Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodD+
- Student LifeC
Wesleyan is a private, Christian university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia in the Norfolk Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,262 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wesleyan acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 48% of students, Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Virginia Wesleyan University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies38 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies20 Graduates
Political Science and Government15 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.59 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
Virginia Wesleyan University Reviews
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!
I absolutely adore Virginia Wesleyan University. It is an amazing school that helps you grow and find your place in the world. It feels like one big happy family. With the small class sizes you are able to receive more one on one attention with professors and peers. You can tell with the whole atmosphere that everybody is rooting for you and wants you to be the best that you can be!
The reason I came to Virginia Wesleyan was because of the opportunity beyond the classroom and for the athletic program. I played volleyball all four years of college and my experience was incredible. In addition, I was able to connect with several career-opportunities in the area like NATO and I was also given the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. I was well connected in the community both on and off campus and I think that's what makes VWU special: its small size and ability to connect students with future resources.