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.
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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 Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. The institution offers 48 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its six colleges and schools.
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UVI’s degree programs feature award-winning faculty. Students within these majors compete and win international honors and competitions.
The Albert A. Sheen St. Croix campus and the St. Thomas campus feature interactive technology to spur student learning. Both campuses include smart classrooms and laboratories, comprehensive videoconferencing system, digital library collection, Innovation Centers, and WiFi. UVI has invested in a cloud-based portal and mobile app allows students and employees to stay connected to UVI from anywhere.
The libraries on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses house 15,000 eBooks and 90,000 print publications. UVI has been one of the founding members and co-administrative hosts of the Digital Library of the Caribbean offering more than 2.5 million pages of content since 2004.
Small class sizes allow students to have meaningful and individualized interactions with their professors. UVI’s low student-teacher ratio of 12:1 creates a nurturing environment in which students can thrive.
Frequently Asked Questions
The University of the Virgin Islands is situated in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which include St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Island. The islands are located in the Eastern Caribbean, approximately 40 miles east of Puerto Rico, UVI has campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix, with an Academic Center and an Environmental Resources Station on the island of St. John.
UVI has men’s and women’s sports teams in basketball, volleyball, track & field, cross country, tennis and swimming. UVI opened a 6,250 square-foot Wellness Center on the St. Thomas campus on September 24, 2010. The center boasts a mirrored aerobics and dance studio with a sprung wood floor and a large fitness equipment room with state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular equipment. The Wellness Center is open to all UVI students. Memberships are available to UVI alumni, faculty and staff, and the Virgin Islands public. For information call (340) 693-1410.
The St. Croix campus has the Bucs Fitness Center, a 900-square-foot fitness facility, where students, faculty and staff are able to
work out daily.
On St. Thomas, the University’s Sports and Fitness Center is the premier athletic facility of its type in the Caribbean. A dual cross-court is available for teaching and practice activities, as well as two official-size basketball courts, and a resilient portable wooden floor for basketball and volleyball games. The arena seats 2,500-3,000 people. In addition, the building houses several administrative offices, three classrooms and a VIP sky box/public relations area.
UVI will work with you and your advisors to identify ways that you can invest "social capital" in UVI, its students and the Virgin Islands community. Safe, secure and convenient online giving using your debit or credit card is available from this link: Investing In UVI. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1042 on St. Thomas or (340) 692-4023 on St. Croix. University of the Virgin Islands faculty and staff may make gifts to the Annual Fund by payroll deduction.