Virginia Wesleyan University Rankings

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In the World#4773 of 14178
In North America#1305 of 2629
In the United States#1228 of 2528
In Virginia#33 of 63
In Virginia Beach#2 of 4

Quick Review

Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
77%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$25,000 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,387
Graduates
100
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
vwu.edu

Virginia Wesleyan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate77%75%78%
Applicants2,3238651,458
Admissions1,7856511,134
Freshmen enrolled full time344138206

39 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

167 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
299 or 87%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1180
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Virginia Wesleyan University are 950-1180 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
37 or 11%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Virginia Wesleyan University are 20-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White786 (53%)
Black or African American342 (23%)
Hispanic113 (8%)
Two or more races100 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown66 (4%)
Nonresident Alien33 (2%)
Asian31 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$25,000/year
Average aid awarded
$24,820
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,816
$30-48K$20,744
$48-75K$24,294
$75-110K$25,360
$110K+$26,613

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$36,010$8,982
Tuition in-state$36,010$8,982
Tuition out-of-state$36,010$8,982
Fee in-district$850
Fee in-state$850
Fee out-of-state$850

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity848
Combined charge for room and board$9,581

Virginia Wesleyan University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General4216
Psychology, General28
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General18
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies16
Education, General12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12
Mathematics, General12
Art & Art Studies, General10
English Language and Literature, General9
Social Work9
Social Sciences, General8
Political Science and Government, General7
Biological and Physical Sciences6
Mathematics and Computer Science5
History, General4
Chemistry, General4
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3
Sociology3
International Relations and Affairs3
Environmental Studies3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
Education, Other3
History, Other2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Latin Language and Literature2
Spanish Language and Literature2
Music, General2
Philosophy2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Grand Total25919
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%45%50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 59%

Publications & Citations

Publications
325
Citations
2,227

Publication count by topic

Sociology
73
Art
55
Biology
49
Psychology
44
Philosophy
18
History
18
Political science
16
Mathematics
12
Computer science
12
Engineering
5
Environmental science
4
Geography
3
Business
2
Materials science
2
Economics
2
Medicine
2
Physics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art101585
History188018
Philosophy22458
Psychology24851,161
Sociology289192
Political science360219
Biology4067426
Environmental science426937
Physics435823
Materials science439197
Mathematics465852
Computer science4717101
Economics52632
Geography54003
Engineering59332
Business60311
Medicine64083

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990020
199115
199206
199301
199403
199513
199626
199719
199813
199905
200035
200134
200236
200357
200466
2005118
2006133
20072511
20082118
20091522
20102745
20112691
20123094
201320147
201436158
201525165
201616216
201714233
20184221
20193275

General info

Alternative namesWesleyan
VWC
VWU
Marlins
VA Wesleyan
Founded1961
WikipediaVirginia Wesleyan University
MottoSapientia Illuminat Viam
Wisdom Lights the Way
Colorsblue, sliver
Academic CalendarFour-One-Four
Total FTE staff261
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23455
United States
City population448,000
Phone7574553200
Fax+1 (757) 461 4944

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