Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,154

$20,156

not including room and board

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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

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

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

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $6,744
Board $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
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

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