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University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 College Ave

Wise, VA 24293-4400

https://www.uvawise.edu/

Admission Office

1 College Avenue

Wise, VA 24293-4412

(276) 328-0102

Fax : (276) 328-0251

admissions@uvawise.edu

Contact : Christopher Dearth

Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Public

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5124

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : August 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 43.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,978

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 282

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 78.0%

Average financial aid package : $15,242.00

In-State Tuition : $10,842.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $29,346.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Aug 15

Priority application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of admission : Aug 20

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : May 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Feb 15

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 11 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 43.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 64.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 19.0%
Social Sciences : 15.0%
Education : 14.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 6.0%
History : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B
Management Information Systems, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Computer Software Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

300 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : observatory, scanning electron microscope, oral communication center, nursing assessment stations

Geographic Location : 60 miles from Bristol.

Small Town

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,978

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 282

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,122

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 29

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 93.0%

Out of state students : 7.0%

Part Time students : 3.0%

Percentage of males : 49.0%

Percentage of females : 51.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Black African American : 9.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 1.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 9.0%

White : 79.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Highland Cavalier

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 59.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 37.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $150.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Cavaliers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Chaplain/spiritual director

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Women's NCAA Division II

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : billiards, wallyball, hearts, spades, wiffleball, indoor nerf football, frisbee golf, air hockey, foosball, horseshoes, poker, chess, rook


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 951

Admitted : 733

Enrolled : 285

Less selective 77.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Applications reviewed on rolling basis. Emphasis given to academic courses and grades earned in those courses.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 14.0%

Top Quarter : 42.0%

Top Half : 73.0%

Bottom Half : 27.0%

Bottom Quarter : 20.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 12.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 10.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 13.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 7.0%

600 - 699 : 16.0%

500 - 599 : 52.0%

400 - 499 : 23.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 11.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 34.0%

300 - 399 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 26.0%

18 - 23 : 50.0%

12 - 17 : 16.0%

6 - 11 : 3.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 26.0%

18 - 23 : 44.0%

12 - 17 : 26.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 44.0%

12 - 17 : 29.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT UVa-Wise accepts advanced credit from Advanced Placement Scores (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge, College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Acceptance of credits is based solely on faculty evaluation. Faculty review advanced placement tests bi-annually and the acceptable scores and awarding of credit is placed on the UVa-Wise website. Please visit www.uvawise.edu/registrar to review or download information for each of the advanced placement areas. If you have specific questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@uvawise.edu or 276-328-0117. https://www.uvawise.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/AP.IB_.CLEP_.CAMBRIDGE-Score-Information.pdf

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

5

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 78.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 26.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 570

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

500 - 590

ACT Composite

18 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1010 & 1011

All

4

8

BIO 1010, 1011, 1020 & 1021

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MATH 2040

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MATH 2040

All

3

8

MATH 2040 & 2050

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1010 & 1011

All

4

8

CHEM 1010, 1011, 1020 & 1021

All

Computer Science A

4

3

CSC 1100

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

--

ENGL 1030 *Placement in ENGL 1030 allows the student the possibility of gaining six hours of credit upon successful completion (a grade of "C-" or better) of that class; if a student with an AP score of 4 receives a grade of "D" in ENGL 1030, the student receives credit for ENGL 1010; a student with an AP score of 3 who receives a grade of "D" in ENGL 1030 does not receive credit for ENGL 1010.

All

5

6

ENGL 1010 & 1020

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

4

3

ENG 3000

All

European History

4

6

HIST 1010 & 1020

All

French Language and Culture

3

--

FREN 1030

All

5

6

FREN 1010 & 1020

All

German Language and Culture

5

6

GERM 1010 & 1020

All

Human Geography

4

3

GEO 2020

All

Latin

5

6

LAN 1010 & LAN 1020

All

Physics 1

3

5

PHY 1010/1011

All

4

10

PHY 1010/1011 & PHY 1020/1021

All

Physics 2

3

5

PHY 1010/1011

All

4

10

PHY 1010/1011 & PHY 1020/1021

All

Psychology

4

3

PYCS 1100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

SPAN 1030

All

5

6

SPAN 1010 & 1020

All

Statistics

4

3

MTH 1180

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POLS 1010

All

United States History

4

6

HIST 1070 & 1080

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 72.0%

% of loans / jobs : 28.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 98.0%

% Judged to have need : 83.0%

% that were offered aid : 83.0%

% that had need fully met : 19.0%

% of need met : 78.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $15,242.00

Avg non need-based aid : $8,500.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $8,429.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,002.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $18,477.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Feb 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Rebecca Huffman

Financial aid office phone : (276) 328-0139

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $243.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $1,014.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Prepayment Discount

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$10,842.00

$10,842.00

$10,842.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$29,346.00

$29,346.00

$29,346.00

Room and board:

$11,288.00

$8,000.00

$1,442.00

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,410.00

$1,410.00

$1,410.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,000.00

$1,560.00

$1,560.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$26,140.00

$23,412.00

$16,854.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$44,644.00

$41,916.00

$35,358.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 62

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 58

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 45

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

Nursing students must have certification from 2-year program and RN license to enter the RN to BSN program.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $29,346.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,288.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,000.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,014.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser