First-Year Students

Academics. Diversity. Location.

At Virginia Wesleyan University, we are proud to be a liberal arts institution. Our faculty are outstanding. Our classes are small. And regardless of major, students learn to think creatively, solve problems effectively, and communicate clearly—desirable skills sought by employers and graduate school admission committees.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Virginia Wesleyan among the 20 most ethnically diverse national liberal arts universities in the country. All students feel at home here, and they benefit from living and learning among others with different backgrounds and experiences.

College students spend less than 20 hours a week in the classroom. So what happens outside the classroom is crucial to growth as a person and in preparation for the job market or graduate school. Virginia Wesleyan’s location is your advantage. Virginia Beach and the communities that surround it comprise the second largest metropolitan area in Virginia, providing you with an incredible amount of opportunities for internships, research, and part-time employment. And when it’s time to unwind, the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay are just minutes away.

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Receive a $1,000 Visit Grant when you organize a virtual or in-person visit with the Enrollment Office

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Receive a $1,000 FAFSA Grant when you list VWU on your FAFSA

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