Virginia Union University

1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220
Tel: (804)257-5600
Private not-for-profit | 1,750 students
Virginia Union University seeks to maximize the potential of individuals from varied academic backgrounds within the contextof a challenging and nurturing academic environment, offering students the opportunity to excel as scholars and leaders.

School Overview:

Virginia Union University
CountyRichmond City County, VA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
106 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,750 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,698 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
52 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
1,359 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
391 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
-3%
% Black
98%6%
% White
1%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$14,630$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$14,630$24,744
 
Percent Admitted93%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)350-430450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)340-430460-573
ACT English (25-75%)11-1719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)15-1718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)14-1720-25

School Notes:

  • The University was founded in 1865 to give the newly emancipated an opportunity for liberation of themind in an ethical, humanistic environment. Excellent teaching and enlightened guidance for all students remain theinstitution's primary emphases. An historically black university, Virginia Union University embraces the uniqueness andcontributions of the African Diaspora, celebrating the value of cultural and intellectual diversity.
  • Seeking to empower students for the pursuit of life-long learning, the University providescomprehensive undergraduate liberal arts programs and graduate education for Christian ministries.
  • Virginia Union is ideally situated in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, a city of great historicalinterest. The University campus covers 84 acres on the north side of the city. Five older buildings are of Virginia graniteand have been designated national historic landmarks. The more recent buildings are of brick and Belgian.
  • Virginia Union University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association ofColleges and Schools to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Divinity, and Doctorof Divinity. The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the Association of Collegiate BusinessSchools, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education also accreditsundergraduate and graduate programs.
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