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University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%

About UVA Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) is a public, four-year residential liberal arts college located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. Our college offers 33 majors, 39 minors, and 24 teaching licensures. 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. So think of this as your invitation to start exploring. Because your future is not just a destination, it’s the path you take to get there.

The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a public, state university in the town of Wise, Virginia. UVA Wise was founded in 1954. The college currently enrolls around 1,905 students per year, including 1,737 undergrad students.

UVA Wise Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UVA Wise. Around 76% of applicants get into UVA Wise each year. Out of 835 applications received in 2021, 631 students were offered admission.

The University of Virginia's College at Wise Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%

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The University of Virginia's College at Wise is located in Wise, Virginia,.

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UVA Wise Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UVA Wise is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UVA Wise is Aug 15.

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UVA Wise SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

925 - 1165


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

455 - 600

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Wondering what life at UVA Wise is like? There are approximately 1,905 students enrolled at UVA Wise, including 1,737 undergraduate students and 168 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from VA and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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