Tuition & Fees

$35,610

$35,610

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
37%
400-499
38%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
44%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
26%
400-499
45%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
17%
18-23
39%
12-17
24%
6-11
7%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
32%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
26%
18-23
43%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,712
Declined + 138
Total Received 1,850
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Private (nonprofit)

1,441

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5867
ACT 4429

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School Facts

Virginia Wesleyan, founded in 1961, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 300-acre campus is located in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 10 miles from downtown areas and 15 miles from the ocean.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,441
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Norfolk, VA

300-acre, suburban campus in Norfolk (population: 246,139), 10 miles from downtown area. Served by air and bus; air and train serve Newport News (20 miles). School operates transportation to airport, recreational and shopping areas, and health care facilities. Public transportation serves campus.

Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502-5599

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 7% of male students
 
5 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
37%
400-499
38%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
44%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
26%
400-499
45%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
17%
18-23
39%
12-17
24%
6-11
7%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
32%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
26%
18-23
43%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,712
Declined + 138
Total Received 1,850

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

David Waggoner
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 737-8684
F: 757 461-5238
admissions@vwc.edu

Cost

Tuition $34,960
Room & board $8,768
Additional fees $650
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $45,378
Average Financial Aid - $23,622
Total with Avg. Aid $21,756

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,622

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,052,229
State $2,110,623
Institutional $17,388,689
Other external $360,175
Total $23,911,716

Non-need-based

Federal $1,111,127
State $583,873
Institutional $3,634,424
Other external $86,035
Total $5,415,459

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Marlin
School colors
navy blue, silver, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication
Comprehensive Liberal Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth/Environmental Sciences
Education
English
Environmental Studies
French Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
History/Social Sciences
Individualized Program
International Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation/Leisure Studies
Religious Studies
Social Sciences Divisional
Social Work
Sociology
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,441
students

Female
64%
926

Male
36%
515

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,360
students

Female
64%
869

Male
36%
491

undergraduatePart-time

6%

81
students

Female
71%
57

Male
29%
24

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Canada
France
Russia
Spain
The Netherlands
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kimberly Harriman
Enrollment Counselor
757 455-3206
sgastler@vwc.edu

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