The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, VA 24293
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The University of Virginia's College at Wise is one of the sixteen public 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in Wise town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,095 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 257 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 167 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 46% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

The University of Virginia's College at Wise's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,366, and fees were $4,459. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,926 and $5,129 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,095
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

The University of Virginia at Wise BSN program offers a curriculum which combines general education requirements and upper division nursing major requirements.

Applicants are accepted into the nursing major in the fall semester of the sophomore year of college, having completed all the general education requirements and nursing prerequisite prior to admission.

Applicants who have a nursing diploma or as Associate of Science Degree in Nursing seeking to qualify for a BSN degree can transfer courses taken at state approved institutions. Check here for RN to BSN completion degree program.

Admission Requirements:

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all general education requirements and a 2.3 for all nursing coursework.

The college requires that all students transferring into the program must demonstrably show character qualities which are consistent with the academic pursuit and professional practice of nursing.

All regular admission requirements of the college hold for applicants to the nursing program. Applications must include all official transcripts for college level coursework including nursing practicals.

If you are enrolling for the RN to BSN track, you must have graduated from a state approved nursing program and a regionally accredited community college and must be an RN with a clinical experience.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 19
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.8%

Compare Schools

Nursing schools located within 68 miles radius of The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise County Vocational Technical School
1 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Kingsport
29 miles away
Lee County Career and Technical School
33 miles away
Buchanan County Public Schools
34 miles away
Washington County Public Schools
38 miles away
East Tennessee State University
47 miles away
Mingo County Vocational Center
55 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Greeneville
56 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Tazewell
66 miles away
Logan Mingo School of Practical Nursing
68 miles away
No suggested school


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1118
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$229/credit
In State Students$229/credit
Out of State Students$927/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,305 $10,305 $41,715
ADN 70 $16,030 $16,030 $64,890
BSN 125 $28,625 $28,625 $115,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of The University of Virginia's College at Wise's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 45% $4,647
Other Federal Grant 3% $2,776
State Grant & Scholarships 50% $4,167
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 70% $6,128
Federal Student Loans 45% $5,235
Private Loans 2% $9,051


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,235
$30,001 to $48,000$11,520
$48,001 to $75,000$12,443
$75,001 to $110,000$14,359
Over $110,000$17,521

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293

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