1500 N. Lombardy Street Richmond, VA 23220 804-257-5715
http://www.vuu.edu admissions@vuu.edu
About Virginia Union University
  • Year of Foundation 1865
  • Size of Campus 100 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,344
Application
  • App. Deadlines August 9
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 13,154
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee 25
Virginia Union University was founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. The University is the result of the merger of four institutions: Richmond Theological Seminary, Wayland Seminary, Hartshorn Memorial College, and Storer College. Richmond Theological Seminary held classes in Richmond, Virginia at Lumpkin’s Jail, a former holding cell for runaway slaves. During the same time, Wayland Seminary was founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society in Washington, D.C. Two years later in 1867, Storer College was founded in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, and in 1883, Hartshorn Memorial College opened its doors in Richmond as the first college for African American women.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Assoc.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Open Mike, Poetry, Jazz, Local Musicians
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Mu
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities N/A
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport richmond (20), richmond (20)
  • Distance to nearest train richmond (20)
  • Distance to nearest bus richmond (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (17%), women's dorms (53%), men's dorms (30%), sorority housing, fraternity housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 44%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability No
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services career, academic, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year 12%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years 15%
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 5%