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Virginia Wesleyan University
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  • 4 Year
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

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2.9.2024

Deep in the jungles of Central America, a group of Virginia Wesleyan University students are getting some fascinating hands-on experiences, reinforcing what they have been learning in the classroom. Dr. Maynard Schaus’ EES 250 class is spending January Term investigating the habitats and geological features of Costa Rica. Learn More

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade D
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade D minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

5817 WESLEYAN DR
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23455
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan has often been defined by its desirable and unique location in Coastal Virginia. Located in Virginia Beach, the University is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay on a beautiful 300-acre park-like campus. The area is home to a host of business, governmental, and cultural institutions, as well as rich historical and natural resources that offer tremendous opportunities for students. The University’s setting complements its dual commitment to the development of the intellect and to involvement in society.

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Virginia Wesleyan University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
1150-1380
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$22,584 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,737 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 41 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 48 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Batten Honors College

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The Batten Honors College of Virginia Wesleyan recruits high-achieving students and equips them to be problem solvers who are environmentally-conscious, strategic-thinking global citizens, ethically-bound to bettering their community and the world.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,108 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
133
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    26%
  • Social
    18%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    15%
  • Cliquey
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Atheletic
    5%
  • weird
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 64 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Community
    31%
  • Safe environment
    20%
  • Inspiring
    11%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    9%
  • Education oriented environment
    9%
  • Dead
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 25 responses

Virginia Wesleyan University Reviews

Rating 3.52 out of 5  757 reviews
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