Virginia Wesleyan College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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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 Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,374 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,610
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,768
  • Other Expenses: $3,100
  • Total Cost: $48,978

Virginia Wesleyan College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,090
    • Loans: $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 Field
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Virginia Wesleyan College Mission Statement:

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"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."

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