Tuition & Fees

$15,152

$15,152

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
46%
200-299
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
7%
400-499
42%
300-399
40%
200-299
11%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
18-23
48%
12-17
49%
6-11
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,563
Declined + 4,265
Total Received 7,828
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Private (nonprofit)

1,388

undergraduate students

422

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 5862
ACT 4428

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,810
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Richmond, VA

84-acre campus in Richmond (population: 220,289), 100 miles from Washington, DC. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
36%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
46%
200-299
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
7%
400-499
42%
300-399
40%
200-299
11%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
18-23
48%
12-17
49%
6-11
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
June 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,563
Declined + 4,265
Total Received 7,828

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Kristie L. White
Director of Admissions
P: 800 368-3227
admissions@vuu.edu

Financial Aid

52%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,339

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $15,152
Room $3,486
Board $4,536
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $24,674
Average Financial Aid - $14,339
Total with Avg. Aid $10,335

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
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
July 31

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Karen Gee
Director, Office of Financial Aid
klgee@vuu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football

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Athletic Directors

Joseph Taylor (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Felicia M. Johnson (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/compliance Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
maroon and steel

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Biology/Secondary Education
Business Information Technology Education
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Christian Education
Computer Information Systems
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
English
English/Secondary Education
Entrepreneur Management
Finance/Banking
History/Political Science
History/Secondary Education
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Ministry
Music/Theatre/Visual Arts
Natural Science with Computer Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Teacher Education/Interdisciplinary Studies
Theatre/Music/Visual Arts
Theology/Divinity
Visual Arts/Music/Theatre
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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

1,810

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

1,388
students

Female
57%
786

Male
43%
602

23%

422
students

Female
49%
206

Male
51%
216

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,338
students

Female
57%
760

Male
43%
578

4%

50
students

Female
52%
26

Male
48%
24

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Student Break-down

83%
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
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

33%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Spring: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

63

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Kristie White
Director of Admissions
804 342-3570
klwhite@vuu.edu

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