First-Generation College Students

If you are the first in your family to attend college, we are here to support you as you navigate this new environment.

First-generation college students represent a third of all college students nationwide and more than 50% of students enrolled at UVA Wise.

A first-generation college student is a student whose parent/guardian has not earned a four-year college degree.

UVA Wise supports first generation students on their journeys to a college a degree by providing a variety of resources to promote awareness, foster academic success, and celebrate achievement.

Explore Resources for First-Generation Students