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Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Virginia Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

9 Undergraduate Degrees
4 Graduate Degrees
$30,469 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
74% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Virginia Wesleyan University?

Contact details for VWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: 757-455-3200

How Do I Get Into VWU?

You can apply to VWU online at:

Admission Requirements for VWU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into VWU?

74% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, VWU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to VWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 610. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Virginia Wesleyan University  ( 490 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Virginia Wesleyan University  ( 470 to 580 )
VWU received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 28. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Virginia Wesleyan University  ( 18 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Virginia Wesleyan University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Virginia Wesleyan University  ( 20 to 29 )

Can I Afford Virginia Wesleyan University?

$30,469 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
7.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of VWU is $30,469. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At VWU, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,102 a year. That adds up to $32,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at VWU is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Virginia Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,188 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,274 undergraduate students at VWU, with 1,188 being full-time and 86 being part-time.


There are also 73 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,188 full-time undergraduates at VWU, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Wesleyan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 289
Hispanic or Latino 118
White 641
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 110

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Virginia Wesleyan University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 13 countries are represented at VWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, France, and Japan.

Online Learning at Virginia Wesleyan University

149 Took All Classes Online
171 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 171 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at VWU has changed over the last few years.


Virginia Wesleyan University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Education 9 0 9
Other Education 0 4 4
TOTAL 9 4 13


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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