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Virginia Wesleyan College
Virginia Wesleyan College 1584 Wesleyan Dr Norfolk, VA 23502 Phone: (757) 455-3200
  • General Information
    About Virginia Wesleyan College

    The mission of Virginia Wesleyan College is to engage students of diverse ages, religions, ethnic origins and backgrounds in a rigorous liberal arts education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of life and career in a complex and rapidly changing world. In this endeavor, the college employs a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides opportunities to connect the study of the liberal arts with practical learning experiences on campus, in the Hampton Roads region, and throughout the world. In accord with our United Methodist heritage, Virginia Wesleyan aspires to be a supportive community that is committed to social responsibility, ethical conduct, higher learning and religious freedom.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,375
    Percent Admitted 75%
    Men Admitted 76%
    Women Admitted 75%
    Full Time Retention Rate 69%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 450 550
      Math 450 550
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 26
      English 17 25
      Math 17 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,483
    Native American 2
    Asian 32
    African American 288
    Hispanic 58
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,105
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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