About Utah Valley University

Founded in 1941, Utah Valley University. is a college. Located in Utah, which is a city setting in Utah, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 34,706 full time undergraduate students, and 272 full time graduate students.

The Utah Valley University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 670 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Utah Valley University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at UVSC are considered , with ,129% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

45% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 17% were in the top quarter, and 4% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Utah Valley University.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
32%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
54%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
38%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
11%
“We only party on weekends”
1%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
75%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
1%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
32%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
36%
“They”re always available”
54%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
38%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
11%
“We only party on weekends”
1%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
75%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Utah Valley University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    210 Students rated on-campus housing 2.7 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    172 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    288 Students rated campus food 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    294 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    296 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    294 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    295 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    296 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Utah Valley University?

235 Students rated Utah Valley University

Ella - 06/22/2022

I am currently an incoming Sophomore at Utah Valley University and have loved it so far! It is an awesome campus that was recently renovated and is in a convenient part of Orem. My previous professors were always incredibly helpful and kind, and I never felt as if I had nowhere to turn for help. It is a fairly large school, but I was still able to recognize familiar faces throughout my classes and during the daily walk to school. Overall, it is a gorgeous campus with an incredible student population.

Makenzie - 05/06/2022

I love Utah Valley University! It feels small in how it is community-based, yet they have everything you need to be successful in furthering your education. I would recommend everyone to go to UVU as it will benefit you with great education, fun teachers, many campus activities, and great shopping and hiking right in the heart of Utah County!

Ernesto - 02/09/2022

It is a great School. Because I live close by, it would save me a lot of money to get into this school. I have heard great things about Utah Valley and lots of friends that I have are going there. I visited the campus once with my classroom and we had a blast. People were really nice and attentive. The environment was great and that school has really a lot of energy. Overall, a great school. And I haven't even started to study there and I already know that I wanna work there.

Kait - 10/25/2021

So far I absolutely love attending UVU. The professors are fun to be around, everyone is kind to one another, the activities provided are super fun, our sports games are AWESOME, the classes are intriguing, etc. UVU makes me feel safe and makes it feel like a home away from home.

Utah Valley University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Utah Valley University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Utah Valley University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gotten a amazing amount of knowledge in a surprisingly short amount of time. The professors, instructors and students make learning and practicing new skills easy and comfortable. I'm currently in an EMT Basic class for my Emergency Service major and the life saving skills I have learned with stick with me for the rest of my life. They could help me save a life in the future and it'll be because of my college experience. I've also learned how to be responsible and proactive. School is difficult and I believe that if you can get through school, you can do anything.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is some confusion now and then for me in trying to enroll for classes, and what I believe is the worst thing, is that I don't know who to talk too. If I'm confused about something, it's hard for me to get an answer or solution.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is a new University with great opportunity to succeed, it has great programs and a diverse variety of poeple, programs and activities especially in the education program I am attending.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are not the brightest bunch of people I've met, but they are very pleasant and great people. There seems to be a lack of effort when it comes to their education, but I would put that down to the diversity at this school. Tuition is cheap and the University is a good place for not getting into debt, however I have met people with a wide range of educational backgrounds. Overall, the people are very agreeable and the environment and atmosphere is a good one.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Utah Valley University is still not widely known, however it is growing far beyond what was expected. It has become one of the largest schools in Utah. The wide range of people who attend and most definitely the quality of education recieved is one of the best. Although there are many students enrolled, it does not result in overcrowding in classes. Almost all classes have thirty students or less making it an easier learning enviroment.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    UVU has been a wonderful college for me in the time that I've been there. I absolutely love the diversity of people you can find there. While you do expect to find a wide array of students and professors at any college, I think Utah, and Utah county specificially, has a much higher expectation of not being as diversified. The overwhelming number of residents in the area have very similar religious and political beliefs. But at UVU, I've always felt like every group is well represented and the mix of people compliments each other perfectly.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Low tuition, fastest growing university in the nation. More liberal than most universities in Utah. Arts, Computer Science, Nursing and Business are the strong fields of study.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school is built to help people succeed.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Everyone should. This school has everything anyone would need to get their degree in a wide respectable range of majors.

    Read all  27 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any student is able to recieve an education at Utah Valley University. It is one of the largest schools in Utah, which leads lets people know that this is a great school to attend. It is open enrollment and there are a variety of people to attend this university. There are students from all over the world who came to this school. Anyone who has the desire to get a college education, Utah Valley University is a great place to begin!

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known to look at ratemyprofessor.com before I had come to UVU. When I started college down at Snow there weren't that many options for teachers so even if they got a bad rating there wasn't much you could do about it, so I never bothered making it a habit. However my last semester I picked a teacher that received a 1.6 on the rating and I failed his class. It was an awful semester for me so I wish I had known to constantly check the website.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating things at UVU are the lack of school spirit and unhelpful counselors .

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  14. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    The best part of campus life at UVU is the clubs and different organizations to get involved with. There's so much variety and it's easy to get involved with many. The worst part is that there is little school loyalty so there's not a ton of school pride, which is really too bad.

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  15. Describe the dorms.

    I personally have not stayed in the dorms, but I have seen them, and in my opinion, they are quite nice.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are excellent. I began attending Utah Valley University because two of my closest friends graduated from there, and had nothing but positive things to say. After my first semester, I was already spreading the word, and 3 of my friends registered for classes there. One of them has already graduated! The professors are top notch and the class structure is very enjoyable. It makes learning fun, and I'm not so intimidated being in a University setting.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    For the most part, UVU is not really a party school in my opinion. My sister went to UGA, and I can tell you that it was ranked the number 1 party school in the USA quite a few times. Generally when I am hanging out near campus, I like to go to In and Out burger in Provo, or snowboarding (which I did last weekend). I believe like anything, sports is among on of the most popular activities on campus. I feel we have a good basketball team!

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    One of the best things about Utah Valley University is the overall willingness of the staff. I am never concerned if I am having a problem with registration, or if I may need a little extra time on an assignment. The staff is always willing to help me out and go the extra mile to do so. The best part about it, is that they are always willing to help with a smile.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    My best friend whom I went to flight school with is a UVU alumni. He had nothing but positive things to say about the school, which made my decision easy!

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Fortunately, being that Utah Valley University is a college setting, the cliques of high school begin to fade, and everyone tends to associate with each other in a more respectful manner.

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Student Body

Students

46%

female

54%

male

34,706

Total Undergrad Enrollment

272

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

21%

International

Organizations

69

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
78%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

74% of students attending Utah Valley University receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 16% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,690

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$976

Books and Supplies

$5,960

Room and Board

22,626

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,794
$30 - $48K
$6,901
$48 - $75K
$8,696
$75 - $110K
$11,326
$110K & UP
$12,534

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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