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VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE - [VWU], VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

Virginia Beach, VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1961Established Year
  1500Enrollment

Virginia Wesleyan College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Virginia Wesleyan College is a private university which in 2017 transitioned from a college to a university. Founded in 1961, Virginia Wesleyan is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. The university has a total enrollment of 1700.

Virginia Wesleyan College offers admissions in undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of arts, the sciences, business, law, education, health care, entertainment, and public service. Ranked among the top 25 institutions in Campus Ethnic Diversity for National Liberal Arts Colleges, Virginia Wesleyan College also ranks 50 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1961
Average Class Size14
Total Enrollment1700
Student-Faculty Ratio 15:1

Virginia Wesleyan College Rankings

  • Ranked #164 - #215 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked #50 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked #161 in Best College Athletics in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked #470 in Most Diverse Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked #498 in Best College Locations in America by Niche in 2020.

Virginia Wesleyan College Campus

Virginia Wesleyan College Campus

Virginia Wesleyan College sits on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach

  • Houses the educational institution of Chesapeake Bay Academy, which teaches and guides students with learning disabilities, including attention disorders, dyslexia, and dysgraphia.
  • The campus is home to Tidewater Collegiate Academy, which is an innovative laboratory that teaches students from the primary grades through high school.
  • The college has more than 50 clubs and organizations, 22 varsity sports and is just 15 minutes from the beach.

Residence Facilities at Virginia Wesleyan University

  • Almost all the UG students and nearly 65% of graduate students opt for on-campus accommodation.
  • The campus consists of four villages, out of which two of the four villages have residence halls, classrooms and faculty offices in the same building.
On-Campus HousingRemarks
Bray Village (Village I)Made up of Rose, Kellam, Eggleston and Old Halls, they have two single beds in each room with all basic facilities.
Allen Village (Village II)Comprising Smith deal, Gum, East and Johnston Halls, these are set up exactly like Bray Village.
Brock Village (Village III)Comprising North, South and Teagle Halls, Apartments and Townhouses, there are four private rooms with a single bed and all basic facilities.
Honors Village (Village IV)Comprising six different buildings- Broyles, DeFord, Mastraccos, Hendrix, Watts Halls. Each housing facility has private rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and essential furniture.

Programs offered at Virginia Wesleyan College

The university has four schools: the Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities, Birdsong School of Social Science, the Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies.

  • The University College conducts for-credit programs outside of the traditional undergraduate program and also supports non-credit, continuing-education offerings.
  • Special programs offered by the Virginia Wesleyan College are- Advanced Scholars Program, Accelerated Degrees / Early Assurance, Environmental Institute: Summer Scholars, PORTfolio Program, Pre-Professional Tracks
  • With an average class size of 14 students, the student to faculty ratio at the university is 12:1.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at the university can follow the below-mentioned application details:

Application Portal: Students can apply via the Virginia Wesleyan College online application.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall- June 1
  • Spring- November 1

Application Fee: Free

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT - 80 iBT
  • TOEFL PBT - 550 PBT
  • IELTS- 6.5

Basic Admission Requirements:

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned-below:

FeesDay Students(USD)
Full Time (12-18 credit hours)36,010 per year
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours)1,500 per credit hour
Housing Damage Deposit 150 USD 
Student Activity Fee200 USD
Technology Fee650 USD
Student Health Insurance2,212 USD

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

At Virginia Wesleyan, 99% of freshmen qualify for financial assistance through FAFSA and receive an average aid package of 25,000 USD. Virginia Wesleyan University also offers several scholarships for international students to afford study in the USA. Some of the scholarships offered by the university is mentioned-below:

ScholarshipAmountEligibility
Virginia Beach College Success ScholarshipUSD 10,000For students upon satisfactory academic progress at Virginia Wesleyan during the first year of study
Dollars for United Methodist ScholarsUSD 1,000Given to a member of your congregation enrolling as a first-time, full-time student for the upcoming academic year

Apart from these, students can also avail the Scholarship Funding for Freshmen and Transfers, United Methodist Higher Education Foundation funds, and Minister's Sons and Daughters Grant.

Alumni Network

The Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association has been developed and works hard to keep the alumni connected to the University and each other.

Benefits offered to the alumni include- special rates at many hotel establishments for VWU alumni, parents and friends; Career counselling services at The Lighthouse; Use of Hofheimer Library and services; Discounted admission prices at Ocean Breeze Waterpark, and many more.

A few notable alumni: Keller Williams, American musician; Bob Valvano, American sportscaster; Richard H. Stuart, State Senate of Virginia, Representing the 28th District; Kelly Convirs-Fowler, Representative, U.S. State of Virginia's 21st House of Delegates District, and many more.

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Virginia Wesleyan College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1500
FAFSA Code003767
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$36,010 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10579531160 89%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540490590-
Mathematics517463570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 14%
English211725-
Mathematics221726-

Virginia Wesleyan College Acceptance Rate

69.9%

Acceptance Rate

2231

Total Applicants

1481

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

37.3%

Male

62.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program69.9%
Total Applicants2120
Total Enrolled1481

Virginia Wesleyan College Enrollment

Enrollment
Virginia Wesleyan College Enrollment1481
Undergraduate Enrollment1481
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate56.9%

Attendance Cost

$36,010

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$36,010 / Year
Post Graduate Program$14,970 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,944 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,100 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,944 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,220 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,220 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,220 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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5817 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Bus Station

Baker & Weblin0.49 Km
Baker & Herbert Moore0.54 Km
Wesleyan & College0.73 Km
Baker & Campus0.75 Km
Baker & Lake Edward0.82 Km
Wesleyan & College1.05 Km
Baker & Hampshire1.07 Km
Wesleyan & Academy1.19 Km
Baker & Hampshire92.75 Km
Baker & Hampshire112.42 Km
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Super Market

Grand Mart1.24 Km
Farm Fresh - Diamond Springs1.56 Km
Family Dollar1.59 Km
Walmart Supercenter1.95 Km
ALDI2.24 Km
Target Grocery2.35 Km
Vaschus Inc2.39 Km
Piggly Wiggly3.99 Km
Four Seasons Oriental Grocery4.66 Km
The Fresh Market5.11 Km
Walmart Neighborhood Market5.31 Km
JEB Little Creek Commissary6.06 Km
Save A Lot6.15 Km
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Restaurant

Aberdeen Barn1.57 Km
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant1.93 Km
Wawa2.12 Km
Subway2.15 Km
Ruby Tuesday2.23 Km
Max & Erma's2.24 Km
Logan's Roadhouse2.28 Km
Cinemark 182.61 Km
Cinema Cafe Pembroke Meadows4.94 Km
Brass Bell Steakhouse5.04 Km
Bruegger's Bagels5.09 Km
Yard House5.32 Km
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks5.38 Km
The Cheesecake Factory5.39 Km
P.F. Chang's5.44 Km
Jimmy John's5.65 Km
Ynot Italian6.16 Km
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill6.29 Km
Tijuana Flats6.48 Km
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Shopping Mall

Cypress Point Shopping Ctr1.57 Km
Newtown1.79 Km
Janaf Shopping Center2.08 Km
Military Circle2.43 Km
Best Square Shopping Center3.18 Km
Virginia Beach Plaza3.52 Km
Diamond Springs North3.94 Km
Pembroke Crossings Shoppes4.59 Km
Haygood Shopping Center4.65 Km
Independence Plaza4.68 Km
Lake Shores Plaza Shopping Center5.23 Km
Fairfield Shopping Center6.08 Km
Roosevelt Gardens Shopping Center6.09 Km
Providence Square6.36 Km
East Beach Villa's Sales Center6.47 Km
Kemps Corner Shoppes7.24 Km
KempsRiver Crossing7.49 Km
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Book Store

Children's Book Shoppe Stop1.6 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet1.87 Km
African Arts Bookstore2.52 Km
Urban Knowledge Bookstore LLC2.54 Km
Fantasy Escape Comics & Cards4.39 Km
Frontline Industries Publications4.85 Km
Tabernacle Family Bookstore5.44 Km
Warehouse Books5.66 Km
Barnes & Noble5.69 Km
AFK Books & Records5.99 Km
Smith Discount Books6.3 Km
Moore Expressions6.32 Km
Zeno's Books6.39 Km
Books by PJ Turner6.88 Km
Timbuktu Book Store7.14 Km
Snuggletime Books7.22 Km
Comic Kings7.78 Km
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Airport

Hospital Helipad1.86 Km
AIRPORT FIELD MAINTENANCE DEPT2.37 Km
Signature Flight Support ORF - Norfolk International Airport2.4 Km
A2 Global Shipping2.83 Km
Norfolk International Airport3.36 Km

Pharmacy

COASTAL PHARMACY1.86 Km
Walmart Pharmacy1.96 Km
Kimberly J. Tucker, PharmD2.06 Km
CVS Pharmacy2.3 Km
Rite Aid Pharmacy2.9 Km
BioScrip Infusion Services3.28 Km
Phar Merica3.66 Km
Homestead Ranch4.85 Km
Deborah W. Squibb, RPH4.95 Km
Rite Aid5.97 Km
Karlie D. Walker, Doctor6.16 Km
Bethany M. Kamis, PharmD6.16 Km
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