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Southwest Virginia Center - University of Virginia's College at Wise


The University of Virginia's College at Wise, formerly Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, is the only four-year, state-supported college in far Southwest Virginia and the only branch of the University of Virginia.

The college offers courses at the advanced undergraduate level to achieve a bachelor's degree at The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. These programs are intended primarily for the adult professional student; courses are generally taught late afternoons, evenings and weekends. Students transfer into the Abingdon program after having completed their Associates of Arts and Science degree at the community college.

UVA-Wise 50th logoYou will find these classes are small, creating opportunities for collaborative learning and individualized instruction. UVa-Wise faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching and student success. We believe in the personal approach that has been our tradition for the past 50 years.

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. New 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.