Virginia Union University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Richmond, VA

This school is more affordable than other private schools

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$13,530

Avg tuition

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About Virginia Union University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Virginia Union University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Richmond, Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,516, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 27 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 36%, and a student-faculty ratio of 21:1. Tuition and fees for students are $13,530.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

75% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

61% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

36% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 13-17

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 760-940

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

21:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

90%

Unknown

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

White

1%

Hispanic

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

0%

Asian

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

52%

Socio-economic diversity

75% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

86%

State Grant Aid

51%

Institution Grant Aid

73%

Pell Grant

75%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,785
State Grant Aid $2,969
Institution Grant Aid $7,440
Pell Grant Aid $5,200

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

$24k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.