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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
    B-
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 1,314 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Virginia Union acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Criminology, Psychology, and Education. Graduating 33% of students, Virginia Union alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,000.
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
41%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
680-860
ACT Range
14-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,956/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,713/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,726/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,815/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,466/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,445/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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
1,314Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
14%
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
90%
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
$31,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Virginia Union University Reviews

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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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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.
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!