70%

Acceptance Rate

$24,138

Avg.Financial Aid

003767

FAFSA Code

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,437

Website

www.vwu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private, United Methodist university, Virginia Wesleyan University is situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Virginia Wesleyan University covers an area of 300 acres. It was in 1961 when the Virginia Wesleyan University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Virginia Wesleyan University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Sapientia Illuminat Viam and its official colors are dark blue, grey/silver and coastal blue. The total enrolment stands at 1,470 students at Virginia Wesleyan University. Around 1,436 and 34 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 122 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 86% of the students are 24 and under at Virginia Wesleyan University. At VWU around 52% are white, 23% are Black or African American, and 8% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. In its 59 years of existence, VWU has produced several known personalities like Sam Presti, Kelly Fowler, Eddie Generazio, and Richard Stuart. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 57 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). The total endowment of the Virginia Wesleyan University is around $60 million (2020).

Location & Contact

Address

5817 Wesleyan Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7574553200
Fax: 7574615238
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Virginia Wesleyan University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

70%

SAT Range

980 - 1180

ACT Range

21 - 25

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The university takes in few each year. Moreover, admission to VWU is fairly easy. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Virginia Wesleyan University. It is a non-refundable amount. The SAT score in the range of 950-1180 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at Virginia Wesleyan University is 24. However, those getting an ACT score less than 20 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455, or call (757) 455-3200.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$25,357

Average Annual Cost

$36,010

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$650

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,257

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,100

Total One Year Cost

$50,517

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to VWU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $51,101. The average annual tuition cost ($36,860), books and supplies ($1,500), room and boarding ($9,581), and budget for other expenses ($3,160) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

62%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

47 Graduates

Psychology, General

34 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

29 Graduates

Biology, General

22 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

18 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

16 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

14 Graduates

Mathematics and Computer Science

12 Graduates

Political Science and Government

12 Graduates

Education, General

11 Graduates

Social Work

11 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

9 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

9 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

8 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

7 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

6 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

5 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Sociology

5 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

4 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,351

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

41%

Full-time

93%

Part-time

7%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

53% White

3% Unknown

25% Black

8% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

25%

Out Of State

75%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$71,509 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 91% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

91%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Marlin

School Colors

navy blue, silver, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

177

Total Female Athletes

160

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,581 per year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at VWU. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$26,250

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$272 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,138

Students Receiving Federal Grants

45%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,478

Students Receiving State Aid

57%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,019

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,406

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$26,999

$30K - $48K

$28,226

$48K - $75K

$25,215

$75K - $110K

$23,984

> $110K

$19,391

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,338,703

The financial aid department of Virginia Wesleyan University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Virginia Wesleyan University is around $21,036 and the federal grant is $4,553. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,982 as well as institutional aid worth $21,036. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Virginia Wesleyan University add up to $4,338,703 per year.

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