Virginia has 39 major colleges and universities, according to Virginia Colleges and Universities. The National Collegiate Athletic Association delineates schools by divisions, with the highest, most expensive athletic programs that offer scholarships and assistance to student athletes in Division I with the least expensive athletic programs that do not offer scholarships in Division III. Division II colleges are schools that have expensive programs and offer scholarships, although not to the extent that Division I schools offer.
St. Pauls College
St Paul's College is located in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Founded in 1883 as a parochial school, the college grew in number and recognition. The school is a private, co-educational and Christian college. According to U.S. News and World Report 2010, St. Pauls College is a Tier 4 School with 644 undergraduates.
St. Pauls College 115 College Drive Lawrenceville, VA 23868 (434) 848-3111 saintpauls.edu
Virginia State University
Virginia State University was founded in 1882 in Petersburg, Virginia. The school is a Tier 3 public state university with 4,489 undergraduates, according to U.S. News and World Report 2010. Virginia State University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Virginia State University 1 Hayden Drive Petersburg, Virginia 23806 (804) 524-5902 vsu.edu
Virginia Union University
Virginia Union University is located in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 1865, the school is a Tier 3 private Baptist university with 1,144 undergraduates.
Virginia Union University 1500 North Lombardy Street Richmond Virginia, 23220 (804) 257-5600 vuu.edu
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