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Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

About This Campus

In the middle of it all! Utah Valley University (UVU) is located in Orem, Utah, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. UVU’s campus is recognized as one of the safest universities in the country. UVU has more than 32 buildings for classrooms, labs, research and administrative uses. Serving more than 33,000 students representing 32 different countries and all 50 of the United States, it is the largest public university in Utah. With large school resources, high diversity and inclusivity, UVU offers low tuition rates, and small class sizes where you really get to know the instructor. US News & World Report ranks UVU among the top four comprehensive four-year public institutions in the West. With more than 75 Bachelor’s degree options UVU offers something for everyone. Within 20 miles students can enjoy water attractions like fly fishing on the world renowned Provo River, and boating on Lake Utah as well as seven ski resorts, hiking, rock climbing, camping and many national parks.

Helpful Information

Almost all campus buildings are interconnected providing students with ease in getting around. UVU has a lot of parking available.Some off-campus housing provides a shuttle to campus & local department stores. Most class sizes are still small & faculty are eager to help you succeed.The National Science Foundation recognized UVU’scommitment to STEM & awarded UVU millions in grant funding.UVU students took 2nd place at the national Adobe digitalanalytics competition, besting 50+ other universities

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Orem
Population | 585,257
Enrollment | 34,978
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/14
Spring | 01/08-05/03

Campus Diversity

White | 78%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 11%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 4%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Elementary Education programs are closed.

BFA, Social Work, Elementary Education, Special Education programs require a separate application process mandatory for acceptance in to those programs.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Finance/Banking - UVU has the largest PFP undergraduate program in the country, ranked in the top 10 nationally with a 100 percentjob placement rate.
  • Dental Hygiene - UVU’s pre-dental program has a 100 percent acceptance rate into dental schools for all qualified students.
  • Cyber Operations - To keep up with industry demand, UVU offers a cybersecurity graduate certificate that includes students working with technology leaders to gain real-world experience in preventing cyber attacks.
  • Theater Art - The University’s theatre department has won back-to-back national honors at the Kennedy Center American Theater Festival.
  • Communication - UVU’s public relations program includes 450 students and is locally, regionally and nationally recognized. Passionate students, renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities have resulted in UVU’s PRSSA chapter receiving Outstanding Chapter in the nation out of 330 universities.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Visual Design/Web Media
  • Culinary Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Deaf Studies
  • Human Services - UVU has a new Autism program.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies, Flight Technology

Agriculture: Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Interior Architecture

Area Studies: Art Studies, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Graphics, Design, Drafting, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Forensic Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law and Public Policy, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Organizational Studies, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Communication, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Science/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Corrections, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Forensic Investigation, Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences, Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Communications, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Drafting and Design, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Literature, Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Fire Science

Food Science: Culinary Arts

Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Interpretation/Translation, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Surveying

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Administration and Planning, Emergency Medical Care, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Promotion, Nursing, Paramedical Studies, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy, School Health, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Systems, Information Technology, Robotics

Marine Sciences: Oceanography

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Statistics

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Directing, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Education, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Peace Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Gender Studies, Law and Society, Social Change and Development, Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies

Technology: Automotive Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Cyber Operations, Design Technology, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Administration and Planning, Graphic Communications Technology, Information Systems Technology, Information Technology, Mechanical Technology, Robotics Technology, Surveying, Technology Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Not available
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/01/17.
  • Estimated cost: $2866.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($191 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($191 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/01/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 004027

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

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/01/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 0% living on campus
  • not available
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $400
  • Proximity to campus: Walking Distance
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
To find housing near the university please check out our housing map at http://www.uvu.edu/housing/docs/housing-map-web.pdf All of the complexes located on our housing map are on the UTA bus route. A UTA Transit Pass can be purchased from the university http://www.uvu.edu/campusconnection/general/utainfo.html Some of the best websites to find contracts for a single semester include KSL Classifieds and on the following Facebook pages BYU/UVU Student Housing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYUUVUStudentHousing/ Provo and Orem housing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/917519881593301/ BYU/UVU Student Housing, Roommates, Subleases and Apartments - Provo & Orem: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1827480924244931/ Housing complexes with the Residential Engagement Coordinator program. Great for Transfer students. Wolverine Crossing Village on the Parkway Summerwood Condos University Towers General Student Email Since UVU does not offer on-campus housing or dorms, the majority of our students live in the many complexes located near the university. To find out pricing/information about nearby housing complex’s please visit our website at www.uvu.edu/housing. Some of the complexes offer virtual tours on their individual websites. Most complexes tend to fill up by the first of July and prices tend to go up as each complex starts to fill up. On our homepage, under the “Housing Search” tab, use the drop-down menu to assist you in searching for various off-campus housing options. In the drop-down menu, you will find the following helpful pages: • Proud UVU Sponsors • Housing Map • Housing Classified Search Or check out our Housing Booklet at: http://www.uvu.edu/housing/docs/uvu-housing-booklet-web.pdf You may also want to visit our Frequently asked questions page: http://www.uvu.edu/housing/questions.html

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal plans are not available.
Notes About Meal Plans
http://www.uvu.edu/diningservices/about/hours.html http://www.uvu.edu/diningservices/mealplan/signup.html

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