Utah Valley University

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800 W. University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058-5999

Phone: ((80) 1)8-63-8
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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Utah Valley University is a public institution that was founded in 1941. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,405, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 412 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,086 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,256 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Utah Valley University (UVU) is a teaching institution which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional educational needs. UVU builds on a foundation of substantive scholarly and creative work to foster engaged learning. The university prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with the Community Engagement Classification, UVU has a focus on "engaged learning" or the combination of traditional academic and hands-on education. This mode of teaching goes back to UVU's roots as a vocational school at its inception during World War II and persists today across the institution's full array of university-level programs. UVU offers a range of programs including non-credit training, career/technical education, developmental education, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and master's degrees. UVU is distinctive in its culture and aim. As one of the largest, open admissions, public universities in the nation, UVU offers and awards roughly an equal number of associate's and bachelor's degrees. Programs of study are available in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Professions, Science & Math, Business, Trades & Technology, Computing, Digital Media, Aviation, Public Services, Education, and Culinary Arts. Faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to providing a first-rate university experience with high academic values while maintaining a wide span of opportunity and strong support for students of differing abilities, backgrounds, and aspirations. As an open-admissions institution, all students who complete the admissions process are accepted. Students who meet established enrollment standards may register for courses for which they have met prerequisites. Students who do not meet established enrollment standards are guided through a series of steps and activities designed to help them achieve success at UVU. UVU educates more Utahns than any other university as well as students representing all 50 states and 68 countries. The main campus is located in southwest Orem with additional delivery locations in Heber City, Lehi, northeast Orem, Provo, and Spanish Fork. In addition to traditional day courses, UVU offers a variety of evening, weekend, and distance education courses and programs. Though a commuter campus, UVU provides strong student service, extracurricular and co-curricular programs including NCAA Division 1 Athletics in the Western Athletic Conference. Over 85 percent of UVU graduates remain in Utah contributing to the overall well-being of the state.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1941
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $15,252,807


When applying to Utah Valley University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Utah Valley University is $35. It has an an acceptance rate of 100 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 100.0%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Utah Valley University is 23:1, and the school has 39.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Utah Valley University include: Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Accounting. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 9%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 13%
Business Administration and Management, General 12%
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 9%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Accounting 5%

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Student Life

Utah Valley University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,405, with a gender distribution of 55.8 percent male students and 44.2 percent female students. Utah Valley University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 31,562
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Utah Valley University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. Utah Valley University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Utah Valley University, 37 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Utah Valley University.

Students who have cars on campus 37%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Utah Valley University, 67 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,858.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,086 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $14,256 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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