Quick Facts

  • A 300-acre park-like campus just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay
  • Over 1,500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students
  • An additional 4,000 continuing studies and lifelong learning students, and 400 students at LUJ/VWU Global collaborative in Tokyo, Japan
  • 59 percent female and 41 percent male students
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio
  • An average class size of 15
  • 67 percent of classes with fewer than 20 students
  • 0 classes led by teaching assistants
  • 39 undergraduate degree programs, 31 minors, 19 pre-professional tracks, and three master's degree programs
  • Most popular majors by degree awarded:
    • Traditional and Non-Traditional: Business, Biology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sport and Recreation Professions
    • Traditional Only: Biology, Business, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sport and Recreation Professions
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • 146 faculty members within the Batten Honors College, Birdsong School of Social Science, Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities, D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies, and VWU Global Campus
  • 115 faculty members possess a doctorate or other terminal degree
  • Hundreds of internship opportunities in Hampton Roads metropolitan market
  • 99 percent of students receive scholarships/grants from all sources.
  • 70 percent of students receive awards based on financial need with an average award package of $33,000
  • 50+ student organizations and clubs
  • 22 intercollegiate sports (Division III) with membership in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and an esports team
  • 96% of first-time, first-year students and 85% of all undergraduates live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing
  • 20 residence halls in four campus-based villages and an additional eight mixed-use apartment buildings in Oxford Village on the north side of the campus
  • 4 national fraternities and 5 national sororities, with membership in the Interfraternity Council, National Panhellenic Conference, and National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • More than 32,000 volunteer and community service hours a year