Richmond, VA
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Reviews 343 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: We have to constantly call the financial aid office about problems.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: They actually have good classes. I have been the most challenged with the courses. I love the fact that the offer most tutors in the same building as where most classes are held. The workload for some classes can be hard' but with some time management, it's doable. They have great work study opportunities also. To a Psychology major is not a huge deal on campus but is a little important to the counselors who help get the proper classes you need for your degree and your profession. The dorms are good, maybe a little work needs to be done to Hartshorn Hall, with the air and pipes, but other than that its fine.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Professors are very nice and have no problem working with you if you are having difficulties. The best thing is that if they themselves cannot match your learning style they try to send you to someone who can help you better. The registration process can be a bit of a headache but once its done, its done. The most popular place to study is actually the library, its quiet and very calm atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's not the healthiest food in the city but it sure beats Ramen nooodles. The variety needs a little work. Happy to have the Mondo's sub place, its actually pretty good and the flex dollars sure come in handy when I am in a bind.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Oh there is not much of a problem accepting those who are from a religious background. The school actually tries to make those who are of a different background still feel very comfortable within the University. The rate of LGBT diverse persons steadily grow. Half of the people I know are either gay or bi-sexual.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports are viewed as a huge thing on campus. I have no doubt most of the schools funding goes into them. A good portion of the campus is in some kind of sport, some are in more than one. They overshadow the academic achievements a lot if you ask me. The football team is not the best, but they still get treated like they are. I just think the campus is too focused on sports.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The University that I go to is a Christian-based school. Other than the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School, and church on Thursdays, that's about as religious as we get. My point is that there is not a lot of fellowship out side of groups and sororities/fraternities, its almost every man for himself unless you are affiliated with something. There are meaningless fights between people on campus sometimes, the females can be a bit stuck up (depends on who you meet), and the males seem like they are only focused on sports, partying, sex, and wanting to be done with college. Unless you look like you could be a model (skinny, thick, or plus sized) it is hard to make yourself known and liked by many. The guys dress code isn't too bad but the girls had to be warned almost constantly during the year to wear more. Relationships on campus by the student body are expected to be short-term. A couple dates, sex and a few weeks later and its on to the next one.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I have lived in the Richmond area all of my life and I am still here for college. The cultural events downtown are in my opinion the highlights of the city. The parks are pretty, especially Byrd Park, while 3 Lakes park is nice and quiet and very child-friendly. the shopping departments that are closer to campus though are more geared to the VCU area, we would have catch the bus to Regency Square or Willow Lawn to get shopping done that is less VCU orientated.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Just know that Hartshorn doesn't have air lol

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The skyline is beautiful to go see at night.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek housing but the Greek life on our campus is a pretty big deal they're really nice and aren't all stuck up like people think

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As long as you are doing what you are supposed to and basically following all the rules then you will be fine

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the fact that I live in campus!!! I love living on campus

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have a chapel service every Thursday which I feel keeps us in touch with our religion

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have good teams but they just need to show their skills more

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love being apart of the Residence Hall Association and a Peer Educators.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan on having an internship with the counseling service office

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You have to eat at Cookout!

Coldstone gives a 10% discount when you show your student Id

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students may sneak and do drugs, and many others will never know.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The fact that we do not have cable in our dorms is the worst. The fact that our campus is no all that safe.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really don't care too much about about Greek life because it does nothing for me in my life and education.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would like to live off campus, but it is more expensive than staying on campus.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is hard for me to get enough money for school.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: At my university, I experienced a lot. College life is awesome when you have a great mind set. I did everything my freshman year at college and looking for more fun next semester.


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Samuel A. Nettey
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As with any other institution, there are problems. Virginia Union University has its fair share of issues, stretching from the administration to the cafeteria food, but, all in all, the students take a liking to the University. Many students come to understand that college is not all about fun, but about prioritizing and knowing what's truly important: an education. It's all right to have fun in college, but the education comes first.

For many students, Virginia Union University wasn't their first choice for a college education, but with time, they come to like the University and are glad to have formed friendships that will last for many, many years. Virginia Union University is a historic university, and the VUU Panthers are very proud of their heritage. Going through college isn't easy, but the students at Virginia Union experience it all and grow as a result. It is a maturing process and some students don't mature as quickly as others do. The University provides opportunities for the alumni to visit the school and do meet-and-greets. The alumni are very proud of their school and frequently represent Union at various functions. Most students, if they had a second chance, might choose another college/university, but they truly don't regret their time spent at Union. Union has given them lots of memories, fun times, and friends.

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