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 lower-level courses at the community college or another four-year college or university.
You 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.
UVa-Wise now ranks eighth among all public liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual college guide. The recent US News and World Report ranking provides proof that we are on an exciting and nationally recognized path toward becoming one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the country.