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University of the Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, VI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About University of the Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands Overview

University of the Virgin Islands is a public school in the small town setting of St. Thomas, VI. University of the Virgin Islands was founded in 1962 and the school now enrolls around 1,626 students a year, which includes 1,376 undergraduates. University of the Virgin Islands provides housing for up to 480 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 2.

There are many ways for students to get involved at University of the Virgin Islands!

Are you interested in music or performing? At University of the Virgin Islands you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of the Virgin Islands students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life?University of the Virgin Islands has sororities, but doesn't have fraternities.

Planning to play sports? University of the Virgin Islands has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of the Virgin Islands on the Student Life page.

2022 University of the Virgin Islands Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 36%
In-State Tuition $4,631
Out-of-State $13,892
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $7,644

Is University of the Virgin Islands a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what University of the Virgin Islands offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of the Virgin Islands

It is not competitive to get into University of the Virgin Islands. The acceptance rate at University of the Virgin Islands is 98%. Last year, 567 students applied to University of the Virgin Islands and 558 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of the Virgin Islands

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 63% of students who start at University of the Virgin Islands come back the next year. Around 32% of students who started at University of the Virgin Islands earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for University of the Virgin Islands Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of the Virgin Islands by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with University of the Virgin Islands directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of the Virgin Islands

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,644 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $8,500 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of the Virgin Islands.

Based on this information, does University of the Virgin Islands seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of the Virgin Islands a good school for you?

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Where is University of the Virgin Islands?

University of the Virgin Islands is located in the small town setting of St. Thomas, VI.

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College Info

2 John Brewers Bay St. Thomas, VI 00802

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of the Virgin Islands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of the Virgin Islands is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of the Virgin Islands ACT Scores

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ACT Range

14 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

14 to 20

Avg

14 and Less

Low

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University of the Virgin Islands SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

830 - 1030

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Math SAT Range

390 - 490

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 540

University of the Virgin Islands Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$16,885

In State

$26,146

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,631
$13,892
Fees
$604
$604
Housing
$9,900
$9,900
Books
$1,750
$1,750

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of the Virgin Islands is like? There are approximately 1,626 students enrolled at University of the Virgin Islands, including 1,376 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from VI and 4% percent of students are from other states.

64%

Full Time

36%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,626

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,235

Out-of-State

$14,496

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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