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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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 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.
About Virginia Union University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220
Website
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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
44%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1020
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,469/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,848/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
63%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,201Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
94
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Chill
    64%
  • Funny
    20%
  • Antisocial
    12%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Full of School Pride
    29%
  • Laid Back
    25%
  • Dirty and expensive , their is mold and roaches
    17%
  • They care about the school image not students
    17%
  • Boring
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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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!
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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.