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.
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average GPA: 3.42
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:
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.
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.
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 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.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1170 and Above
960 to 1170
960 and Less
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.
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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