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Reviews 597 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The college is a gated campus. Security ID's everyone on the way in so no one just walks around campus with out a reason to be there. You can also call security to walk you to your dorm at night which makes me feel very safe. VWC as a community also uses the LiveSafe app which helps students easily contact security or report suspicious activity.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They have options for everyone, even single dorms and apartments/townhouses on campus. Dorms are co-ed by floor and bathrooms in the regular villages are communal. If you request a roommate and they request you then you are almost guaranteed to end up together, which is really nice. Overall, everyone at this school is very friendly and helpful, so if you have questions they're more than happy to help.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is very nice and helpful here! It's a good school and there's a sense of community here that I haven't felt anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Its not really about how many people show up it is more like something we all do as a school if we wanted to to cheer on our school and support our athletes

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think that diversity is very much celebrated at VWC and people for the most part are very accepting and open to ethic/racial diversity, economic background, political beliefs, and sexual orientation. I think there is some pressure for students to participate in going to church, but it is a Wesleyan college, so that really isn't a surprise, it's actually expected. But as a mixed-race (white and African-American) atheist, I have not been discriminated by anyone on campus as of yet, and I don't really expect to be anytime in the future.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't think that the drug scene is out of control at my school. The most people do is drink, which happens on the weekends, and usually takes place at parties in Greek housing, or most of the time, students go off campus to other colleges (Old Dominion) or to clubs in the area.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing experience with my professors and courses at Virginia Wesleyan. I have formed very good relationships with a couple of my professors, one being both my academic advisor for my English major and my women's and gender studies minor, and my academic advisor for my theatre major. I have taken a wide variety of classes my freshman year. Because they are a liberal arts college, VWC requires students to earn a certain amount of credits from core subjects including math, science (lab), history, arts/theatre, and english.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not looked into internships yet because I am only beginning my sophomore year, but one experience I had that showed me that the value of a degree from this school is high is when one my Script Analysis professor had a guest speaker come to class who happened to be an alumni. The speaker's career was a professional dramaturg, and she talked about how her job took her all across the country, and how soon she would be going to Japan to do research for a particular show. This experience really showed me how important a degree from VWC can be, and it even inspired me to seriously consider being a dramaturg.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do feel incredibly safe on campus. Our campus has only one entrance and exit which is manned 24/7 be security. Our campus also takes advantage of the live safe app which students can use to track their friends' location if they are walking back to their dorm late at night, and if there is an emergency, it can alert authorities immediately of any danger. Our campus also had a huge sexual assault awareness informative program last year for all freshmen (which is what I was) and they really pushed the message across about how wrong sexual assault is.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay. However, it really depends on what building and even what room you are assigned to. I prefer to either be with one roommate or in a single by myself. In the hall I lived in, there were multiple incidents in which my roommate and I found cockroaches and house centipedes in our room and the laundry room. One advantage that our room had was that we could control turning our ac/heat on and off whenever we wanted. After talking to my other friends, they informed me that they had no control of when it was on or off. My dorm was a relatively convenient place for me to walk to all of my classes, as I could get up a half hour before most of my classes and get ready and run to class and be right on time. The cost of my housing was covered through one of my scholarships, so I can't complain about the cost of housing.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really have opinion on Greek life. I have no desire to join a sorority, because it isn't really my scene, and I basically view sororities and fraternities as paying to have friends, but that is just my opinion. I have never seen anyone being ostracized or made fun of for not being a non-Greek.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not much of an athlete, so I don't pay much attention to my college's sports teams. I know that we're a division 3 college, and since I had a roommate who was on the track team, I do know that many of the track and field athletes complain because our campus does not have an outdoor track. I have never attended a sports event before, and I am not sure if I ever will. I strongly believe that athletics are favored over other programs and extracurriculars on campus like theatre.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, I have enjoyed my time being a full-time student at Virginia Wesleyan College. The main reason why I chose to attend this college is because of the small population of students, the small campus, and the small class sizes. Being able to have easy and as much access as possible to my professors is really important to me. I wanted to attend a college where the professors would know me by name, and that is exactly what I got while attending Virginia Wesleyan. Students and professors are very friendly and approachable, and the community at VWC as a whole is very welcoming and positive.

Although the campus is small, there are plenty opportunities to get involved with clubs, sports and organizations. I have been a part of my school's newspaper The Marlin Chronicle, and I also performed in a couple of one-act plays, and the spring musical. Despite coming almost 700 miles away from my home state of 18 years (Ohio), I was still able to make friends with many people because it didn't matter that I was from another state. Like many students attending VWC, I didn't grow up in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area or in Virginia. Overall, my experience has been a great one, and I would definitely choose to attend Virginia Wesleyan again if I could to do it all over.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Enjoying my experiences thus far.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life......it is not what I am interested in.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There many athletic activities available on campus for everyone to partake in. I am not an athlete so I greatly appreciate the activities that are available to me.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am enjoying my experiences thus far at VWC. I am looking forward to become more involved in the campus community.

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife doesn't happen, unless you go to a club off campus. The two main ones people go to are Peabody and Rainbow.

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Few parties, the only "real" parties have to be approved by security first, and they have a ton of rules to abide by. Greek life hosts majority of the parties on campus, but they all suck. And of course, you will find the occasional dorm party here and there but chances are you'll get livesafed by your neighbor and shut down.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: For a private liberal arts school, it's not very good. Like I mentioned before, the professors aren't paid very much here, and in turn don't do a very good job. I'm not saying all of the professors are bad, but the majority are. Academics can be challenging at times, but other times it's easy to get an A in the class by just showing up.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: The LGBTQ+ community here is dead, probably for a good reason, and there are still students at this school who are bigots toward them. The school as a whole isn't very diverse.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no police at this school, which kind of makes it ok for students to drink underage. If security catches you drunk and you happen to be underage, you get written up. You don't get arrested. But honestly, there is no fun at this school unless you happen to be drunk.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though I was at a small school, and typically it's one on one with the professor, it didn't feel that way. There was a couple good professors that everyone knew about, but a lot of them sucked. And it's because they get paid very little compared to the average professor.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I went to the career services center once to get help with my resume and cover letter and I was not accepted for that job. They try to help, but a part of me thinks they don't know what they are doing. As far as the value of a degree from the school goes, I don't think the value is very is worth very much considering you are paying 40k a year. When you tell yoir employer you go to "Virginia Wesleyan" 1, they won't know where that is, 2, it's acceptance rate is 93% according to Niche.com, so the value isn't worth much.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Everyone gets sick at this campus, leaving for winter break for a month and a half and coming back, you get sick. Going home for a weekend and coming back, you get sick. The nurse on campus can't prescribe, but she will give you OTC medications.

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