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University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix

St. Croix, VI

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Features

  1. Tropical breezes, Tropical atmosphere, Clever classes, Friendly folk!

About This Campus

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 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 Information

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

Everything 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 from faculty and staff. Research opportunities are available in many disciplines. NSE students are warmly welcomed here at UVI- St.Croix.

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment
Open
Home Payment
Open

2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | St. Croix
Population | 50,601
Enrollment | 1,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 8/17-12/5
Spring | 1/13-5/8

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 67%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 11%
Two or more | 0%
White | 4%
Other | 18%
International | 0%
featured area
beaches

Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing

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

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Sociology
  • Preschool Education
  • Psychology - UVI on St. Croix offers a plethora of Psychology courses.
  • Communications

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Network Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance/Banking
  • Hospitality Management
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Painting
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Tourism Management
  • Toxicology

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.75 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 460.00 paper, 140.00 computer or 48.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21

Finances
  • 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: $2727..
  • 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 ($147.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 16 ($147.00 per additional hour)

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: 006989

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 $30.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $40.00 Year Host Mandatory
Technology Fee $90.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Orientation Fee $90.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Medical Insurance Fee $28.00 Year Host 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.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/23/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $1387.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 15
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Our Housing is by gender by suite. We have 15 Housing spaces set aside for NSE students per semester. NSE students can request to room with a local student or another student from the U.S. We currently offer no married student housing. On Campus Housing is required with NO exceptions.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
All NSE students are required to live in the Residence Hall therefore all NSE students will choose a Meal Plan. Meals are one per meal time to be eaten at the time. There is no roll-over for meals.

Resources

Campus Links

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $40.00 Semester Host Pay Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $40 per semester.

Requirements

  • Health records due by: May 31
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Physical
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Must buy host campus plan
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: skin test for tuberculosis wtihin 2 years of admission

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Taxi required for transport from Airport.

Other Health Related Comments
TB test needs to be current within 2 years. Varicella immunization or proof of disease (chicken pox) with year of disease listed on the physician's portion of the Health Form.

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