The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public, four-year residential liberal arts college located in the lush mountains of Southwest Virginia. As a COPLAC member institution, UVa-Wise is nationally-accredited and has been nationally-ranked among top public liberal art colleges in the U.S. What makes UVa-Wise one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the nation?
  • It’s our picturesque campus. UVa-Wise sits on an expansive 369-acre campus nestled amid the Appalachian Mountains, where students can experience unique cultural flavor as well as the great outdoors.
  • It’s our esteemed academics. While offering a variety of academic degrees, pre-professional programs, and teaching licensures, our top-10 liberal arts college maintains an impressive 13:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • It’s our dedication to reducing student debt. Eighty percent of our students receive financial assistance, and 97 percent of our graduates are currently employed or seeking a higher degree.
  • It’s our thriving student life. With more than 50 student organizations, spirited NCAA athletic programs, and near-daily campus events, our students have many opportunities to get involved, grow as individuals, and discover their passions.