<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The University of Virginia's College at Wise
(also known as UVa-Wise
, or University of Virginia at Wise
) is the liberal arts college
of the University of Virginia
, and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
, located in Wise, Virginia
. It is the only branch of the University of Virginia
, and the westernmost public college in Virginia
UVa-Wise was founded by the University of Virginia
in 1954 as Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, a two-year junior college
. In June 1970, the school began to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees. Since that time, UVa-Wise has granted about 6,000 baccalaureate degrees.
In 1999, the Virginia General Assembly
renamed the school "The University of Virginia's College at Wise," following an unsuccessful effort to change the institution's name in 1991.
The College offers 31 majors, 31 minors and 23 teaching specialties. As of September 2010, the College's enrollment is about 2,005 students.
The campus is known among undergraduate students and faculty as a relic. The University has managed to keep... Read More