Virginia Union University: Review & Facts

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Virginia Union University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,925 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1865 and is one of the 15 schools located in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia Union University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
21
Fair
At Virginia Union University you can get your bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Virginia Union University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 21 majors. The most popular concentrations are Theology and Religion, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
60%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Virginia Union University is relatively low at 60% (below Virginia average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Virginia Union University is low: 35%.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia Union University is pretty decent -- 15:1. Learn more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,900
High
Average tuition prices are slightly high, $14,500 a year. The additional fees at Virginia Union University (not included in tuition costs) are about $1,400, which comes to $15,900 annually.

Read the details about Virginia Union University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
49%
Doable
According to government data, 7,337 applications were submitted and 3,598 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

This college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Virginia Union University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,700
Medium
Virginia Union University provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia Union University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Virginia Union University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,200 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - approximately $3,700 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Virginia Union University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Virginia Union University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia Union University Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia Union University, 1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220, USA
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