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Virginia Union University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1865
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,238
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1500 N. Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.4
Send application by: August 9
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: James Edwards
Admissions office telephone: (804) 257-5600
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 9
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.vuu.edu/admissions/apply.htm Tuition deposit: $1,950 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 1 1
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 18 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 85%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 85%
Total applicants: 2,636
Total acceptances: 2,236
Total freshman enrollment: 325
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 1,115
Male acceptances: 915
Male freshman enrollment: 164
Female applicants: 1,521
Female acceptances: 1,321
Female freshman enrollment: 161
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 4%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 31%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 75%
Average high school GPA: 2.4
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 349 – 420
Math: 320 – 410
Combined: 669 – 830

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 0.3% 0.3%
500-599 4.1% 4.1%
400-499 32.9% 31.5%
300-399 54.8% 51.4%
200-299 7.9% 12.7%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 13 – 17

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A 1.7%
18-23 17.0% 10.2% 10.2%
12-17 71.2% 52.5% 81.4%
6-11 11.9% 28.8% N/A
Below 6 N/A 8.5% 6.8%


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