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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
11%
18-23
27%
12-17
60%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

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

4,302

undergraduate students

282

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,584
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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

  • Metropolitan area: Richmond
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Richmond International

Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg
23806

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • AbstraKt Entertainment
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters
  • Diversified Virtue Entertainment
  • Sankofa

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fling
  • Welcome to the Land of Troy
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
57%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
11%
18-23
27%
12-17
60%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.85

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,406
Declined 316
Total Received 5,722

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,540
Room & board $11,544
Additional fees $3,614
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $825
Total $22,823

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Social Work
Sociology
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,584

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

4,302
students

Female
56%
2,392

Male
41%
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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 25%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
60%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

265

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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