1,436
Students
Financial aid thermometer
24,597
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Virginia Wesleyan University is a Comprehensive institution located in Virginia Beach, VA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23455
Contact Ms. Elizabeth Clarke
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
Email: admissions@vwu.edu
Phone: 757-455-3208
Fax: 757-461-5238

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,200
Applied
1,559
Accepted
1,436
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

1,257
Females Applied
910
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

943
Males Applied
649
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.24
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 490 590
SAT Math 463 570
ACT Composite 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

36,010
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Fees

650
Full-time student fees
9,256
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Adults
Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

24,597
Avg. Financial Aid Package
26,090
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,714
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,866
Avg. Loan Aid
17,682
Avg. Grant Aid
20,792
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,436
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.5%
Black or African American 25.77%
White or Caucasian 48.19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.97%
Asian 1.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 6.89%
Other 5.08%

Gender

Male (40.25%)
Female (59.75%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 64%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Lake Taylor Music Festival and Seafood Party in the Dell

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Wesleyan Activities Council, community service, Student Government Association, student newspaper and Black Student Union

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
well-lit pathways

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

128
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 91
Part-time - 37
Male - 67
Female - 61