ARE YOU UVA
WISE?

UVa-Wise is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. It’s recognized for having graduates with the lowest debt load of any public liberal arts college.

UVa-Wise

Earning a

prestigious degree is

WISE.

WHATEVER YOU WANT TO STUDY, YOU WILL FIND IT HERE.

We offer 30 majors, 35 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.

Wise Fact

We offer the only

undergraduate software

engineering program

in Virginia.

60+

clubs & orgs

2,420

students

50%

of students participate in intramural sports

30

majors

35

minors

60+

clubs & orgs

2,420

students

50%

of students participate in intramural sports

30

majors

35

minors

Investing in value is

WISE.

UVA-WISE IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH A QUALITY LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

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.

Wise Fact

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.

Being Ready is

WISE.

MOST COLLEGE GRADUATES WILL HAVE 10 CAREERS. BY THE TIME THEY’RE 35.

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

answers.

Whatever your major,

at UVa-Wise you’ll learn

to research questions and

to think critically about

information you receive.

See the

big

picture.

UVa-Wise’s

multidisciplinary

classes will teach you to

think critically about

compelling current events.

Be

Persuasive.

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.

Know

you’re ready.

When you graduate from

UVa-Wise, you will gain

the confidence you need

to achieve your goals and

adapt to an ever-changing

work environment.

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.

Express

Yourself.

UVa-Wise will help you

feel comfortable

speaking in public and

communicating in

writing. These skills are

critical to your success

no matter what your

career is.

Having the

best resources is

WISE.

UVA-WISE INVESTS HEAVILY IN YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCES. RENOVATIONS AND NEW FACILITIES ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER CAMPUS.

  • Smiddy Hall, home of the business programs, underwent a $13.5 million expansion.
  • Science Center underwent a $13.4 million expansion.
  • College Arts Complex underwent a $14 million expansion by adding the Gilliam Center for the Arts.

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.

Wise Fact

We have a unique wetlands habitat right on

campus that provides a living laboratory for

research into local environmental issues and

species identification.

400

acre campus

200

events planned

each year by the

Office of Student Life

370,000

acres of George

Washington and Jefferson

National Forests

across the street

17:1

student-to-

faculty ratio

400

acre campus

200

events planned

each year by the

Office of Student Life

370,000

acres of George

Washington and Jefferson

National Forests

across the street

17:1

student-to-

faculty ratio

+- A

WISE

campus life.

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:

  • Comedians, games, and giveaways at Welcome Week
  • Movies on the lawn
  • Petting zoos
  • Campus-wide scavenger hunts
  • 5K zombie runs
  • Relaxation week complete with a free massage
+- Being

WISE

in nature.

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:

  • Rafting on West Virginia’s Gauley River
  • Kayaking the French Broad River
  • Ziplining, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia’s Winterplace
  • Tandem skydiving
+- Expanding your horizons is

WISE

in nature.

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.

  • Women’s Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

A

WISE

athlete.

AS A STUDENT ATHLETE, YOU BALANCE LOTS OF RESPONSIBILITIES.

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.


  • Men’s Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Men’s Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
Wise Fact

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.

Being

marketable is

WISE.

CAREER SERVICES IS HERE TO HELP YOU.

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.

Wise Fact

Career support doesn’t stop at graduation. As an alum, you’re always welcome to take advantage of the opportunities and resources we provide.

UVa-Wise students graduate with the lowest debt load of any public liberal arts college in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“The school helps so much financially. If you think you don’t have the finances for it, the people in Financial Aid will help you figure out how you can make it happen.”

Cassie Clack

U.S. News & World Report ranks UVa-Wise among the nation’s top public liberal arts colleges.

“Because of our location-being in the mountains and in this part of the country-a lot of what you can do here is different from what’s on other campuses.”

Dalton Emershaw

UVa-Wise students graduate with the lowest debt load of any public liberal arts college in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“The school helps so much financially. If you think you don’t have the finances for it, the people in Financial Aid will help you figure out how you can make it happen.”

Cassie Clack

U.S. News & World Report ranks UVa-Wise among the nation’s top public liberal arts colleges.

“Because of our location-being in the mountains and in this part of the country-a lot of what you can do here is different from what’s on other campuses.”

Dalton Emershaw