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Utah Valley University

Orem, UT


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

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

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

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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

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


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Elementary Education 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
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies, Flight Technology

Agriculture: Land Resources, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, Reclamation, Soil Science, Water Management

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology

Area Studies: American Studies, Art Studies, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies (minor), Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Graphics, Design, Design Technology, Drafting, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Forensic Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Neuroscience, Physiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Investing, Law and Public Policy, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Education, Operations Management, Organizational Studies, Procurement and Operations Management, Public Administration, Public Relations, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Biochemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Audio Production Technology, Communication, Electronic Media Production and Management, Film, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News, Multimedia, Newspapers, Photo Journalism, Publication Management, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Telecommunications, Television, Television Arts, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security, Computer Science, System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Science/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Corrections, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Forensic Investigation, Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences, Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Meteorology, Paleontology, Physical Sciences, Planetary and Space Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Communications, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Drafting and Design, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

English: Business Writing, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fire Science, Sustainability Studies, Waste Management

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Food Services Management, Food Services Management Technology, Nutrition

Forestry: Biotechnology

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Cartography, Community Development, Environmental Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Physical Geography, Rural Community Development, Surveying, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Disaster Studies, Emergency Administration and Planning, Emergency Medical Care, Environmental Health, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Information Administration, Health Promotion, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Medical Records Administration and Services, Nursing, Paramedical Studies, Public Health, Radiologic Science, Respiratory Therapy, Safety Education, Safety Science, School Health, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Data Processing Technology, Information Science, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Technology, Robotics, Systems Programming

Interdisciplinary Studies: Digital Media Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Greek, Interpretation/Translation, Japanese, Japanese, Language and Culture, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Statistics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Military Sciences: Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Directing, Jazz Composition, Modern Dance, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music History, Music Industry, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Technical Theater, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Education, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Energy Studies, Materials Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Adventure Education, Commercial Recreation Management, CommunityRecreation Management, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Recreation Resources, Urban Recreation and Administration

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Behavior Analysis, Applied Sociology, Child Care Services Management, Community Services, Gender Studies, Human Adaptability, Human Services, Law and Society, Social Change and Development, Social Science, Social Service, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies

Technology: Automotive Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Construction/Mining Technology, Cyber Operations, Design Technology, Diesel Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Administration and Planning, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Information Systems Technology, Information Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Technology, Operations Technology, Process Technology, Radiologic Technology, Robotics Technology, Surveying, Technology Education, Technology Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing


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

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

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.

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.

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