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Utah Valley University

Orem, UT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
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About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University Overview

Utah Valley University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Orem, Utah. Utah Valley University was founded in 1941 and the school currently enrolls around 41,262 students a year, which includes 40,542 undergraduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1.

Student Activities at Utah Valley University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Utah Valley University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Utah Valley University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Utah Valley University has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Utah Valley University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $5,614
Out-of-State $17,174
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $7,988

Is Utah Valley University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Utah Valley University offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah Valley University

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Utah Valley University, around 66% return for their sophomore year. Around 33% of students who started at Utah Valley University 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 Utah Valley University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Utah Valley University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Utah Valley University

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

Utah Valley University meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,988 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $20,737 per student, not including those with no 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Utah Valley University.

Based on this information, how does Utah Valley University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Utah Valley University a good school for you?

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Where is Utah Valley University?

Utah Valley University is located in the suburban setting of Orem, Utah, in the suburbs of Salt Lake City.

If you would like to see Utah Valley University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 15 to Orem, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Salt Lake City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Utah Valley University and Orem are like without leaving home.

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College Info

800 West University Parkway Orem, UT 84058-5999

Campus Setting: Suburban

Utah Valley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Utah Valley University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Utah Valley University is Aug 1.

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

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Utah Valley University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Utah Valley University is like? There are approximately 41,262 students enrolled at Utah Valley University, including 40,542 undergraduate students and 720 graduate students. 50% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from UT and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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