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Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

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About This Campus

In the middle of it all! Utah Valley University (UVU) is located in Orem, Utah, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. UVU’s campus is recognized as one of the safest universities in the country. UVU has more than 32 buildings for classrooms, labs, research and administrative uses. Serving more than 39,000 students representing 32 different countries and all 50 of the United States, it is the largest public university in Utah. With large school resources, high diversity and inclusivity, UVU offers low tuition rates, and small class sizes where you really get to know the instructor. US News & World Report ranks UVU among the top four comprehensive four-year public institutions in the West. With more than 75 Bachelor’s degree options UVU offers something for everyone. Within 20 miles students can enjoy water attractions like fly fishing on the world renowned Provo River, and boating on Lake Utah as well as seven ski resorts, hiking, rock climbing, camping and many national parks.

Location Information

UVU is conveniently located just off Interstate 15 in Orem, UT.

Helpful Information

Almost all campus buildings are interconnected providing students with ease in getting around. UVU has a lot of parking available.Some off-campus housing provides a shuttle to campus & local department stores. Most class sizes are still small & faculty are eager to help you succeed.The National Science Foundation recognized UVU’scommitment to STEM & awarded UVU millions in grant funding.UVU students took 2nd place at the national Adobe digitalanalytics competition, besting 50+ other universities

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Open
Home Payment (B)
Open

2021/2022 Placement

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

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Orem
Population | 526,810
Enrollment | 39,931
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/14
Spring | 01/06-04/30

Campus Diversity

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White | 79%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 11%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 3%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Elementary Education programs are closed.

Limitations
BFA, Social Work, Elementary Education, Special Education programs require a separate application process mandatory for acceptance in to those programs.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Finance/Banking - UVU has the largest PFP undergraduate program in the country, ranked in the top 10 nationally with a 100 percentjob placement rate.
  • Dental Hygiene - UVU’s pre-dental program has a 100 percent acceptance rate into dental schools for all qualified students.
  • Cyber Operations - To keep up with industry demand, UVU offers a cybersecurity graduate certificate that includes students working with technology leaders to gain real-world experience in preventing cyber attacks.
  • Theater Art - The University’s theatre department has won back-to-back national honors at the Kennedy Center American Theater Festival.
  • Communication - UVU’s public relations program includes 450 students and is locally, regionally and nationally recognized. Passionate students, renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities have resulted in UVU’s PRSSA chapter receiving Outstanding Chapter in the nation out of 330 universities.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Visual Design/Web Media
  • Culinary Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Deaf Studies
  • Human Services - UVU has a new Autism program.

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Advertising
  • American Sign Language
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Ancient Studies
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Astronomy
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Choral Music
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Network Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Data Processing
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Design
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Flight Technology
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Japanese
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Military Sciences
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Painting
  • Paleontology
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Piano
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Queer, Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Russian
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Surveying
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Teacher Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Toxicology
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Water Management
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

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 07/11/19.
  • Estimated cost: $2863.
  • 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): 18 ($384 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($384 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/11/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $35 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

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
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 004027

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
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 07/11/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 0% living on campus
  • not available
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $450
  • Proximity to campus: Walking Distance
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
To find housing near the university please check out our housing map at http://www.uvu.edu/housing/docs/housing-map-web.pdf All of the complexes located on our housing map are on the UTA bus route. A UTA Transit Pass can be purchased from the university http://www.uvu.edu/campusconnection/general/utainfo.html Some of the best websites to find contracts for a single semester include KSL Classifieds and on the following Facebook pages BYU/UVU Student Housing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYUUVUStudentHousing/ Provo and Orem housing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/917519881593301/ BYU/UVU Student Housing, Roommates, Subleases and Apartments - Provo & Orem: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1827480924244931/ Housing complexes with the Residential Engagement Coordinator program. Great for Transfer students. Wolverine Crossing Village on the Parkway Summerwood Condos University Towers General Student Email Since UVU does not offer on-campus housing or dorms, the majority of our students live in the many complexes located near the university. To find out pricing/information about nearby housing complex’s please visit our website at www.uvu.edu/housing. Some of the complexes offer virtual tours on their individual websites. Most complexes tend to fill up by the first of July and prices tend to go up as each complex starts to fill up. On our homepage, under the “Housing Search” tab, use the drop-down menu to assist you in searching for various off-campus housing options. In the drop-down menu, you will find the following helpful pages: • Proud UVU Sponsors • Housing Map • Housing Classified Search Or check out our Housing Booklet at: http://www.uvu.edu/housing/docs/uvu-housing-booklet-web.pdf You may also want to visit our Frequently asked questions page: http://www.uvu.edu/housing/questions.html

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal plans are not available.
Notes About Meal Plans
https://www.uvu.edu/dining/ This link shows the various dining facilities available on campus. https://www.uvu.edu/dining/campus-meal-plan/index.html Use this link for meal plans. https://www.uvu.edu/dining/about/jobs.html Use this link to find jobs on campus from the Dining Department.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/11/19.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

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