University of the Virgin Islands

, St. Croix, United States
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Overview of University of the Virgin Islands

About this school

The University of the Virgin Islands, founded in 1962, is a public institution. Its 175-acre campus is located three miles west of downtown Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,898
    • Men:649 (34.2%)
    • Women:1,249 (65.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of the Virgin Islands is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2 John Brewers Bay
City, State, Zip
St. Thomas, VI  00802
Phone
(340) 693-1160
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
98% of 899 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 563 applicants were admitted
Men
98% of 336 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
664 (75%) of 885 admitted students enrolled
Women
419 (75%) of 557 admitted students enrolled
Men
245 (75%) of 328 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.18
375 And Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
34%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $5,235|Out-of-state: $14,496
  • Room & Board: - $9,900 (67.43869209809264%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,750 (11.920980926430518%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,030 (20.64032697547684%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of the Virgin Islands accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003946
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
304 (87.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
286 (94.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
271 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$4,600
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 244 (90.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,870
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 65 (24.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,220
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 31 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2 (.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,500

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,202 (94.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,118 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,053 (94.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
10 (.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$4,450
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 943 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,440
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 388 (36.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,590
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 63 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5 (.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,500

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$9,480
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,130

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


98

Part-Time Faculty


118

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of the Virgin Islands provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


24.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (22)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Public Administration

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


51,634

Nearest Metropolitan Area


518 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
65 average low in January, 89 average high in September
Rain
40 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
-
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Buccaneer
School Colors
Columbia blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of the Virgin Islands offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national sororities, student government association, golden key honor society, student nurses association, national student exchange club, st. kitts and nevis

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,275

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,898
Women
1,249
Men
649

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 75.9% Black/African-American
  • 10.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 5.3% White
  • 7.1% Unknown

International Students


5.7% from 13 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


272

Student Resources

Study resources