Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Wesleyan University Student Essentials

Virginia Wesleyan University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: United Methodist
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Marlin
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $30,998
Out-of-State Tuition: $30,998
Retention Rate: 67%
Enrollment: 1,514
Year Established: 1961

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University in Norfolk, Virginia offers top-notch academics as well as outside opportunities in a personal, tight-knit environment.

With high academic rankings from Princeton Review and others, Virginia Wesleyan boasts an impressive faculty, most of whom have received the highest degree in their field and many of whom received their education from the most prestigious universities.

Virginia Wesleyan offers more than 35 degree programs in arts, humanities, social sciences and professional fields, among others.

For adult learners, Virginia Wesleyan also offers an individualized and highly flexible bachelor's program.

Additional programs to help students on their journey to a career or graduate school include career internships and a thorough career development program.

Social and extracurricular opportunities include numerous religious, cultural and academic clubs and creative opportunities.

With fewer than 1,500 students and most of them residing on campus, Virginia Wesleyan's student life is both vibrant and personalized.

Tuition is comparable to that of other regional private schools, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. Admissions applications to Virginia Wesleyan may be completed online.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

33% of students gave Virginia Wesleyan University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

The school is great, it has many oppportunities with clubs and orginizations and greek life! the housing is OK... it could be better but you only have to sleep there! The staff is great and very helpful, we also have a leaning center which is free tutoring and a computer lab. The school has two 24hr computer labs, one in the library and on in Clarke hall. The food depands on the day you could get a crap dinner but then you could just eat cereal or a PB&J. You will definitley meet some great people and have long lasting frendships!There are some disadvantages but the advantages will out weigh them.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

This school is ok. It is very small and the food is horrible. But you can meet good poeple and make great friends because it is so small. The food off campus is good and there is a lot around the campus.

Virginia Wesleyan University Map & Location

Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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Getting Around Virginia Wesleyan University


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Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,514
Freshman Class 295
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,514

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 23%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 6%
African American 23%
Caucasian 64%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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