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Virginia Wesleyan University

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5817 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, United States

Location info of Virginia Wesleyan University

  • Located in coastal Virginia, a diverse metropolitan region rich in history, culture, and thriving industry, Virginia Wesleyan’s campus is minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.
  • The Best Places to Live in the US in 2022 Niche.com, 2022
  • Best City to Find a Job WalletHub, 2021
  • Safest Large City in America MoneyGeek, 2021

Top Reasons to Study in Virginia Wesleyan University

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 field.

We’re supportive. With small classes and a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, you’ll find an extremely supportive community, from financial aid to faculty mentors, ready to help you succeed.

We’re diverse. In 2020 US News & World Report recognized us as one of the top 25 most ethnically diverse national liberal arts colleges in the country. We have a campus population that is 48% self-identified people of color. In addition, first-generation students comprise approximately 25% of our campus population.

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About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is coastal Virginia’s premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the university annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.


Career at Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University’s Career Development Program (CDP) is dedicated to assisting students to discover their academic and professional pathways and to create plans to achieve their professional goals. We offer an array of resources, one-on-one career counseling sessions, customized programming, and internship and externship opportunities to facilitate meaningful career development. Our staff assists students at all levels, from first-year students exploring career options to seniors preparing for post-college employment. We also offer assistance to alumni.

Campus life

A real education is about more than books and tests. It’s about life. From the campus traditions to Greek Life, intramural sports, and 50+ clubs and organizations, there is always something to keep body and soul active and engaged on campus.

Virginia Wesleyan University is located in Coastal Virginia, a diverse and vibrant region rich in history, culture, natural resources, and thriving industry. Virginia Wesleyan is in world-famous Virginia Beach, Virginia, just miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, and part of a metropolitan region of 1.7 million people.

Ranking & Accreditation of Virginia Wesleyan University

  • Top 30 in Ethnic Diversity among Liberal Arts InstitutionsU.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Top Performer on Social MobilityU.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Student Accommodation at Virginia Wesleyan University

  • Housing: $10,264
  • Other: $3,680

Programs at Virginia Wesleyan University


  1. American Studies
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Criminal Justice (Online)*
  4. History
  5. History & Social Science
  6. International Studies
  7. International Studies (Online)*
  8. Political Science
  9. Psychology
  10. Psychology (Online)*
  11. Social Science
  12. Social Science (Online)*
  13. Sociology
  14. Sociology (Online)*
  15. Theatre
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  1. Master of Business Administration (Online)*
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  1. Allied Health Studies
  2. Business
  3. Business (Online)*
  4. Education & Special Education
  5. Recreational Therapy
  6. Social Work
  7. Sports and Recreation Managment
  8. Sustainability Management
  9. Sustainability Management (Online)*
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  1. Biochemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Information Systems
  5. Computer Science
  6. Earth and Environmental Sciences
  7. Environmental Studies
  8. Environmental Studies (Online)*
  9. Information Systems (Online)*
  10. Mathematics
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  1. Art
  2. Classical Studies
  3. Communication
  4. Comprehensive Liberal Studies
  5. Comprehensive Liberal Studies (Online)*
  6. Digital Music (Online)*
  7. English
  8. French Studies
  9. German Studies
  10. Hispanic Studies
  11. Individualized Studies
  12. Music
  13. Philosophy
  14. Religious Studies
  15. Women’s & Gender Studies
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