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Utah Valley State College: Narrative Description


800 West 1200 South St.
Orem, UT 84058-5999
Tel: (801)222-8000
Admissions: (801)863-8460
Fax: (801)225-4677
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Utah System of Higher Education. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Salt Lake City. Endowment: $7.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2634 per student. Total enrollment: 24,149. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 9,124 applied, 100% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 43% from top half. Full-time: 12,229 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 11,920 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 78 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 35% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 44% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at UVSC Wasatch Campus; Heber City, University Mall, North Lehi Valley Ed Center, Spanish Fork Ed. Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or in-house tests required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2788 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8718 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 98 open to all. Major annual event: homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Utah Valley State College Library with 173,000 books, 6,000 serials, 9,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Brigham Young University.

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