Why UVI

Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive.

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) lies in the heart of the beautiful Caribbean. Although UVI is located in one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, it offers far more than just sun, sand and sea. The UVI experience is uniquely multi-cultural, international, entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. UVI provides a vital and exciting environment for educating future leaders of the global 21st century community.

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 2,500 students are enrolled on the two ground campuses: the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas campus. The institution offers 47 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its five colleges and schools.

Through the newly established UVI ONLINE DIVISION, UVI now offers courses and programs in a 100% ONLINE format. Courses start the second Wednesday of each month and run for 8 weeks.

START.

We fit with your life.

We strategically designed the student experience so that your courses work with your adult life, not against it. UVI’s frequent 8-week starts , allow you to complete your degree program 20% faster than traditional 16 week semesters. You can still take your kids to soccer games and dance classes or unwind with friends. We are beyond adult-friendly. We are adult-customized. Monthly starts, planned breaks, generous transfer-credit policies, credit for life experience, and even an option coming soon to do a mini-residency (3 nights, 4 days) on the island of St. Thomas , are all part of what we have planned for you. You can have it all , and we’ll help you.

STAY.

We’ll Be with You Every Step of the Way.

No empty promises here. It takes grit to get through college. We provide you with a student life coach who will walk you through to graduation, every single step of the way….term after term and everywhere in between. You can’t do this alone. We’re going to show you how.  College is the world we live in, and we’re glad to make sure you are comfortable in it. You know from experience that when you are comfortable, you feel better about where you are.

GRADUATE.

Your Job Opportunities Start Here with Employer-Focused Degrees.

We understand that employers will consider where your degree came from when evaluating your credentials. UVI, a regionally accredited non-profit institution will retain its value beyond the particular degree you chose. Employers will know you made the conscious choice to share in cultural diversity, respect, and civility. These are key life and workplace skills. Those soft skills combined with career-applicable curriculum will be readily evident to employers who are looking for more than a degree alone. They want a team player, UVI gives them one. You get more than a degree at UVI.