Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)
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University of the Virgin Islands
Location: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
School Size: 1,587 undergraduates
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UVI was founded in 1962. The University of the Virgin Islands is the U. S. Virgin Islands Only public, baccalaureate, diverse institution of higher education. It is a land grant institution and a Historically Black College and University. UVI was originally chartered on March 16, 1962. The acceptance rate is 100%. UVI requires a minimum of 2.0 GPA.
Today, UVI has a combined enrollment of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. In 1972 is when UVI was given land grant status. Once this occurred the university was given an agricultural experiment station. Along with the addition of this they were able to make many other successful programs and initiatives for students attending the school. The university’s objective is to be recognized as a leading American institution of higher learning in the Caribbean.