Virginia Wesleyan Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on September 16, 2022

Virginia Wesleyan University welcomes international students to Virginia Beach.

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Virginia Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts and sciences university in Virginia Beach, is now welcoming applications from international students through Shorelight. Acclaimed for its inclusivity, ethnic diversity, and environmental responsibility, Virginia Wesleyan provides a close-knit community where international students develop strong connections with both students and teachers.

Why Study at Virginia Wesleyan University?

  1. Live and study in Coastal Virginia — Virginia Wesleyan’s beautiful 300-acre park-like campus is located in Virginia Beach, just minutes away from beaches on both the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. Students can enjoy the outdoors, visit historic landmarks, and experience the sights and sounds of a wide range of waterparks, aquariums, wildlife attractions, and much more.

  2. Experience a diverse and inclusive campus life — Virginia Wesleyan is ranked in the top 30 for Ethnic Diversity and a Top Performer on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report and was cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges. Virginia Wesleyan prides itself on its culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.

  3. Forge one-on-one connections with faculty and fellow students — With an average class size of 15 and a total student-to-faculty ratio of just 13:1, Virginia Wesleyan offers personal attention to each student, promising meaningful connections with professors and classmates, regardless of their chosen field of study.

Accolades for Virginia Wesleyan

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

  • Top 30 in Ethnic Diversity among Liberal Arts Institutions

  • Top Performer on Social Mobility

Niche, 2022

  • #14 Most Diverse Colleges in Virginia

  • #14 Best College Locations in Virginia

Virginia Wesleyan University’s Degree Programs for International Students

Birdsong School of Social Science

  • International Studies

  • Psychology

  • Social Science

D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies

  • Business

  • Sustainability Management

Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Science

  • Computer Information Systems

  • Environmental Studies

Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities

  • Comprehensive Liberal Studies

  • Digital Music (Online)

Alongside its undergraduate offerings, Virginia Wesleyan University also offers a Master of Business Administration online through the D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies for graduate students.

Browse the full list of degree programs >

Virginia Wesleyan students are part of a diverse community and forge lifelong, meaningful connections with people from all over the world.

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