About

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.

Our Mission

An inclusive community grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and dedicated to scholarship, service, lifelong learning, and environmental stewardship, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.

1961

established

300

acre campus

2021-22

college of distinction

1500

students

About VWU

Virginia Wesleyan has often been defined by its desirable and unique location in Coastal Virginia. Located in Virginia Beach, the University is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay on a beautiful 300-acre park-like campus. The area is home to a host of business, governmental, and cultural institutions, as well as rich historical and natural resources that offer tremendous opportunities for students. The University’s setting complements its dual commitment to the development of the intellect and to involvement in society.

President & Leadership

Virginia Wesleyan University is led by President Scott D. Miller, the Board of Trustees, and Virginia Wesleyan University’s leadership team who are dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.

Sustainability at VWU

Virginia Wesleyan University is not just talking about the importance of sustainability issues—the University is actively greening its campus and taking action to become a more environmentally-friendly place.

Spiritual Life, Service & Heritage

What is the broader meaning of our life? That is the most significant question each of us faces. Spiritual life on campus addresses that question in many ways.

Conference & Events Services

Our beautiful campus, modern facilities, gourmet catering and friendly, responsive support services can help make your event a success!

Tour Our Campus

Virginia Wesleyan has often been defined by its desirable and unique location in Coastal Virginia. Located in Virginia Beach, the University is just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay on a beautiful 300-acre park-like campus. The area is home to a host of business, governmental, and cultural institutions, as well as rich historical and natural resources that offer tremendous opportunities for students.