Virginia University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA
School Type:
4-year & 2-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1886
  • Enrollment: 837
  • Mascot: Dragon
  • Colors: Grey, Silver, and Crimson
  • Motto: Self-help and Interdependence
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Virginia University of Lynchburg, situated in Lynchburg, Virginia, is a distinguished private, historically black Christian university established in 1886. With a current enrollment of 837 students, the university has a tradition of providing education in Religious Studies and Healthcare Administration. The university's colors are grey, silver, and crimson, and its teams, known as the Dragons, compete in the NCCAA Division I, South Region.

The history of Virginia University of Lynchburg is deeply rooted in the post-Civil War era, a period marked by significant challenges for African Americans in accessing higher education. Founded with the vision of empowering the African-American community through education, the university has played a role in nurturing leaders and professionals over the decades. Its motto, "Self-help and Interdependence," encapsulates the institution's ethos, emphasizing the importance of personal effort and community support in achieving success.

The university's urban campus setting in the city of Lynchburg provides a dynamic environment for students, complemented by the availability of campus housing. This setting offers students a blend of academic rigor and practical experience, preparing them for diverse professional paths. Virginia University of Lynchburg continues to honor its heritage by fostering a learning environment that values academic excellence, spiritual growth, and social responsibility.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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Popular Majors
  • Religious Studies
  • Healthcare Administration

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NCCAA Division I - South Region

Team Name: Dragons

Men’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field

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