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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.

Website: www.vuu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,509
Undergraduate
Students
(58.1%) 876 Women
(41.9%) 633 Men
413
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 7,337 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.71
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
16 average
13-19 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$26,396
Tuition and Fees
$17,448
Room and Board
$8,598
Average Percent of Need Met
48%
Average Freshman Award
$14,427
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,216
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
75
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
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Campus Life

Richmond Population
210,309
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
60.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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