The University of Virginia's College at Wise: Narrative Description

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1 College Ave.
Wise, VA 24293
Tel: (276)328-0100; 888-282-9324; Admissions: (276)328-0322; Fax: (276)328-0251; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Virginia. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1954. Setting: 396-acre small town campus. Endowment: $20.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4029 per student. Total enrollment: 1,703. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 987 applied, 78% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 6 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,363 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 340 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 9 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 73% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 2/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/20, 2/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2630 Full-time, $108 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,518 full-time, $475 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1,900 Full-time, $34 per semester hour part-time, $25 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5586. College room only: $3104. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 39% of eligible men and 32% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Board, Multicultural Association, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Holly Ball, Homecoming, Jam for Man. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, self-defense, informal discussions, pamphlets/posters/films, and crime prevention office. College housing designed to accommodate 546 students; 568 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Wyllie Library with 95,861 books, 62,155 microform titles, 1,029 serials, 11,582 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $683,647. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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