C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Scores Range
870-1100
ACT Scores Range
18-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Virginia Wesleyan College

Cost

Net Price
$23,652/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,045/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,759/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,455/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,681/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,393/ year

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.33 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,420Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    33%
  • Social
    25%
  • Cliquey
    13%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    13%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Atheletic
    4%
  • Energized
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Community
    35%
  • Safe environment
    35%
  • Inspiring
    15%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    5%
  • Dead
    5%
  • Education oriented environment
    5%

After Virginia Wesleyan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Virginia Wesleyan College Reviews

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This is a great college for people not quite ready for the full college experience I think. The classrooms are small as far as student wise. The average is 14 students per classroom, so unlike other major colleges you get one on one time with the professor. If it weren't for this system I probably wouldn't have excellent grades. They also have tutoring and other resources to help you. As far as i'm concerned, living on campus is a nightmare, especially for freshmen. People are very loud and childish at 1:00 in the morning. The bathrooms are disgusting from people not flushing and the toilets getting clogged. But from what I heard if you survive freshman year with not terrible grades you move to the sophomore dorms where things should be a bit better. Other than that, everything else as far as the gym, athletics, food, and other activities is pretty decent.
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I am currently A sophomore at Virginia Wesleyan College and have attended the school for a total of four semesters. I found the people on campus to be very welcoming and friendly towards new comers. The atmosphere was one that was very inviting and I was able to fit in easily. However, I found myself wanting more out of the school with regards to on campus life such as social events and things of that nature. I found that there was a lack in on campus events that got students really involved with their fellow peers and faculty on campus. I feel as though if more campus events took place, it would in turn create more unity among students campus wide. I have had a great experience so far with regards to living on campus. students living on campus. In conclusion, there are several areas of the campus that could use immediate reconsideration, but other than that I find Virginia Wesleyan to be a great school and my experience has been wonderful.
The dorm rooms are spacious. However, the cost of living on this campus is not affordable after a student's freshman year. The campus has a severe insect problem and villages one and two desperately need an update. I have personally had to remove a trash from a hall below me because there was not one provided for my hall for two weeks. In addition, maintenance does not provide toilet paper to tenants who have a share a bathroom or have their own because they do not manually clean them. However, I remember specifically receiving a weekly roll from maintenance when I had a private room. Ultimately I am disguised with the living situation on campus and happily forward to graduate so I no longer need to be associated with this college. I would not recommend students to live on campus or they need to transfer their freshman year. Overall, housing on campus is poor piss and there are no excuses for that especially when the tuition is $34,960.00 per year not including standard room and board. the campus is quick to take students money but does not execute well so they can see their monies worth.