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Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

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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

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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
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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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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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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,323
Applied
1,785
Accepted
1,387
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

1,458
Females Applied
1,134
Females Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

865
Males Applied
651
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.43
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 480 600
SAT Math 525 470 580
ACT Composite 24 20 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

36,010
Private
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Fees

900
Full-time student fees
10,338
Room & board

Financial Aid

25,553
Avg. Financial Aid Package
26,515
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
25,348
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
8,181
Avg. Loan Aid
18,738
Avg. Grant Aid
23,099
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
62%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,387
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 23.43%
White or Caucasian 52.05%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.58%
Asian 2.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.36%
Two or more races 6.78%
Other 4.4%

Gender

Male (41.31%)
Female (58.69%)

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 68%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Lake Taylor Music Festival and Seafood Party in the Dell

Student Services

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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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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

131
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 90
Part-time - 41
Male - 70
Female - 61
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