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Study at University of The Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands, also known as UVI, is a public university located in the United States Virgin Islands. It was established in the year 1962. The university operates two campuses, one in Saint Croix and the other in St. Thomas. The institution was initially established as the College of the Virgin Islands and changed to its current name in the year 1986. UVI is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Division of Business
  • Division of Education
  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Science and Mathematics
UVI's athletics department fields more than 10 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). They are nicknamed the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers participate in sports such as volleyball, basketball, tennis, and cross country.

Profile of University of The Virgin Islands

The main campus of University of The Virgin Islands is in Charlotte Amalie, VI (). The school is a public school. University of The Virgin Islands offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to business and management.

University of The Virgin Islands Selectivity

University of The Virgin Islands does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 360 to 460. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 320 or more.


University of The Virgin Islands offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 384 enrolled students. University of The Virgin Islands has a larger minority student population than most schools. Females make the bulk of the Student Enrolment at the school.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at University of The Virgin Islands belong to the Other for major sports.

University of The Virgin Islands Tuition and Affordability

The school offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U. S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service. "

University of The Virgin Islands Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management146business management, accounting, MIS, accounting technology
Education and Teaching56education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine26registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling23psychology, school psychology
Liberal Arts16social services, English, speech and rhetoric, humanities
Science14biology, chemistry, marine biology, physics
Family and Social Work11social service professions, social work
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science, computer and info science
Engineering Technician7mining and petroleum tech
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and police
Media4communication studies, journalism
Mathematics3applied mathematics, mathematics
Hospitality1hotel management, restaurant and food services management

Contact: University of The Virgin Islands

University of The Virgin Islands

2 John Brewers Bay

Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802-9990

General Phone: (340) 776-9200


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