Utah Valley University

country rank  355
world rank  1055

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University Overview

Founded in 1941, Utah Valley University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Orem (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Utah. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Heber. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Utah Valley University (UVU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), 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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 800 W University Parkway
Orem (population range: 50,000-249,999)
84058-5999 Utah
United States
T +1 (801) 863 8000
F +1 (801) 226 5207
Other locations Heber

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 800 West University Parkway
Orem 84058-5999
+1 (801) 863 8466

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Utah Valley University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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


  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018