm decoration contests, suite decoration contest, barbecue fun day, beach fun day, and any fun you could ever think of. The dorm also has clubs and study groups.
Food and Dining
Variation from different cultures.
What to do for fun
You can form your own group through the student activities center.
Play chess, pool, domino, table tennis with your friends.
Join any sports such as track and field, cross country, softball, and basketball.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is affordable.
Clubs and Activities
The Universtiy of the Virgin Islands have lots of clubs and activities.
Alpha Kalpa Alpha
Golden Key
Chess Club
Brothers With a Cause
Omega psi phi
psychology club
Student Government
National Association of Black Accountants
Talent shows
Fashoin Shows
Jeopardy Games
Campus Safety
Campus Security always around campus twenty-four seven.
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Cherea from Christiansted, VI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are not large so it is quite easy to establish a good relationship with your professor educationally speaking. The professors I have had so far are very knowledgeable in their subjects.
Am enjoying being here
Most of the people I have met or known before are friendly and helpful. They are very accepting. The atmosphere of the place is actually pretty refreshing.
Bang for the buck
For a great education, the tuition is good.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you plan and get organized. Don't waste time or procrastinate. Attend class regularly, and seek help when needed. There are tutors available for just about everything.
Great for these types of students
Student who are interested in the sciences, medical fields, education, business, etc. Visit the website to find out more! http://www.uvi.edu
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Deborah from St. Thomas, VI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
UVI is one of the finest schools in the collegiate system. I find it to offer the academics I need to further my education and global approach to current issues in our world today. I feel confident knowing the University President has the best interest of the student at heart.
Tips for prospective students
Visit UVI during a summer break and explore the possibility to attend. The opportunity to succeed are before you, all you have to do is have a desire to propel to greatness and all the help is hear for you to achieve such desires. If nothing else, the environment is a place where you can study, grow and learn.
Academic Rigor
You must give in order to get! As like most Universities, you have to do your class work. Classes are not easy, however, Professors gives challenge where you appreciate the learning and the knowledge developed along the way.
Dorm Life
Living in a dorm with a million dollar view is not the normal dorm life one would expect. But here in St. Thomas that is one of the perks for attending school on an Island. Dorm life is something everyone should experience. You learn how to relate and live with others. UVI being a melting pot of races, exposes you to various cultures and traditions. Dorm life teaches you how to respect others and how to communicate. Which will pay in life when you leave the dorm life environment.
Food and Dining
The food on campus can be an acquired taste for some and some just acclimate into it with no problems. It's all about the appetites and diet of those participating in the dining on campus. the atmosphere is defiantly a campus environment. However, the food is according to your taste-buds.
What to do for fun
UVI is one of the best place in the world where there is never a dull moment. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, water sports, clubs and plenty of dining, a student can easily have a vacation within their own environment. People travel from around the globe to come to this beautiful island.
Bang for the buck
You get more than a bang for your buck. We have two beautiful campus' , one on the Island of St. Croix and one on the Island of St. Thomas. The tuition is affordable, the academic programs offered are not to be compared to other universities. We have a Marine Biology department that people come from all over to enroll in. UVI is a vacation school where you learn, grow and easy to relax.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Walking to class. Where else can you get you exercise on while waling to class? UVI - St. Thomas campus is situated on hills. So you walk up and down all day. Although you have an option to ride the shuttle to class, many prefer walking.
Great for these types of students
University of the Virgin Islands is great for any student who wants to learn in a beautiful environment.
Clubs and Activities
At UVI there are clubs and plenty activities to keep one involved in the affairs of this school. The clubs activities allows students to build relations with students in many places in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the BVI.
Greek Life
Greek Life is here at UVI. You have the opportunity to choose from several. Rather academics or social, UVI has it all to offer.
Campus Safety
Campus Safety is very important here at UVI. We have armed and unarmed officers assigned to protect and serve the UVI Community. We respect and honor the efforts placed forth by UVI Security team.
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