2,545 reviews
  1. Orem, UT
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
Utah Valley University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Utah Valley University

Cost

Net Price
$6,766/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,750/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,586/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,084/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,412/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,151/ year

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.258 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.261 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,259Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After Utah Valley University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Utah Valley University Reviews

2,545 reviews
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I received an associates of early childhood education. Next year I'll be continuing for my bachelor in elementary education. In my opinion UVU has one of the best education degrees around! They give you all the tools you need to succeed. Even from just the generals where a lot of wich have small class sizes, and then major classes are even more personalized and you really get to know your professors. I loved that in the education program the professors taught multiple classes so hey REALLY get to know you. The education degree is very practical and hands on wich I love, not a lot of theory more doing!
The college in general is a reasonable size and easily walkable as far as going from one class to the next. Parking is well planned I never had a problem getting to class on time. They spend a lot of effort in student body unity and activities. Plus it's a very inexpensive university!
I've only ever had one professor I didn't like. He was an English professor who didn't really take his job seriously and I didn't feel like I was learning anything, and his personality didn't get along with mine, and he wasn't professional at all. But every other professor I have had has been wonderful! A lot of the professors really care about you as an individual and your success. Because class sizes are small, you really get to know your professor if you put in the effort, and vice versa. The professors come to class prepared and aren't boring when lecturing. I would definitely take different classes from the same professor. The courses are great, classes are small (I only had one class that was over 50 students, the majority of them are anywhere from 17 to 40), and different professors teach differently so you can find a professor that teaches in a way you like.
It's easy to get involved and classes are great! The staff is super helpful, and it's extremely easy to get good teachers! There are a few that I wouldn't recommend, but for the most part I've had a good experience. There are a lot of perks of UVU for example, the buildings are all connected, so on a cold, snowy winter day, the only outside time you'll have is walking to and from your car. They also put on some AMAZING events, like bingo night where they give away a shopping cart full of groceries, an apple watch, a parking spot in the parking garage ($700+ value), a trip to disneyland, and a ton of other prizes! They also do dances like the emerald ball which is like prom but for college, or Insomnia which is this awesome, crazy fun Halloween dance. Overall, uvu has fun for everyone and many programs that will make you feel right at home no matter where you're from.