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University of Virginia--Wise

Wise, VA

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Founded in 1954, the University of Virginia--Wise is a public institution residing on 396 rural acres in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Dedicated to helping students succeed in a democratic society, the university also is home to Virginia’s only undergraduate program in software engineering. Over 60 majors and minors, seven pre-professional programs and 24 teaching licensures are available.

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Quick Facts


1 College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293

2014-2015 Tuition

$23,870 Tuition and Fees

Students

2291 undergraduate students
42% male / 58% female

Admission

August 15 application deadline
75% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1954

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Computer Software Engineering, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Ecology, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Chemistry, General, Science Technologies/Technicians, Other, Psychology, General, Criminology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Management Information Systems, General, Management Information Systems and Services, Other, History, General, Communication and Media Studies

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Secondary Education and Teaching, Computer Software Engineering, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Library Science and Administration, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, International Business, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 2,291
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,453
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 132
Percent of male undergraduates: 42%
Percent of female undergraduates: 58%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, older student, personal, psychological
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 13
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 13
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A 0 N/A
Negligent manslaughter N/A 0 N/A
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A 0 N/A
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A 0 N/A
Robbery N/A 0 N/A
Aggravated assault N/A 0 N/A
Burglary N/A 0 N/A
Motor vehicle theft N/A 0 N/A
Arson N/A 0 N/A
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 0 11 6
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 0 11 4
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A 0 N/A
Drug law violations N/A 0 N/A
Liquor law violations N/A 0 N/A

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.