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Colleges / Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA 4-Year Private

About Marlins

Virginia Wesleyan University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Virginia Beach, VA, less than an hour from Hampton Roads.

Founded in 1961, Marlins currently enrolls around 1,347 students a year, including 1,274 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Marlins's endowment was valued at $60,300,000 in 2021.

Admissions Facts About Marlins

Acceptance rate: 74%

Average GPA: 3.42

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Marlins Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Virginia Wesleyan University. Around 74 percent of all applicants to Marlins are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.42 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Marlins a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 406 students who started at Marlins as first-time freshman, 186 graduate within four years.

Around 50 percent of students who started at Marlins earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $35,515 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Marlins sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Marlins a good school for YOU?

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College Info

5817 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Campus Setting: Urban

Marlins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marlins is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marlins is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Marlins ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


20 to 28


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marlins is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Marlins. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Marlins SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1170


Math SAT Range

470 - 580


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


960 to 1170


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marlins students is 1065. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marlins, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marlins.

Marlins Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marlins is like? There are approximately 1,487 students enrolled at Marlins, including 1,363 undergraduate students and 124 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from VA and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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