Virginia Union University


According to the school, in the 140 years since its founding, Virginia Union University has been teaching, strengthening its academic programs, and growing into a highly respected private, liberal arts institution. The University, founded to provide quality education for African Americans, is the result of the union of two institutions: Wayland Seminary and Richmond Theological Institute, established by the American Baptist Home Mission Society; and Hartshorn Memorial College of Richmond and Storer College of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.\r\n\r\nVirginia Union University, nourished by the African American heritage and energized by a commitment to excellence, provides a nurturing, intellectually challenging, and spiritually enriching environment. Virginia Union University develops scholars, leaders, and lifelong learners who attain their maximum potential to become contributing members of a global society.\r\n\r\nSeeking to empower students, the University provides dynamic academic and support programs that help students develop strong moral values that assist in building a foundation for success. The University offers a broad range of educational opportunities while advancing its focus on teaching, research, science, and technology, as well as adult continuing education, civic engagement, and distance education.\r\n

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 1,694
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $13,934
Out of State Tuition $13,934
Books and Supplies $1,100
Students with Financial aid:** 98%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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