Virginia Wesleyan College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1584 Wesleyan Drive

Norfolk, VA 23502-5599

(757) 455-3208

(800) 737-8684

Fax: (757) 461-5238



Contact: Richard Hinshaw

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
Main Address

1584 Wesleyan Drive

Norfolk, VA 23502-5599

(757) 455-3200

www.vwc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,381

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 359

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,326

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 77%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 65%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Art Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music C

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Virginia Wesleyan University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (757) 455-3200
Website: www.vwu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.vwu.edu/admissions/apply-now.php
Address: 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,437
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,289 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,660
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,660
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $24,138

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Virginia Wesleyan University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Virginia Wesleyan University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
History 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 352

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Virginia Wesleyan University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $36,660
Out-of-state $36,660
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,982
Out-of-state $8,982

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 423 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 423 100% $24,138
Student loan aid 326 77% $5,538

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,327 92% $22,096
Federal student loans 975 68% $5,057

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Virginia Wesleyan University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Virginia Wesleyan University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,656 1,060 1,596
Percent admitted 100% 72% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 17% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Virginia Wesleyan University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 1,437
Undergraduate enrollment 1,351
Graduate enrollment 86

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Virginia Wesleyan University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

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