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Forbes has featured Virginia Wesleyan College on its annual list of “50 College Gems With Bargain Tuitions, SAT Optional Policies And Openings.” These 50 gems are paired down from 350 institutions that have reported to the National Association for College Admission Counseling that they are still accepting freshman and transfer applications. Forbes cross referenced these schools with The Princeton Review’s guide to The Best 379 Colleges 2015 Edition—a list that bears VWC’s name—resulting in a table of 50 “excellent colleges” ranked by SAT scores. Forbes managing editor Matt Schifrin describes the featured schools as “educational gems” and notes that “the vast majority of these colleges are extremely generous with institutional grants, otherwise known as tuition discounts.” He also highlights schools like VWC that offer test optional admission, giving students the chance to apply without submitting standardized SAT or ACT scores. This option is offered to prospective freshmen who present at least a 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and have taken a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school. For additional information, view VWC’s College Profile or visit