Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$13,530

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
480
25th
390
75th
460
25th
370
75th
18
25th
13
75th
18
25th
15
75th
17
25th
13
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,678
Declined 1,530
Total Received 6,208
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Private

1,376

undergraduate students

359

graduate students

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School Facts

Virginia Union University, founded in 1865, is a church-affiliated, historically black university. Programs are offered through the School of Education; Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies; School of Business; School of Math, Science and Technology; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; and School of Theology. Its 84-acre campus is located in Richmond.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,735
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist
Historically Black college/university yes

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84-acre campus in Richmond (population: 227,032), 100 miles from Washington, DC. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA
23220

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
36%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
12%
Top 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
480
25th
390
75th
460
25th
370
75th
18
25th
13
75th
18
25th
15
75th
17
25th
13

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) June 1
Application deadline (final deadline) June 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,678
Declined 1,530
Total Received 6,208

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment

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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$12,858

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $10,530
Room $3,976
Board $4,858
Additional fees $3,000
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $24,364
Average Financial Aid - $12,858
Total with Avg. Aid $11,506

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,922,288
State $106,653
Institutional $262,833
Other external $311,977
Total $5,603,751

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,880,997
Institutional $3,091,378
Other external $6,625
Total $4,979,000

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 368-3227, extension 5882
F: 804 257-5797
finaid@vuu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminology. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Physics, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Criminology/criminal Jusitice
  3. Entrepreneur Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology

1,735

total students

43%

in-state

57%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

1,376
students

Female
53%
736

Male
47%
640

21%

359
students

Female
49%
176

Male
51%
183

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

1,251
students

Female
52%
649

Male
48%
602

9%

125
students

Female
70%
87

Male
30%
38

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Student Break-down

82%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

12%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 30

Spring: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

63

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Brazil
Colombia
Ghana
Haiti
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Special services offered for international applicants

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