Resources › For Students and Parents Virginia Wesleyan College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Virginia Wesleyan Soccer. roanokecollege / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 11, 2017 Virginia Wesleyan College Description: Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, Methodist liberal arts college in Norfolk, Virginia. The 300-acre campus is situated fifteen minutes from downtown Norfolk and right on the border of Virginia Beach in the Chesapeake Bay area, with easy access to beaches and several area sporting and cultural venues. The campus is also within an hour’s drive of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Academically, the college emphasizes its small class sizes and personalized student attention which are supported by an average class size of 14 students and a student / faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Virginia Wesleyan offers 34 undergraduate majors, 29 minors and six areas of pre-professional studies. Popular programs include business, education, biology, criminal justice and recreation and leisure studies. Student life is active as well, with over 70 clubs and organizations and 15% of students participating in Greek life. The Virginia Wesleyan Marlins compete in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 19 varsity sports. Admissions Data (2016): Virginia Wesleyan College Acceptance Rate: 90%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 430 / 530SAT Math: 420 / 530SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 17 / 24ACT English: 16 / 23ACT Math: 16 / 23What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,374 (all undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female96% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $35,610Books: $1,500 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,768Other Expenses: $3,100Total Cost: $48,978 Virginia Wesleyan College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 78%Average Amount of AidGrants: $21,090Loans: $7,400 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Sciences Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%Transfer-out Rate: 53%4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%6-Year Graduation Rate: 44% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like VWC, You May Also Like These Schools: Radford University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLongwood University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGeorge Mason University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Carolina State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Virginia: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphJames Madison University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLiberty University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphRoanoke College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphShenandoah University: Profile University of Richmond: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Virginia Wesleyan College Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.vwc.edu/about-us/our-mission.php "The mission of Virginia Wesleyan College is to engage students of diverse ages, religions, ethnic origins and backgrounds in a rigorous liberal arts education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of life and career in a complex and rapidly changing world. In this endeavor, the college employs a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides opportunities to connect the study of the liberal arts with practical learning experiences on campus, in the Hampton Roads region, and throughout the world. In accord with our United Methodist heritage, Virginia Wesleyan aspires to be a supportive community that is committed to social responsibility, ethical conduct, higher learning and religious freedom."