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Virginia Union University Student Life

Virginia Union University is on a 100-acre campus in an urban setting in Richmond, Virginia. There are many activities and organizations for Virginia Union University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Virginia Union University also has fraternities and sororities.

Virginia Union University has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Virginia Union University include Panther PALS (Peer Advisory Leadership Students), Men About Positive Purpose, NAACP and Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Virginia Union University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Founder's Day and PantherFest.

Does Virginia Union University Offer Student Housing?

Virginia Union University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of Virginia Union University students live on campus. In 2021, 72% of undergrads at Virginia Union University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 28% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Virginia Union University. There are 1,118 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,509 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 947 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Virginia Union University offers coed housing.

Virginia Union University Athletics

At Virginia Union University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Virginia Union University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Bowling NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at Virginia Union University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Virginia Union University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Virginia Union University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Virginia Union University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Virginia Union University, take Interstate 95 to Richmond, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Richmond International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Virginia Union University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Virginia Union University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

54%

In State

46%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

92%

4%

1%

1%

1%

0.40%

0.33%

Undergraduate Students

1,509

Graduate Students

413

Non-Resident / International Students

6

Virginia Union University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,922

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

49%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$17,448

Out-of-State

$17,448

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Application Deadline

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