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: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 41,728
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 26%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 28,458 (68% 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: $5,820
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,570
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 74%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,010

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Utah Valley University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 148133
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 8481
Construction Trades 461
Education 32191
Engineering 34
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 762
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 5541
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 323
Legal Professions and Studies 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 121
Mathematics and Statistics 12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 55
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 211
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 14
Precision Production 21
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 22
Transportation and Materials Moving 111
Visual and Performing Arts 4510
Grand total 6663917

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,820
Out-of-state $16,570
Books and supplies $724

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,192
Out-of-state $26,075

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,678 74%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,357 65% $5,010
Student loan aid 643 18% $5,544

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 17,119 43% $5,383
Federal student loans 5,675 14% $7,161

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 41,728
Undergraduate enrollment 41,186
Graduate enrollment 542

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 (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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