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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Virginia Wesleyan is a private, Christian college located in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the Norfolk Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,319 undergraduate students. The Virginia Wesleyan acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 44% of students, Virginia Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,900.
About Virginia Wesleyan College...
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
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Academics

Professors
C+
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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,319Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    33%
  • Social
    26%
  • Cliquey
    11%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    11%
  • Atheletic
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Energized
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Community
    43%
  • Safe environment
    30%
  • Inspiring
    13%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    4%
  • Dead
    4%
  • Education oriented environment
    4%

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 University is a very quiet place. Perfect for Academic excellence. I am a rising Sophomore and so far, I have had such a great experience. Students, faculty, and staff are friendly. If you are looking forward to joining clubs, then Virginia Wesleyan is the perfect college for you. There is a lot of organizations such as clubs and Greek life. Students establish a close academically relationship with faculty. The classes can only hold a few students, but again, this means that there is a higher academic performance rate. Has a great student body. The teachers are fun and very dedicated. So far with my stay here at VWU, I have always felt protected. The school provides the best security system. Although, I would say the food is not the best. They should improve the food by providing a lot of varieties. Besides that, I would Highly recommend this school to any student who is looking for a college to attend.
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!