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Utah Valley University

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Description of Utah Valley University

  • Location: Orem, USA
  • Year of opening: 1941
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 34 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

Utah Valley University (UVU) is the largest public university in Utah. This institution was founded in 1941, until 2008 it bore the title of college. From 8,000 students enrolled in college at the time, the number of students had grown to 34,000 by 2012.

The university includes narrow-profile institutes and schools of different directions:

  • Humanities, social sciences
  • Natural sciences, health care
  • Technical sciences, calculations
  • Public services
  • Art
  • Education, pedagogical sciences
  • Business.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Utah Valley University

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All year round
from 5360.00 $ / year
from 5360.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 4836.00 $ / year
from 4836.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

UVU students live in 20 residential buildings of different comfort, all of them are within walking distance to the campus and have:

  • Spacious living area
  • Separate bedrooms
  • Private showers, toilets
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • High-speed Internet, cable TV
  • Large kitchen pantry
  • Underground parking
  • Elevators, internal corridors
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool, SPA area
  • Convenient access to UTA, UVX buses.

The average cost of living per semester: 260-550 $, not including the cost of parking (= 15-85 $ depending on the hostel).

Living quarters are divided into single, family, double (living with a neighbor). Before check-in, the student makes a deposit of $ 100-500.

On campus there are many establishments: cafes, fast food outlets, restaurants. Students can purchase food passes in one of the institutions, which will be more economical than visiting all organizations autonomously.

activity Utah Valley University

The leading sports in UVU, in which competitions are most often held:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics.

The teams are divided into men's and women's, but there are also mixed teams. All sports events are accompanied by groups:

  • Dance team
  • Cheerleading
  • Green Man Group – drummers.

The adventure center conducts hiking trips to the mountains, trips to lakes, forests. For comfortable tourism in UVU you can rent equipment.

The university has organized many student clubs of different directions: sports, science, creativity, social activity.

Medicine in UVU is a psychology course, equipped rooms for stress reduction, health coaching, support groups.


  • The largest employer in Orema
  • UVU tuition fees are 15% lower than in the entire state of Utah, 42% lower than in the country's universities
  • A huge number of extracurricular activities
  • 3rd place in the country in terms of return on investment
  • Accreditation of all programs.

Facilities and equipment at Utah Valley University

The main UVU campus in Orema educates tens of thousands of students, features modern architecture, competitive programs, and world-class teaching staff.

In addition to the main training ground in Orema, the university owns several additional ones:

  • The Wasatch campus is located between Park City and Hiber City, Utah. Here, residents of Summit and Wasatch districts receive higher education.
  • The university's west campus is located next to I-15. It teaches programs of medical professions, the National Guard.
  • The campus of Provo Airport is a high-tech complex equipped for training future pilots, emergency service specialists. It is located a few miles south of the Orem campus.
  • The Canyon Park Building, located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Orema, features culinary programs.
  • Spanish Fork High School offers courses for local residents of the region.
  • Capitol Reef Field Station is a research center located in the eponymous national park. Students of all directions are periodically trained here.
  • Thanksgiving Point offers part-time MBA programs, master's degrees in cybersecurity.
  • Geneva Fields – an area of 100 acres for football camps, events.
  • Some courses for Salem residents are held at the Advanced Learning Centre.
  • Inclusive daytime, evening courses take place in the Direct Link building in Eagle Mountain.

For students and teachers, the university provides buses, the fare on which is free when using a transit pass. It can be obtained in the administration of the university.

On the territory of the university in Orem there are many sports facilities: health complexes, fitness rooms, fields for team games, a rodeo-playground, etc. The game center is equipped with:

  • 2 billiard tables
  • 2 ping-pong tables
  • Air hockey table
  • Table football
  • Xbox One game console.

The Adventure Center is equipped with a climbing wall, which has more than 50 routes of different levels of difficulty, as well as equipment rental.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year includes two semesters, a number of exams after the end of each of them. Couples are held daily from Monday to Friday-Saturday. Holidays are held on calendar, national holidays.

Additional expenses for UVU students:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Books, consumables
  • Medical care
  • Sections, mugs
  • Transport (if you do not use the university card)
  • Personal expenses
  • Annual contributions.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Deadlines for applying for undergraduates:

  • For the fall semester: August 1
  • For the spring semester: December 1.

Documents for admission to undergraduate programs:

  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalent Certificate
  • Transcripts of courses taken
  • ACT/SAT test (for some programs)
  • Registration fee – 35$.

International students must additionally provide a certificate of testing for knowledge of the English language - TOEFL or IELTS.

Future graduate students should be provided with:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts of courses taken
  • Cumulative GPA – 3.0
  • Additional certificates for each program (GRE/GMAT test, essays, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  • Registration fee – 45$.

International students entering graduate school at UVU must provide:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts of courses taken
  • Additional certificates for each program (GRE/GMAT test, essays, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  • Certificate of English: TOEFL (iBT from 80/pBT from 550) or IELTS (from 6.5)
  • Registration fee – 145$.

Dates of acceptance of applications from foreign students:

  • Fall semester: May 15
  • Spring semester: October 1.

Scholarships Utah Valley University

The university has several dozen scholarship programs, many of which cover the cost of training, accommodation or medical care in part or in full. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

  • Program "With honors" = 50% for housing
  • Residential Community Leadership Program (RCL) – full payment for housing
  • FAFSA Program
  • Awards for sports achievements.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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