#14 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

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Student Population
Virginia Union University overview
Location Richmond, Virginia
Online vuu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Virginia Union University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Union University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 4,006 prospective students applied, and 3,757 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 314 enrolled in the school.  1,434 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 296 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $10,530 plus fees of $3,000. Virginia Union University is ranked 954 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Virginia Union University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Virginia Union University is rated within the lower 14% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Virginia Union University overview
SAT 756/893
ACT 14/17
GPA 2.71
Applications Accepted
Virginia Union University overview
Applications Due Jun 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Virginia Union University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$3,000
Room and Board $9,358
Budget for Other Expenses$5,000
Total One Year Cost$29,888

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$33,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
29% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Virginia Union University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 35%
Business 20%
Communication 9%
Psychology 7%
Human Services 7%

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