Utah Valley University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (25)
I was a transfer student from a nearby school to UVU. I am a firm believer in finding the school that fits you best and UVU was this for me. I studied Biology and Pre-med and the courses were tough but enjoyable. I feel I learned a lot and am well prepared to start my master's program in Fall 2017.
As like many of you, before deciding on Utah Valley University and settling down to finish my degree, I attended four other schools within the state of Utah. Utah Valley University is a wonderful university. I have many university experiences that I can compare it with, but the feeling here was simply different. Class sizes were rarely more than 25 students, which allowed an extremely personal relationship with the professors. I didn't feel like the hidden student in the classroom, and overall this helped me perform better. It is much easier to go under the radar, but the problem is that you don't have anyone to hold you accountable besides yourself. Every teacher I had, with the exception of a few, had been part of the industry before they ever became a professor. This is extremely important because they could rely on real life experiences when teaching a concepts. Often times as students, we feel that the professor is simply teaching from the book, and we could read the book and learn it on our own. The best professors I ever had put their personal touch on every subject. More than anything this helped me get an idea of what career path to choose after college. I received an understanding for what each professor went through to get where they were at that point in their life. The classroom atmosphere is the number one reason I recommend this university to every student. Of course there were activities and programs, but the main reason we should go to school is to learn. This university is for someone that is looking for an education that will stay with you for the rest of your life, and it won't feel as if college was a simple door you just had to pass through. At Utah Valley University it is a door to open, but behind it is a continuous journey and the staff is with you the entire way.
This was a great program! I emphasized in Social Work with the degree and unfortunately was too far along to change my major to Social Work but I still felt like I got the education I needed to move on in my career. I have been working in the Social Work field for almost 3 years now and will soon be attending graduate school to receive my MSW and I feel more prepared than ever thanks to the wonderful professors at UVU!
Utah Valley University is a growing school focused on creating opportunities for students to really become experienced in their field, not just to understand the theories. It was named the 2016 top Public Relations program in the nation by PRSSA. This is the second time it has received that award in the past 5 years. The focus is on internships and work experience which creates a great advantage for graduates.
Utah Valley University was an excellent place to continue my higher education. Staff and students were friendly, the entire university was geared towards student success. On occasion you'd even see the university President walking around talking with students. I completed the Bachelor of Social Work program, which was amazing. All the teachers really got to know you and worked with you to succeed. I also was challenged academically and made many lasting friends in my program. Go UVU!
I earned a 1- year certificate as a child care aid. we did class work study and we had hands on experience in the pre-school that was available at that time. I felt very well prepared to teach pre-school and was able to teach at a local pre-school in the Provo area for a semester and get paid. I did get married in the fall of 1979. I had a child about a year later. What I learned in the program helped me immensely in teaching my own children. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone desiring to work with small children in any capacity.
Although I did not have a great experience at UVU, there are still some things of value about this school. A lot of my professors were valuable resources of knowledge that helped me get where I am, although the classes were hardly rigorous and didn't push you beyond what was said in lectures. The school has become overcrowded by the lack of an enrollment cap. Every student would benefit from smaller class sizes and more a more personal relationship with their students. The B.S. in Biotechnology program is fine, being that it is the only program of its kind in the state. More work could be done to improve the labs to focus on what employers are looking for in new graduates.
This school has such good opportunities for their students, they truly want to see you succeed. The classes are all related to your major, and the professors want all their students to succeed in their classes. Most of the classes are centered around real world application so that you can succeed in jobs.
The business program at Utah Valley University greatly prepared me for a career after college. It was affordable and did not bankrupt me. The instructors were top-notch, even for a smaller public institution of learning. I was prepared in every way for life after college.
I loved Utah Valley University. It's a very diverse college with fantastic professors. In the English department specifically, the staff was very passionate and really helped me to tap into my creativity and my own psyche. I cannot say enough good about the experience I had as I earned my degree.