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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Utah Valley is a public university located in Orem, Utah in the Salt Lake City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,261 undergraduate students. The Utah Valley acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 35% of students, Utah Valley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference

Utah Valley University Rankings

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UVU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$6,760/ 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
$6,829/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.315 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.298 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.301 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,261Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
20,136
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Outgoing
    65%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Casual about everything
    18%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Utah Valley University Reviews

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The professors and the environment are great! I love the accessibility of the school's administration and faculty. Professors are quick to respond and do their best despite the impact of Covid-19. The school is clean, modern, and oftentimes under construction. There are plentitudes of quiet places to study, as well as places to make friends or spend time between classes. Overall, Utah Valley University is a modern, friendly, and positive place to be. If I could change one thing, I'd bring back Costa Vida :(
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I LOVE UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY. When first started college, I chose to attend UVU mostly because I didn't want to attend my other options, but now I can't imagine myself going to school anywhere else! I feel as though UVU is the perfect fit for me. I love the diversity among the students and the opportunity to learn from other students who have very different opinions and backgrounds than I do. I also love how UVU is entirely focused on bettering the students and preparing us to have a successful future. Everyone is welcome at UVU because everyone deserves to be successful and happy. I could not be happier with my school!
My online learning experience at UVU has been pretty great so far! Professors have been generally clear about the requirements of their courses and have been very understanding and supportive when I have contacted them about course questions.

It was easy to keep what assignments were due and what I need to do online- but you have to be motivated and on top of things if you really want to succeed!Paying attention to the tiniest of details on assignment requirements helped me complete my assignments with accuracy, and helped me work for a great score in my classes. I also was easily able to network with my classmates for support or study help, and it was a great experience.