Utah Valley University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Utah


Utah Valley University is a rapidly growing public institution located in Orem, Utah, just north of Provo. Salt Lake City is less than an hour away to the north, and skiing, hiking, and boating are all nearby. Utah Valley University has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from roughly 60 bachelor degree programs. Psychology, business, and education are all popular, and the university also has an excellent flight school. High achieving students should look into the UVU Honors Program for perks such as smaller courses, research opportunities, and access to special social and cultural events. In athletics, the Utah Valley Wolverines compete in the NCAA Division I Great West Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Aviation, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Psychology, Technology Management

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 26696
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 32573
Faculty: 481

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 56:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 68:1

Percent Male: 57%
Percent Female: 43%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 8%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 23%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

800 W University Parkway
Orem Utah 84058

Website: http://www.uvsc.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 801-863-8000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Liz Childs
Senior Director, Enrollment Management
(801) 863-8460

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Connie Whaley
International Admissions Advisor , Office of Admissions
(801) 863-8475

Athletics Contact:
Michael V. Jacobsen
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
(801) 863-8998

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Utah Valley does not publish a minimum GPA requirement for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C- or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is no maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year or four-year institution. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at UVU to earn an associate degree is 20 and for a bachelors degree is 30.

Test Scores for Applying:
ACT or SAT scores are required before you are eligible for registration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Application fee of $35.00, Must be paid with credit card at time of submission. This is a one-time only, nonrefundable fee.

Other Requirements:
If transferring from another institution inside the United States, the applicant is required to have the previous school fill out and mail a "Notice of Intent to Transfer".

Fall Deadline:
August 15

Spring Deadline:
December 20

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3945

Transfers Accepted: 3945

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 100%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: %

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 100%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 1371

Other Expenses: 3806

Room and Board: 7147

Tuition and Fees: 13240

Total Cost: 25564

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 4584

Total Cost – In-State: 16908

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
UVU offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, grants, work study and scholarships.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4989

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 70%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 57%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 36%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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