Utah Valley University

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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.

General Information

Admission Office

800 West University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058-5999

(801) 863-8466

Fax: (801) 225-4677

Contact: Liz Childs

Director of Admissions
Main Address

800 West University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058-5999

(801) 863-8000


Total undergrads: 26,676

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,697

Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,857

Graduate enrollment: 20


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 100%

Open admission

Percent students who return sophomore year: 43%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Dance A,B
Design/Visual Communications A,B,C
Drama/Theater Arts A,B
Music – General A,B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A,B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B,C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Executive Assistant A
Hospitality Administration/Management A,B
Information Processing/Data Entry A
International Business A
Operations Management B
Reception C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science A,B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Data Entry Applications A,C
Data Processing Technology A,B
Web/Multimedia Design A,B

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection A,C
Building/Property Maintenance A
Construction Trades – General A,C
Lineworker A,C


Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A,B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B,C
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education A
Spanish Language Teacher Education B


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A
Mechatronics A
Robotics A
Water Quality/Treatment C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) B

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health/Preventative Medicine A,B
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Nursing (RN) A,B


History – General A,B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistant A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Humanities A


Mathematics – General A,B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A,B

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A,B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Physical Sciences – General A
Physics A,B

Precision Production Trades

Cabinetmaking/Millwork A,C
Welding Technology A,C


Psychology – General A,B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Fire Services Administration B
Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do 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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