Virginia Wesleyan University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Virginia Beach, VA

$36,860

Avg tuition

BestColleges.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Ready to take the next step?

Discover programs by subject area to find the best college for your future.

Search all programs

About Virginia Wesleyan University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Virginia Wesleyan University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,487, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 77%. The university offers 35 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $36,860.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

77% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1180

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-28

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

Learn more about how we determine school awards

1k

Students Enrolled

14%

Online Student Enrollment

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

53%

Black

23%

Hispanic

8%

Two or more races

7%

Unknown

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

6

Total Online Enrollment

206

Student Location Breakout

14% 86%

Percent of Programs Online

84% On-campus

16% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 14% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 50% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

41%

State Grant Aid

68%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

41%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,553
State Grant Aid $2,982
Institution Grant Aid $21,036
Pell Grant Aid $4,643

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.