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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeC-
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.
Virginia Union University Rankings
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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
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- 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
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!
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!