Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.
An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.
Named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education and recognized as a green college by The Princeton Review, Virginia Wesleyan University is a private, four-year liberal arts college empowering students to become active learners and engaged citizens.
VWU's 300-acre picturesque campus is on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, ideally positioned in a metropolitan area brimming with opportunities for internships and employment as well as social and recreational activities.
With approximately 1,400 students and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, Virginia Wesleyan students receive personal attention from passionate professors who love to teach. VWU offers 33 majors, 30 minors and seven pre-professional programs with everything from classics to chemistry and history to recreation and leisure studies. There's even the unique option to design your own major.
A member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Virginia Wesleyan’s NCAA Division III athletics program features nationally-ranked teams, All-American athletes and a committed and caring coaching staff. And with more than 70 clubs and organizations, intramural sports and community service opportunities, there’s always something to keep mind, body and spirit active at VWU.