Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA, USA
3.40 Average Rating

With campus just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution in coastal Virginia affiliated with the United Methodist Church. VWU grants undergraduate degrees in 36 academic majors and 30 minors. In addition, Virginia Wesleyan operates a marine science research vessel called “The Ocean Explorer.” Throughout the year, VWU schedules a number of all-campus events including the Seafood Party in the Dell and Mud Games.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
90%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
30%
Submitting ACT
77%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 982
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,470
Total Number of Undergrads
1,436
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
77%
20-39 Students
21%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,231
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$34,960
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$34,960
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,768
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,090
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,024
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,090

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,400
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
67%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Marlins
School Colors
Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Norfolk
Washington
University Of Richmond
New York
Baltimore
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.40 Average Rating
Wide open spaces and beautiful scenery. Quiet study places, even a 24-hour study room. Many activities of all kinds made for anyone and everyone to join in.
Ashley from Virginia Beach, VA
The campus is great. The environment you are in is great. The student body is great.
Jeremiah from Montross, VA
Virginia Wesleyan College is your academic home away from home. This is the right school for anyone who wants to feel at home while receiving a degree from the beautiful campus based in Norfolk, VA. Virginia Wesleyan will make you feel welcome to swim with your fellow Marlins starting from day one.
Elizabeth B from Chesapeake, VA

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