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Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located on the border of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Founded in 1961 by the Virginia United Methodist Church, the school�s enrollment is approximately 1,400 students.

Location

Address
1584 Wesleyan Dr
City
Norfolk
State
VA

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1459
In State Tuition Fees
31532
Out State Tuition Fees
31532
ACT Score
24
SAT Score
1110
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.3
Male Female Ratio
38:62
Acceptance Rate
89%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Methodist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Bob Marlin
Colors
Blue Silver
Conference
ACC

College History

History

A young college, Virginia Wesleyan was chartered in 1961 with support from the United Methodist Church. In 1966, a small group of 75 pioneering students started at the new four-year, private college � the first of its kind in South Hampton Roads. Since the moment of its charter, Virginia Wesleyan has continued to grow in scope and distinction. Our students come from all parts of the country, as well as throughout the world. Virginia Wesleyan also reaches across generations with the Adult Studies Program, established in 1982 for nontraditional-aged working students seeking their degrees through night and weekend courses. Virginia Wesleyan campus has grown rapidly in recent years with new and exciting facilities, including high-tech classrooms, the one-of-a-kind Jane P. Batten Student Center and a variety of new programs. We graduated our 6,000th student in 2003. At Wesleyan, you won't just learn the "facts," but how to apply them to your life and career. A liberal arts education encourages and nurtures independent and critical thinking. In other words, it teaches you to think � to know where to go for information and knowledge. At Wesleyan, you won't just learn the "facts," but how to apply them to your life and career. We know that a solid education in the liberal arts is what future employers demand. We're all about creating leaders, not followers. We are so dedicated to the value of a liberal arts education that our vision for the college is "to become a Phi Beta Kappa-caliber college." PBK is the most prestigious liberal arts organization in the country, and our goal of obtaining a chapter on campus demonstrates how serious we are about the liberal arts. We've got BIG plans for enhancing our campus and our programs so that we can attain this designation.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Virginia Wesleyan College is to engage students of diverse ages, religions, ethnic origins and backgrounds in a rigorous liberal arts education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of life and career in a complex and rapidly changing world. In this endeavor, the college employs a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides opportunities to connect the study of the liberal arts with practical learning experiences on campus, in the Hampton Roads region, and throughout the world. In accord with our United Methodist heritage, Virginia Wesleyan aspires to be a supportive community that is committed to social responsibility, ethical conduct, higher learning and religious freedom.

Alumni

Alumni

Eddie Generazio - author Randy Peele - head coach of men's basketball at Winthrop University Bob Valvano - American sportscaster Keller Williams - Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 300 acres (1.21�km2)

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