Tuition & Fees

$9,056

$19,576

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
28%
400-499
56%
300-399
9%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
54%
300-399
19%
24-29
12%
18-23
34%
12-17
54%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,323
Declined + 684
Total Received 7,007
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Public

3,996

undergraduate students

389

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 5860
ACT 4424

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,385
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)

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Petersburg, VA

231-acre campus in Petersburg (population: 31,750), 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

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
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
28%
400-499
56%
300-399
9%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
54%
300-399
19%
24-29
12%
18-23
34%
12-17
54%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,323
Declined + 684
Total Received 7,007

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

Rodney Hall
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
P: 800 871-7611
F: 804 524-5055
admiss@vsu.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,250

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,540
Room $6,548
Board $4,660
Additional fees $3,516
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $21,564
Average Financial Aid - $12,250
Total with Avg. Aid $9,314

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Myra Phillips
Director of Student Financial Aid
mphillips@vsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Peggy Davis (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Trojans
School colors
blue and orange

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
Media Management
Music
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Management
Visual/Communication Art/Design
Vocational/Technical Education
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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

4,385

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

3,996
students

Female
57%
2,293

Male
43%
1,703

9%

389
students

Female
58%
224

Male
42%
165

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,862
students

Female
58%
2,222

Male
42%
1,640

4%

134
students

Female
53%
71

Male
47%
63

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
73%
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 Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
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

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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