Virginia Wesleyan College

621 reviews
  1. Norfolk, VA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Virginia Wesleyan College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1584 Wesleyan Dr
Norfolk, VA 23502
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
870-1100
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,652/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,045/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,759/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,455/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,681/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,393/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,420Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, down-to-earth.
    33%
  • Social
    25%
  • Cliquey
    13%
  • Everyone at VWC is their own person
    13%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Atheletic
    4%
  • Energized
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Community
    35%
  • Safe environment
    35%
  • Inspiring
    15%
  • Absolutely Terrible
    5%
  • Dead
    5%
  • Education oriented environment
    5%

After Virginia Wesleyan College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

621 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    216
  • Average
    230
  • Poor
    53
  • Terrible
    30
Some classes are bigger than others, and some are very limited. The quality of the material being taught can't be questioned regardless. Most professors make it earsier than others and from my own experience majority do the best they can to help you outside of class if something isn't easy to grasp during classroom hours. The variety of classes offered is very good, although they cover many areas that may not match to the career that is wanted from the degree, but required by the cirriculum of the college to reach liberal arts standards. But this is also an up side because it spans over alot of information which broadens your horizons making you a better candidate for getting a job which leads to a career after graduation. The school can be somewhat of a community that has many cliques because its so small. But many of us know how to come together and show school spirit and work together when necessary. It's all about what you make it!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 15 2014
I love the professors here. They are very enthusiastic about the subjects they teach, and are more than willing to help you out. They're more like friends than teachers. I definitely have my favorites but almost everyone I've had has been amazing!

I'm pretty satisfied with my curriculum. The only thing I'm not so happy about is that most of the classes are lecture. There's not a lot of hands-on procedures going on, unless you're a science/ film production/ or theatre major. If you're okay with sitting in class and listening to PowerPoint presentations all day, you will love it here.

The workload is pretty rough. I'm only taking three classes and I have around 4-6 hours of homework a night. It's hard, but it's college.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 11 2013
I am currently in Communications and Film Production.
The professors are absolutely top notch for this field. Dr. Minnis and Dr. Ferguson are absolute geniuses in their field of Communication and Film, while Dr. Payne is highly knowledgeable in the field of Communication and Journalism. They all have something new to bring to the table and I am more than lucky to have met them and to have learned from them.

If you're going into Communications or Journalism, make sure to check out the Marlin Chronicle. The student-run newspaper has won many awards and achievements for their outstanding work and it's so much fun to be a part of!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 11 2013