About Virginia Wesleyan College

Founded in 1961, Virginia Wesleyan College. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,374 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Virginia Wesleyan College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 91 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Virginia Wesleyan College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate89%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range850-1060
ACT Range17-24

Admissions at VWC are considered Less Selective, with ,35% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Virginia Wesleyan College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
36%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
36%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
73%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
73%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
18%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
36%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
36%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
73%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
73%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
18%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Virginia Wesleyan College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    91 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    69 Students rated off-campus housing 2.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    101 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    109 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    109 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    107 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    107 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    109 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Virginia Wesleyan College?

21 Students rated Virginia Wesleyan College

Alexander - 01/14/2022

My honest opinion of Virginia Wesleyan is that it is a good school that has potential, but the care of the students whether it be food or housing need to be a necessity. Sometimes athletes can not eat because the cafe and grill are closed because of their practice times. The cafe food is inedible sometimes and that is not acceptable. Some of the freshman dorm bathrooms have mold under the sink or the sink does not work. The school's ability to find internships for their students is a major plus. Professors are very personable and are almost always available to answer any of your questions. Everyone is very friendly and looks out for one another. It is a good school.

Divinity - 10/29/2020

Virginia Wesleyan is definitely my top choice, and I'd even go as far as to call it my dream school. For me, it's the perfect size. I love that the classes are small, and I feel that we have a very close community because of it. We have a diverse student body, which is also one of the reasons I came here. I also love the liberal arts aspect, and we are very strong academically.

Carlson - 10/19/2020

Speaks for itself https://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/local/13news-now-investigates/2015/03/19/new-vwc-president/25043587/

Haille

It is a nice small campus with more smaller class size. Most of the benefits tend to go to batten honors college. professors are very enthusiastic about their work and love to work with you outside of the classroom. the housing on campus isn't the best with mold and rodents being a huge issue. however, only freshman dorms are being redone as of right now.

Virginia Wesleyan College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Virginia Wesleyan College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Virginia Wesleyan College is 89%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    David Brinkley once said, "a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. " The tools that the professors at Virginia Wesleyan College provide to you will ease all of the fears that you have about college. Everything that you have endured through high school has prepared you for success in college. If you ever have any problems in a class, do not hesitate to talk to your professors. They are here to help you succeed and I have not met a single professor on campus that will turn a student away. Most importantly, college is meant to be full of learning along with fun. Do not be afraid to express yourself and make friends. Everyone here is very accepting.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The school does not accomidate to commuters very well.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Even though this is a small school, there is a huge sense of community on campus. It starts during freshman orientation when you are split into groups and told to paint a chair. This chair stays on campus all four years you are here. It is always nice to go around and try to find the chair you painted and study in it. Working together to work on projects and then seeing them around really builds a sense of community.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A small liberal arts college based in Norfolk that offers a wide variety of classes for any major. The mandatory liberal arts classes helps to expand a student's mind so he/she can really focus on what they want to do for the rest of their life. VWC also has a great athletics department and Greek Life.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is known for its size. It is a very small school so not many people know about it. It also has great athletics. A lot of different sports teams have made it pretty far in their division, including our softball team being ODAC champions.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Friendly, outgoing, helpful, caring, hardworking, goal-oriented

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    preppy, outgoing, athlete

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Small class sizes, opportunity to make a difference, and attentive and focused professors.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the food in the cafe. Very disgusting!

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the best thing about my school is that it is small, and it allows us students to get that one on one help from the professors. Since there are not that many students, teachers actually take their time to read and fix mistakes we make. I find it very beneficial when professors take the time to help students when they make mistakes.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That the school doesn't hold that many events for students to do on campus.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Whoever wants a small school where you are not a number but a name.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Virginia Wesleyanis a very active academic school. I believe how closely they are with the students makes them more academic worthy.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Virginia Wesleyan is an absolutely amazing school! I have met wonderful people and the professors genuinely care for each student. Virginia Wesleyan is not just a college, it is my home.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

62%

female

38%

male

1,374

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

30%

Out-Of-State

69%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

65

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

61%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
25%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
50%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Virginia Wesleyan College receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 76% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$35,610

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$8,768

Room and Board

45,878

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$23,014
$30 - $48K
$22,318
$48 - $75K
$23,328
$75 - $110K
$27,042
$110K & UP
$29,498

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