About Virginia Union University

Founded in 1865, Virginia Union University. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,393 full time undergraduate students, and 422 full time graduate students.

The Virginia Union University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 83 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Virginia Union University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate40%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at VUU are considered More Selective, with ,13% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 6 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

45% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 19% were in the top quarter, and 4% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Virginia Union University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
19%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
18%
“I only go out in groups”
47%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
35%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
94%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
6%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
25%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
38%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
31%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
19%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
18%
“I only go out in groups”
47%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
35%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
94%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
6%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
69%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
25%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
38%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
31%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Virginia Union University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    41 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    43 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    43 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    43 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    43 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    43 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Virginia Union University?

22 Students rated Virginia Union University

Isaiah - 04/15/2022

A good college

Brittany - 12/15/2020

VUU, is a school of great culture. From the band, the sports events to the great events on homecoming weekend! Here we love to see each win, so classmate stick together. Before the world shutdown being on campus, going from class to class was something i looked forward to everyday! I love my HBCU i believe being here is certainly preparing the students for the real world!

Kalyn

Virginia Union University is a small school and i praise the school because of it's ability to insure students build a connection with their professors. The only con i have about Union is the expenses of attendance, its way too much to be such a small school and have the dorms not fully functional.

Andrew

VUU I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!! That's what we all said as incoming freshman, but by the time second semester rolled around, we were faced with the reality of saying fair well to our colleagues who were forced to leave, due to finances, grades, and etc. That's when reality became real, but in the midst of the trials, and obstacles, the real VUU Panther will always be one from within. If your looking to learn to become a future world leader, that has abased and abounded then welcome to VUU!

Virginia Union University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Virginia Union University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Virginia Union University is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If i could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself do the research on the school that I plan on attending. Find out if they have activities you want to participate in. See do they offer your major. Go visit the school before you make any decisions and know they school history. It's not like high school, there's things that you will experience that will change your life completely. Get to know your surrounding because your parents can't get to you as fast being almost two hours away. College will test your strengths and abilities. You will encounter alot of different people from all over. The last thing I would say is watch who you can trust and be active at the school. You meet new people and break you out of being shy. It will help keep you busy because it's what you make of it.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I'd known that I'd have to attend chapel. I'm not religious but you're required to go to chapel a certain amount of times before you graduate.

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    i like to tell them how i enjoy my experience in learning different things everyday, and being introduced to something new out of the ordinary. i also tell them about the classes and teachers, and the way they make the lesson so clear to the class. i like that the classes arent packed with extra students and you get the attention you need.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Virginia Union is very unique because it is a small campus, in which we have more one on one with are teachers.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    teachrs not showing up on time

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are mosly from the commonwealth area, they have money and I dont.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Virginia Union University is best known for its historic Religious Studies program and Theological Seminary. It is also noted as being the first HBCU in Virginia. It is also the birthplace of certain well-known Greek Organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. It has also been home to the Famous Belgium Building which was a huge attraction as an exhibit at the World's Fair in New York

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about attending Virginia Union is the friendly environment. We have chapel every Thursday, which you would wan to attend to recieve your USE credits, but chapel is something good to experience. Also, Virginia Union campus has the best professors, and its a real warm environment. Everyone is like a big family. It offers alot of extra help, they have a writing center and they offer best tutors ever!

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that if we wanted to go somewhere, we couldn't have no transportation to come to the school and take us to certain places like the mall, out to different restaurants, and things like that. We had to use our transportation or just walk there. One of the most frustrating things about my school is that we always have such nasty bathrooms, not flushing the toilet, and mostly not washing hands. In the fire alarms, it takes long as the fire marshal to come in and turn the alarm.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    vuu is a school of exellence that offers a brighter future for kids that want to be successful.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    the kind of person that has the drive to do well should attend this school. the type of person that is willing to take the extra step in bettering themselves, and their future. the kind of person that is willing to open up to making strangers take parts in their lives and making them family should want to attend this school.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Since this campus and the classroom size is very small, if someone wants to be in a large classroom they will not like this school. Also if you are in school for partying, this is not the school for you. If you don't enjoy the family type environment this is not the school for you. Lastly, if you are very open and can't keep your personal business to yourself this is not the school for you.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

1,393

Total Undergrad Enrollment

422

Total Grad Students

47%

Out-Of-State

52%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

24

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

50%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
92%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
1%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Virginia Union University receive some sort of financial aid. 77% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,034

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$8,414

Room and Board

26,948

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,713
$30 - $48K
$18,726
$48 - $75K
$19,815
$75 - $110K
$24,466
$110K & UP
N/A

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