You have an idea about what college should be. Academically challenging. Mentally and physically engaging. Fun. Yes, even life-changing. As you consider various colleges and universities in Virginia and across the nation, we invite you to get to know Virginia Wesleyan—where “you’re not just a number” is not just a catchphrase. At VWU, the focus is on you.

Why Wesleyan?

We’re affordable. Over 98 percent of our students receive financial aid assistance. Merit-based scholarships of up to $24,000/year are available. Visit our Scholarship Calculator to determine your eligibility.

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 13:1 student/faculty ratio, you'll find an extremely supportive community, from financial aid to faculty mentors, ready to help you succeed.

We're nationally recognized. Selected for inclusion in The Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition and chosen as a 2018-2019 College of Distinction for excellence in student-focused higher education, VWU is getting noticed.

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

We're curious. Undergraduate research is an integral part of the VWU experience. You don’t have to wait until graduate school to pursue in-depth study of a subject near to your heart.

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

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

We're green. The environment is serious business at VWU. You can major and minor in earth and environmental sciences, environmental studies, marine science, and sustainability management. The recently opened Greer Environmental Sciences Center, a state-of-the-art facility, and our partnerships with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the Virginia Institute for Marine Science further demonstrate our commitment in this area. 

We’re global. Study abroad through direct exchange programs in Germany, Japan, Italy, and Mexico, or a broad range of affiliate and faculty-led programs that may find you studying art in Costa Rica or business in Beijing.

To speak with an enrollment counselor, please call 757.455.3208.