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Welcome to the University of the Virgin Islands

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Why choose UVI?

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a student-centered institution devoted to excellence, innovation, research and making an impact in the U.S. Virgin Islands and globally.

Top Reasons to Attend UVI
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About the Virgin Islands

Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive.

Founded in 1962, UVI is a public, co-ed, land-grant HBCU (Historically Black College and University) in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Approximately 1,625 students are enrolled on the two campuses: the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. The institution offers 99 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its six colleges and schools.
UVI’s plethora of programs and academic counseling continues to create a platform for Caribbean students to attain a higher education in an affordable, familiar environment. I would encourage others to enroll. It’s a small door with many experiences.
Mary Watts
Chemistry ‘21
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More reasons to choose UVI

Located in one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, UVI offers far more than sun, sand and sea.
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UVI’s degree programs feature award-winning faculty. Students within these majors compete and win international honors and competitions.
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Our campuses feature interactive technology to spur student learning. Both campuses include smart classrooms and laboratories, comprehensive videoconferencing system, a digital library collection, Innovation Centers, and WiFi.

Small Class Sizes
Small class sizes allow students to have meaningful and individualized interactions with their professors. UVI’s low student-teacher ratio of 12:1 creates a nurturing environment in which students can thrive.
Affordable Tuition
UVI’s affordable tuition has made college education a reality for students who otherwise could not afford higher education. Many students can be the first in their family to go to college.
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UVI’s strong academic standing has earned it consistent accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
Accreditation and Membership
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Learn more about UVI

The UVI experience is uniquely multi-cultural, international, entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. Use the following links to learn more about UVI.

Mission, Vision, & Values
History & Traditions
Alma Mater by the Sea
Programs & Centers