Marlins is on a 284-acre campus in the suburban setting of Virginia Beach, Virginia, not far from Hampton Roads.
There are many activities and organizations for Marlins students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Marlins has fraternities and sororities.
Marlins has the Wesleyan Activities Council. In fact, more students participate in the Wesleyan Activities Council than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Marlins include community service, Student Government Association, student newspaper and Black Student Union.
Marlins students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Lake Taylor Music Festival and Seafood Party in the Dell.
This table offers information on housing at Marlins.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||77%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||858|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||851|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||23%|
Marlins offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Marlins students live on campus. In 2022, 77% of undergrads at Marlins lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 23% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Marlins. There are 858 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,241 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 851 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Marlins offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Marlins there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Marlins:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Virginia Wesleyan University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Marlins campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Marlins offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Marlins has well-lit pathways.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Marlins, take Interstate 64 to Virginia Beach, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Norfolk International Airport airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Marlins's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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