- 4 Year
- WISE, VA
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- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade A
At UVA Wise, you’ll find everything you need to unlock your potential and elevate your future. Here, you’ll get an education designed to help you succeed, and you’ll be supported by our close-knit community at every step along the way. We value real-world results, and we believe that a quality education should be accessible for all. Our campus sits high on the Appalachian Plateau in Southwest Virginia, and from here we can see limitless ways to spark progress, get ahead, and move forward.
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Most Popular Majors
- Social Science Research Methods52 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities47 Graduates
- Business36 Graduates
- Natural Sciences28 Graduates
- Nursing22 Graduates
- History13 Graduates
- English12 Graduates
- Computer Science11 Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems6 Graduates
- Computer Software Engineering5 Graduates
A wealth of resources
You'll gain hands-on experience in facilities with the latest technology and equipment--from our Nursing Resource Center to our podcasting studio. We have a unique wetlands habitat on campus that provides a living laboratory. Our location also offers access to everything from national forests to international corporations and you can expand your horizons exploring it all.
- Mix of Online and on Campus16%
- On Campus48%
- Home away from home7%
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Reviews
The smaller size of campus and student body aids to facilitate a familial and belonging feeling. Despite the low number of students, social events are happening frequently to foster community.
I have learned factually, socially, and internally with my time at UVA-Wise, so overall the experience has been beneficial.
Issues with the school would include a lack of diversity, small local community outside the campus, and fluctuations in academics. However, with adversity comes resilience and ability to foster change.
Having a car is a MUST as the area is very remote (town of 3,000 people an hour away from the interstate). Appalachia is economically depressed and a HIGHLY soul-sucking location to be in. The healthcare in the area is monopolized and awful so try not to get sick or drive to Johnson City. Prospective students should do a cost-benefit analysis to see if the scholarships are worth giving up opportunities to network personally and professionally that you would get in places like Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton Roads, etc. Internship opportunities, dating prospects, etc. are not great here. The school itself is decent except the dining hall can be iffy. I wish I could attach pictures of mold on food. The apartment dorms and McCrary are run down but others are nice.
The professors and staff do their best but it's an uphill battle in an unhealthy, uninspired place like Appalachia.