University of Virginia--Wise

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1 College Avenue

Wise, VA 24293

Phone: (888) 282-9324
2013-2014 Tuition
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Aug. 15
application deadline

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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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University of Virginia--Wise is a public institution that was founded in 1954. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,420, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 396 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Virginia--Wise's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,508 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,932 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

In the heritage of Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, the College's primary concern is education in the liberal arts and sciences, the ultimate goal being to prepare students to be full participants in a democratic society and the world at large.

General Information

School type public
Year founded 1954
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $53,957,796


When applying to University of Virginia--Wise, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Virginia--Wise is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.9 percent and an early acceptance rate of 44.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.9%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Virginia--Wise is 17:1, and the school has 65.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 24%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

University of Virginia--Wise has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,420, with a gender distribution of 38.4 percent male students and 61.6 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus. University of Virginia--Wise is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,420
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

University of Virginia--Wise offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. University of Virginia--Wise also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at University of Virginia--Wise, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Virginia--Wise.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of Virginia--Wise, 76.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,413.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,508 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $22,932 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,990 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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