Virginia Union University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Pickford Hall at Virginia Union University
Pickford Hall at Virginia Union University.

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Virginia Union University is a private Baptist historically Black university located on an 84-acre campus in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Commonwealth University is just a few blocks away, and Washington D.C. is about two hours to the north. The university's rich history dates to 1865 when it was founded to provide educational opportunities for newly emancipated formerly enslaved persons. Today VUU is a comprehensive university with a liberal arts focus. Popular majors span the sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, and professional fields. Academics are supported by a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, and the university takes pride in the personal attention students receive.

Campus life is active with a range of student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the VUU Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA). They have won numerous national championships, and the men’s basketball team has frequently won the CIAA championship. The university fields five men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. 

Considering applying to Virginia Union University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including the average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Virginia Union University had an acceptance rate of 63%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 63 students were admitted, making Virginia Union's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 4,182
Percent Admitted 63%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 9%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Virginia Union University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 78% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 400 470
Math 370 459
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Virginia Union University's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Virginia Union scored between 400 and 470, while 25% scored below 400 and 25% scored above 470. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 370 and 459, while 25% scored below 370 and 25% scored above 459. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 930 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Virginia Union University.

Requirements

Virginia Union University does not provide information about the school's SAT essay or score choice policy.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Virginia Union requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 13% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 12 16
Math 14 17
Composite 14 17

This admissions data tells us that most of VUU's admitted students fall within the bottom 35% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Virginia Union received a composite ACT score between 14 and 17, while 25% scored above 17 and 25% scored below 14.

Requirements

Virginia Union University does not provide information about the school's policy regarding the optional ACT writing section or its score choice policy.

GPA

Virginia Union University does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs. The school requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 for admission.

Admissions Chances

Virginia Union University, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. The school's application also requires students to provide information about employment and post-secondary coursework (if completed). The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Virginia Union's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Virginia Union University Undergraduate Admissions Office.