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Selected by the Princeton Review as a 2014 "Best College in Nation."
Featured in The Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges: 2013 Edition.
Featured by Colleges of Distinction for excellence in level of student engagement, excellence in teaching, vibrancy of community and success in student outcomes.
Listed in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition for outstanding sustainability initiatives.
Three prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation, including one that resulted in a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope, the best of its kind in southeastern Virginia.
Recently completed $2.8 million renovation to the College’s natural science facility including the creation of seven new dedicated research laboratories.
Week-long On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter in its sixth year, the only homeless shelter known to be operated on the property of a college campus in the U.S.
94% of graduates receive job offers or go on to graduate school within one year of graduation.
Our 300-acre campus is minutes away from a thriving metropolitan area of 1.7 millions people with opportunities for internships, research, night-life, and the beautiful Atlantic ocean. You can have the best of both worlds
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As you consider the various colleges and universities in Virginia and across the nation, consider the many strengths that Virginia Wesleyan has to offer. In addition to being located within minutes of the dynamic Hampton Roads area offering a wealth of opportunities for students and their families, VWC is student-centered, focused on undergraduate education, and rich in diversity of opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

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We're scholarly. Our faculty members are more than professors; they're scholars, mentors and friends. Ninety percent hold a PhD or the highest degree in their fields. They are actively engaged in research and scholarly publications.

We're supportive. Small class sizes and a 13:1 student/faculty ratio mean you're never a number at VWC. From financial aid to faculty mentors, you'll find an extremely supportive community ready to help you succeed.

We're on a roll. With a record-breaking number of applications, the largest freshman classes in the College's history, and a series of national recognitions in recent years, people are taking notice of this "powerhouse of a little place."

We're coastal. Just miles from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, the picturesque 300-acre campus of Virginia Wesleyan College is situated in the heart of Hampton Roads.

We're curious. Undergraduate research is an integral part of the VWC experience. You do not have to wait until graduate school to pursue in-depth study of a subject near to your heart while working closely with a faculty advisor.

We're competitive. Our student-athletes study hard and train hard. With nationally ranked teams and a truly committed and caring coaching staff, you'll get the best of both worlds—academic and athletic.

We're community minded. In keeping with the College's Wesleyan tradition, we believe that higher education is about more than gaining knowledge; it's about giving back, getting involved and reaching out to those in need.

We're green. Sustainability is serious business at Virginia Wesleyan. From our green roof to our recycled graduation gowns, we are committed to promoting a strong environmental ethic in everything we do in the classroom and beyond.

We're global. Opportunities for study abroad include direct exchange programs in Germany, Japan, Italy and Mexico, as well as a broad range of affiliate and faculty-led programs that may find you studying art in Costa Rica or business in Beijing.

Important Information

  • Regular decision application deadline: March 1
  • Priority FAFSA deadline: February 15
  • Notification date: April 1
  • National candidate's reply date: May 1
  • Admissions Office: (757) 455-3208
  • Financial Aid Office: (757) 455-3345

Application Tips

  • Submit your application as soon as you have decided VWC is on your "list."
  • Be sure to send all supporting materials (e.g., transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  • File the FAFSA in early January for optimal financial aid consideration.
  • Do not wait for an acceptance letter to file the FAFSA.
  • Use the Early Estimator to initiate a conversation with us about cost.
  • Visit campus before and after you've been admitted.
  • Do not let the "sticker price" deter you from applying; we invest significant institutional resources into financial aid.
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