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Study at 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.

Profile of Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College is in Norfolk, VA. Norfolk is a large city. The school is classified as a United Methodist college. Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Virginia Wesleyan College offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at the school include media, mathematics, nutrition and exercise therapy, security and law enforcement, and liberal arts.

Virginia Wesleyan College Selectivity

Not all applicants to Virginia Wesleyan College are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 540 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 540 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Virginia Wesleyan College teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 1, 433 students study at the school .

Student Life

Virginia Wesleyan College offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Virginia Wesleyan College can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Old Dominion Athletic Conference athletics.

Virginia Wesleyan College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts104interdisciplinary studies, social services, English, political science, history, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management49business management
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24parks and recreation studies
Media20communication studies
Therapy and Counselling13psychology
Science13biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences
Family and Social Work7social work
Mathematics6mathematics and computer science, mathematics
Religion and Philosophy5religion, philosophy
Art Studies2art studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Education and Teaching1art education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching

Contact: Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College

1584 Wesleyan Dr

Norfolk, VA 23502-5599

General Phone: (757) 455-3200


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