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Colleges / Virginia Wesleyan University

About Marlins

Virginia Wesleyan University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marlins was founded in 1961 and now enrolls around 1,347 students a year, including 1,274 undergrads. Marlins provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Marlins! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Marlins's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Marlins students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Marlins has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Marlins has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Marlins on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Marlins on the Student Life page.

2021 Marlins Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 81%
Tuition $36,010

Is Marlins a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what Marlins offers and if it sounds like a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Virginia Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to get into Marlins. Around 74% of applicants get into Marlins each year. Last year, 2,195 students applied to Marlins and 1,624 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marlins

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Marlins, around 85% return for their sophomore year. Marlins's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 50%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Marlins Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Marlins's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Marlins's endowment was valued at $60.3 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Marlins

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Marlins meets 67.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Marlins full-time are awarded $29,546 a year in financial aid, on average.

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Marlins. Based on this information, how does Marlins sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marlins a good school for you?

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Where is Virginia Wesleyan University Located?

Marlins is located in the urban setting of Virginia Beach, Virginia, less than an hour from Hampton Roads.

If you want to see Marlins for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Virginia Beach, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Norfolk International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marlins and Virginia Beach are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5817 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Campus Setting: Urban

Marlins Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marlins is Continuous processing.

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

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Marlins ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

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20 to 29

Avg

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Marlins SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

960 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

470 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 610

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Marlins Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$37,510

In State

$37,510

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$36,010
$36,010
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at Marlins is like? There are approximately 1,347 students enrolled at Marlins, including 1,274 undergraduate students and 73 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from VA and 23% percent of students are from other states.

93%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,347

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,010

Out-of-State

$36,010

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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