Utah Valley University

country rank  440
world rank  1082

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University Overview

Founded in 1941, Utah Valley University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Orem (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Utah. This institution also has a branch campus in Heber. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Utah Valley University (UVU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Utah Valley University (UVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UVU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym UVU
Founded 1941
Motto Success Starts Here
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 800 W University Parkway
84058-5999 Utah
United States
Tel +1 (801) 863 8000
Fax +1 (801) 226 5207
Other locations Heber

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 800 West University Parkway
Orem 84058-5999
(801) 863 8466

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Utah Valley University's Library
Utah Valley University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 185,437 physical volumes, 17,060 physical media, 31,868 digital/electronic medium and 250 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Utah System of Higher Education (USHE);American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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