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Colleges / Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Marlins Admissions

Consult with Virginia Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Marlins Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Marlins's admissions stats.

Marlins 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 13%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Virginia Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Virginia Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Marlins?

Marlins does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Virginia Wesleyan University Admissions

Transferring to Virginia Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Marlins

Marlins has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Marlins?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Marlins

What does Marlins consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Marlins for more information on admission factors.

Marlins 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Marlins, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Marlins's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Marlins?

Students admitted to Marlins have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. Marlins considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At Marlins 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Virginia Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.47%
3.75 and 3.99 12.98%
3.50 and 3.74 16.22%
3.25 and 3.49 11.5%
3.00 and 3.24 11.8%
2.50 and 2.9 18.88%
2.00 and 2.49 8.26%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Marlins directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Marlins looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Marlins is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 13% of Marlins's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Marlins?

What is a Good ACT Score for Marlins?

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More Information on Transferring to Virginia Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Marlins. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Marlins during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Marlins Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Marlins?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Marlins.

Does Marlins accept transfer credits?

✅ Marlins accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marlins accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Marlins accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Marlins accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Marlins?

❌ No, Marlins is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Marlins's acceptance rate?

✅ Marlins has an acceptance rate of 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marlins?

❌ Marlins does not offer early decision.

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Marlins Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Marlins? Marlins is a somewhat selective institution. The Marlins acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Marlins ACT Scores


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Marlins SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Marlins GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Marlins, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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