Tuition & Fees

$8,726

$18,841

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
46%
300-399
38%
200-299
3%
600-699
2%
500-599
12%
400-499
41%
300-399
41%
200-299
4%
24-29
11%
18-23
27%
12-17
60%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,406
Declined + 316
Total Received 5,722
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Public

4,165

undergraduate students

419

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 4,584
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

231-acre campus in Petersburg (population: 32,477), 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
5%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
46%
300-399
38%
200-299
3%
600-699
2%
500-599
12%
400-499
41%
300-399
41%
200-299
4%
24-29
11%
18-23
27%
12-17
60%
6-11
2%

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

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,406
Declined + 316
Total Received 5,722

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

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,586

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,327
Room $6,356
Board $4,525
Additional fees $3,399
Total $19,607
Average Financial Aid - $11,586
Total with Avg. Aid $8,021
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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
mhphilli@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
Music
Physics
Plant Science
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

4,584

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

4,165
students

Female
57%
2,392

Male
43%
1,773

9%

419
students

Female
59%
247

Male
41%
172

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

4,023
students

Female
58%
2,307

Male
42%
1,716

4%

142
students

Female
60%
85

Male
40%
57

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
61%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
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

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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