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UVI is a public university. As a historically black college, UVI has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,275 undergraduate students. The UVI acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Police and Criminal Science. Graduating 22% of students, UVI alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
About University of the Virgin Islands...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
2 John Brewers Bay
Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802
Website
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
800-1040
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,920/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,435/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
57%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,275Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
623
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Laid back
    44%
  • Very nice, welcoming and helpful
    31%
  • Progressive
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
35%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.34 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Uniquely beauitful
    50%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Great
    22%
  • Completely unprofessional
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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University of the Virgin Islands Reviews

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UVI is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). You can expect a top-notch education with outstanding instruction. All degree programs on the undergraduate and graduate levels are very rigorous, and prepare you for your career and life! Attending UVI has been a great academic decision for me, on reason being it was very cost effective. In state and out of state tuition and overall costs are much cheaper compared to other colleges and universities nationwide. There are various sport teams, clubs, groups, and other extracurricular activities that an individual can participate in that will enhance your academic career. The school's population is quite diverse as students are of various cultures, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation; this contributes to the type of experience that you will have. However, one major drawback is the scheduling of classes which do not provide much flexibility for individuals who are working full-time and may be single parents.
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With the knowledge and experiences gained thus far, I know I made the right choice with attending this HBCU. I chose UVI because it is located in the Caribbean and offered a degree program in Music Education. Also, the lower tuition cost and the close proximity to home were a plus for me. My advisors and professors invest wholeheartedly in my education. They also develop personal relationships which make me feel like more than just another student. The university is a welcoming community and is not so big that a student would feel lost in the mass of students. UVI’s low student-teacher ratio of 12:1 creates a nurturing environment in which students can thrive. These are the reasons why I am happy with my decision to study at UVI.
I would, however, like to see changes with campus food, student life, and athletics.
Hello all, my name is Vernecia Phillip. I have attended in the past and do continue to attend the Albert A. Sheen complex (UVI). One of the best things about this particular university is its particularly beautiful campus. On a beautiful sunny day, which is mostly everyday, the trees sway in the cool breeze; the birds sing in their nest and go about their business feeding and catering to their young, while professors and students walk by greeting and engaging in conversation with each other. With a campus so beautiful one could easily forget that this place is an environment for higher education and relax into all the goodness that nature and people alike have to offer. Most professors and staff members are good natured and easy going