Friday, February 8, 2019

Welcome Reception for Batten Honors College Competition

We welcomed scholars from throughout the country to Virginia Wesleyan University Thursday night for the second weekend of competition for the elite and highly selective Batten Honors College. This year's competitors have a high school GPA of 4.24 (on a 4.0 scale) and an average SAT of 1371. We started with a pool of over 30,000 potential students, one-tenth of that group were deemed eligible in meeting preliminary requirements for the program, and only 117 out of 30,000 were invited to campus. 

With 40 seats available in the upcoming class, only 3 percent of those who meet the admissions requirements of the Batten Honors College will be admitted (20 receive full tuition Batten Fellowships and 20 receive 2/3rd tuition Shumadine Scholarships. Pictured with Denise Cunningham, BHC Director of Enrollment; Joyce Easter, Dean of the Batten Honors College, and Tim O'Rourke, Provost/Vice President. Tonight's event was held at The Promenade of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Sciences Center.