The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA-Wise)

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The University of Virginia's College at Wise, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Wise, VA, a predominately rural area. There are around two thousand students enrolled per year at UVA-Wise.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at UVA-Wise. A score within the range of 970 to 1160 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the UVA-Wise average GPA (2.89 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The University of Virginia's College at Wise accepts about 60 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, around 50 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UVA-Wise Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The University of Virginia's College at Wise was reported as 59.4% in Fall 2020 with over 951 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UVA-Wise ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • UVA-Wise Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of Virginia's College at Wise?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The University of Virginia's College at Wise, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UVA-Wise has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.7%
  • 2017-2018: 77.5%
  • 2018-2019: 77.4%
  • 2019-2020: 59.4%
  • Projected UVA-Wise Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 65.4%

How Does UVA-Wise Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The University of Virginia's College at Wise is five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Alice Lloyd College26.6%
King College62.1%
Emory & Henry College73.1%
Tusculum College72.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UVA-Wise (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math470 - 570
Total Score970 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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