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Colleges / The University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

UVA Wise Admissions

If you are applying to UVA Wise, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $25.

Students who submit their applications to UVA Wise for fall should anticipate a decision by August 20.

UVA Wise Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UVA Wise's admissions stats.

UVA Wise 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 87%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist No

The University of Virginia's College at Wise Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Virginia's College at Wise.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes August 15 August 20

Applying Early to UVA Wise?

UVA Wise does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. UVA Wise will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on The University of Virginia's College at Wise Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to UVA Wise?

UVA Wise is a moderately difficult school to get into. UVA Wise evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UVA Wise accepted 82% of students, about 838 from the 1,017 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UVA Wise, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to The University of Virginia's College at Wise

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UVA Wise

UVA Wise has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UVA Wise?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UVA Wise

Curious about the factors that are considered by UVA Wise during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UVA Wise for more information on admission factors.

UVA Wise 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UVA Wise, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with UVA Wise's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UVA Wise?

Students admitted to UVA Wise have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 65% submitted a class rank. At UVA Wise 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Virginia's College at Wise, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 25%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UVA Wise directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UVA Wise considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UVA Wise does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 87% of UVA Wise's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UVA Wise?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UVA Wise students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UVA Wise students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UVA Wise?

To be most competitive at UVA Wise, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UVA Wise's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UVA Wise students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to The University of Virginia's College at Wise

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UVA Wise.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Applicants should hear back by August 20.

Transfer students can enroll in UVA Wise during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UVA Wise Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UVA Wise?

❌ Students who are admitted to UVA Wise must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does UVA Wise accept transfer credits?

✅ UVA Wise accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UVA Wise accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does UVA Wise accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UVA Wise accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UVA Wise?

✅ UVA Wise is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UVA Wise's acceptance rate?

✅ UVA Wise has an acceptance rate of 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UVA Wise?

❌ UVA Wise does not offer early decision.

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UVA Wise Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UVA Wise? UVA Wise is a somewhat selective institution. The UVA Wise acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UVA Wise ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UVA Wise is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into UVA Wise. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UVA Wise SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UVA Wise, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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