Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive.

As a premiere American university in the Caribbean, the University of the Virgin Islands welcomes students from the U. S. Virgin Islands, the U. S. mainland and all around the world. Throughout our history we’ve helped our students create better futures for themselves and their communities – and we want to help you do the same.

At UVI, you’ll be energized by meaningful, challenging coursework and inspired by the area’s rich culture.  Our academic programs are rich with intellectual development and hands-on learning. Think about the fascinating sights and unique experiences you could have here among our diverse community of students.  It’s an educational experience like no other.

UVI prepares you for a future where you can make a difference anywhere around the globe. Because class sizes are small, you’ll not only receive personal attention from our accomplished professors, you’ll be challenged to think, grow and expand your horizons.

Whether you’re from the Caribbean or the U. S. mainland, UVI is more affordable than you might think. Because we’re a publicly funded university, we work to keep our tuition low. We also offer scholarships, loans, employment programs and tuition payment plans to help you join our vibrant community.  Apply for admission to UVI.  

UVI is accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester.  Apply Online.


Interested persons should contact the UVI Admissions Office for additional information:

Admissions Office operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

New Academic Programs for Fall 2018!

Click for a comprehensive list of all of UVI's academic programs.

Important Dates

For Fall 2018

Scholarship Application Deadline February 1, 2018
Admission Application Deadline March 20, 2017
Student Housing Application Deadline April 1, 2017
Health Form Submission Deadline August 11, 2017
Fall Semester Begins August 20, 2018
Students Move Into Residence Halls
Albert A. Sheen Campus - STX
August 14, 2018
4 - 7 p.m.
Students Move Into Residence Halls
St. Thomas Campus
August 14, 2018
Noon - 5 p.m.
New Student Convocation
Albert A. Sheen Campus - STX
August 14, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
New Student Convocation
St. Thomas Campus
August 15, 2018
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Returning Students
Albert A. Sheen Campus - STX
August 18, 2018
4 -7 p.m.
Returning Students
St. Thomas Campus
August 17, 2018
Noon - 5 p.m.
New Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration August 13 to August 17, 2018
Classes August 20 to November 29, 2018
Add-Drop Period August 20 to August 24, 2018
Final Day to Withdraw September 28, 2018
Final Exams December 3 to December 8, 2018

* New students without scholarships or financial aid must pay tuition & fees in full or agree to participate in a payment plan.

UVI's School Codes:
  • SAT = 0879
  • ACT = 5288
  • GRE = 0879
  • GMAT  = 0879
  • FAFSA for St. Thomas = 003946
  • FAFSA for St. Croix = 006989

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