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Virginia Wesleyan University
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  • 4 Year
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade D
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  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+

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Wesleyan is a private, Christian university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the Norfolk Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,245 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wesleyan acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 48% of students, Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.

About

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

Virginia Wesleyan University Rankings

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VWU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1180
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$25,000 / 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
$24,820 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,245 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
142
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    30%
  • Social
    23%
  • Cliquey
    13%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    13%
  • Atheletic
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Energized
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 55 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Community
    38%
  • Safe environment
    27%
  • Inspiring
    12%
  • Education oriented environment
    8%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    4%
  • Dead
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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