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Utah Valley University

Orem, UT, USA
3.45 Average Rating

With campus a short distance from Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is a public school in northern Utah and the largest public university in the state. UVU is a dual mission institution combining a teaching university and community college to confer 91 bachelor’s degrees and 65 associate degrees. In addition, Utah Valley operates the UVU Fire Academy Mobile Command Center which provides free training to fire agencies throughout the state. Taking advantage of its surrounding environment, UVU’s Outdoor Adventure Center sponsors excursions throughout the year for activities such as mountain biking, river rafting, and rock climbing.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
37,282
Total Number of Undergrads
36,868
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,995
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,726
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,296
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$724

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,562
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,850
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,893

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
18%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,696
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$7,901
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$154
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Student Organizations
160
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wolverine
School Colors
Yellow/Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Provo
Salt Lake City
Las Vegas
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.45 Average Rating
Utah Valley University is a great student friendly school in which the teachers truly care about their students' success. Everything is connected indoors so you don't have to walk outside in the winter! Classes are smaller so that you get more one-on-one time with the teacher; it's one to 30 instead of one to 130.
Rachel from Provo, UT
Utah Valley University is the perfect place to go for college if you are looking for high quality education, affordable tuition, and low competition. It is inviting, relaxing, engaging, and enjoyable in every sense of those words. The education I have received at UVU has been world-class, and I would not rather be anywhere else at this point in my career.
Kaitlin from Eagle Mountain, UT
Utah Valley is a fantastic university. This is a school I'd highly recommend to any one who wants a good education as well as have fun. The school diversity is wonderful and the staff and student body are all great.
Rebecca from Sagamore Beach, MA
Utah Valley University has given me the confidence I needed in myself to stand out amongst the thousands of students around me. I moved from Utah just recently to go to school on the East Coast, and with the education that I received from UVU, I have surpassed my peers in all areas of academics. They gave me the tools necessary to expand my mind, and believe that I can accomplish any task, whether it be a short homework assignment, or a final on the anatomy of a human body. With this education, I have no doubts of the successes I will see in my future!
Kalli from Arlington, VA

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