Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$17,448

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,598
Declined 3,739
Total Received 7,337
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Private

1,509

undergraduate students

413

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 1,922
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Richmond International

Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond
23220

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Panther PALS (Peer Advisory Leadership Students)
  • Men About Positive Purpose
  • NAACP
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Founder's Day
  • PantherFest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
11%
Top 1/2
34%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.71

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,598
Declined 3,739
Total Received 7,337

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA

Important

character/personal qualities
geographical residence
state residency
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $15,530
Room & board $8,598
Additional fees $1,918
Total $26,046

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Work
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

1,922

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

1,509
students

Female
58%
876

Male
42%
633

21%

413
students

Female
50%
207

Male
50%
206

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

1,419
students

Female
57%
808

Male
43%
611

6%

90
students

Female
76%
68

Male
24%
22

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 60%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
92%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

96

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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