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Virginia Union University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,359, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Virginia Union University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 53. Its tuition and fees are $14,930 (2013-14).
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In the 140 years since its founding, Virginia Union University has been teaching, strengthening its academic programs, and growing into a highly respected private, liberal arts institution. The University, founded to provide quality education for African Americans, is the result of the "union" of two institutions: Wayland Seminary and Richmond Theological Institute, established by the American Baptist Home Mission Society; and Hartshorn Memorial College of Richmond and Storer College of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Virginia Union University, nourished by the African American heritage and energized by a commitment to excellence, provides a nurturing, intellectually challenging, and spiritually enriching environment. Virginia Union University develops scholars, leaders, and lifelong learners who attain their maximum potential to become contributing members of a global society.
Seeking to empower students, the University provides dynamic academic and support programs that help students develop strong moral values that assist in building a foundation for success. The University offers a broad range of educational opportunities while advancing its focus on teaching, research, science, and technology, as well as adult continuing education, civic engagement, and international experiences.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Virginia Union University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Virginia Union University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 88.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||88.3%|
|Application deadline||June 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Virginia Union University is 14:1, and the school has 49.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Virginia Union University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||18%|
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Virginia Union University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,359, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43 percent of students live off campus. Virginia Union University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Virginia Union University offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Virginia Union University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Virginia Union University, 23 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Virginia Union University.
|Students who have cars on campus||23%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Virginia Union University, 94 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,374.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$14,930 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,916 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data