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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVa-Wise)

1 College Avenue, Wise, VA

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The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Wise, Virginia, which is a predominantly rural area. UVA-Wise has an annual student enrollment of approximately 2,000.

Areas of study offered at UVA-Wise include but are not limited to:

  • Social Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Commerce
  • Biological and Physical Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at The University of Virginia's College at Wise. A score in a range of 1250 to 1580 on the SAT, or 17 to 22 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. UVA-Wise has an admissions rate of 77% of which only 41% decided to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at uvawise.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $8,500, while nonresidents pay $23,000 per year. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,800 each year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Softball (NAIA Division II)

To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.uvawise.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students The University of Virginia’s College at Wise accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is around 2,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 15% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

$11,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,100-$6,100
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$24,790
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $220-$260 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $870-$1,000 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$12,494
Receiving Student Loans51%$4,629
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UVa-Wise is close to 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2010)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2001)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2001)

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (370)
  • Basketball (370)
  • Football (370)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Social Sciences

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
76.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
96%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$9,631