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Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Utah with about 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU provides broad access to quality higher education and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand graduate degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education and engaged learning. UVU holds the Carnegie Foundation’s Baccalaureate/Diverse Fields classification as well as the Community Engagement elective classification.

Living in the Wolverines Community

UVU is dedicated to providing a community that not only affords every opportunity for student success, but also fosters engagement and recreational activity outside the classroom to enhance the student experience. UVU's unique Student Success classes for freshman are designed to integrate new students into the UVU community through the support of student mentors and advisers, in addition to providing new students with study tips and helpful recources to get them on track for a successful university experience. Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities, including clubs, intramurals and other student organizations available on campus.