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University of the Virgin Islands

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About

History

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 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.

Education

The University of the Virgin Islands’ mission is to educate and empower the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and the world through an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, student learning, research, and community engagement.

Research

The University of the Virgin Islands’ mission is to educate and empower the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and the world through an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, student learning, research, and community engagement.

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

The University of the Virgin Islands, located in the Eastern Caribbean, is 45 miles east of Puerto Rico. The University is located on two campuses and the St. John Academic Center. We offer campus locations on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix, each with its unique atmosphere and advantage. No matter where you study, the exciting culture and beautiful vistas of the Caribbean will be the backdrop to your academic experience.

Library services

The UVI Bookstore on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix is located next to the Student Activities Center. Parking is available in the back.

The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus is centrally located on the Upper Campus, just south of the Dining Pavilion, with which it shares parking.

Medical services

The Student Health Services Center is a holistic facility whose primary responsibility is to provide the University  of the  Virgin Islands (UVI) community with the  most effective and efficient medical expertise through confidential personalized care. We take special care of students, staff and faculty.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of the Virgin Islands, located in the Eastern Caribbean, is 45 miles east of Puerto Rico. The University is located on two campuses and the St. John Academic Center. We offer campus locations on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix, each with its unique atmosphere and advantage. No matter where you study, the exciting culture and beautiful vistas of the Caribbean will be the backdrop to your academic experience. To arrange a campus visit, call (340) 693-1224 for a tour of our St. Thomas campus or (340) 692-4070 for a tour of our Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix.

Sports facilities

The Sports and Fitness Center is UVI's 64,000 so. ft. facility for athletics and physical education education. This gem of a building seats 2,500 to 3,000, depending on the type of event being hosted. It has a portable wood floor for the main court and two other tartan full courts running sideways for practice.

In addition, the building houses five classrooms and a VIP sky box/public relations area. The Sports and Fitness Center also is designed to contain a fully functional training room. It is the premier athletic facility of its type in the Caribbean.

Accreditation

The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands

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