Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA 23220


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,815
Religious affiliation Baptist
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,081 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Virginia Union University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,026 applications and only 2,470 students were granted admission. Virginia Union University is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Virginia Union University's tuition was $15,152 for all students regardless of residency (43.4% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Virginia Union University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 77% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,755 (which is 8.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Virginia Union University in 2016-2017, was 306, which is 67% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,784 (which is 15.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Virginia Union University has enrolled a total of 1,815 students (1,706 students full-time and 109 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,815 students, 55 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 1,393 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 422 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 93%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

White: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Asian: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Virginia Union University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Theology And Religious Vocations 28% 304
Social Sciences 10% 110
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 70
Psychology 4% 48
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 40
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 36
Education 3% 30
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 22
History 2% 22
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Virginia Union University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Virginia Union University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,800. Last year, out of the total 1,553 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,460 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,881 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,712 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,800 $33,300
Employment Rate 94% 91%
Total Graduates 1,553 1,881

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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University of Richmond
4.9 mile away
Randolph-Macon College
13.8 mile away
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50.5 mile away
Hampden-Sydney College
59.8 mile away
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