A Dual-Mission University

Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the state of Utah, and one of a few in the nation offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. The unique model, which focuses on student success, engaged learning, rigorous academic programs, and faculty-mentored research, is transforming higher education by making it more affordable and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

“Schools like Utah Valley University… are the future of higher education, where one institution or one system can address the full needs of a city or state’s workforce with multiple resources for education.”

-- Education Dive, a higher education news publication


as of fall 2020


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Institution of Inclusion

77 countries represented in the student body

30% of our students are nontraditional (25+ years old)

17% of our students support at least one child

37% of our students are first generation

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Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez (pronounced too-MEE-nez) was appointed the seventh president of Utah Valley University in 2018, and is the institution’s first female president.

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Sustainable Campus: Early in the university's history, Utah Valley utilized sustainability into its building design. Today, as UVU continues to expand, buildings are still built with a sustainable mindset. From the construction of the Fulton Library to the new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, discover how UVU buildings create a more sustainable campus.

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President Astrid S. Tuminez honored at the 46th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon.

Tuminez Receives Pathfinder Award from Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

NOVEMBER 14, 2022

President Astrid S. Tuminez was honored today at the 46th Annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon as one of the six recipients.

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Abby Adams, Colten Orton, and Siria Trochez

Student #1 in FPA Financial Planning Challenge

OCTOBER 31, 2022

A team of students from Utah Valley University (UVU) was named the winner of the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) 2022 Financial Planning Challenge on Oct. 18, 2022.

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Kyle A. Reyes, vice president of institutional advancement, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

HACU Outstanding Member Institution Award

OCTOBER 10, 2022

UVU received the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Outstanding Member Institution award on Oct. 9 at the HACU national conference in San Diego.

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Top Ten Ranking on the Forbes Best-in-State Employers

AUGUST 25, 2022

Utah Valley University (UVU) is ranked 10 on the 2022 Forbes list of best-in-state employers.

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Top Three Universities in the Nation for Best ROI

AUGUST 26, 2020

Business Insider, an American financial and business news website, ranked Utah Valley University (UVU) third in the nation for the best return on investment.

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