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Virginia Wesleyan College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1961
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,417
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $45,557,424
Admissions Address

1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502-5599

Website

http://www.vwc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@vwc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Richard T. Hinshaw
Admissions office telephone: (800) 737-8684
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.vwc.edu/admissions/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 0 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 12 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 1,342
Total acceptances: 1,128
Total freshman enrollment: 371
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 522
Male acceptances: 439
Male freshman enrollment: 162
 
Female applicants: 820
Female acceptances: 689
Female freshman enrollment: 209
Out-of-state freshmen: 30%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 10%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 65%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 530
Math: 430 – 540
Combined: 870 – 1070

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 10.0% 10.0%
500-599 32.0% 35.0%
400-499 53.0% 47.0%
300-399 4.0% 7.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 20%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 22
Math: 16 – 22
Composite: 17 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
24-29 13.0% 12.0% 13.5%
18-23 55.0% 44.0% 42.0%
12-17 32.0% 39.0% 44.5%
6-11 0.0% 4.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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