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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
490
75th
580
25th
470
75th
28
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
29
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,624
Declined 571
Total Received 2,195
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Private

1,545

undergraduate students

128

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1961, Virginia Wesleyan University 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,673
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

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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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
490
75th
580
25th
470
75th
28
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
29
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,624
Declined 571
Total Received 2,195

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,988

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,010
Room & board $9,917
Additional fees $900
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $48,327
Average Financial Aid - $24,988
Total with Avg. Aid $23,339

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

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
History, Other. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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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

1,673

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

1,545
students

Female
60%
920

Male
40%
625

8%

128
students

Female
61%
78

Male
39%
50

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,312
students

Female
59%
774

Male
41%
538

15%

233
students

Female
63%
146

Male
37%
87

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
23%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

11%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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

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