Utah Valley University in Orem

Orem, UT

This is the page with old design. Go to the new design of that page


Utah Valley University offers 582-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. 1 high safety campus. 55.4% are women, and 44.6% are men. 3% percents of international students. Utah Valley University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Utah Valley University is 8218$, that is at the level of national average. 28% of full-time Utah Valley University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $43,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Utah Valley University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Utah Valley University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,750
$30,001 - $48,000$7,586
$48,001 - $75,000$9,084
$75,001 - $110,000$11,412



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


15693 of Utah Valley University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Utah Valley University number 3 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Utah.

Students at Utah Valley University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Utah Valley University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Utah Valley University graduation rate is below the national average.

28% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Utah Valley University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Utah Valley University is 22:1, that means that for every 22 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Utah Valley University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Utah Valley University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Utah.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 800 W University Parkway address in Orem, Utah.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Utah Valley University with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Utah Valley University offers 582 programs in total: 240 are for Bachelor's degree, 180 - for Associate's degree, 75 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 69 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Master's degree, and 6 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 81 universities in Utah state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Utah Valley University is one of the few institutions in Utah that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance education programs that are offered in the Utah Valley University: 12 are for Bachelor's degree and 9 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Utah state average data to help you compare.


Utah Valley University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 25509 students with 765257 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 196 with 4696 credit hours.


Photo by Susan Goulding

Photo by Jacob Barlow

Photo by Holly Ferrin

Photo by Don LaVange

Photo by john hackleman

Photo by Becs Jarvis

Photo by Parker Donat

Photo by Timur Seliutin

Photo by Matt Kushin

Photo by Enrique Chino Potter

Add your photo

All the photos were taken from different opened sources from the internet. Information for authors: if you don't want Search.University to show your photos here, please let us know by the contact form. You need to send us the information that confirms your authorship.

Give feedback about Utah Valley University

Student Reviews and Ratings for Utah Valley University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Coming here was the best decision I have ever made. Every single professor cares about my learning and the fact that the average class size is 23 (I’ve never had a class over 25) makes it so my teachers know me, know my name, know what type of student I am, and some even came to my wedding!I have also been incredibly impressed with the resources. You would have to TRY to fail at UVU, because they truly make it so easy to succeed. From job resources, free tutoring, professor office hours, financial aid and scholarships, and everything in between I honestly feel like every single person I talk to wants me to succeed.The campus is amazing and INDOORS like seriously it is the best part of campus. Shorts in the winter and pants in the summer. Sure parking can be hard, but you are 100% going to find that at any university and it is really only bad after 10am so if you have classes before that you will be fine.The social life is great and the activities are fun and well attended. Free food at all times and tons of on campus food options.I honestly feel like the education I received is worth a million times more than what the tuition is (one of the lowest in the nation for a university). UVU focuses on Engaged Learning, or learning by doing, and most my classes don’t even have textbooks or tests, just projects and resume building it’s amazing. Add that to the fact that it is open enrollment and you can see why it is the largest university in the state.Seriously. Come take a tour at least and see how awesome UVU is.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

4 stars because I graduated here. If I could do it all over again I wouldn’t have gone here for my degree. I would’ve gone to a university that specializes in my field. It’s not a bad school and the fees aren’t bad. Like many others out there really wish they had a football team. Anyways, go here for cheapness and make sure they offer what you want to study.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love going to school here. They offer so many options to fit their diverse student population. I appreciate the varying class types and flexible scheduling. They are constantly growing and adding new courses. I'd recommend school to anyone.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

In all honesty do NOT go here, if you have a better option do not come to this college, it is a over glorified high school. They aren't too expensive which is nice, but they charge many other ways, you must pay to take tests if you are not there the first day, they offer no flexibility when taking classes especially if you are working full time. The professors are 50/50 you either get great ones that work with you, answer quickly to your emails, and are awesome. Or you get awful ones that only two kids pass their class, they will put you on academic probation which I don't get because I am paying to go to school here, so why does it bother them if I failed one class because the professor was awful. In all honesty if you have a better option DO NOT GO HERE! I have never been so frustrated with a school before in my life.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I really like this campus and what they are constantly trying to accomplish. My son and I walked this wonderful and beautiful campus in awe. There are so many things to do. I also took my young kids to some of the many activities. They have bowling, ping pong, pool, video games, a very nice and tall rock wall, s start of the art work out facility, indoor track, section for high adventure activities, many basket ball courts, indoor soccer court, etc. The list goes on. Any food you want is available. The customer service is great. Everyone is very helpful and friendly with open advice. The bookstore is very nice. The possibilities in academics are numerous. I am totally impressed with this University. I can't wait till my son starts his premed classes at this University.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 800 W University Parkway


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8018638000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: uvu.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

Was this page helpful?

Thank you for your feedback! % of people found this helpful