We offer 29 majors, 37 minors, eight pre-professional programs, and over 20 teaching licensures. Our academic programs cover everything from medical technology to pre-forestry.
UVa-Wise will help you succeed. All first-time, full-time freshmen take a freshman seminar. These classes provide you with an advisor and the academic skills you need to transition into college life.
We offer the only
Our graduates leave with some of the lowest debt of any in the country.
A college education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you attain a quality education and prestigious degree, no matter what your family income happens to be.
Our “sticker price” isn’t necessarily what you and your family would pay, because almost every UVa-Wise applicant qualifies for financial assistance. Get an idea how affordable UVa-Wise can be with our net price calculator.
Today’s world demands an education that’s mobile. As a liberal arts college, that’s precisely what UVa-Wise provides. While you’re mastering one subject as your major, you’re also studying a variety of other areas to broaden your knowledge of the world and teach you to think creatively and analytically.
We want you to know how to engage new information and new situations. To try on new ways of thinking. And to understand how it all fits together.
Know how to ask
the right questions.
Know where to
find the right
Whatever your major,
at UVa-Wise you’ll learn
to research questions and
to think critically about
information you receive.
classes will teach you to
think critically about
compelling current events.
Knowing how to make
your case and argue your
point of view takes
practice. You will get that
practice in UVa-Wise’s
small class settings.
When you graduate from
UVa-Wise, you will gain
the confidence you need
to achieve your goals and
adapt to an ever-changing
Apply and adapt
what you know
Learning at UVa-Wise
means learning the skills
you can apply to all
types of situations. That’s
an education you’ll
continue to draw on
long after graduation.
UVa-Wise will help you
speaking in public and
writing. These skills are
critical to your success
no matter what your
And, we have the latest technology and specialized equipment in our Neurocognitive Sciences Laboratory and Clinical Nursing Resource Center.
Only part of your education will happen in the classroom at UVa-Wise. Our location is perfect for hands-on learning in the surrounding mountains, offices of major employers, historic sites, and throughout neighboring communities.
We have a unique wetlands habitat right on
campus that provides a living laboratory for
research into local environmental issues and
The Office of Student Life plans more than 200 events each year. Plus, there are over 60 clubs and organizations, the Student Activities Board, fraternities and sororities, and the Office of Housing & Residence Life adding to your activities calendar. For example:
If you like nature, you’re in the right place. The central Appalachians are home to more plant species and varieties than anywhere on earth – rain forests included.
There are several opportunities for you to explore, either with a group through our Outdoor Recreation Club or on your own. We’ll even loan you the equipment at no cost. Some outdoor events you might like:
Spend up to a year abroad with one of our sister institutions in Europe, Mexico, and the UK. Our other partnerships open up possibilities at more than 400 universities in 65 countries – from Bulgaria to New Zealand to Uruguay. We also sponsor short-term faculty-led trips to places like India, Ecuador, and China.
At UVa-Wise, we provide the support services you need to ensure you find the right balance and success in college.
UVa-Wise competes in the Mountain East Conference and is a member of the NCAA at the Division II level.
We’ve got one of the best small-college intramural programs in the nation. More than 50 percent of our students participate, and we even have faculty and staff teams. And, our teams regularly go to regional and national tournaments.
We offer a wide variety of personal and online resources: one-on-one coaching, information sessions, and career fairs – everything you need to make informed decisions about your career or graduate studies.
Each March, we host a career fair on campus where you can share your résumé, learn about various job opportunities and graduate schools, and network with a large number of recruiters from major corporations, graduate programs, and service organizations. We also run specialized programs like Advice and a Slice, which brings employers to campus to talk with students about their fields of study and give general career advice over pizza.
Career support doesn’t stop at graduation. As an alum, you’re always welcome to take advantage of the opportunities and resources we provide.