Virginia Wesleyan University

Location Virginia Beach
Established 1961
Famous For Liberal Arts and Sciences University 


Virginia Wesleyan University is a private university located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was established in 1961 and annually enrolls approximately 1600 students in its traditional learning and online learning courses. The education delivery at the university is rooted in liberal arts tradition and also has Methodist heritage, due to which the students are provided with a broad academic foundation while also cultivating engaged citizens. 

The educational institution has organized its academic programs into distinct schools that include the Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities, the Birdsong School of Social Science, Batten Honors College, D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies, University College, and the Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The schools offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in various disciplines.

Services for International Students

The Campus Life office at Virginia Wesleyan works to engage students in the education programs in a manner that they can have unique experiences. Additionally, the university has various other resources and services to take care of the health and wellness of the students and also the way they take career decisions during and after graduation. 


  • 156-201st in the National Liberal Arts Colleges by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 38th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings


The Office of Residence Life takes care of the campus living experience of students, who can choose from the various residence halls. Two of the four villages for housing on campus are modelled after Thomas Jefferson's Oxford-Cambridge plan and have classrooms, students residences and faculty offices. Living in the residence halls enables students to gain educational, cultural, social and recreational enrichment while pursuing their education. 

About Location

Virginia Beach is an independent city that is situated on the southeastern coast of Virginia. It is known as a resort city that has plenty of beaches and many restaurants, and hotels. The city has a suburban feel to it, wherein the residents are welcoming. Virginia Beach has a vibrant cultural scene and also has various outdoor recreational venues giving students ample amount of options to relax and enjoy during their free time.

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