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The University of Virginia's College at Wise:
A Nationally-Recognized Liberal Arts College

A Global Education in the Heart of Appalachia

“At The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, we prepare our students to be stewards of Appalachia, of Virginia and of the nation while being thoughtful and responsible global citizens.

At UVa-Wise, the local community and the world at large are equally at our fingertips. Our students research the biodiversity of the Clinch River or High Knob and by the same token, study water quality in rural parts of South Africa.

From medical vaccines to information technology, from transportation to architecture, the best education is one that prepares students to be the best local and global citizens they can be.” – Chancellor Donna Henry

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