Virginia Union University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4625 of 14,131 In the World
#1297 of 2,597 In North America
#1222 of 2,496 In the United States
#36 of 63 In Virginia
#3 of 5 In Richmond

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
75%
Average SAT
850
Average ACT
15
Avg. cost to attend
$18,722 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
1,209
Graduates
307
Male:Female Ratio
48:52
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.vuu.edu

Virginia Union University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 75% 75% 76%
Applicants 6,208 2,407 3,801
Admissions 4,678 1,806 2,872
Freshmen enrolled full time 345 169 176
Freshmen enrolled part time 14 6 8

1,516 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
121 or 34%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 760
or below

75% of them
had 940
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Virginia Union University are 760-940 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
15 or 4%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 13
or below

75% of them
had 17
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Virginia Union University are 13-17 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 1360 (90%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 80 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 23 (2%)
Hispanic 22 (1%)
White 13 (0.9%)
Two or more races 6 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.3%)
Asian 4 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,722/year
Average aid awarded
$13,343
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $18,941
$30-48K $19,117
$48-75K $21,816
$75-110K $23,159
$110K+ $21,041

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $10,530$11,275
Tuition in-state $10,530$11,275
Tuition out-of-state $10,530$11,275
Fee in-district $3,000$3,000
Fee in-state $3,000$3,000
Fee out-of-state $3,000$3,000

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 693
Combined charge for room and board $8,834
Room charge $3,976
Meal charge $4,858

Virginia Union University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Divinity & Ministry 74
Criminology 39
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 29
Business Administration and Management, General 23
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 9 13
Theology & Theological Studies 21
Computer and Information Sciences, General 17
Mass Communication & Media Studies 17
Psychology, General 17
Social Work 11
Accounting 10
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 6
Chemistry, General 5
Music Performance, General 5
Biology Teacher Education 4
Finance, General 4
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 4
Mathematics, General 4
History, General 3
History Teacher Education 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
English Language and Literature, General 1
Natural Sciences 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Grand Total 215 87 21
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 36% 28% 41%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%
  • Part-time retention rate - 73%

Publications & Citations

Publications
91
Citations
1,580

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32 / 239
Medicine
16 / 30
Sociology
13 / 27
Psychology
12 / 213
Biology
12 / 358
Physics
10 / 495
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
8 / 2
Chemistry
8 / 344
Nuclear Physics
6 / 73
Art & Design
6 / 20
Social Psychology
6 / 194
Computer Science
6 / 97
Engineering
6 / 19
Business
4 / 261
Health Science
4 / 0
Political Science
4 / 134
Environmental Science
4 / 57
Biochemistry
4 / 335
Philosophy
4 / 2
Gender Studies
3 / 1
Creative Writing
3 / 1
Law
3 / 14
Molecular Biology
3 / 37
Gerontology
2 / 0
Library and Information science
2 / 3
Classics and Ancient History
2 / 1
Demography
2 / 7
Criminology and Criminal Justice
2 / 180
Geography and Cartography
2 / 54
Child Psychology
2 / 6
Anthropology
2 / 1
Mathematics
2 / 92
Economics
2 / 84
Education Majors
2 / 9
Microbiology
2 / 133
Nanotechnology
2 / 5
Surgery
2 / 7
Art History
2 / 1
Cardiology
2 / 3
Social Work
2 / 8

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 3 2
1993 1 7
1994 1 9
1995 2 11
1996 1 11
1997 1 23
1998 0 27
1999 1 21
2000 0 17
2001 0 27
2002 0 21
2003 1 22
2004 0 37
2005 0 20
2006 2 19
2007 2 45
2008 4 48
2009 9 40
2010 8 77
2011 9 123
2012 2 110
2013 6 148
2014 8 153
2015 5 148
2016 2 146
2017 2 133
2018 9 153
2019 4 216
2020 5 235
2021 9 269

Virginia Union University alumni

  1. Charles Oakley

    Charles Oakley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Charles Oakley is an American former professional basketball player. Oakley played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, he consistently ranked as one of the best rebounders in the NBA. Since 2017, he has been the coach of the Killer 3's of the BIG3.

  2. Iyanla Vanzant

    Iyanla Vanzant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    motivational speakerwriter
    Biography

    Iyanla Vanzant is an American inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books, her eponymous talk show, and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She can currently be seen on television as the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life, on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

  3. Donda West

    Donda West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-2007 (aged 58)
    Enrolled in Virginia Union University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    writerteacher
    Biography

    Donda C. West was an American professor and chair of Chicago State University's Department of English, Communications, Media and Theater. She was the mother of musician and designer Kanye West.

  4. Ben Wallace

    Ben Wallace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ben Camey Wallace is an American basketball executive and former professional player who is the basketball operations and team engagement advisor for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Playing most of his career with the Pistons, he is regarded by many to be the greatest undrafted player in NBA history. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University. In his NBA career, Wallace also played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

General info

Alternative names VUU
Founded 1865
Colors maroon, steel
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 271
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1500 N Lombardy St
Richmond, Virginia, 23220
United States
City population 223,000
Phone 8042575600
Fax +1 (804) 257 5818

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