The University of Virginia's College at Wise
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.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students2,095|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
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|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||940 to 1118|
|ACT||17 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$229/credit|
|In State Students||$229/credit|
|Out of State Students||$927/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$2,776|
|State Grant & Scholarships||50%||$4,167|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||70%||$6,128|
|Federal Student Loans||45%||$5,235|
$11,418Average Net Price
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|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia
- Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award
- American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship
- Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship
- Genevieve Saran Richmond Award
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.