Founded in 1961 as Central Utah Vocational School, Utah Valley University has grown in stages to become a full-fledged university that offers technical certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees to meet the growing demands of a diverse community
Beautiful Orem, Utah, located just 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City and situated between Utah Lake and the incredible Wasatch Mountains, offers a plethora of outdoor activities available year round including hiking, camping, rock climbing, water and snow skiing, canoeing and picnicking. For students that may just want to take it easy and do some shopping, there are also two major malls downtown.
The university offers many student organizations as well as an active intercollegiate athletics organization and many club sports so that students may participate actively in campus life. There is also on-campus housing and numerous support systems designed to meet the needs of the diverse population that the UVU serves.