Founded in 1962, the University of the Virgin Islands is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Charlotte Amalie (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Virgin Islander higher education institution. University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 61-year-old Virgin Islander higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this Virgin Islander higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UVI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||University of the Virgin Islands|
|Motto||Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive.
|Colours||Reflex blue and white|
|Address||2 John Brewers Bay
Virgin Islands - US
|Tel||+1 (340) 776 9200|
|Fax||+1 (340) 693 1005|
What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities? learn more
Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.
The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the University of the Virgin Islands's academic range and degree level offering.
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University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.
uniRank publishes the following list of University of the Virgin Islands 's programs and courses or, if not available, the main fields of study for each level and type of degree offered; feel free to submit any missing course or program.
Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study... learn more
However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the University of the Virgin Islands's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on the US Virgin Islands's cost of living.
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Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer... learn more
Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.
uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the University of the Virgin Islands's admission policy and statistics.
uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the University of the Virgin Islands.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the University of the Virgin Islands a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
University of the Virgin Islands's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.
Secondary school GPA is required
Secondary school rank is required
Secondary school record is required
Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores are required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why... learn more
Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.
uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the University of the Virgin Islands.
University of the Virgin Islands has a student enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 making it a very small-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).
University of the Virgin Islands is a public higher education institution.
University of the Virgin Islands is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution is a land-grant university and has a special focus on promoting education and research in agriculture, engineering and other related fields. Land-grant universities are also well known to have a high commitment to public service and outreach.
The University of the Virgin Islands does not have any religious affiliation.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States... learn more
The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The Carnegie Classification provides a common language for describing colleges and universities based on key characteristics and it allows for comparisons between institutions within and across categories.
uniRank provides below the official University of the Virgin Islands's Carnegie classification.
|Basic Classification||Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Very high undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Research Doctoral: Single program-Education|
What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the University of the Virgin Islands offer? learn more
University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.
uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the University of the Virgin Islands.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
University of the Virgin Islands's library has 1 branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 75,627 physical volumes, 701 physical media, 1 digital/electronic media and 21 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 11 full-time employees, including 8 librarians. University of the Virgin Islands's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.
This higher education institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.
In particular, the University of Virgin Islands provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 365 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses. In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.
This institution provides students with guidance and support in their academic pursuits.
This higher education institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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The University of the Virgin Islands is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.
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