Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$36,910

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
15%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
30-36
18%
24-29
37%
18-23
29%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

60%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,785
Declined 538
Total Received 2,323
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Private

1,363

undergraduate students

124

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Virginia Wesleyan University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,487
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

300-acre, suburban campus in Virginia Beach (population: 450,189), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Hampton Roads
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Norfolk International

Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, VA
23502-5599

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Wesleyan Activities Council
  • community service
  • Student Government Association
  • student newspaper
  • Black Student Union

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Lake Taylor Music Festival
  • Seafood Party in the Dell
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • well-lit pathways

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
68%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
43%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
15%
500-599
41%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
30-36
18%
24-29
37%
18-23
29%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.43

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,785
Declined 538
Total Received 2,323

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities

Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $36,010
Room & board $10,338
Additional fees $900
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $1,500
Total $50,248

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Crew, Fencing, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Crew, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Latin Language and Literature
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sustainability Studies
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

1,487

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

1,363
students

Female
60%
814

Male
42%
573

8%

124
students

Female
46%
57

Male
35%
43

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

1,245
students

Female
59%
727

Male
41%
518

11%

142
students

Female
62%
87

Male
38%
55

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 43%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
23%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

85

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

92%

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
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