The University of Virginia's College at Wise

1 College Avenue, , VA 24293-4400
Tel: (276)328-0100
Public | 2,050 students
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.

School Overview:

The University of Virginia's College at Wise
CountyWise County, VA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
116 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,050 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,530 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
520 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
2%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
12%6%
% White
82%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$8,107$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$22,475$24,744
 
Percent Admitted83%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-520450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-530460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)400-510440-570
ACT English (25-75%)15-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)17-2320-25

School Notes:

  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise, formerly Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, is the only four-year, state-supported college in far Southwest Virginia and the only branch of the University of Virginia.
  • The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is nationally recognized for academic excellence in the liberal arts and specialized programs of study and is the college of choice for Southwest Virginia students.
  • Situated on 367 acres in Wise County, Virginia, UVa-Wise is an incredible example of the determination and perseverance of the Southwest Virginia region. Before the College was created, there were no public colleges in Virginia west of Radford. Higher education was simply out of reach for most residents of Virginia's mountains.

Nearby Schools:

Alice Lloyd College
29.7 mi. away
University of Pikeville
35.2 mi. away
King College
35.7 mi. away
Emory & Henry College
43.8 mi. away

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