The University of Virginia's College at Wise


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


A public, 4-year residential college located in the lush mountains of southwestern Virginia, The University of Virginia's College at Wise is recognized as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa-Wise was founded in 1954 and currently enrolls 2,000students.

UVa-Wise is home to Virginia's only undergraduate degree program in software engineering. UVa-Wise offers 30 majors, 32 minors, seven pre-professional programs and more than 20 teaching licensures.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1964
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Undergraduate Students: 1964
Faculty: 95

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

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Contact Information

One College Avenue
Wise Virginia 24293


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Main Phone: 276-328-0277

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Admissions Contact:
Rebecca Huffman
Associate Director & Transfer Counselor, Admissions
(276) 328-0277

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Rusty Necessary

Athletics Contact:
Danny Sterling
Director, Athletics
(276) 328-0206

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
You must have an overall grade point average of 2.2. Applicants who have less than a 2.2 grade point average but at least a 2.0 are reviewed by the Admissions Committee, and if admitted, may be subject to provisional status.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit will be awarded for grades of C- or better or CR for courses designated credit/no credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 62 semester hours earned from a two-year college may be counted toward graduation at UVa-Wise.

Test Scores for Applying:
You must submit official SAT/ACT scores if you are transferring less than 30 hours. Students older than 25 do not need to submit SAT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
To supplement the information supplied by your academic records, you are strongly encouraged to provide a Statement of Educational Goals. Please write a short essay on a separate sheet and include with your Application for Admission.

Application Fee:
There is a nonrefundable $25 application fee. Those students applying under one of the Guaranteed Admissions Programs will have the application fee waived.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 257

Transfers Accepted: 196

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 76%

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More than 70% of our students qualify for some form of financial assistance. Once you have applied for aid, the Office of Financial Aid will be able to help you find the financial assistance or other payment options you need.

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