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Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

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  1. Low student - faculty ratio of 22:1 and champions exceptional care & results
  2. UVU Financial Planning Program ranks 3rd in nation
  3. UVU Video Production Team is Emmy Award-winning

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 41,000 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 91 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

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Orem
Population | 617,751
Enrollment | 41,126
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/17
Spring | 01/10-05/05

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 15%
Two or more | 2%
White | 78%
Other | 1%
International | 2%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene programs are closed.

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.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American Sign Language
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Network Security
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Operations Management
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Recreation Management
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Surveying
  • Teacher Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Water Management
  • Web Design


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 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
  • Host/Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/21

  • 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: $2953.
  • 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: 18 ($199 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($199 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
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 004027

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 $35 Year Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: https://www.uvu.edu/tuition/fees.html

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/03/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • 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 https://www.uvu.edu/housing/docs/housingmap2021.pdf https://www.uvu.edu/housing/docs/housingbookletweb.pdf shows the most up to date prices. All of the complexes located on our housing map are on the UTA bus route. A UTA Transit Pass is free with your valid campus ID https://www.uvu.edu/campusconnection/info/transit.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: https://www.uvu.edu/housing/search.html#faq

Meal Plans

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.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/21

Important Notes about Health Insurance
UVU does not provide student health insurance.

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


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