Why make the University of the Virgin Islands your university of first choice?

44 Degree Programs UVI’s degree programs feature award-winning faculty.  Students within these majors compete and win international honors and competitions. UVI offers 9 associate, 28 bachelor, and 7 graduate degree programs. Most popular: Business Administration, Biology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Education.  [Degree Programs]

Small Class Sizes - 11:1 Student:Teacher Ratio Small class sizes allow students to have meaningful and individualized interactions with their professors. UVI’s low student-teacher ratio creates a nurturing environment in which students can thrive.  [Fact Sheet]

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing The UVI nursing programs has a proud history of helping meet the healthcare needs of the Virgin Islands.  UVI’s School of Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  UVI’s Associate of Arts Degree Nursing Program was initially accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1968.  [School of Nursing]

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs UVI’s Business Administration major offers concentrations in accounting, information systems, finance, marketing, hospitality and tourism management, and management. UVI’s School of business Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Master of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. [School of Business]

UVI is an NCATE Accredited Institution UVI’s education programs trained hundreds of educators who serve the territory’s youth. UVI’s School of Education degree programs are accredited by the National Council of Teacher Education.  [School of Education]

Middle States Commission on Higher Education UVI is celebrating 52 years as an accredited land-grant college.  Founded in 1962, UVI is a public, co-ed, land-grant HBCU (Historically Black College and University).  The University’s strong academic standing has earned it consistent accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  [Accreditation]

Affordable Tuition
UVI’s low tuition has made a college education a reality for students who otherwise could not afford higher education. Many students can be the first in their family to go to college.  [Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition:

  • $2,205 for USVI Residents
  • $6,615 for Non-USVI Residents 

(Per semester for AY '15-'16)

National Alumni Association of the Year Award
UVI has one of the highest alumni giving rates among HBCUs. Giving is one of many ways alumni show their support and appreciation of their alma mater.  [Alumni Affairs]
  • 52.49% Alumni Giving Rate (FY '13-'14)

large library collection
The resources and collections of UVI libraries are oriented toward ensuring strong instructional and research programs. The libraries include a vast collection of books, e-books, and online journals.  [Libraries]

Carnegie Foundation - Elective Community Engagement Classification UVI remains committed to keeping the community informed through active community engagement projects.  The University recently received the prestigious honor of Community Engagement Classification status from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  [Award Recognition]

Entrepreneurial Spirit UVI encourages a spirit of entrepreneurship among students striving for self-sufficiency. Through a generous philanthropic donation, students have competed to create businesses that provide much-needed products and services to the community. Eligible students receive $30,000 to launch a new business in the Virgin Islands.  [Entrepreneurship Competition]

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