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Location | S
Population | 60,000
Enrollment | 1,620
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/04
Spring | 01/10-5/07

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas


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, John Brewers Bay Beach, tennis and basketball courts for students use. Several areas are used as playing fields.

Helpful Information

I can accept up to 25 students per semester.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Closed
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? 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 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 Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/02/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $2805.50.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 16
  • Home Payment: 16

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
NSE Program Fee $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $40.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $90 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Orientation Fee $90 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Accidental Health Insurance Fee $28 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Registration Fee $30 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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 05/02/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester 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 05/02/24

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

Important Notes about Health Insurance
This is an accidental health insurance that all incoming NSE students must pay.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $28 per semester.


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