Utah Valley University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Utah Valley University
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Utah Valley University Description:

Utah Valley University is a rapidly growing public institution located in Orem, Utah, just north of Provo. Salt Lake City is less than an hour away to the north, and skiing, hiking, and boating are all nearby. Utah Valley University has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from roughly 60 bachelor degree programs. Psychology, business, and education are all popular, and the university also has an excellent flight school.

High achieving students should look into the UVU Honors Program for perks such as smaller courses, research opportunities, and access to special social and cultural events. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of clubs and organizations, ranging from academic honor societies, to recreational sports, to performing arts ensembles, to religious clubs. In athletics, the Utah Valley Wolverines compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, track and field, soccer, softball, and golf.

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Admissions Data (2016):

All students under 21 years of age must submit ACT or SAT scores, but Utah Valley University has open admissions.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 34,978 (34,706 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 51% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,530 (in-state); $15,690 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $976 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,960
  • Other Expenses: $3,434
  • Total Cost: $15,900 (in-state); $26,060 (out-of-state)

Utah Valley University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 16%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,362
    • Loans: $5,476

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Aviation, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Psychology, Technology Management, Marketing, Finance, Nursing, Fire Science, Information Science, Biology, English Literature, Political Science

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 25%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Wrestling, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Utah Valley University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uvu.edu/president/mission/mission.html

"Utah Valley University 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."