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4 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2003

This college offers a wide variety of courses in many different disciplines. The faculty works hard to build good relationships with their students and take the time to teach in such a way that students understand. The campus is sprawling and this needs to be taken into consideration when planning when to take specific classes. You may only have 10 minutes to get from one end of campus to the other, which can be difficult. I loved my time at this school, though, and recommend it to anyone who wants a more liberal education within Utah Valley.

5 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2016

I have been very satisfied with Utah Valley University (UVU). UVU presented itself to me from a long distance. I am originally from Louisiana and generally, all of the students are from Utah or the surrounding states. California, Idaho, Washington, and Colorado are very common states that students travel from to attend UVU. Being an outsider, new to the area, and looking for a valuable experience, UVU ticked all of the boxes. UVU is a very large school and seems very difficult to navigate through. One of the biggest benefits of the university is the connected hallways. It seems like such a necessity coming from the south where snow does not exist. I know that the locals love it and so do the southern transplants! The signs and organization is simple and easy to follow. They also have kiosks scattered around the university for help finding where you are going. The educational experience at UVU is exceptional. Almost all of my professors in the business program had real world experience that was directly applicable to my learning. Many of my classes were taught by industry leading CEOs and executives. My business strategy class was one of the most valuable and was taught by a retired Kraft Food Vice President. The connections, experience, and message from the program was invaluable. Socially, UVU is a very diverse university. If you are looking for the 'college experience,' UVU has it. Clubs, events, and contests are always going on and the student body leaders are always looking for ways that students can have more fun. If you check out the message boards all over campus and talk to the people at the tables in the food court (Sorensen Center), you will find something fun to do over the weekend or during the week. UVU is home to many non-traditional student looking for finish their education. This is one of the main reasons that UVU does not have on-campus housing. I with that UVU offered on-campus housing in order to make tuition, scholarships, and living easier. With that being said, many student housing complexes are scattered within walking distance of the university. The parking situation is something that is dreaded by all students driving in the first few weeks of the semester. Finding spaces can take 15-20 minutes sometimes and the organization of the lot is not the best. It seems to be a trend at institutions of higher learning not to have good parking. They listened to the students and are actually building more parking right now! It will still not be enough on some days, but it shows that UVU is moving in the right direction. Overall, UVU is a great university. The fun activities, diverse culture, opportunities to build relationships and connect with others is something that is rare to find at some other universities. I am glad that I made the decision to go to UVU for my undergraduate degree and pursue my MBA there as well.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Culinary Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Utah Valley University was a great school! I love how the buildings are all connected, so you don't have to go outside! The Cuilnary program was really awesome! The program really helped me learn all the skills I needed to get into my career. The professors were all really nice and helpful.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2009

Utah Valley University was one of the best decisions I ever made! First, their scholarship program is awesome! I was awarded an Academic Merit Scholarship just for getting good grades in high school and a relatively decent score on the ACT--no other work required! You qualify automatically! And that scholarship covered ALL of my tuition for my bachelor's degree. Second, my professors were some of the coolest people I have ever met. Because of the smaller class sizes offered in my program (and many of the other programs as well), my professors were more like my friends. Don't get me wrong, they made me work hard, but they also made learning worthwhile--none of that "drone on behind a desk" lecture stuff that feels like a waste of your time. I'd recommend UVU to anyone! It's the fastest growing school in the state, and for a good reason!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Mathematics Teacher Education
Graduation Year: 2012

I was instructed by some of the best Mathematical instructors I have ever seen. I was also given the pedagogical teaching knowledge that is the basis for a teacher to seek and ensure student learning. I was prepared for my profession and felt confident in beginning my career. I also found that even after I graduated I had the support of some of those amazing instructors They allowed me to contact them ask questions and join with them as a colleague in teaching professional development and associations.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

Utah Valley University was wonderful. I met many caring, dedicated professors. More specifically let me express my gratitude and admiration to the Education Department. I was extremely impress with how dedicated the faculty is. They are a very fine example of the embodiment of a teacher.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2003

I felt very well prepared for my career in Elementary Education. The classes were applicable and the assignments were informative. The practicum experiences prepared me for my student teaching experience. My supervisor as I student taught, helped me to be reflective and improve. I loved my experience in the program.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012

The campus is nice and new, but the school is overcrowded. It is a good school to start out with before transfering to another school.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012

I believe my college experience prepared me to be a better citizen and reliable member of my community. The work load that was expected of me to accomplish helped me to take on multiple responsibilities in my home, neighborhood, and religious affiliation. In my mind college can only benefit you if the proper dedication and focus is applied.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2012

Utah Valley University has a large student body but the teachers treat their students very intimately. The professors really care about each student and you don't feel like just another number, like universities with the same number of students.

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