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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
    C-
  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 1,102 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Virginia Union acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Criminology, Biology, and Communications. Graduating 29% of students, Virginia Union alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

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.

VUU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
770-930
ACT Range
14-17
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,417/ 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
$9,978/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
1,102Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
91
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Chill
    64%
  • Funny
    20%
  • Antisocial
    12%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
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
  • 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
29%
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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It's a great school! They truly care about their students!I always wanted to attend a black college.It was HOME. Having grown up in a predominately white neighborhood, I had never been around so many beautiful black people at one time!
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It’s a great college, very diverse. It’s also a small school & that has its advantages. The teachers are all awesome as well. I’d recomendable any one to look into this school!
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!