C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Virginia Wesleyan College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1584 Wesleyan Dr
Norfolk, VA 23502
Website
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Virginia Wesleyan College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1060
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$25,607/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,014/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,318/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,328/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,042/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,498/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,360Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    35%
  • Social
    27%
  • Cliquey
    12%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    12%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Atheletic
    4%
  • Energized
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Community
    41%
  • Safe environment
    32%
  • Inspiring
    14%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    5%
  • Dead
    5%
  • Education oriented environment
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Nice people Great Area! Confusing profs not easy! Many teachers don't update grades nor mid-term grades till end of semester! Don't take foreign language here unless u already know some of it.
Food's trash! most days either raw/bloody or dry/overcooked! Rarely some days food good
Most Dorms rusty showers paper thin walls.
Transfers get nice hotel room in Wingate or Comfort inn! room cleaned 2×week. School van to pick up hotel students & bring back.
Homecoming: Don't expect much or buy prom dress crappy party.
Go to art gallery events food catered by ppl outside school. lamb chops & fancy cheese!
Roommates often chosen randomly
Not really a Christian School
Travel abroad nearly impossible & expensive
Library & in Batten unreasonable work study hours
Chapel really good don't be afraid to go! Pastor Greg's great!
Love my friends & everyone & staff but & bad teaching food unreasonable work hours & expensive cost are reasons I'm transferring
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Virginia Wesleyan has great small class sizes and professors and staff that are always willing to work with you. The campus is beautiful in all seasons, and you're never far away from a beach or shopping experience!
I liked all of the athletics. Thats what made my time there interesting and gave me more to do with my experience besides sit around. Being as its a smaller community sports games allows a huge crowd of us to come to gether. I felt the food options were poor and the amount of options we had in general were limited. i agree to buidling new buildings because we recieved financial costs for it, but i dont agree with it taking away sports fields. Amd i also went there because of all the open areas and grass. If we keep building then were not going to have any space left and it will be exeptionally crowded. I also dont agree with housing changes. I feel like its more convenient and less work for an individual to move their rooms before brake then to be put with the two week freeze for after brake and move someone in just to move them out.