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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A
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 1,223 undergraduate students. The UVI acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 31% of students, UVI alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
2 John Brewers Bay
Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions

University of the Virgin Islands Rankings

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UVI Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
April 30
SAT Range
790-1030
ACT Range
14-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,429/ 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
$7,369/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
57%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,223Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
514
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Laid back
    41%
  • Very nice, welcoming and helpful
    29%
  • Progressive
    24%
  • Enigma
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
37%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Uniquely beauitful
    47%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Great
    21%
  • Completely unprofessional
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
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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The university of the virgin islands is a good choice. The teachers are very understanding and they make sure to help each student before moving to the next lesson. The staff on campus do their very best in assisting newcomers to ensure no one is left behind. Overall, UVI is great! One thing that can Improve is more on the technical side. During the pandemic, we were all moved to online schooling, but due to some of the teachers being more accustomed to in-person teaching many teachers had difficulties during class which caused multiple complications that resulted in a decrease in our grades. I feel that there should be a short workshop for teachers who are not so into technology so that if there is a future situation where we have to be switched to online classes again then the teachers would already have the general knowledge for that situation. Also, I feel that grades should be turned in on time and not last minute, so students can have an accurate answer for where they stand.
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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.
Attending the University of the Virgin Islands has sure been a different and memorable experience for me so far. Things that make this school unique in its own right are the teachers and experiences made there. The teachers at this school always attempt to create a connection with their students to better relate to them. They also provide you with the best conditions possible in order to suit your work needs in a given situation, as long as u communicate with them. Loving on campus provides a different experience with people because you are exposed to many different cultures of people, whether foreigners or locals throughout the islands. It exposes you to many different and interesting cultures and creates a learning experience that your won’t usually get at most colleges or universities. The only thing that can improve for this school is conditions of buildings. But overall, the University of the Virgin Islands is the place to be.