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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
UVa Wise is an above-average public university located in Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,210 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UVa Wise acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 46% of students, UVa Wise alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,100.
About The University of Virginia's College at Wise...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
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The University of Virginia's College at Wise Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
940-1120
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$11,418/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,060/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,210Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
885
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Friendly
    71%
  • Busy
    14%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Reserved
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.22 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Involved
    42%
  • Wonderful
    33%
  • Isolated
    17%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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The University of Virginia's College at Wise was the best academic choice I have ever made. I visited and fell in love. Set in the mountains is a beautiful and secluded campus. A university that makes every single student feel special and included. It is truly amazing the effort put in by all of UVA- Wise employees. Despite the college student count being quite small, it gives every young adult or adult to succeed in making their dreams reality. Everyone is so friendly and UVA-Wise is the reason behind it all. Its expected of all students to be the absolute best version of themselves. The university goes out of their way to insure everyone feels comfortable and accepted. They throw events promoting different cultures, religions, races and the LGBTQ community. Thank you UVA-Wise for giving me a reason to wake up and get out of bed! I have found my passion in this crazy world in which we live and I could not be more grateful.
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The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a wonderful place to attend school and to get your degree from. The scenery around the school is very beautiful and it helps you focus as a student. The professors are great teachers and pushes you past your limits. They definitely give you great help and knowledge to help you succeed in the classroom and in life. All of the professors, deans, and staff are very interactive with the student body and each other. One thing I would like to see changed about the college is the diversity. I would like to see more students of different ethnics and races. Besides that, the college is great!
The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a small community of close-knit scholars. It's small student population allows for vast opportunity for undergraduate research and student-professor interactions. You really get the sense that the professors care about your academic and personal success. The location of the campus possess a bit of a challenge to find local activities, though it provides insight into the Appalachian culture. If I were to improve one thing about the college experience would be to increase diversity on campus. While there is good focus on the local cultures, I would like to see more inclusion of global cultures beyond the range of Western Virginia.