Utah Valley University

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School Overview

Utah Valley University is a public university in Orem, Utah, approximately 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Commonly known as UVU, the school offers a variety of Associate and Bachelor’s degrees, as well as professional certification programs. UVU also provides Master’s degrees in business, education and nursing, three of the school’s most popular programs.

UVU is the largest public university in the state, with a student body of more than 33,000. Nearly 90% of students are Utah natives, but UVU is increasingly drawing students from around the country and the world. UVU currently hosts international students from more than 65 countries.

In addition to the main campus in Orem, UVU has a campus in Heber City, south of Park City. The Heber campus specializes in secondary education and business management. Associate degrees are also available in general education, business management, accounting, elementary education and behavioral science.

In 2008 the school became a university and adopted its current name; prior to that it had previously been called Utah Valley State College.

Utah Valley University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(801) 863-8000
Website:www.uvu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.uvu.edu/admissions/
Address:800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:34,978
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):22%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:24,570 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,530
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,690
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:74%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,362

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Utah Valley University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Utah Valley University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services107102
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services647
Construction Trades461
Education22181
Engineering33
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields661
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs3441
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service424
Legal Professions and Studies211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians55
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies111
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Personal and Culinary Services1
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences14
Precision Production21
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Transportation and Materials Moving111
Visual and Performing Arts258
Grand total5160814

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Utah Valley University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Transportation and Materials Moving11
Grand total331

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Utah Valley University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,530
Out-of-state$15,690
Books and supplies$976

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,822
Out-of-state$18,348

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,34174%
Grant or scholarship aid2,06665%$6,362
Student loan aid51516%$5,476

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid15,72848%$5,735
Federal student loans5,72617%$6,894

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Utah Valley University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Utah Valley University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Utah Valley University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment34,978
Undergraduate enrollment34,706
Graduate enrollment272

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Utah Valley University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language ESL Program)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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