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Study at The University of Virginia's College At Wise

The University of Virginia's College at Wise, commonly referred to as UVA Wise, was established in 1954. It was then known as the Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia. The institute was given its current name in the year 1999. This public liberal arts college has a sprawling 400-acre campus in Wise, Virginia. The U. S. News and World Report of 1999 placed the college at the 2nd position among the liberal arts institutes in the South. The University of Virginia's College at Wise offers more than 30 majors and over 20 minors. A large number of teaching specialties are also available. Students can choose from courses in the fields of business and economics, communication studies, education, history and philosophy, language and literature, natural sciences, nursing, mathematics and computer science, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. The athletics department of UVA Wise fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The teams are known as the Highland Cavaliers. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Profile of The University of Virginia's College At WiseThe campus of UVA Wise is in Wise, VA, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at UVA Wise include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, mathematics, and liberal arts.

UVA Wise Selectivity

Admission at UVA Wise is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 428 and 530.

UVA Wise has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 803 students enrolled (1, 628 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
UVA Wise offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. UVA Wise values student athletics, and belongs to the Appalachian Athletic Conference and Independent Mid-South Region. UVA Wise Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts135social services, liberal arts and sciences, history, English
Business and Management69business
Science31biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14registered nursing
Media10communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Contact: UVA WiseThe University of Virginia's College At Wise

1 College Avenue

Wise, VA 24293-4400

General Phone: (276) 328-0100


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