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Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia University of Lynchburg is Baptist college with 493 students located in Lynchburg, VA.

Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College


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Hello and welcome to Virginia University of Lynchburg. I invite you to explore the unlimited possibilities for you here.

Inside the walls of this institution, you will find a wealth of history, a history set in motion by the University's founding fathers Phillip Fisher Morris, John Mitchell, Jr., Walter H. Brooks, Sr. and other members of the Virginia Baptist State Convention. Inside the classrooms, you will find some of the finest educators in the country.

All over the campus, you will find a very gifted and diverse student body, devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and achievements. In keeping with our motto of "Self-help and Interdependence," VUL is proud to offer higher education to students who may not have the chance to attend larger traditional universities. In a real sense, we see ourselves as the ancient phoenix who recreates itself from the ashes of its past. We invite you to participate in our resurrection.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 493
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 53% Full Time / 47% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 83% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 2%
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 98%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework



Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (79%), Sociology (10%), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (8%), Religion/Religious Studies (1%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.



A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Ralph Reavis
Accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Full-time Faculty 41
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 51 : 48
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $14,374 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $15,373
$30K-$48K $13,666
$48K-$75K $12,463
$75K-$110K $19,678
$110K+ $7,389

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $7,200, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $7,200 Same as On-Campus
Fees $680 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,500 $8,500
Books $700 $700
Total (before financial aid) $17,080 $17,080

Students Receiving Aid

95% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 94% $6,110
Federal Scholarships/Grants 83% $4,459
Institutional Grants 53% $7,633
Other Federal Grants 14% $818
Other Loans 8% $10,663
Pell Grants 83% $4,318
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 4% $2,500
Student Loans 94% $6,999

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

36% of students graduated on time.

63% of students graduated in six years.

56% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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