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Colleges / The University of Virginia's College at Wise

UVA Wise Student Life

UVA Wise is on a 396-acre campus in a small town setting in Wise, Virginia. UVA Wise has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UVA Wise also has fraternities and sororities.

UVA Wise has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UVA Wise include Student Activities Board, Multicultural Association, Residence Hall Association and Intramurals.

UVA Wise students' favorite campus traditions are Cavapaloza, Homecoming.

UVA Wise Housing

UVA Wise offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most UVA Wise students live off campus. In 2021, 34% of undergrads at UVA Wise lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 66% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UVA Wise. There are 749 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,905 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 387 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 65% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UVA Wise offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

UVA Wise Athletics

At UVA Wise there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UVA Wise:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is UVA Wise Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Virginia's College at Wise is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UVA Wise campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UVA Wise offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Additionally, UVA Wise has self-defense, informal discussions, pamphlets/posters/films, and crime prevention office.

Plan a Visit to UVA Wise

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UVA Wise, take U.S. Highway 23/Interstate 81 to Wise, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tri-Cities Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UVA Wise's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About UVA Wise

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UVA Wise Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

59%

Full Time

41%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

10%

9%

2%

1%

1%

0.44%

Undergraduate Students

1,905

UVA Wise Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,905

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,252

Out-of-State

$27,987

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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