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The University of Virginia's College at Wise
The University of Virginia's College at Wise 1 College Avenue Wise, VA 24293 Phone: (276) 328-0100
  • General Information
    About The University of Virginia's College at Wise

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise, a public liberal arts institution, provides students with learning experiences that offer opportunities to develop the insight, competence, sensitivity, and integrity necessary for living enriched lives and for enriching the lives of others. Established in 1954 as a college of the University of Virginia, it is guided by the values of citizenship and altruism. Proud of its Appalachian heritage, the College continues to honor its commitment of service to Southwest Virginia, the nation, and the world. The College is guided by a legacy of teaching and scholarly excellence and by a dedication to quality in both the arts and sciences and professional programs. Above all, The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a diverse community of people who believe that information can be transformed into knowledge and that teaching and learning create a foundation for wisdom.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,068
    Percent Admitted 89%
    Men Admitted 89%
    Women Admitted 89%
    Full Time Retention Rate 68%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 523
      Math 420 530
      Writing 400 510
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 17 21
      English 16 21
      Math 16 22
      Writing 0 0
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,376
    Native American 13
    Asian 22
    African American 179
    Hispanic 38
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,553
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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