Resources › For Students and Parents Utah Valley University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Utah Valley University. uvuphotos / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 10, 2017 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. Admissions Data (2016): All students under 21 years of age must submit ACT or SAT scores, but Utah Valley University has open admissions. SAT comparison for Utah collegesACT comparison for Utah colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 34,978 (34,706 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female51% 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: $5,960Other Expenses: $3,434Total 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 AidGrants: 65%Loans: 16%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,362Loans: $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 CountryWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Utah Valley University, You May Also Like These Schools: Utah State University: Profile Brigham Young University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIdaho State University: Profile Boise State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphArizona State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHawaii Pacific University: Profile University of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDixie State University: Profile University of Utah: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorthern Arizona University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph 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."