C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220
Website

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Virginia Union University

Cost

Net Price
$19,164/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,028/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,151/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,191/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,978/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
63%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,286Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Chill
    67%
  • Funny
    21%
  • Antisocial
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Full of School Pride
    30%
  • Laid Back
    26%
  • Dirty and expensive , their is mold and roaches
    17%
  • They care about the school image not students
    17%
  • Boring
    9%

After Virginia Union University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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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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!
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For starters, the university is private, small in size, an HBCU, and Christian based. For those who would like to receive that HBCU experience VUU most defiantly can bring that to the table. The party scene and Greek life is very enthusiastically conducted at this university and quit enjoyable. The small class sizes make it very convenient for student to get a one-on-one relationship with their professors which I admire dearly. The small campus allows for very close ties among the student body and therefor
"everybody knows everybody," which can prompt unquestionably both common pros and cons. The local area in Richmond is great and allows students who may be stuck and bored in their rooms to create a buddy system and enjoy the city within walking distance. On the downside they need to make some adjustments in certain dorms which cause students to feel uncomfortable living on campus and the campus food is "okay".
The school isn't worth the amount that students have to pay. The older dorms are really nasty with mold in certain areas and have pests. The air conditioning doesn't work a lot of the times so when its cold outside its very cold inside and when its hot outside its very extremely hot inside, especially in some of the dorms. The water for the showers is cold from time to time. The schools wifi connection is very low most of the time and sometimes it just goes out completely which happens several times. The football stadium is very small and the away side bleaches are made of old hard pieces of wood. The actual football field is a disaster and is usually always muddy and doesn't have some type of surface platform around it like a track forcing people to have to step in the grass on bad conditions. When it rains the field becomes a huge mudslide. The best thing about this school is that the campus is small and you don't have to travel to far to get to class.