University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas (UVI)

St Thomas, VI

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University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Student Essentials

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Student Essentials
Region: U.S. Territories
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Buccaneer
Website: www.uvi.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $4,594
Out-of-State Tuition: $12,574
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 3,245
Year Established: 1962

About UVI

Situated in one of the most desirable locations on earth, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) in St. Thomas offers more than just balmy breezes along a coastline of kaleidoscopic beauty. University of Virgin Islands is also home to strong exchange programs and academics, including the highly impressive engineering and pre-med programs.

A comprehensive University, UVI offers academics in liberal arts, social sciences, business, and more.

It is probably the 3-2 Engineering program that is most well known. Through this program, students attend University of Virgin Islands for three years and in the fourth year transfer to one of several reputable U.S. universities, including Columbia University, University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis.

UVI also has a similar program in pre-med; students of this program transfer in their fourth year to the prestigious Boston University Medical School.

There are also other opportunities for UVI students, from all majors, to attend other universities in the U.S. and Mexico. The National Student Exchange program at UVI is linked with over 170 universities and gives students a semester or year of study at the site of exchange.

Applicants should show a strong high school grade history and standardized test scores, but UVI admissions takes into consideration a variety of factors and the individual. Visit the website to fill out an application and to read more about admission standards.

As for college life, the clubs and organizations round out the strong collegiate atmosphere at UVI and are, in great part, focused on academics. There are also a number of social and athletic activities at UVI.

Campus life and student service offerings are comprehensive and include career counseling, tutoring and a vibrant residence life.

Financial aid is available based on academic achievement and financial need. UVI tuition rates are also significantly lower for in-state residents.

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UVI Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

57% of students gave University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I think UVI is a great school. Especially for those choosing nursing as a career! What I like most is the support I receive from my nursing advisor! From the time I started UVI, the nursing school staff has been there to help me through everything.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

This school is awesome. Beautiful view. Is located on the beach for snorkeling and diving classes. This campus is packed with culture. And has amazing teachers especially in the math department. There are many opportunities for anyone who attends this school.


UVI Map & Location

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas
2 John Brewers Bay
St Thomas, VI 00802


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Getting Around UVI

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

1/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for St Thomas, VI

Winter
Dec
86
74
Jan
85
72
Feb
85
73
Spring
Mar
86
73
Apr
87
74
May
88
76
Summer
Jun
89
78
Jul
90
78
Aug
90
78
Fall
Sep
90
78
Oct
89
77
Nov
87
75

UVI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,973
Freshman Class 408
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,245

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 75%
  • Caucasian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 7%
African American 75%
Caucasian 5%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%
Women 65%
Men 35%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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