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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Wesleyan is a private, Christian university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the Norfolk Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,354 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wesleyan acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 52% of students, Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
About Virginia Wesleyan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
5817 Wesleyan Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Website

Virginia Wesleyan University 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
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,231/ 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
$21,993/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,354Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
82
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    31%
  • Social
    24%
  • Cliquey
    14%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    14%
  • Atheletic
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Energized
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    40%
  • Safe environment
    28%
  • Inspiring
    12%
  • Education oriented environment
    8%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    4%
  • Dead
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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The past couples of years have been good so far. I like how the school is small and that we can form closer relationships with the teachers. Even though there are not that many majors to choose from, there are a ton of programs that you could go into to further your education. I like how close the school is to everything such as places to eat, shop, and especially the beach. The school also has a ton of privacy from the surrounding community. I enjoy watching the sport games and interacting with the events that the school puts on. Overall, the experience at this school has been going well!
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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
The food, dorms, and policies were all below reasonable standards. Earlier this Spring, Wesleyan was even on the news for how disgusting and even dangerous its dorms are. I personally know someone who got black mold in their lungs due to its placement in the dorms. Unfortunately, said person received no restitution and has even been placed back in the same dorms that could cause her additional physical harm, despite a doctor's note specifying the need for better housing conditions.