Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

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.

Tuition & Fees

$36,910

$36,910

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
15%
500-599
41%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
24%
400-499
43%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
27%
18-23
30%
12-17
16%
6-11
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
43%
18-23
27%
12-17
24%
30-36
19%
24-29
38%
18-23
30%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,785
Declined + 538
Total Received 2,323
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Private (nonprofit)

1,387

undergraduate students

100

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5867
ACT 4429

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,487
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)

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Virginia Beach, VA

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.

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
94%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
15%
500-599
41%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
24%
400-499
43%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
27%
18-23
30%
12-17
16%
6-11
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
43%
18-23
27%
12-17
24%
30-36
19%
24-29
38%
18-23
30%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities

Considered

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

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

David Waggoner
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 737-8684
F: 757 461-5238
admissions@vwu.edu

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,553

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,010
Room & board $10,338
Additional fees $900
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $48,748
Average Financial Aid - $25,553
Total with Avg. Aid $23,195

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,697,831
State $1,924,026
Institutional $19,106,929
Other external $270,414
Total $23,999,200

Non-need-based

Federal
State $511,705
Institutional $3,766,944
Other external $106,351
Total $4,385,000
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 757 455-3345
F: 757 455-6779
finaid@vwu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Teresa Rhyne
Director of Financial Aid
trhyne@vwu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, canoeing, climbing wall, flag football, mud games, racquetball, running, soccer, swimming, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Tina Hill (men's)
Executive Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Mascot
Marlin
School colors
navy blue, silver, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Art
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication
Comprehensive Liberal Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth/Environmental Sciences
Education
English
Environmental Studies
French Studies
German 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
Sustainability Management
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,487

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,387
students

Female
59%
814

Male
41%
573

7%

100
students

Female
57%
57

Male
43%
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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
23%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: 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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Australia
China
France
Ireland
Japan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Stephanie Harron
Senior Enrollment Counselor, University College
757 455-3125
srharron@vwu.edu

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