A public, four-year residential college located in the lush mountains of Southwestern Virginia, The University of Virginia's College at Wise is recognized as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa-Wise was founded in 1954 and currently enrolls 2,000 students.
UVa-Wise is home to Virginia’s only undergraduate degree program in software engineering. UVa-Wise offers 30 majors, 32 minors, seven pre-professional programs and 24 teaching licensures.
For several consecutive years, students at UVa-Wise have graduated with the lowest debt load of any public liberal arts college in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.
UVa-Wise has been selected for inclusion in “Colleges of Distinction,” which recognizes institutions for engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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Free Speech Zone
The University of Virginia's College at Wise has designated the Gilliam Sculpture Garden as a Free Speech Zone.