Virginia Wesleyan College

1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502-5599
Tel: (757)455-3200
Private not-for-profit | 1,431 students
Virginia Wesleyan College engages students of diverse ages, religions, ethnic origins and backgrounds in a rigorous liberalarts education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of life and career in a complex and rapidly changing world. Inthis endeavor, the college employs a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides opportunities to connectthe study of the liberal arts with practical learning experiences on campus, in the Hampton Roads region, and throughout theworld. In accord with our United Methodist heritage, Virginia Wesleyan aspires to be a supportive community that is committedto social responsibility, ethical conduct, higher learning and religious freedom.

School Overview:

Virginia Wesleyan College
CountyNorfolk City County, VA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
97 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,431 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,289 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
142 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
19%6%
% White
75%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$30,998$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$30,998$24,744
 
Percent Admitted86%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)450-560450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-550460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)440-540440-570
ACT English (25-75%)18-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Virginia Wesleyan College is a small, four-year liberal arts college bordering Norfolk and VirginiaBeach. Our undergraduate program offers diverse majors, including criminal justice, liberal arts management, languages andcomputer science. Wesleyan not only offers education inside the classroom, but also allows learning opportunities outside theclassroom through internships, fieldwork, community service and study abroad programs.
  • A young college, Virginia Wesleyan was chartered in 1961 with support from the United MethodistChurch. In 1966, a small group of 75 pioneering students started at the new four-year, private college – the first of itskind in South Hampton Roads.
  • Virginia Wesleyan campus has grown rapidly in recent years with new and exciting facilities, includinghigh-tech classrooms, the one-of-a-kind Jane P. Batten Student Center and a variety of new programs. Virginia Wesleyan’s300-acre campus is a refreshing oasis on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
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