Tuition & Fees

$10,890

$20,182

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
16%
400-499
55%
300-399
26%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
12%
400-499
52%
300-399
31%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
50%
300-399
36%
200-299
4%
30-36
0
24-29
12%
18-23
31%
12-17
56%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,119
Declined + 1,531
Total Received 6,650
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Public

4,241

undergraduate students

455

graduate students

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School Facts

Virginia State, founded in 1882, is a public, comprehensive, historically black university. Its 236-acre campus is located in Petersburg, 25 miles south of Richmond.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,696
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Petersburg, VA

236-acre campus in Petersburg (population: 32,538), 35 miles from Richmond. Served by bus and train; air serves Richmond. Public transportation serves campus.

Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 7% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
16%
400-499
55%
300-399
26%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
12%
400-499
52%
300-399
31%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
50%
300-399
36%
200-299
4%
30-36
0
24-29
12%
18-23
31%
12-17
56%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,119
Declined + 1,531
Total Received 6,650

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Irene F. Logan
Director of Admissions
P: 800 871-7611
F: 804 524-5055
admiss@vsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,590
Room $6,170
Board $4,392
Additional fees $3,300
Total $21,452
Average Financial Aid - $11,986
Total with Avg. Aid $9,466

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,986

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,832,338
State $6,006,890
Institutional $3,461,254
Other external $0
Total $24,300,482

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $2,442,675
Institutional $3,105,060
Other external $699,121
Total $6,246,856

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division II)
Mascot
Trojans
School colors
blue and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture
Biology
Career/Technical Studies
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
Educational Administration/Supervision
Engineering Technology
English
Family/Consumer Sciences
Health Psychology
Health/Physical Education
History
Hospitality Management
Individualized Studies
Industrial Education/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Music
Nursing
Physics
Plant Science
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Management
Visual/Communication Art/Design
Vocational/Technical Education
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Undergraduate

90%

4,241
students

Female
58%
2,456

Male
42%
1,785

Graduate

10%

455
students

Female
58%
265

Male
42%
190

undergraduateFull-time

95%

4,032
students

Female
59%
2,347

Male
41%
1,685

undergraduatePart-time

5%

209
students

Female
53%
109

Male
47%
100

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
82%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

27

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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