Profile: University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix

Fast Facts

Location:St. Croix
On Campus:14%
  • Fall 8/21-12/8
  • Spring 1/08-5/05

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

More Info

Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

We are a welcoming campus that offers our NSE students personal attention. We offer a beautiful island and lovely people who enjoy the cultural exchange with our NSE students. We will provide a college experience with an emphasis on cultural and tropical ambiance in a caring atomsphere. We are "Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean, Globally Interactive".
With a population of 55,000, St.Croix encompasses 84 square miles and lies directly in the path of the easterly trade winds. Temperatures range from 75 to 90 degrees. Tropical climate, lush foliage, warm ocean waters, and beautiful beaches aptly describe the assets of the rural island of St.Croix. Prior to 1917, when the United States purchased the islands from Denmark, the islands had been under the flags of seven nations which has resulted in a very rich and diverse heritage influenced by a combination of American, African, Danish, Spanish and French languages and cultures. UVI is a HBCU, founded in 1962.

Campus Location - As the 'gateway to the Caribbean' the U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea 1100 miles east-southeast of Miami and 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. St. Croix is the largest island lying 40 miles south of St. Thomas and is the easternmost territory under the American flag. The campus is located mid-Island toward the west end of St. Croix. Bus and taxi service are available from the campus to shopping, restaurants, churches and beaches.

Helpful Information - Our campus is self-contained. Everything is an easy walk on campus. Taxi/bus service available for going off-campus. NSE students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. Tropical breezes cool our Residence Hall rooms with air conditioned dorm common areas, classrooms, computer labs and library. Our students enjoy very personal attention by faculty and staff. Research opportunities are available in many disciplines. NSE students are warmly welcomed here at UVI- St. Croix

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Caribbean Studies

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Preschool Education, Secondary Education

English: English

General Studies: Humanities, Social Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Closed Programs

Limited upper level courses in psychology,communication, internships, mathematics and the sciences.

Notable Academic Programs
Preschool Education

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/25/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $30 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $28 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $90 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: All Fees are included in the total Tuition Fee. Fees are itemized on Student Schedule/Bill sent to Incoming students via email upon receipt of ALL UVI Forms.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $28 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 006989

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
Our Housing is by gender by room. We have 15 Housing spaces set aside for NSE students per semester. We generally pair our NSE students with a resident student. We currently offer no married student housing.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
All NSE students are required to live in the Residence Hall therefore all NSE students will choose a Meal Plan.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.