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Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

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.

Web Sitewww.vwu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,374
   Women853 (62.1%)
   Men521 (37.9%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate90% of 1,654 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.21
SAT Math420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing390-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite17-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$48,378
Tuition and Fees
$35,610
Room and Board
$8,768
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Freshman Award$25,256
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$36,255

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
92
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Norfolk Population245,782 
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNorfolk, Virginia Beach
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBlue Marlin
Sororities15% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
25.4% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.0% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students2.4% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning60.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
34.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.36 3.61 528 556 23
Low 3.00 3.10 460 500 23
High 3.70 4.39 610 620 23
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