Utah Valley University Reviews

4.14 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
  • Orem (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,296
91% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Leah - 3/16/2017
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012
"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!"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Josh - 3/5/2017
Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Erin A - 3/3/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Linda - 3/3/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 1979
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Jordan H. - 2/18/2017
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Katherine - 11/30/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Robert - 9/5/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
DugN - 7/22/2016
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Logan Ingram - 7/9/2016
Degree:
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."