Virginia Union University

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.Virginia 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.Seeking 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 international experiences.

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Private, Coed 1865 Baptist Semester $29.2 million + 1500 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 257-5600
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Virginia Richmond 849