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About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Orem, Utah. Utah Valley University was founded in 1941 and now enrolls around 40,936 students a year, including 40,311 undergrads.

There are 24 Utah Valley University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Utah Valley University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $5,036
Out-of-State $15,606

Utah Valley University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Utah Valley University Early Admission

Utah Valley University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Utah Valley University Acceptance Rate

In 2021, Utah Valley University accepted 0% of applicants. Last year, 11,792 students applied to Utah Valley University and 11,792 were admitted.

Utah Valley University Waitlist

Utah Valley University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Utah Valley University?

Utah Valley University is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Utah Valley University, applicants must submit the following items.

Utah Valley University Application Requirements

Utah Valley University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Utah Valley University is 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Utah Valley University.

Does Utah Valley University Require Test Scores?

Utah Valley University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Utah Valley University Offer On-Campus Housing?

Utah Valley University does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commute from home or find their own housing.

Homecoming, Club All-Nighter, and and Club Rush are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Utah Valley University.

Financial Aid at Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,391 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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.

Is Utah Valley University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah Valley University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Utah Valley University, around 67% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,538 students who started at Utah Valley University as first-time freshman, 169 graduate within four years.

Utah Valley University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 29%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $21,386 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.

Based on this information, how does Utah Valley University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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, less than an hour from Salt Lake City.

If you want to see Utah Valley University for yourself, 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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Wondering what life at Utah Valley University is like? There are approximately 40,936 students enrolled at Utah Valley University, including 40,311 undergraduate students and 625 graduate students. 48% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from UT and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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