Utah Valley University: Statistics

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#1925 of 14,131 In the World
#542 of 2,597 In North America
#493 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 20 In Utah
#1 of 2 In Orem
#736 of 1,033 For International Law
Top50% For 23 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Aid receiving
73%
Undergraduates
40,542
Graduates
720
Male:Female Ratio
50:50
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
uvu.edu

Utah Valley University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Utah Valley University has an acceptance rate of 100% and is among the 23% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

15,690 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

7,529 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Utah Valley University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 32458 (79%)
Hispanic 4903 (12%)
Two or more races 1609 (4%)
Asian 558 (1%)
Nonresident Alien 542 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 390 (0.9%)
Black or African American 367 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 265 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 79 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$4,773
Students receiving aid
73%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,368$8,773
Tuition in-state $5,368$8,773
Tuition out-of-state $16,450$21,461
Fee in-district $642$544
Fee in-state $642$544
Fee out-of-state $642$544

Utah Valley University majors

Utah Valley University has granted 3,996 bachelor's degrees across 87 programs and 292 master's across 10 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Utah Valley University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master
General Studies 1,991 71
Business Administration and Management, General 885 333 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1,206
Psychology, General 31 379
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 111 219
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 175 125
Design and Visual Communications, General 161 104
Accounting 47 134 51
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 104 105 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 202
Fire Science & Fire-fighting 109 71
Computer Science 69 91 1
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 76 84
Family and Community Services 143
Elementary Education and Teaching 140
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 7 126
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 125
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 117
Finance, General 106
Social Work 51 55
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 4 82
Computer and Information Sciences, General 84
English Language and Literature, General 5 73
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 75
Building & Construction Site Management & Manager 8 60
Marketing, Other 68
Financial Planning and Services 63
Business & Commerce, General 62
Curriculum and Instruction 61
Engineering & Industrial Management 59
Information Science & Studies 57
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster 14 43
Mathematics, General 43 11
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 13 38
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 6 41
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 11 34
Dance, General 23 20
Political Science and Government, General 39
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 37
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General 35
Mechanical Engineering 31
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 2 28
History, General 14 16
American Sign Language (ASL) 29
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 8 20
Philosophy 2 23
Biotechnology 24
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 24
Robotics Technology & Technician 24
Culinary Arts & Chef Training 23
Computer Software Engineering 22
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3 19
Game and Interactive Media Design 22
Spanish Language and Literature 22
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 21
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 20
Pre-Engineering 20
Physical Sciences, General 19
History Teacher Education 18
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 18
Forensic Science and Technology 17
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 17
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 17
Physics, General 17
Computer Engineering, General 15
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 15
Diesel Mechanics Technology & Technician 14
Recording Arts Technology & Technician 4 10
Chemistry, General 13
Surveying Technology & Surveying 4 9
Anthropology, General 11
Botany & Plant Biology 10
Mechanics and Repairers, General 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 10
Applied Mathematics, Other 9
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 9
Intelligence, General 9
Civil Engineering, General 8
Health Teacher Education 8
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 8
Music Performance, General 8
National Security Policy Studies 8
Physics, Other 8
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 4
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 7
Environmental Science 7
Sociology, General 7
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 6
Geology & Earth Science, General 6
Music Teacher Education 6
Music Technology 6
Music, General 4 2
Economics, General 5
Autobody & Collision and Repair Technology & Technician 3
Building & Property Maintenance 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 3
Statistics, General 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Art Teacher Education 2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 2
Health and Wellness, General 2
Physics Teacher Education 2
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology & Technician 1
Building & Home & Construction Inspection & Inspector 1
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 1
Business & Office Automation & Technology & Data Entry 1
Chemistry, Other 1
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 1
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology & Technician 1
Grand Total 5,538 3,996 292

Utah Valley University has a graduation rate of 38%, which is among the 21% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 38% 33% 43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

Publications & Citations

Utah Valley University has published 2,656 scientific papers with 23,233 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Political Science, Biology, Law, Sociology, and Medicine.

Publications
2,656
Citations
23,233

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,702 / 16,486
Engineering
1,196 / 9,024
Computer Science
1,193 / 10,156
Environmental Science
1,126 / 10,884
Physics
1,078 / 9,461
Political Science
1,033 / 8,995
Biology
984 / 10,061
Law
962 / 8,413
Sociology
876 / 7,419
Medicine
862 / 8,664
Psychology
848 / 9,689
Philosophy
792 / 8,328
Quantum and Particle physics
748 / 8,057
Business
725 / 6,123
Mathematics
722 / 6,165
Geography and Cartography
719 / 7,305
Chemistry
681 / 7,909
Economics
571 / 4,617
Geology
558 / 4,288
History
526 / 5,943
Statistics
464 / 4,593
Ecology
447 / 4,136
Archaeology
444 / 5,604
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
417 / 3,582
Social Psychology
403 / 5,736
Art & Design
370 / 2,386
Genetics
359 / 4,594
Paleontology
351 / 3,599
Materials Science
338 / 3,519
Linguistics
324 / 3,648
Management
315 / 2,956
Development Studies
301 / 2,727
Education Majors
279 / 2,644
Astrophysics and Astronomy
270 / 3,209
Optical Engineering
261 / 1,485
Pathology
258 / 3,000
Biochemistry
257 / 3,176
Machine Learning
251 / 1,828
Mechanical Engineering
240 / 1,404
Math Teachers
236 / 1,830

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 7 5
1991 6 0
1992 5 3
1993 4 1
1994 12 1
1995 5 1
1996 3 2
1997 2 2
1998 8 2
1999 11 7
2000 13 12
2001 19 12
2002 13 24
2003 24 23
2004 52 50
2005 37 88
2006 57 140
2007 53 217
2008 54 313
2009 59 391
2010 78 474
2011 101 658
2012 93 856
2013 126 1010
2014 125 1154
2015 104 1307
2016 133 1321
2017 142 1449
2018 146 1592
2019 196 1975
2020 254 2301
2021 256 3327
2022 234 3061
Academic rankings

Utah Valley University alumni

  1. A. J. Cook

    A. J. Cook
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    film actor
    Biography

    Andrea Joy Cook is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds (2005–2020, 2022–). Cook has also appeared in The Virgin Suicides (1999), Higher Ground (2000), Ripper (2001), Out Cold (2001), Final Destination 2 (2003), and Tru Calling (2003–2004).

  2. Matthew S. Petersen

    Matthew S. Petersen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Matthew Spencer Petersen is an American attorney who served as a member of the United States Federal Election Commission. In 2017, he was nominated by President Donald Trump to be a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Petersen withdrew his nomination following a confrontational exchange with Senator John Kennedy during his confirmation hearing. On August 26, 2019, Petersen announced his resignation from the FEC, effective August 31. In September 2019, Petersen joined the law firm Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky as a partner where he practices political law.

  3. Chelsie Hightower

    Chelsie Hightower
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    choreographerdancer
    Biography

    Chelsie Kay Hightower is a ballroom dancer. She is known for being a regular dance partner, trainer and choreographer on the ABC competition show Dancing with the Stars, on which she was a professional from Season 8 to 15, excluding Season 13.

  4. Travis Hansen

    Travis Hansen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Travis Mitchell Hansen is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hansen played college basketball for Utah Valley and BYU.

All 13 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UVU
Founded 1941
Motto Success Starts Here
Colors green, gold
Total FTE staff 2,733
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and contacts

Address 800 W University Parkway
Orem, Utah, 84058-5999
United States
City population 98,000
Phone 8018638000

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