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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will I get personal attention at Virginia Union University?
Why is a liberal arts education important?
Who will help me if I need tutoring or other services to do my best?
What kind of experiential learning opportunities are available to me?
Can I bring my car to campus?
How much will books and other class materials cost?

Will I get personal attention at Virginia Union University?

The answer to this question is definitely YES! Students often name the faculty as Virginia Union University's (VUU) #1 advantage. Our faculty members are involved both in and out of the classroom. To ensure their availability to you, our student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. If you need extra help outside of class, you'll find that professors have an open door and a genuine willingness to help. Faculty members also find time to serve as academic advisors and mentors for student organizations and clubs.

Why is a liberal arts education important?
We are preparing leaders for the future of the world in which we live. As a liberal arts institution, Virginia Union University requires all students complete a core curriculum of courses from the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. In the "real world," multiculturalism, diversity, technology, versatility, and values are the main ingredients for success and fulfillment. Outstanding speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills are paramount. Therefore, we emphasize this core curriculum so our students will be well-rounded professionals who are able to communicate and serve as leaders after graduation.

Who will help me if I need tutoring or other services to do my best?
At Virginia Union University, support and resources are all around you. When you enroll as a new student, a faculty member will be assigned to be your academic advisor, and you will meet with him or her during your first week on campus. It's best to keep your advisor apprised of your successes as well as your struggles. At VUU we have numerous resources and services on campus to help you through any challenge; these include student affairs, faculty members, residence life staffs, library staff, deans, mathematics and writing tutorial support, and much more!

Can I bring my car to campus?
VUU students are NOT allowed to bring their cars to campus. Decals are required and can be purchased through University Police (Pickford Hall) for each academic school year. Students must park their cars in designated Student Parking areas.
 
How much will books and other class materials cost?
You should set aside $350-$1,000 each semester depending on the classes for books and materials. These costs will vary with your class selections. The campus bookstore located inside the L. Douglas Wilder Library can help you with your planning.

If you still have questions after reviewing the VUU site, please e-mail our Office of Enrollment Management.