Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, Methodist, liberal arts college located in Norfolk, Virginia. Virginia Wesleyan College was chartered in 1961 and opened as a four-year private college in 1966. The college is situated on a 300-acre campus on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk. The college offers an array of certification programs and undergraduate majors and minors in subjects like the arts, history, journalism, environmental science, English, mathematics and computer science.

Virginia Wesleyan College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The college also participates in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Virginia Wesleyan College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Marlins and participate in sports like basketball, lacrosse, track, soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf and softball.

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Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Dr
Norfolk , VA 23502-5599
General Phone: (757) 455-3200

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Virginia Wesleyan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts66foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Latin language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Business and Management53business management
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24parks and recreation studies
Science20biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Media17communication studies
Education and Teaching16elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Mathematics5mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Art Studies5art studies
Family and Social Work2social work
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Virginia Wesleyan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26135

Virginia Wesleyan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Virginia Wesleyan College had a total enrollment of 1,433 students (1,288 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 19%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 41%
20-21 29%
22-24 9%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York7%
New Jersey4%
New Hampshire1%
North Carolina1%
State unknown1%

Virginia Wesleyan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 59 %

Virginia Wesleyan College Room and Board (2007)

Virginia Wesleyan College offers campus housing for 789 of its 1,288 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Norfolk, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Virginia Wesleyan College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math450550
ACT Verbal1725
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1826

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Virginia Wesleyan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,438
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,438
Room and board $ 7,925
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
Virginia Wesleyan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 376700)

Virginia Wesleyan College Faculty

Virginia Wesleyan College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$76,82914$68,946
Associate professoracademic year13$58,1698$57,701
Assistant professoracademic year16$53,79612$54,871
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year50$64,01835$61,142

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Virginia Wesleyan College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Baseball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Track Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Virginia Wesleyan College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Virginia Wesleyan College Apart:

Number of students
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Top 7%Virginia Wesleyan College Number of students
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Top 8%Virginia Wesleyan College Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 10%Virginia Wesleyan College % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 13%Virginia Wesleyan College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 15%Virginia Wesleyan College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 16%Virginia Wesleyan College % of degrees in media
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Top 17%Virginia Wesleyan College Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 17%Virginia Wesleyan College Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Virginia Wesleyan College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%Virginia Wesleyan College % of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%Virginia Wesleyan College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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