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Virginia Wesleyan, founded in 1961, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 300-acre campus is located in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 10 miles from downtown area and 15 miles from the ocean.

Website: www.vwu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,387
Undergraduate
Students
(59.7%) 814 Women
(42.0%) 573 Men
100
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 2,323 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
525 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,848
Tuition and Fees
$36,910
Room and Board
$10,338
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$26,515
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,515
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
90
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Virginia Beach Population
245,782 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hampton Roads
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Marlin
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
24.0% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.3% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
0.7%
First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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