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University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

St. Thomas, VI


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. St. Thomas, the main campus of the University of the Virgin Islands, is located two miles from the city of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, 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 St. Thomas Campus is located 3 miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie and overlooks John Brewers Bay. The St. Thomas Campus includes the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Brewers Bay Beach, tennis courts and a basketball court for students use. Several areas are used as playing fields.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Very Good
Home Payment (B)
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

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Fast Facts

Location | St. Thomas
Population | 60,000
Enrollment | 1,568
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-
Spring | 01/13-

Campus Diversity

White | 5%
Black | 81%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 8%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
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.
  • Marine Biology

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Computer Science: Computer Science

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

General Studies: Humanities, Social Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music Education

Physics: Physics

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 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 accept on Plan A/B

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 08/09/19.
  • Estimated cost: $2597.
  • 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): 16
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 16
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/09/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $25.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $150.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee $20 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $40.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance $28.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee $90 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee $90 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Property Fee $50 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Student Association Fee $20 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Wellness Fee $24 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory

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

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

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
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003946

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 08/09/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 13% living on campus
  • Double: $2250.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
We can accept and guarentee on-campus housing for 25 students per semester.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2890 per semester for 20 meals per week.
  • $2025 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All students residing on-campus must have a meal plan.

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