University of the Virgin Islands Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 2 John Brewer’s Bay
City St. Thomas
State U.S. Virgin Islands
Zip 802
Phone 340-776-9200
Total Enrollment 2268
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location The University of the Virgin Islands is divided into two campuses•one on the island of St. Thomas near the town of Charlotte Amalie and one on the island of St. Croix near the town of Christiansted. Both campuses take full advantage of the Caribbean climate, with beach facilities, golf courses, and other attractions that are inviting to students from around the world.
History The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a four-year, territory-supported, coed, liberal arts institution that was founded in 1962 as the College of the Virgin Islands to serve residents of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. To more accurately reflect the growth in programs, the name was changed to the University of the Virgin Islands in 1980. UVI has a main campus in St. Thomas and a branch campus in St. Croix. The St. Thomas campus occupies 175 acres overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with its own beach, golf course, and tennis courts. The University’s role is the same as state colleges and universities on the mainland of the United States. The University was designated a land-grant college in 1972. The St. Croix campus is located 40 miles from the main campus and came into use in 1964, adding 130 acres, the headquarters of the Virgin Islands Extension Service, and the Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station to UVI. UVI is a territory-supported land-grant institution that offers programs of instruction, research, and public service that address the needs of the individual and the region. The University is committed to the advancement of scholarship, excellence, and innovation as it strives to provide intellectual and educational leadership.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master’s degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $2930 (in-state); $8390 (out-of-state) Room and board: $2500 (room); $3830 (board) Special fees: $250 Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $10,310 (in-state); $15,770 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 2930
Out of State Tuition 8390
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Financial Aid Specific to the School Tuition waivers are available for senior citizens 60 years of age or older who have been residents of the Virgin Islands for at least one year.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 1
Admission Deadline April 30 (fall); October 30 (spring
Entrance Requirements For applicants from the Virgin Islands, United States, and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, graduation from an accredited high school and completion of the following units: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, 2 history, 2 physical education, and 1 foreign language recommended; minimum 2.0 GPA; written essay; and completion of U.S. Virgin Islands placement exam. A $20 non-refundable application fee is required. Late applications require an additional $10 fee.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 62 hours and completion of core requirements for an associate’s degree; 120 semester hours and completion of core requirements for bachelor’s degree, including six mathematics, six science, twelve foreign language, and a computer course for some majors; satisfactory completion of the English proficiency examination.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 2,268 In-state: 2,068 Other regions: 21 states, 15 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 259/853 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 233/769 Graduate students (men/women): 22/132
Diversity 56
Student Life Campus Services: Health, personal counseling, career counseling and placement, and student employment. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater group. There are over 32 student organizations, including a student government association and national Greek letter sororities and fraternities. Housing Availability: 250 housing spaces (main campus only); off-campus living permitted. Handicapped Services: Grievances may be raised by handicapped students that relate to academic programs and practices.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 257 Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 Full-time faculty members: 111 Part-time faculty members: 146 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 70%
Athletic Program University of the Virgin Islands is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as well as other athletic associations. Intercollegiate Sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: cricket, diving, golf, outdoor basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, University of the Virgin Islands, RR02 Box 10,000 Kingshill, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00850; Telephone: 340-693-1199; 304-693-1197 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Associate of Arts: Accounting, Agriculture, Business Management, Data Processing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Office Systems, Police Science and Administration Associate of Science: Computer Science, Nursing, Physics Bachelor of Arts: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Elementary Education, English, Marine Biology, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Music Education, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Spanish, Speech Communications, Theater, Vocational Education Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry with Physics, Marine Biology, Nursing, Master of Arts: Elementary Education, English Education, Humanities Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education Master of Business Administration Master of Public Administration
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