Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,154

$20,156

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
510
25th
420
75th
490
25th
400
75th
19
25th
14
75th
18
25th
15
75th
20
25th
15
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,541
Declined 371
Total Received 9,912
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Public

4,320

undergraduate students

388

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is a public historically Black comprehensive university. Its 231-acre campus is located in Petersburg, 25 miles south of Richmond.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,708
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

231-acre campus in Petersburg (population: 31,750), 35 miles from Richmond. Served by bus and train; air serves Richmond. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA
23806

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
510
25th
420
75th
490
25th
400
75th
19
25th
14
75th
18
25th
15
75th
20
25th
15

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,541
Declined 371
Total Received 9,912

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,721

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,540
Housing $6,744
Food $4,800
Additional fees $3,614
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $21,998
Average Financial Aid - $9,721
Total with Avg. Aid $12,277

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,584,265
State $8,256,506
Institutional $3,373,302
Other external
Total $26,214,073

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,957,984
Institutional $3,177,956
Other external $1,077,313
Total $6,213,253

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 823-7214
F: 804 524-6818
finaid@vsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

4,708

total students

63%

in-state

37%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

4,320
students

Female
58%
2,505

Male
42%
1,815

8%

388
students

Female
62%
239

Male
38%
149

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

3,659
students

Female
57%
2,094

Male
43%
1,565

15%

661
students

Female
62%
411

Male
38%
250

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
92%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

27

semester hours

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