Virginia Union University

1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, United States
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Overview of Virginia Union University

About this school

Virginia Union University, founded in 1865, is a church-affiliated, historically black university. Programs are offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, the Sydney Lewis School of Business, and the Graduate School of Theology. Its 82-acre campus is located in Richmond.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,509
    • Men:633 Men (41.9%)
    • Women:876 Women (58.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Virginia Union University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1500 North Lombardy Street
City, State, Zip
Richmond, VA 23220-1170
Phone
(804) 342-3570
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 7,337 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 4,555 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 2,782 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
552 (15%) of 3,598 admitted students enrolled
Women
310 (14%) of 2,221 admitted students enrolled
Men
242 (18%) of 1,377 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.71
375 And Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
3%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
36%
2.00 - 2.49
37%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16 average |13-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $17,448 (56.2%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,512 (27.42%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,500 (4.83%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,587 (11.55%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Virginia Union University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003766
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
353 (95.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
342 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
342 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
18 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$12,536
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 332 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,860
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 319 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,177
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 11 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5 (1.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,265 (96.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,220 (96.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,217 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
73 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$12,908
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,163 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,453
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,138 (93.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,142
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 45 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
34 (2.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,248

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,789
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


75

Part-Time Faculty


63

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 12% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 50% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
189,846
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
237
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Virginia Union University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


60.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


32.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Criminology
  • Drama Therapy
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Ministry

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


210,309

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


100 acres

Weather


Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Richmond

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


72% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


28%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Virginia Union University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, panther pals (peer advisory leadership students), men about positive purpose, naacp, student athlete advisory committee

Sororities


10% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,419

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,509
Women
876
Men
633

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 92.6% Black/African-American
  • 0.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 1.5% White
  • 4.0% Unknown

International Students


0.4% from 19 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


413

Student Resources

Study resources