Tuition & Fees

$36,660

$36,660

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
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
34%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
24%
400-499
43%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
32%
18-23
30%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
40%
18-23
25%
12-17
28%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,559
Declined + 672
Total Received 2,231
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Private (nonprofit)

1,436

undergraduate students

34

graduate 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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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 1,470
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: 452,745), 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
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
34%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
24%
400-499
43%
300-399
25%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
32%
18-23
30%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
40%
18-23
25%
12-17
28%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
17%

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

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,559
Declined + 672
Total Received 2,231

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

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,610

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,010
Room & board $9,256
Additional fees $650
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $47,416
Average Financial Aid - $24,610
Total with Avg. Aid $22,806

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,783,597
State $2,044,487
Institutional $19,840,457
Other external $314,677
Total $24,983,218

Non-need-based

Federal
State $548,863
Institutional $3,679,979
Other external $109,861
Total $4,338,703
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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

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Athletic Directors

Joanne Renn (men's)
Athletic Director
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
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
Spanish Studies
Sustainability Management
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

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

1,470

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,436
students

Female
60%
858

Male
40%
578

2%

34
students

Female
62%
21

Male
38%
13

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

1,354
students

Female
60%
809

Male
40%
545

6%

82
students

Female
60%
49

Male
40%
33

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
25%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

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 8
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Steve Pinto
Enrollment Counselor
757 455-3411
spinto@vwu.edu

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