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Utah Valley University Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
4% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Utah Valley University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Utah Valley University Ranked?

#239 Best Colleges in Nation
#4 Best Colleges in UT
Liberal Arts Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Utah Valley University was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UVU as #239 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UVU held the #459 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UVU also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.

See all of the rankings for Utah Valley University.

Is It Hard to Get Into UVU?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Since Utah Valley University has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Utah Valley University admissions.

Utah Valley University Faculty

25 to 1 Student to Faculty
44% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Utah Valley University is 25 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Utah Valley University is 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah Valley University

66% Freshmen Retention
13% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Utah Valley University is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UVU is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Utah Valley University Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,413 Full-Time Undergraduates
18.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
47.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 40,311 undergraduates at UVU with 19,413 being full-time and 20,898 being part-time.

How Much Does Utah Valley University Cost?

$9,955 Net Price
13% Take Out Loans
$23,228 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UVU is $9,955. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UVU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,707 $9,992 $11,196 $12,446 $13,248

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UVU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UVU, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $5,807 a year. That adds up to $23,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UVU is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UVU Graduates Make?

$52,096 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UVU make around $52,096 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UVU students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Utah Valley University make the most money.

Location of Utah Valley University

Utah State
19,413 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Utah Valley University is a public institution located in Orem, Utah. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UVU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999
Phone: 801-863-8000

Utah Valley University Majors

85 Majors With Completions
9,634 Undergraduate Degrees
275 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 85 majors graduated from Utah Valley University. Of these students, 9,634 received undergraduate degrees and 275 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 379 $29,263
Business Administration & Management 333 $53,406
Economics 219 NA
Air Transportation 219 $59,874
Marketing 193 $48,425
Finance & Financial Management 169 $51,652
Human Development & Family Studies 143 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 140 $38,183
Accounting 134 $49,230
Health & Physical Education 126 $27,254

Learn more about the majors offered at Utah Valley University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UVU

56% Take At Least One Class Online
18% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 23,219 students took at least one online class at Utah Valley University. This is a decrease from the 28,671 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 23,219 7,529
2019-2020 28,671 13,400
2018-2019 13,270 3,274
2017-2018 12,573 3,097
2016-2017 11,219 2,747

Learn more about online learning at Utah Valley University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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