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University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

St. Thomas, VI



  1. All on campus residents are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19.
  2. UVI Ranks #7 in Top Public School Among Southern Colleges.

About This Campus

The U.S. Virgin Islands are located approximately 1100 miles southeast of Miami and 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. The Islands are directly in the path of the easterly trade winds, with temperatures rarely exceeding 90 degrees or falling below 70. The islands, from discovery in 1493 to the present, have been under the flags of seven nations. The Orville E. Kean Campus, located in St. Thomas, is the main campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. It is located two miles from the city of Charlotte Amalie, which has a population of 53,000 and encompasses 32 square miles. Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean, and Globally Interactive, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a liberal arts, land-grant institution that was established as a territorial college in 1962. The University has a diverse student body which reflects individuals who share West Indian culture with influences from Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean.

Location Information

The 388 acre Orville E. Kean Campus is located 3 miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie and overlooks John Brewers Bay. The Orville E. Kean Campus includes the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Brewers Bay Beach, tennis courts and a basketball court for students use. Several areas are used as playing fields.

Helpful Information

I can accept up to 25 students per semester.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Very Good
Home Payment
Very Good

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | St. Thomas
Population | 60,000
Enrollment | 1,568
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/04
Spring | 01/10-5/07

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 81%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Two or more | 0%
White | 5%
Other | 8%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Teacher Education

Notable Academic Programs

  • Marine Biology - Students are able to conduct research with professors in a salt water environment. There is also an opportunity for students to present their research at the UVI Research Day and off island at conferences.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.75 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, 140.00 computer or N/A Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on either
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/24/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $2617.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 16
  • Home Payment: 16

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003946

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $25.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $40.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Technology Fee $90 Semester Host Mandatory
Orientation Fee $90 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Insurance Fee $28 Semester Host Mandatory
Registration Fee $30 Semester Host Mandatory

Important Notes: The following fees are for courses that have a laboratory. Nursing Laboratory Fee - $50 per course Science Laboratory/Equipment Fee - $50 per course Practice Teaching Fee- $50 per course Physical Education Lab Fee- $25 per course

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/24/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 13% living on campus
  • Double: $2250.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
We can accept and guarentee on-campus housing for 25 students per semester.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
All students residing on-campus must have a meal plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/24/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $28.00 Semester Host Pay Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


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