Utah Valley Univeristy

Orem, UT

Located in Orem, Utah, Utah Valley University offers three bachelor degree programs and one Associate of Applied Science program within its aviation department. All the programs offered can be done online or in a traditional classroom setting.

Program Highlights

Utah Valley Univeristy’s flight training is conducted at nearby Provo Municipal Airport (KPVU), which is less than 15 minutes from main campus. Utah University flight operations currently account for approximately 70 percent of all air traffic at this location.

Programs offered include:

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Professional Pilot
    • Aviation Management
    • Aerospace Technology Management
  • Associate of Applied Science
    • Aviation Science

Utah Valley’s Part 141 training facility is certified by the FAA to get students to that first airline job at 1,000 hours total flight time, rather than the usual 1,500.

Utah Valley University is Part of region 1 of the National intercollegiate Flying Association Inc.


Base tuition for in-state students at Utah Valley University starts at $3,000 a semester. For out-of-state students, tuition is average at $8,500 a semester. The base tuition fees do not include flight training.

The total program cost for flight training up to and including commercial AMEL is around $65,000, making Utah Valley one of the more affordable options.

The university offers scholarships for all students in an easy to use single application. Outside scholarships are also available for students to pursue.

Utah Valley gives resources to students looking for internships while they attend schools. The school has contacts at many major aviation companies and helps their students get in the door. Some of those companies include:

  • American Airlines
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • United Airlines

In addition to helping students score internships, Utah Valley also has many partnerships with airline pathway programs to set its student pilots up for success. Pathway programs they are a part of include:

  • SkyWest
  • PSA Airlines
  • Envoy

Fleet and Facilities

Utah Valley University hosts a fleet of 25 aircraft, including:

  • Diamond DA40 XLTs
  • Piper Seminoles

As part of the flight training curriculum, Utah Valley has integrated a variety of flight simulation devices, which help reduce training costs by decreasing the time students have to spend in the actual airplane. The simulators include:

  • Mentor
  • PA44

Campus Life

Utah Valley University offers a lot of campus recreation for students to join or be a part of, including:

  • Recreation sports
  • Intramural sports
  • Rodeo

The school also hosts more than 150 clubs and organizations. Clubs for all different types of interest from arts and performance to student government are available.

On-campus dining and housing are available to students to make going to school at Utah University convenient and inclusive.

The Bottom Line

Utah Valley University’s Aviation Department has the industry connections and the high-class fleet to set students on a path to success. The R-ATP partnered with internships and pathway programs can ensure students have a successful career in the aviation industry. Campus life at Utah University is rich with events, activities, and outreach opportunities for students to get involved in both on and off campus.

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Other Information

  • In-State Tuition (Per Year) $6,000
  • Out-of-State Tuition (Per Year)$17,000
  • Flight Cost $55,000
  • In-State Total Estimated Program Cost$79,000
  • Out-of-State Total Estimated Program Cost$123,000
  • NIFA (Y/N)Yes
  • NIFA Region1

Utah Valley Univeristy Score

Overall: 41 out of a possible 50 points in Colleges

Points Earned

10 out of 10 in Industry Partners

10 out of 10 in Value

6 out of 10 in Fleet

8 out of 10 in Campus Life

7 out of 10 in Facilities and Location

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