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Virginia Wesleyan College has been honored as a 2015-2016 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. Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. 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. Qualitative and quantitative research is then 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. “This acknowledgement confirms to the college bound community that VWC excels at what matters: providing a teaching-centered undergraduate education that combines innovative learning programs with experiential educational opportunities,” says Colleges of Distinction Founder Wes Creel. To view Virginia Wesleyan’s profile or for more information about the online guide, visit