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Virginia Wesleyan College has been honored as a 2013-2014 College of Distinction, chosen for its excellence in student-focused higher education and its exemplary commitment to the Four Distinctions set forth by engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. Developed by a group of high school guidance and college counselors in 2002, Colleges of Distinction provides students and parents with unbiased information about schools that excel in these key areas. To become a College of Distinction, colleges and universities must be nominated by college counselors, college administrative members and the Colleges of Distinction selection team. After nomination, qualitative and quantitative research is conducted and evaluated, including interviews and feedback from senior administration, faculty, alumni and current students, as well as graduation rates, classroom size and other key stats that speak to the Four Distinctions. “We focus on colleges that are the best places to learn, grow and succeed,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of Distinction’ create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country.” To view Virginia Wesleyan’s profile or for more information about the online guide, visit