Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Utah Valley University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Utah Valley University Ranked?

2022 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 260 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is construction trades.

Overall Quality

UVU landed the #1,355 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UVU is also ranked #9 out of 19 schools in Utah.

See all of the rankings for Utah Valley University.

Is It Hard to Get Into UVU?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Utah Valley University is 24 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 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utah Valley University

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 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Utah Valley University.

Utah Valley University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 41,186 undergraduates at UVU with 19,799 being full-time and 21,387 being part-time.

How Much Does Utah Valley University Cost?

The overall average net price of UVU is $9,159. 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 +
$7,334 $8,047 $9,755 $12,141 $12,632

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 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,724 a year. That adds up to $22,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UVU is 5.9%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Utah Valley University.

How Much Money Do UVU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UVU make around $43,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Utah Valley University

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.

Get more details about the location of Utah Valley University.


Contact details for UVU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058-5999
Phone: 801-863-8000
Website: www.uvu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UVUwolverines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UVU

Utah Valley University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from Utah Valley University. Of these students, 6,030 received undergraduate degrees and 257 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 398 $28,800
Business Administration & Management 290 $48,100
Communication & Media Studies 196 $35,600
Air Transportation 195 $48,500
Marketing 168 $45,200
Design & Applied Arts 149 $28,500
Accounting 139 $45,100
Finance & Financial Management 134 $52,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 132 $35,800
Health & Physical Education 114 $35,000

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

Online Learning at UVU

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 2018-2019, 13,270 students took at least one online class at Utah Valley University. This is an increase from the 12,573 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 13,270 3,274
2017-2018 12,573 3,097
2016-2017 11,219 2,747
2015-2016 10,408 2,729
2013-2014 10,339 2,988

Learn more about online learning at Utah Valley University.

If you’re considering Utah Valley University, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against UVU? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Find Schools Near You