Virginia Union University

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Virginia Union University is a historically black college found in Richmond, VA. Virginia Union University has an enrollment of over a thousand students.

Many of the students getting into Virginia Union University got an SAT score within the range of 770 to 929, or got accepted with an ACT score between 14 to 17. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Virginia Union University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.51 - 2.72. 63% of all applicants are granted admission to Virginia Union University, from which 9% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Virginia Union University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Virginia Union University was reported as 63.1% in Fall 2020 with over 4,180 applications submitted to Virginia Union University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 14 - 17
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.72

How Hard Is It to Get into Virginia Union University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Virginia Union University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Virginia Union University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 41.0%
  • 2017-2018: 43.9%
  • 2018-2019: 43.8%
  • 2019-2020: 63.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 47.6%

How Does Virginia Union University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Virginia Union University is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Richmond28.3%
Randolph-Macon College70.9%
Virginia State University95.1%
University of Mary Washington74.7%
Longwood University89.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Virginia Union University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 470
Math370 - 459
Total Score770 - 929
ACT®Score Range
English12 - 16
Math14 - 17
Composite Score14 - 17
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