- Tropical breezes, Tropical atmosphere, Clever classes, Friendly folk!
About This CampusWe 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 50,000, 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.
Location InformationAs 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 InformationEverything on campus is an easy walk. Bus ($1.00) & taxi ($2.50) service each way is available- closest beach 15 minutes away. 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.