C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Virginia Union University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220
Website

Virginia Union University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
SAT Scores Range
690-860
ACT Scores Range
14-18
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Virginia Union University

Cost

Net Price
$19,164/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,028/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,151/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,191/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,978/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
63%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,286Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Chill
    64%
  • Funny
    23%
  • Antisocial
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Laid Back
    29%
  • Full of School Pride
    24%
  • Dirty and expensive , their is mold and roaches
    19%
  • They care about the school image not students
    19%
  • Boring
    10%

After Virginia Union University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Virginia Union University Reviews

483 reviews
All Categories
Virginia Union University is a nice school. The size is the best part. There not to many and not to little people. I can say I love the sports here. Also, the Greek life is fantastic. Some of the professor are actually good professors. They always have good programs for males and females. When I first got here I felt welcomed. The staff does very good as their job, I can say. I would encourage lots of people to attend this school. Also, I didn't mention about the HBCU part. I honestly think we have the best!
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For starters, the university is private, small in size, an HBCU, and Christian based. For those who would like to receive that HBCU experience VUU most defiantly can bring that to the table. The party scene and Greek life is very enthusiastically conducted at this university and quit enjoyable. The small class sizes make it very convenient for student to get a one-on-one relationship with their professors which I admire dearly. The small campus allows for very close ties among the student body and therefor
"everybody knows everybody," which can prompt unquestionably both common pros and cons. The local area in Richmond is great and allows students who may be stuck and bored in their rooms to create a buddy system and enjoy the city within walking distance. On the downside they need to make some adjustments in certain dorms which cause students to feel uncomfortable living on campus and the campus food is "okay".
Greek life at Virginia Union University is taken serious and exercised as a valuable contributor to Virginia Union University's pride and prestige. Throughout the campus there will be a section that tributes the different Greek Life available at this university. Member of a particular Greek Life represent their affiliation by wearing their Greek Life's color every week to show their pride and membership. Form time to time the members of the Greek Life will put on a show that displays the group as a whole through ranting and stepping. Members of Greek Life expect those who are not a part of their group to respect them and their section on campus by not stepping on the grass or area of the section used to tribute that particular Greek Life. Greek Life is looked at as being a fun activity to be part of due to the parties they throw, the feeling of being part of a big family, and the connections that can be made by joining Greek Life.