Virginia Union is a private, Christian university located in Richmond, Virginia. As a historically black college, VUU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,201 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Virginia Union acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Criminology, Psychology, and Education. Graduating 27% of students, Virginia Union alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Virginia Union University Reviews
Do not get me wrong, Virginia Union is not a horrible college. The staff just have attitude problems, the cafe food is not that great, the professors do not put grades in the grade-book, freshman are treated like little children, The trash makes the campus stink, the school has a small gym with no pool, there are not enough food options (just the cafe and Starbucks), the bathroom in the Henderson center always smells bad, you can not control the air conditioner and heat yourself, and the dorms are full of mold. HELP!
My experience at Virginia Union University has been Outstanding. The mentors I had were beyond exceptional, they showed the true meaning of family and true bonding; which is the reason why I am the man I am today. Also, the professors instilled me that your work ethic will always speak for itself and not what you say, but what you do and how you are as a person will always go along way regardless of the year, your age, and actions. I would love to see more international students attend this illustrious university because it is open to any and everybody.
In the graduate program in Education, I feel it would be very helpful if the first required course you have to take is Technology. The reason why I strongly believe this is because this program requires a lot of research and writing. All reports are either written or presented using Power Point or Excel. Many students, like myself know the basics of Microsoft Word but struggle with the details of a program like Power Point and Excel. We need to acquire a higher proficiency in technology because as teachers and administrators we will be faced with utilizing these skills every day.