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University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix

St. Croix, VI

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix


  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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

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

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

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... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.75 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

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

  • 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: $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 for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your 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
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.


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

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

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


    Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
    Taxi required for transport from Airport.
    COVID vaccination required for Res Hall - Res Hall is required for all NSE students

    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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