Utah Valley University (UVU) is a teaching institution which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional educational needs. UVU builds on a foundation of substantive scholarly and creative work to foster engaged learning. The university prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. UVU is a teaching institution where students learn, do and become. At UVU, the fusion of academic and hands-on learning is referred to as "engaged learning." Along with the institution's long-rooted commitment to serving the needs of the community, UVU's emphasis on engaged learning led to its classification as "community engaged" by the Carnegie Foundation. UVU's Grants for Engaged Learning Office oversees a $400,000 grant program in support of engaged learning projects.
Utah Valley University serves 30,564 students (51.55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Utah Valley University is one of 6 community colleges within Utah County