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  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 33 people found this review useful. 1 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for urbanized students, who love and appreciate the African American culture. VSU is perfect for students who love to have a good time, while getting the higher education that their, or their parent's, hard earned money is paying for.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advice anyone attending Virginia State University to not get caught up in the party scene like I did. It is great and made so easy, by all the organizations and activities on campus, to have a very active social life. Stay focused. There are counselors and student leaders all over eager and ready to help you achieve you goals. Take full advantage.

    Bang for the buck

    VSU is expensive, especially for me being that I am an out-of-state student. However, I feel like it is worth every penny. There is never a time when you are sitting around thinking to yourself why am I paying for this? Everything is on point. The campus is beautiful. The curriculum is outstanding. And I must admit, the cafeteria food is not so bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    Virginia State is without a doubt a party school. If you like to dress up and go out, then this is the place for you. Three, sometimes four, days a week you can find buses packed taking students into Richmond for the clubs. I love it. There are also so many activities (i.e ice cream socials, open-mic nights) for people to meet and greet or just chill out and hang with their friends.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors that I have come in contact with so far at VSU, have all be amazing. The knowledge held within the school grounds is overwelming. I feel as though a little bit every day rubs off and sticks to me. I have learned so much being on Virginia State's campus. Not only was I learning from the professors and administrators, but other students and student leaders as well. 4 stars.

  • 07/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Minority Students, Intellectual students who are focused on their studies,Virginia and non-Virginia residents, and Athletes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Virginia State offers everything a prospective student is interested in. From the comfortable residence Halls to the amazing three story library that is useful for every course not just literature and essays. Make sure to take advantage of the resources available such as the sisip program and the academic support center. You will love Virginia State University!

    Bang for the buck

    Although I am an instate student I have many friends who pay out of state tuition and we all agree on one thing: Virginia State University is worth every penny that we pay. We are employed by campus departments we enjoy the food and rooms and as previously stated the events that take place are always to our liking.If we had to choose all over again we would still Choose Virginia State University.

    Am enjoying being here

    No matter the time or season, there is always something happening on the campus. The best part is that the events are not only enjoyable but they are informative as well. You will be enlightened and entertained at the same time.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Virginia State University are amazing,they are very personable and there schedules are very flexible. They are always willing to stay after class or set-up an appointment during office hours in order to assist with any problem the student is having.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For anyone who want to have fun and who can stay focus on their work. Majority of the students might be African-American, but everyone is welcome, and everyone will get the same experience. If you just want to join clubs, the band, or the woo woo's, just join the family, you wont regret it :-).

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you put your school work first, and don't party as much. After all its a party school, and there are at least four parties a week, so there is always time to party. Stay Focus on your assignments, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE, it's will catch up to you at the end. Meet new people, get out and join so clubs, take advantage of every penny your parents are spending.

    Bang for the buck

    VSU is not a cheap university, it's take a lot of money. I had to take loans because I was a bit short on money, but then again I got lucky with an $5,000 award I received. For students coming from out of state, it's even more expensive, with all the money we are paying, at the end its all worth it, because we are getting our education, having fun, and meeting new people.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE THE CAMPUS, there is always something to do. It's almost impossible to be bored, Yes it's a party school but you have to know how to balance your social life and your school work. There is multiple places on campus we can go to have fun or just hangout with our friends. I love everything about being on campus, by just walking outside for some fresh air, its a very easy way to meet new friends.

    Am learning a lot

    Each Professor try to work side my side with the students there. Very small classes, with less then 50 students in each, and really good useful technology to make learning easier. If we ever need extra help each professor is available all week on their office hours. With the help of my professors I'm learning a lot of new materials that will take me far in my education. Some of the classes might be hard but they all take hard work and long hours of studying.

  • 10/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There is an abundant amount of minority students at Virginia State. Also students who are interested in sports such as cheerleadering, basketball, football, volleyball, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT get caught up into parties. It's NOT worth having to miss class then end up having to take the class over. Make sure you use those office hours! Have fun and enjoy the college experience. Stay focus and strong. And remember why you decided to attend college...to graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    Money will be spent while at VSU. Its either buying expensive books (that sometimes you don't need), paying for the out-state tuition (classes, swipe, housing), or spending money ($$$). All in all its all worth in the end because when you graduate you can say I DID IT!

    Am enjoying being here

    Just like other HBCU's, VSU is known for the party life. The social scene can be nice at times but if you get caught up in it, you WILL have consequences. The campus itself is an comfortable and enjoyable environment.

    Am learning a lot

    I like the fact the Virginia State has a small number of people in the classes. That way it would be a more personal one-on-one relationship with the teacher and student throughout the lesson. I made sure I went to my professor’s office hours every chance I got.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have campus police all over campus. We also have security call boxes throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life here. Virginia State University have the Divine Nine sororities and fraternities. This consist of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide selection to choose from. This is a Division 2 school under the C.I.A.A. We have many sports, clubs, organizations, and other activities to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Virginia State is an Historically Black College University but is very diverse. There is over 200 organizations and/or activities on campus for every type of student. It varies from modeling and dance to golf and bowling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Virginia State University has three Trojan Heads on the campus. It is said that if you step on any of the three you will be held back an extra semester. This myth has been tested and is true. Therefore students avoid stepping on any part of the Trojan Head.

    Bang for the buck

    Lets go Trojan Pride! Virginia State University is an excellent school to attend. There are varies activities for any and everyone to be able to get involved. There are over 30 majors to choose from. This four year university has a lot to offer to every student who attend here. The faculty is the best. You can build a personal relationship with all your professors and other Trojans. There all kinds of things to do on campus so that you will not be bored. There is NO CURFEW.Here at Virginia State University our motto is Dream. Explore. Learn.

    What to do for fun

    There is several activities on and close to campus to do for fun. Student Activities and other organizations on campus will have a social, ice-cream party, dances in the gym, pool parties, etc throughout the school year. Fellow Trojans will also hold an event at near by places.

    Food and Dining

    Virginia State University has four on campus dinning places. They also have two on campus food stores. You may use your school meal plan for any of the six choices. The food quality is is great. The cafe serve soul food and fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best life. Being a resident assistant here open more doors far as picking dorms and rooms. The dorms have different programs and activities for the students living on campus. There are few rules living on campus but overall it is very beneficial.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic grading scale here at Virginia State University differ from high school. You must have a 2.5 GPA to get accepted here. There is a ten point grading scale the university goes by: 100-90 being an A, 89-80 being a B, 79-70 being a C.

    Tips for prospective students

    Virginia State University is a four-year Historically Black College University. This university offers over 30 majors and is well known around the states. Being a Trojan can be exciting and very beneficial. Everywhere I go I always see and V.S.U alumni and/or student.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is one of the best H.B.C.U's in the state. The population at Virginia State allows you to get a personal relationship with the professors and the other students. The faculty here is great.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    VSU is a huge party school. The Richmond club scene creates an exciting atmosphere on the weekends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Often HBCU's are taken for granted due to the small stature in numbers. However, Virginia State is not to be taken lightly. The courses and professors are quite rigorous so students considering coming here should be on their toes.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is a wonderful univesity that offers a variety of academically challenging majors. Despite being an HBCU, the school maintains a relatively diserve makeup of students. They range from a number of places along the east coast and other areas which creates an exciting culture blend.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It has gotten kind of iffy over the years , but overall it is a safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Founded 1906, Cornell University Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Founded 1908, Howard University Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Founded 1911, Indiana University Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Founded 1911, Howard University Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Founded 1913, Howard University Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Founded 1914, Howard University Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Founded 1920, Howard University Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Founded 1922, Butler University Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Founded 1963, Morgan State University

    Clubs and Activities

    BBS, Selected Ones , Carribean Associations, Karojoe, Tidewater Pre-Alumini, Sister2Sister , NewWater, FAAM, so many to name

    Great for these types of students

    Any type,-employed , graduate, parents, full-time, partime.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can step on the Trojan Head on campus. If your not in Betterment of Brothers and Sisters you cant say BBS. Football players come out like Greeks People hang condoms from the tree near the bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    You will have to have fun people to hang with while you are there at a school. Theres the movies and diffrent on campus activities. And club organizations.

    Food and Dining

    it was good when i was there, thats where i got my weight from lol. I ate good every time.

    Dorm Life

    Some Beautiful dorms so not so beautiful . You will deal with loud and rude people. Its alearning experience. College life is all you want to make it. It will build you up as a person.

    Academic Rigor

    Any college that you apply to is hard work. If you take part in tutoring ,talk to your proffesors, and adviors you will make it through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you turn your money for room and board on time. Also call the finacial aid department everyday. Stay in your advisors face. Join your department club also. Be very activie on campus. Always apply for internships.

    In three sentences

    I loved this school when I was there. I miss it so much. I am thinking about going there for Graduate school. This school taught me alot and I l became a great woman at this school. Go STATE

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the safety on campus is very phenomenal. i feel very safe every time i step outside. campus police are extremely active and you will always see an office riding around no matter what time.

    Greek Life

    the greeks take a lot of pride in their organizations. they are really active with other students on campus. maybe one day i could be my dream organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    virginia state university has a lot of clubs and activities. i plan on joining a few, so it can look good on my transcript.

    Great for these types of students

    it's great to go to school events. they give students a chance to meet new people and also learn as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i tend to always walk around the bookstore at least 3 times before i decide to go in.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition i paid is worth the bank for the buck. i enjoy the school and i believe it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    i love to hang with my friends and teammates. there is a lot around campus for us to do. they have reliable transportation that can take us to the mall or out to eat.

    Food and Dining

    my favorite thing to do is eat. i enjoy that they have 4 different places where you can enjoy a meal. it's nice that you can sit and dine or either just grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    some of the dorms are not the best, but the roommates are very nice. i enjoy the newer buildings. they are very nice and quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is very fair. it is a challenge to help you push yourself to your greatest abilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    come to virginia state university with a positive attitude. it's a great importunity to pursue your dreams. they have some many helpful and useful resources offered here.

    In three sentences

    it's a very amazing place to enjoy. you have wonderful education, great outdoor view, and diverse people.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Have every club for mostly every thing.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students that can maintain their academics along with their social life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its not wise to step on the trojan head its a tradition every time you step on the head, you will be here an extra semester.

    What to do for fun

    I Party with my friends on occasions, go out to eat, to the movies, and to the carnival when its town. We are 20 minutes away from Richmond so its a bunch of exciting stuff to venture into.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. You have to get use to it and not eat it a lot because you will get bored with it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is excellent. The Resident Assistants are down to earth and always have something fun and exciting planned for residents to attend and participate in.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at Virginia State University are great. If you had a professor one semester I promise you will most likely build a bond for the remainder of your time at the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your from the city please be prepared for the quite almost country life. But every prospective student should just be prepared that college isn't what they make it seem on television.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is Diverse with a family oriented atmosphere. It is great with helping transitioning from High School to College. Also the food is great!

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do all the work that is necessary to even make it out of high school and into a university. The better you do in high school, the more options you'll have for any of your future plans. The most important thing to do is prioritize, that way you can get your work done , and then have time to have fun.

    In three sentences

    I like their campus, its not too small, and not too big. I plan on being an education major, so I like the fact that they just build a new building for that. I like the location, It's far enough for me to be on my own and away form home.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Virignia State University is not a city school nor is it located in the city, so fun is created by the students most of the time. The university's student activities sometimes plan different for the students attending and that usually keeps the students entertained.

    Tips for prospective students

    For all uprising freshmen students, I advise that you all make sure this specific university is the one for you . You are able to do so by going on your college campus tours and orientations. Futhermore, never lose sight on your purpose and your goal; no matter who tries to bring you down or break you down.

    In three sentences

    As a current student attending Virginia State University, I would rate the university with an 8 out of 10. I absolutely enjoy what the university has to offer and I plan to graduate as well. Although the university is not perfect, it is perfect for me.

  • 11/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I go to an HBCU so it's an ideal place for African-American student. Everybody that would like to come here is certainly welcome though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the places you apply to before you choose that as your future school. Go somewhere you know you will be comfortable. If your not ready to leave home it's perfectly ok to find a school close to you. It is nice to experience independence, but sometimes it can become overwhelming.

    Bang for the buck

    Although I enjoy my school it is getting wuite pricey and I'm not too sure it's worth every since I have to pay to be here.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are great. They are welcoming, fun, and very focused. I may sometimes get homesick, but you'll make plenty of friends to give you comfort and support.

    Am learning a lot

    I believe I am learning what I need to learn in my classes. last semester I could not say this. It seems much better this year. They are starting to teach and want to teach. Therefore, I am getting better grades.

  • 07/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I believe that VSU is great for students that have the ability to be focused on multiple things and are able to multitask well. Personal boundaries and a schedule have to be set by the students themselves if they want to succeed. A student that can do this and make time out to relax for themselves is sure to be just fine at Virginia State University. This University is great people who wish to learn and achieve many things at high levels of learning. Virginia State University is a door to many different types of students that have different goals and want a lot of opportunities, they just have to go and pursue it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip that I can give to prospective students is to stay focused. Once you get into college, there is so much freedom, though with that freedom things can get out of hand. In high school when things are less free to you, you learn how to have control of setting limits for yourself and that is a good thing. Its not good to slack off in any study, because once you are behind in a class, it can be very hard to catch up. If you stay focused and have your priorities in check, everything should be fine.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Virginia State University is worth the money, because it provides a good learning experience of how things will be in the real world. There are so many opportunities that are available to students to communicate with the right people in companies of different workplaces. Like a lot of other colleges, it will be worth the money as long as you make the right choices and be able to multitask, but yet stay focused on what's at hand.

    Am enjoying being here

    I think any high school student will diffidently have fun at Virginia State. There are so many things to do when have free time away from studying. The campus is beautiful and there are many different stores and a mall to go to on the weekends. It was such a big help to me that there was a bus that goes from campus to the surrounding areas because I could go shopping when I had time and if I needed to go the doctor's office, I was able to get to it by bus. At night though it can be a bit dangerous if you're by yourself, but that's with any college campus so it's best to be with friends. Besides the things you can do off campus there's also plenty of organizations that you can join and be apart of. If you don't want to join an organization, the different organizations hold different forums and activities all the time that you can attend without joining. It can be a very positive environment, as long as you don't get into trouble.

    Am learning a lot

    As a student of Virginia State University I would say that you will learn a lot if you stay focused and on-top of your work. Without studying on your own time, passing a class may be difficult. The teachers here make available to you various ways of studying and learning which include online help and PowerPoint that are easily accessible. Even if you are in class and you feel that the subject is easy and you don't need to read the chapters, it's best to read the chapters and take notes so that you are not only learning the information that day but improving your knowledge of the subject, This will help you especially when you go out into the real world, you will be able to know what to do without always refering back to a textbook. Practice makes perfect.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police stations and patrol 24/7 on campus. after hour check points.

    Great for these types of students

    ethnic, motivated, creative, ambitious, and patient.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    in the front of the campus, there is a historical space with stones for those of greek organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    vsu was more affordable, then for me to stay and study in my home town nyc. there are always discounts and sales.

    What to do for fun

    visit students activities. there are all types of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    many choices!

    Dorm Life

    i have never experienced dorm life. but hear it is exciting.

    Academic Rigor

    in the particular major i am studying, mass comm the resources are great. the staff is beyond exceptional. the information and studies are valuable for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    entering students, be sure to do your research for the programs which you want to study. extra curricular programs are a good experience.

    In three sentences

    vsu is a school with many opportunities to succeed in the future with your intended interest. the networking, programming and classes are amazing. attending vsu, is an experience you would not want to miss out on!

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    dedicated. athletic. minority. commuter.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of alumni. and organizations admiring the alumni in the community

    What to do for fun

    great campus life. greek life. organizations. the college is filled with acitivities for students.

    Food and Dining

    only for the reason that i commute, i do not eat on campus but i hear good things about the food. they have daily specials and have almost 5 places on campus to dine. and colonial heights is filled with restaurants

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus but only for the reason that i live close to the university. the school is currently expanded their dorm life and they will be done by summer 2012. the buildings look incredible and will hold thousands of students.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are encouraging and challenging at times. the professors range well and are from all over the world. offer a large selection of classes for a ton of majors. anything you're looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    the university has expanded and grown over the past few years and continues to grow and amaze the community. almost 90% of the community of colonial heights and petersburg currently are enrolled at the school or are alumi.

    In three sentences

    the school is constantly expanding. the instructors have a wide range and know their topics. they are welcoming and recieving more and more minorities like myself, to expand.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    If you looking for a college that is not to big and not to small but offers alot of opportunity then VSU is where it is at.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends from other dorms Go to the mall Exercise

    Food and Dining

    The food is good on certain days. Take advantage of the opportunities to eat a good meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms can be fun at times but also very bothersome. Be prepared to just roll with the punches. There really is no place like home.

    Academic Rigor

    You case load may be full at times but just keep your mind on what is important and that is your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to study constantly. Study more than you party. Stay informed.

    In three sentences

    It is fun and exciting. You can meet different people everyday. It is never a dull moment

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great with campus safety. They keep us alerts by signing up for their text messaging, you will receive everything you may need.

    Greek Life

    The best ! soo much to watch.! the also demonstrate great leadership.

    Clubs and Activities

    you name it we got it. ! we have club and org for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for all types of students. If you like a small campus, and a inner city feel, where everyone knows everyone, This is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus not to many people no about this place, but if you wall behind one of the boys dorms there is a beautiful pond filled with rocks ans waterfalls. This is a great place to relax, eat or even just to get away to do classwork.

    Bang for the buck

    you can never put a price on education. Get as many scholarships as you can, and re-sell and buy used books.

    What to do for fun

    At Virginia State University you will never be bored. from socials, to gatherings, to rallies, we have it all here.

    Food and Dining

    The Jones cafe Is really good! Everyone shows up on fried Chicken Wensdays and fried fish Fridays, but it seems to me the place to be is Foster hall. This is a place were you can get fast food on the go any time of the day.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman we are all skeptical about staying in a new school with all new faces. Staying in one of the freshman dorms Howard hall was one of the best decisions i ever made. living in a dorm provided me with hundreds of new sisters, a loving house mom, and we were also provided with monthly forms dedicated to help us with whatever we needed. It was a great experience !!

    Academic Rigor

    Virginia State University has the best academic curriculum. The professors are willing to stay after and provide extra help to anyone who is willing. The class time is very reasonable as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you attend Virginia state university, be sure to join anything and everything you can. This is a great wait to quickly gain friends. Also with that be sure to maintain your class schedules and class work, for you will quickly fall behind. Lastly ENJOY your self, we don't bite! after all you are in college now.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University has the best academic curriculum. Attending Virginia state allows you to become who you want to be. Virginia state gave me the best experience my freshman year in college.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun, I participate in campus activities and party.

    Food and Dining

    I love campus food. They serve everything I love.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm size is perfect, plus the staff are interactive and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe it is not hard but it will make you think on the appropriate college level.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise prospective students to handle financial aid early and dont let partying interfere with your work.

    In three sentences

    I think Virginia State University is great. I would give it a 8 out of 10. I love it.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student of any ethnic background

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are various Trojan heads painted on the campus grounds. Rumor has it that if you step on the heads then you will not graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Virginia State University is located in a central area accessible to the mall, small boutiques, and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls at Virginia State University that are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and friendly staff. The food at each dining hall is tasty and priced reasonably for students on a budget. Food choices range from pizza, burgers, fries, fish, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Virginia State University is an interesting experience. This experience may be different for each student. Residents must not have an issue with sharing and space because those two things will constantly be a factor during your stay at the institution.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Virginia State University are highly rigorous. When enrolled in school your books become your best friend and the library becomes your new home next to your dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Meet with each instructor during office hours to inform them of your goals and aspirations. Get to the know the professor on a personal level in order for him/her to better assist you in class. This will allow the professor to see that you are not just another student but one interested in your education. 2. Take part in class discussion. Relate world events to topics that are discussed in class. This shows the instructor that are thinking and able to apply material taught in class. 3. Stay focused in class and take detailed notes. If possible sit in the front of the class so that the teacher can see you.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is the ideal school for students looking for small class sizes with teachers that care about the betterment of each student taught. Coming from a small private school to a fairly large public institution has proven the easy process of adjusting. In all, I recommend any student to Virginia State University that is truly looking for an elite educational experience.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 86

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    Campus Safety

    The atmosphere at Virginia State University is like a family that watches out fro one another. The administration is like your parents watching over you to lead you in the right direction. The RA's are like your big brothers and sisters to help out and give advice. The police force is like the watchful eye of your grandparents, giving you enough room but at any time will step in when needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things you can join on VSU's campus. There are academic organizations, Student organizations, and for upperclassmen Greek organizations. You always have something to choose from. Even if you want to make your own club or sponsor your own activity you can do that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the big traditions you will know about VSU is the Trojan heads. They were painted by the men of Omega Psi Phi inc. and they are dedicated the the fallen members of their organization. Now the tradition is to never step on a Trojan head, because if you do you will be delayed from graduation by a semester or up to a year. Now is is an urban myth but hey why mess with it?

    Bang for the buck

    I will say that having the book store is a life saver. The book store supply everything. From the school side the books, supples, laptops, and also tablets. They also have food, clothes, personal items, and even movies. So, you don't even have to leave campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much you can do on campus. There are socials, given by the Greeks and the student organizations. You can also join student organizations if you like in your freshmen year. There are always events everyday to give you that break from work.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, as the years go on it keeps getting better and the variety is getting better. I just wish we could swipe for a meal at anytime. If we can get 19 means a week it shouldn't be limited to only three a day. That is one thing that I really dislike about our swipes. Our student union should also be open longer.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman at VSU you are not allowed coed vistaion in your rooms. It is only allowed in the lobby during certain times. I understand why this rule is set in place. As freshmen we already has distractions just by being in this new place. We need to be focused on why we came to school. The reduction of any temptation one student may have had just helps the whole process. Even though you have a lot of freedom in college it's always good to have some type of control. Too much freedom can cause some freshmen to loose focus.

    Academic Rigor

    VSU is very challenging, but at the same time the help you may need is right there and waiting. Whether it be a tutor, extra time with your professor, or just extra study material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you research, take the tours, even call up professors if you want. Students who go to VSU will tell you the truth and give it to you straight.

    In three sentences

    Virginia state university is a family. When you come to campus you feel welcomed. We are all about becoming better then we we first arrived.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Virginia State has 24 hour security. There are guards all over campus and their are also phones in distance reach for you to call security if you suspectany issues. Security at VSU is very tight. It's a very safe environment.

    Greek Life

    We have 4 sororiteis and 5 fraternities on campus. They are: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. If you are interested in joining a greek fraternity or sorority you need to be discrete. You shouldn't be discussing this with anyone other than yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of Organizations on VSU's campus. We have Organizations such as The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters Inc, True Foundation, Selected Ones, A Movement Walking, and SLOT. All the organizations previously stated help promote shcool spirit and spread awareness throughout the campus. There are dance groups such as AbstraXt and Panic 2000. We also have greek organizations if you are interested in that as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is very safe. You are in good hands at Virginia State.

    Bang for the buck

    If you know that Virginia State University is the perfect school for you, don't let anything stop you from attending the wonderful university. Work hard to get scholarships and make sure you do everything to the best of your ability.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things you can do on VSU's campus. There are always socials in Foster Hall. You can also attend basketball and football games during it's seasons. Every friday their are parties in the Richmond area and you can also go to SouthPark Mall in Colonial Heights.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Virginia State is delicious. We have two cafeteria's where the food is set up in a buffet style. Don't miss out on fried Chicken Wednesdays. There the best.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Virginia State are great. As a freshman I stayed in Howard Hall which is an All Girl Dorm. The rest of the dorms on campus are either new or being renovated. I loved staying on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Virginia State are very intense, but if you work hard this shouldn't be a problem. Make sure your work is your first priority. If you need help don't be afraid to ask someone. You can also go to the Academic Success Center where their are tutors to assist you as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interesting in attending Virginia State University make sure you maintain a fairly decent Grade Point Average. Work hard and apply for as many scholarships as you can, because there is no such thing as too much money. If accepted, make sure you get involved on the campus and help promote our wonderful school,

    In three sentences

    Virginia State Univesity is one of the best Historical Black Colleges in exsistence. I'm happy I attend such a wonderful University. I have become very active on campus and the people who surround me everyday has greatly helped me expand my horizons.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Freshmen dorms of course are no fun but when you become an upperclassmen there nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get to know all of your teachers and make sure they know you. Also stay focused on the school work and really study because the parties will always be there.

    In three sentences

    I think VSU is a great school for high school graduates who did not do well and want a clean start. I also think that VSU is good for people who like small class rooms and want to know there teachers personally. I also think VSU gives you a chance to start getting a feel on what other big universities are about.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 86

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great and I enjoy eating it everyday you probably will never get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    I personal don't live on campus because I live not to far away from the campus. Although, usually I'm always on campus. There is a lot of fun activities to do on campus especially with your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a little challenging but that makes it a better learning experience. The classes really push you to do your best and the teachers try very hard to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some good tips for prospective students is that its still school and you have to do your best in all classes. To me you have to earn you right to go out and have a good time. If you don't make the grades you don't make the party.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a wonderful school to attend. I am a freshmen and I am enjoying every moment at VSU. Its a terrific learning experience and I believe everyone should live there college lives like I am.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like a challenge academically and are basically social butterflies. As a said, there is rarely a dull day at VSU!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend VSU just make sure you have the right mindset and self control. With so many things on going on campus throughout the year you will be tempted to skip class to enjoy the festivities so if you have no self control and need someone to make you go to class then VSU isn't the college for you. Professors aren't going to beg you to go to class but your grade will reflect your attendance.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't think VSU is expensive compared to other colleges and universities. I'm an honor student so I receive a scholarship and financial aid but either way the attention that you receive from the professors is worth any amount.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love VSU and encourage all the graduating seniors from my high school to attend. There are all types of organizations and events that occur throughout the year for all types of people. There is rarely ever a dull day on the yard.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my professors at VSU are wonderful!They connect with you on a personal level and work with you to ensure you get the most. If I have problems I can call them or stop by the office and they are almost always available.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student that loves to have a social life, yet have a good education this is great for you. Mostly African-Americans attend this school, but we welcome any and everybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are able to get a car, it would be wise to do so if you are not a fan of walking. If you can't, save up money for gas if you know people that drive and cabs if they are unavailable.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be a little expensive to attend VSU, especially if you're an out-of-state student like myself, but it is all worth it. You will have a great and traditional college experience, as well as earn a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here and I'm so glad that I go to VSU! You meet great people here and in a lot of cases, some people become like family to you. I have made some mistakes, but that was all my fault and I am changing that. You just have to be focused here and do not be afraid to ask people for help. A lot of people are willing to help you any way that they can if you're willing to help yourself. I would not trade this experience for the world!

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much while being here at VSU. You are able to get to know most of your professors and it is very easy to find help; all you have to do is ask. It is also easy to get distracted by the great party scene but that is up to you and you only. If you can balance your work and social life you will be fine.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 86

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    Tips for prospective students

    always study and manage your time wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    being there is very expensive but you just got to spend your money for whats most important and not unnecessary things.

    Am enjoying being here

    because of the marching band, my major, and all the other campus activities.

    Am learning a lot

    at Virginia State University, specially in my biology classes.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who don't want good jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    No not at all .

    Am enjoying being here

    I hate it here.

    Am learning a lot

    This college is mediocre when it comes to academics.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Diverse and open kids

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay FOCUSED!

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police provide transportation at night for traveling across campus...The security is always on alert for any illegal acts so don't say you wasn't warned.

    Greek Life

    Not my thing...If you are considering joining an organization do it in your sophmore or junior years.

    Clubs and Activities

    I always did flag football or late night swimming....basketball and spring soccer is offered

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stepping on the Trojan head is a no no!

    Bang for the buck

    I guess you can say so

    What to do for fun

    For real there is not much in the area...Majority of the time parties and stuff take place in Richmond...the school holds alot of socials and event nights throughout the months.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part the food is ok. The majority of the students prefer Foster,but if you like second and third servings Jones and Gateway cafe is the place to be...Weds. fried chicken night is something to look forward to.

    Dorm Life

    For freshman dorm life is rough,they are strict on visitation. At times the R.A's will treat u as a child not an adult. They are currently building new dorms that are very nice for the upper classmen.

    Academic Rigor

    School work is fairly easy. Most professors provide powerpoints during lectures so if you are not good at or like taking notes,get use to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be afraid to ask questions if your unsure about something... its i guess bad luck to step on the Trojan heads that painted on the grounds...Make sure you get validated early.

    In three sentences

    VSU is a historic, a work in progress university. The class sizes areon average around 25 people which is good because your professor can get to know you personally.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    attend parties and go to pep rallies

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED. STAY INVOLVED

    In three sentences

    Virginia state caught my interest when I researched that it was the first public black university. Their curriculum is astounding. Their overall vibe is wonderful

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of stuff to do on campus you just have to know where to go and when.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at VSU was not to great but it did the job when you where hungry. The best days in the cafe was Fried Chicken Wednesday and Fried Fish Friday.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life was fun the people in it was fun especially my floor the second floor we stayed up all night when we where bored and didn't have homework and played video games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus especially freshmen because it is easy to get distracted due to all of the event Virginia State offers like socials, fundraisers, talent shows, dance offs and other fun stuff.

    In three sentences

    I give Virginia State University a 7.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school has many socials and parties for students to attend. Most of the students go to Richmond,VA which is about 20 minutes away to party and do more stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Because we are an HBCU, you would think we would have good food, but it is not always that way--sometimes the food is great, sometimes you will not like it. If you do like it though, it is all-you-can-eat buffet style.

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen dorms are not that great, however if you are an honors student you have a pretty good dorm. The upperclassmen dorms are much nicer and have more appliances.

    Academic Rigor

    Virginia State University is trying to become bigger, which includes better education, a better campus, and more things to get involved in. We are also becoming more technology savvy, which gives us the tools to learn in more ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you make the best out of your college life at Virginia State University; it may not be the best but you do make great relationships wit the teachers, your peers, and your advisor. Also learn to manage time because it will go by fast especially if you are involved in sports or organizations.

    In three sentences

    Virginia has a beautiful, large, suburban campus. At first most people do not want to go, however, they grow to love the university. It is an HBCU, therefore, most of the people are African American but we are growing to be more diverse.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun events on and off campus. Hang out with friends, plenty of places to go eat, clubs and socials, play basketball, exercise, shop and more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be friendly, get involved in organizations, and do not follow the crowd.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences Virginia State University is safe and friendly. This school offers lots of organizations and fun events. Many of the professors at Virginia State University are still active in their field.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    2nd best campus safety in the state.

    Greek Life

    Divine nine (with the exception of the men of Phi Beta Sigma on the yard) and our Band Fraternities/Sororities its amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends go to the mall take drives and go to $1 bowling

    Food and Dining

    It isn't 5 Star dining but you learn to adapt to what you are given.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus creates the best atmosphere for you socially emotionally and academically.

    Academic Rigor

    You get what you give. You study and work hard the classes go by smoother than you can imagine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Time management and self balance is all you need.

    In three sentences

    Being in a college like Virginia State University is a challenge at all levels. Having self determination and discipline is what it takes to be successful in college. You need to have your goals in mind and have your heart in it to win.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    we have numerous of student organizations that have many different purposes.

    Food and Dining

    We have a buffet type dining halls. There is also a student center that provides food to students as well. The food is well prepared and nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. you really have privacy

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are good but not excellent. Even though they are there to help up, most of them aren't really helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on everything that is really important. Never lose your focus on your studies.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is a very diverse University. We are a HBCU that strives for excellence. It is a great experience being at this university.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    36 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everything around Virginia State is always being walked. And what I mean from that is there is foot patrol, cops in their chargers, including campus security.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs that are great to do like art, culinary, photography and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    VSU is great for urbanized students. It's a great place to have a good and while doing so you are getting a higher education that your parents paid for.

    Bang for the buck

    VSU is rather expensive. But from financial aid to scholarships it isn't that bad. You just got to keep up your end of the bargain and get the grades.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to Richmond and go shopping and partying. But there are parties on campus. The football games is always fun. Also the Trojan Explosion.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Virginia State is awesome. It varies from soul food to gourmet.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good. Just make sure you have a responsible roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are going to be rather challenging. But, the teachers are here to make sure you get the best understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love being home with your family, then Virginia State University is the best place to get that. There is a lot of parties. Don' t worry about that get your grades to highest they can be because look there will always be another party.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State professors are amazing.They like to make sure that students get a full understanding of the curriculum. They will help you to the fullest extent to make sure you succeed.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    VSU is great for students who are sociable, want to get involved and want to see their school grow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stop by Foster Hall to check out the entertainment!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for me was not that expensive because I am in-state. Also, I had scholarships and grants. Keep your GPA up and you will get more money!

    What to do for fun

    Mall, Richmond, Concert, Movies, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe food is okay and foster is cool.

    Dorm Life

    This is where you could meet your best friend like I did.

    Academic Rigor

    VSU does their best to keep students focused, but it is your responsibility to remember your purpose.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, get involved and give back to the community!

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is like a home away from home for most students. The school of Business is nationally ranked and AACSB accredited!

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Beware of the food at the cafe eat it at your own risk.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are not that great, the underclassmen dorm are old and beat down. Do not expect to be able to cook a nice meal the microwave well be your best friend while your there. Upperclassmen dorms are way better and they have a lot more to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    Their should be no reason that you why you should not have a C or better in any of your class well attending Virginia State University. It is very hard to fail a class unless you don't show up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do not lose focus on why you are attending college. Parties will always be there

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    African-american students because this is a historically black college, people who love to socialize, dance, model, and more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is not many attractions near the school, a lot of people travel to richmond, which is thirty minutes away for attractions and the night life.

    Bang for the buck

    Its' pretty expensive for out of state students, but if you make good grades the school will work with you to make sure your will not have any financial issues.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of socials, that school hosts that happen on the campus yard, where people chat and dance to music.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe that is provided for students is pretty good with their food options, salad bar, fruit, sandwiches, chicken, and much more to choose from, but if you don't want the cafe they have a place called foster where you get pizza, wings, fries, burgers. Or travel off campus to other places.

    Dorm Life

    This school has recently build two new dormitories that are really nice and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has been awarded for their students academics, outstanding programs, and more

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you that you get your financial issues situated before you come to school, make loyal friends, if you start off with good grades you will consistently earn scholarships from the school, there are lots of different organizations outside of the greek organizations

    In three sentences

    This school consistently developing its programs with its new technology. The business program was awarded the best among other top HBCU's in the country. They have a good environment.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties and events on and around campus.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is a great school. The people are friendly. The staff and teachers are caring.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 86

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun we mostly just go into the student lounge and watch tv as an floor.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is something that you have to try here. we offer different food for every one.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a great home away from home place.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is known for the academic achievements through all HBCU's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have evverything in order when you come to this school.

    In three sentences

    A great school for any one to attend. the campus is overall a great friendly campus. a wonderful HBCU

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I fell in love with the school when I first visited here. The environment and opportunity of the school is pleasing. I plan to complete my bachelor degree here on mechanical engineering.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Semi-open campus. Security is enforced but locals are seen a lot on campus.

    Greek Life

    Tons of Greeks!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back students. Want to get ahead type of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the Trojan head or you'll stay an extra year. Myth

    What to do for fun

    Parties from Thursday-Sunday.

    Food and Dining

    Foster Hall is way better than Jones Dining Hall.

    Dorm Life

    No co-ed visitation your freshman year. Relationships will be hard during freshman year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Takes a while to get used to the area. Having a vehicle is 100% better in Virginia.

    In three sentences

    3 out of 5 based on Education. Very active and helping administration. Easy to get used to classrooms.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Virginia State University is very big on campus safety. They have many different ways for you to feel safe and secure on campus without a worry in the world. Campus Safety is always on hand 24/7 for emergencies all times of the day.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big on campus. They take their organizations quite serious and treats each other like family. Although some organizations show more favoritism than others, they all are quite community oriented.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you think you won't fit in anywhere i guarantee you that there is a club or activity that will interest you. There are so many clubs and activities dealing with academics, sports, or just a hobby you may like that I'm sure you would enjoy. Best believe there are many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Virginia State University is great for students that are looking to be majorly independent and business oriented students. Our campus has an outrageously big business program that would most definitely encourage and fit students who are looking to major within.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    And unusual tradition for Virginia State would be to not step on the big Trojan heads painted on the ground by the dining area. It's been told that if u step on a Trojan head then you're going to be spending and additional semester on campus.

    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus there are many things to do. We have Gym jams, basketball games, football games, socials from different organizations hosted inside the dining area or out in the back of the dining area, parades, carnivals and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining area here can be sometiming. What I mean that sometimes the food is fantastic and sometimes you would just be like what is this. One thing I can say is that there's always fried chicken Wednesday, we eat healthily, and you can eat as much as you want in certain dining areas.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you stay dorm life can be some of the best times of your college nights and days. Mostly the upperclassmen new dorms are the best rooms and the ones that are very nice looking. We also have off campus apartments considered dorms that make you feel very independent and grown up.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor here at Virginia Stae consist of many things from, workshops, personal interviews, academic success center, learning assistance sessions. also we have many different people that relate to certain subjects to come share a speech with us about numerous things to enhance what is going on around us or what needs to be known.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, you should just come here and be yourself don't let anyone change your social aspects negatively, don't let the social events going around you decrease your study time, and just have fun. This maybe a learning environment to help increase your chances for a better job but its also a chance to learn to become independent while enjoying yourself.

    In three sentences

    Virginia state University is a chance to be independent while enjoying yourself and learning all at once. There are many opportunities to help you succeed so try to stay in tack with them. Last but not least whatever you do keep up with ALL your documentary given from the school (ex receipts) because as I once said you will be expected to keep up with your own things independently.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never step on the Trojan heads!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be comfortable with who you are. There are a lot of different people from different places with different opinions and point of views but that doesn't mean that you have to conform to fit other peoples beliefs.

    In three sentences

    Its carries a comfortable atmosphere. The students are very open and diverse. Activities are abundant.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 86

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Stay focused !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the Trojan Head.

    What to do for fun

    There are many socials and partied to attend. There are also pageants and movie nights. Sports are often played as well

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe has its days. Just remember you're not at home, this is a college campus. Don't get your hopes up too high.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice and RA's are there to help.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't hard as long as you know how to manage your time. If you need help, ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key, make sure you stay on top of your work and DO NOT forget about deadlines. College is what you make it, so make it something to remember. Failing in college is failing no one but yourself.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University offers many opportunities to college students both academically as well as with entertainment. The professors are willing to help you if you need it. Trojan Pride!

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Greek Life

    All major Greeks

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs in your particular major

    Great for these types of students

    Looking to attend a University that has it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The parties

    Bang for the buck

    I am rally enjoying myself here at VSU my dorm is very nice the falcuty here makes learning a very pleasant experience.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic activities, band and clubs

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good.

    Dorm Life

    All dorms are well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    If you stay focused you will be able to keep up with the academic reigor

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the web-site and visite the Universty.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the best that I have had the chance to attend. The atmosphere here is very nice, and the people here are very helpful and friendly. I enjoy all of the activities here at VSU.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops everywhere and see everything.

    Greek Life

    Everywhere, just decide what you want to join or if you just like to watch them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of them, you will have no problem finding one that fits you. Or just create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to meet new people, love to party and socialize. And of course learn!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DON'T STEP ON THE TROJAN HEADS PAINTED ON THE GROUND AROUND CAMPUS. If you are to, its said that you will stay here for the next 7 years..not a good look.

    Bang for the buck

    take advantage of the cafe! walking around this campus causes you to become hungry really quickly.

    What to do for fun

    PARRRTY! House parties, clubs, block parties, shows, you will find something.

    Food and Dining

    Good ole' soul food, just like grandma makes. You can never go hungry here, unless you miss a swipe. And note: they do not run over.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is different, so learn how to adapt to others ways and attitudes. Especially if you plan on having a roommate, it is a learning experience for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are extremely laid back, you're grown now and paying to go to school. In other words, your good grades are up to you not the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    BE ABLE TO KEEP FOCUS! IF YOU GET DISTRACTED EASILY, THIS IS NOT THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. There is always something going on here, so get involved.

    In three sentences

    This school is a party school, but it also is a academic school as well. There is always something for you to do, when you are not studying and learning. I give them a 7, just because we could lay off the parties just once and awhile.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Divine 9 Sororities & Fraternities, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, many more.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 100 organizations to join. Organizations include: Carribbean Student Association, Studying Abroad, Student Ambassadors, Code Blue (Pep Squad for all Athletic Sports), the Virginia State University Marching Band, Concert Choir. Gospel Choir, and many more.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many socials that happen on campus that are FREE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Well first remember why you came to college, YOUR EDUCATION!!! Go to class and do your work. Procrastination is not the key, you will forget what & when it is due. Please get to know your teachers and advisors, they are responsible for making your schedules and grades. Get involved, join organizations that help you get to know people and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Over the few weeks I've been there I have enjoyed it 100%. There's always something to do to get you involved and have a better understanding about the history of the campus. Besides always having fun, education here is first priority!

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From what I understand 98% of the campus is covered by cameras. I feel pretty safe on campus. Plus we have that early warning text email thing in the event something is going down on campus. I of course don't do anything crazy like walk around at night by myself but overall I feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm that chick that is ALWAYS asking what's that? or what are they doing? Believe me there's always something to do....and I don't mean studying. Things going on may not be your thing but there's always something going on. Student's just need to get involved and participate.

    Bang for the buck

    My mom is super excited that they have my major, and she didn't have to sell a kidney to pay for it. I think for an in-state student you are truly getting your monies worth!

    Food and Dining

    There are fresh food and overall good choices you can make but hey what do you really expect? It's college food man don't get your hopes up!

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm....its old and almost what I imagined. There are newer dorms but I'm a freshman and don't live there. Next year I think I may upgrade to the quad living facilities but for now old school dorm life. BTW I have no roommate and its awesome. I'm an early to bed early to rise kinda gal.

    Academic Rigor

    IF you weren't the best student in school that doesn't mean that you won't be the best student here. College is what you make it. If you want to challenge yourself the course are here for that. If you want to be lazy the courses are here for that as well. Find what fits you and success will be there!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make certain you ask questions and please don't pretend that you know EVERYTHING! Really you don't and that's a sure fire way to make certain that you FAIL. Get out and make friends; even if you knew someone previously get out and meet new people!

    In three sentences

    VSU is very quaint and makes the student really feel as though they are among family. It is a little less ethnically diverse than I or my parents would have like but it's small enough to still make you feel welcomed. The staff is very helpful for the most part; if you are willing to ask fro the assistance. Undergraduate success seems to be everyone's goal

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is at it's best here at VSU. Noone, in my opinion ever feels harmed because they have the feeling of good protection.

    Greek Life

    Well as for the Greek life; I'm a freshman so that means no pledging anything until Sophomore year and after i have established a well enough GPA. Virginia State, an HBCU, has many historical influences through their Greek life and the people involved have the upmost respect for everyone that speaks to them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs and activities here NOT to be involved. Every club or organization(s) has a place for everyone. You just have to make the right decisions in balancing school work with extra-curricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining here consists of three places on campus. Jones, the major cafe. Foster, the walk-thru cafe. Or Austin's Grill, the mobile food truck stop. The quality of the food here is amazing. It's almost like food from home. In my opinion the best place to eat out around VSU is the drive-thru restaurant Cook-out

    Dorm Life

    Whether you apply for a single, or double; always make friends in your dorm. Their is always someone who needs help with something. Here at VSU dorm life has been amazing for me. Everyone in (Seward Hall) my dorm is like one big family. That's how most dorms should be.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor here resembles strength in education. If one has a stable education and exceeds greatly one shall have good strength to start on their own. Strength to be financially sound.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should always keep their heads on a swivel. Meaning, you should be able to multi-task in between classes. Study every night even if the test is 2 weeks prior. Invest in your own personal color printer and lots of paper. The most important thing you will need throughout your college years will be a laptop.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is the best place to start off in any future collegiate education. The people and teachers here are down to earth and understand when help is needed. I approve this college to any prospective students.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to parties. Join different groups on campus. Play sports

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall serve good food on curtains days. Every Wednesday is fried chicken Wednesday. But sometimes you will want to order out.

    Dorm Life

    Living by yourself away from family is a good experience but it is a lot of responsibilities. You have to wake your own self up, wash your own clothes and clean after yourself. The fresh men's dorms are fairly clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important. That's the major reason you in college

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party every night because its really easy to loose focus in school. Finish assignments a few days before they are do so you can check and double check to make sure everything is good. Always give your best at everything that you do.

    In three sentences

    This campus is great the atmosphere, the other students and the teachers are all friendly. VSU is good for people who want to relax and also get a higher education. The police force on campus make sure that the campus is safe.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Socials and HOMECOMING is what its all about.

    Dorm Life

    Cleaning skills and respect goes along way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus.Be yourself and change for no one.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University lives above the stereotypes of HBCUs . They have caring educators with high expectations as well as activities for many different backgrounds. I love my HBCU.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is no reason for students to feel unsafe at any time on campus. There are campus security officers and well as campus police officers with call boxes set up around campus.

    Greek Life

    The Divine 9 is offered to students on Virginia State University's campus. There are also fraternities and sororities for those that are in the band as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    On campus, there is an organization for everyone. There are academic organizations, as well as social ones.

    Great for these types of students

    For students that are looking to be surrounded by goal-oriented people, Virginia State University is the place to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any unusual traditions or locations on campus, however, Foster Hall, is the building where students go to relax and see friends in between classes. That isn't a place where one should go if they're not feeling or looking their best.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that college is what you make it. I do believe that as a student that pays out of state tuition, I do make the most of my experience in Virginia. I am involved in two on-campus performing organizations and my professors are always there when I need them.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something for students to do on campus. There are many on-campus organizations that host forums, socials, bake sales, pageants and award shows.

    Food and Dining

    I've never been a fan of cafeteria food. If you live on campus, there is no opportunity for you to cook. Wal-mart is your friend.

    Dorm Life

    I did not enjoy living in dorms my freshman year. Although it's a great opportunity to make new friends, community showers aren't my thing. People also don't respect normal sleeping hours, but that's college.

    Academic Rigor

    The school of business is one of the best in the country. The Reginald F. Lewis School of Business is internationally accredited. Dr. Mirta Martin does her best to make sure we have the necessary tools to succeed in life after college. We are fortunate to not have to pay for many of our textbooks, however, that means that the school of business had to pay for it. We receive the most money out of any of the other schools on campus. Lastly, the school of business offers an integrated course, which is the premier course of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students is to not get caught up in social life. Parties will always be there when you graduate. Do you want to waste money while in college or be able to spend it freely when you graduate? Your professors aren't there to baby you. It's important to understand that you're no longer in high school and need to take control of your life.

    In three sentences

    I love Virginia State University. It is rich in culture. The professors are diverse and willing to work with students.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to campus events such as events hosted by other majors, or sororities.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a very excellent at asisstanting their students. This university is a very

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe, or a little too safe in my opinion. The campus has its very own police station and troops of policemen and are on duty 24/7. They keep unwanted locals out and the students in line. You will see them everywhere, but do not be discouraged unless you are a suspect.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a Greek and probably never will be, but I heard and seen the Greeks and they are as close as brothers and sisters. You have to be very dedicated and humble to join a Greek family.

    Bang for the buck

    I love my college. To this day, I have no regrets about my decision. I met great people that I will know and remember for a lifetime. I'm not a regular to the many social events on campus, but I help out anyway I can and I try to take as many opportunities they offer. I have a long way to go, but at least I'm not going it alone, and neither will you.

    What to do for fun

    Every campus has their parties. There are parties organized by the Greeks, parties organized by the student activities committee, and there are local parties around campus. However, their aren't just parties, we have plays, choir performances, talent shows, and the traditional sports events. The list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. They always have a different variety of food everyday except for Fried Chicken Wednesday! They have stations where the staff cooks/fixed your plate for you and others that you do it yourself. There is no end to the entrees!

    Dorm Life

    In my hall, personally, I think that they have too many activities going on, but at least the staff is considerate of their students. They have movie nights, seminars, mandatory meeting, and just cool fun activities for students to enjoy. On my campus, you do more than just sleep, eat, and work in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I always have something to do when I am on campus, whether its running errands, checking up on my student and financial aid status or just doing homework. I'm always on the go. It will be tiring at first, but you will get use to your rigorous schedule. I'm not trying to sugarcoat this so you go to college, I'm just sharing my experience with you and give you a heads up on what's to come.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are times when you feel like you are coming up short, but do not be afraid because VSU will do everything it can to make sure that you accomplish your goals. You will have fun and meet people that will be engraved in your life, but your work and future career comes first, so DON'T slip up.

    In three sentences

    A great place to lean and become successful. You will have a sense a pride and dedication when you become a part of the college community and learn about the history of the university. A place where I feel like my future is in the process of being born and I will do anything to make it come to reality.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police constantly patrolling the campus. Cameras throughout the school.

    Greek Life

    It is an experience for the many people that I know that are in a Fraternity or Sorority. It is a brother/sister hood that lasts a lifetime.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to choose from based on your interest. Whether that be modeling, dancing, singing, acting, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There are always party promotions within the student lounge. Organizations are always having different events as well.

    Food and Dining

    There two choices for dining in and a fast food place to have your food to go.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an experience that you will never forget. You meet new people everyday with the many lounges within each dorm facility.

    Academic Rigor

    Try to do your best during your freshmen year. It will really catch up to you in your later years if you don't do as well your freshmen year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Staying on campus your freshmen year is a great way to meet new people and network. Wait until your sophomore year before joining an organization to bring your grades up.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a school that I would recommend attending. It is an HBCU. The campus is constantly expanding and improving.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is pretty safe. Campus Security is plentiful. However, I think they should be doing a little more to keep the locals off campus, especially the ones that come on campus for the sole purpose of causing problems.

    What to do for fun

    At VSU, Petersburg, VA is a small town but I make the best of it. I attend the on-campus sporting events, go to the step shows, fashion shows and the school sponsored events off campus. I also catch the shuttle and go to the movies, out to eat, mall and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining facilities are cool. I really can't complain. VSU have a variety of dining facilities and a variety of foods. But we all know, nothing is like your mother's cooking!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life for me is pretty cool. I was fortunate to have a SINGLE room and reside in a Suite. I have my OWN room but share a bathroom with one other person. However, that was NOT the case when I first arrived on campus. I had a SINGLE room but was NOT in a suite and shared the bathroom/showers with about 20 other females. That was the worse because not everyone has the same hygiene habits.

    Academic Rigor

    During orientation, it was said that for EVERY credit hour, you should Study 2 hours. At first, I thought that was excessive but I realize to obtain and maintain a 3.0 GPA, you will need to study at least 3 hours per credit hour.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for a prospective student is to 1.) help your parents, help you by making the grades so that scholarships and grants are made available to you 2.) recognize that college is what YOU make it and 3.) ENJOY your college years, have FUN but be FOCUSED on the ultimate Goal - obtaining YOUR Degree!

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University was my FIRST choice when looking for universities to attend. I am really glad that I chose VSU to further my education. If I had to rank it based on a scale of 1-10, it would rank 8.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    To much to name

    Food and Dining

    The food is AWESOME!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, just some little things Im not fond of.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is set above standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the college that best suites your situation

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is the best school to attend. The campus life is awesome and the academic is set high. I love my HBCU

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    It appears to be fun, but freshmen aren't really eligible to participate/join.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and active.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't come across any yet. I'm still looking though.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling, clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a determined mind to succeed and you will.

    In three sentences

    Campus life is wonderful. The classroom sizes are perfect. The advisors are concerned about your academic well-being.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You never have to worry about your safety on campus. With campus police patrolling campus and buildings on a regular basis it is never a thing that you have to worry about your safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is everything you would imagine it to be. During big campus events you will always catch all the fraternities and sororities everywhere you turn wearing their colors. Even on a regular day they are out still wearing their paraphernalia.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different positive clubs and organizations on campus that you could join. you could also join more than one if you would like, just make sure you keep up with your work. Each and every organization promotes students to have decent grades to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you view yourself as a very social person that likes to have fun but also get your work done them Virginia State is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Foster hall is the place to be. It is where all the fraternities and organizations hang out and it is a place where you can always get the inside scoop of what is going on campus.

    What to do for fun

    To have fun at VSU attend the organization events that are held monthly or just go and be social at Foster Hall.

    Food and Dining

    If you are always craving a home cooked meal Jones dining hall and Gateway dining hall are the places to go. It is not exactly like home but it is close enough. They also have dining within Foster hall; which is more like fast food but it also great to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories are nothing like home but it keeps you from getting that homesick feeling most freshman tend to get their first year; with all your other dorm mates it keeps the year pretty fun and interesting.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I give this school five stars. They are not there to baby you but they make sure to remind when you begin to slip and when you are succeeding

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not look at the school as just a social place but a academic jump start on your career.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is the most academically focused, student friendly, and socially active campus there is. It keeps you focused on your academics while also keeping you social actives with events held in the evening and on weekends. There is not a better place to be where you can get the best of both worlds right here on campus.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    The courses might be a little intense but professors will help

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work , academics should always be first!

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is an awesome school to attend its like one big family. There are many organizations to join from academic organizations, social organizations or Greek organizations. When you are at VSU there is never a dull moment.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Just don't go asking for trouble. The locals provide most of the problems

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing, in the nice weather during block parties or cookouts you will always see them strolling or just simply out together.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join something. Nut my advice is to wait till spring semester when you are settled and informed about the organizations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the Trojan heads. This was the first warning we received, no one usually purposely steps on them until they graduate. Also the plantation ( idk why they call it that ) behind VA hall is a hot spot for some tryna get away from the craziness of the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the socials, open mics, and clubs and always read the posters in your dorm. Another way to stay in the know about events is be social and you will hear about whats going on.

    Food and Dining

    Jones dining hall, which most freshman are close to has okay food. Foster is an in and out type of dining all, but you will get very sick of it. The C store which most bypass their first semester is for a store open from 8 till 2 ( also a fly by eating place ) and then there is gateway dining hall, which is all the way on the other side of the campus, but the food is better than all the other places. Fried chicken Wednesdays will also become your best friend and worst nightmare.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a all girls dorm first year. I'm more of your tomboy type of girl so this wasn't too pleasant. You share bathrooms with people who seem like they have no home training. Overall thou, many dorms become like your big immediate family, and if you don't like your room or dorm, you have the opportunity to change them during the roommate change period and residence change period. Be aware that you may have to pay a fee.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on you honestly. You'll find a challenge if your looking for one. Don't strive for everything to be easy, have the will to learn,

    Tips for prospective students

    1. When you get confused seek help from your R.A's and teachers, someone is always there to help. 2. Take advantage of the time brackets teachers and the university gives before things such as money or assignments are due. 3. Go to as many social events in the first week as you can, interact with your Trojan fam. 4. The library is your best friend ! especially the private rooms.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is a great place to study, but if your the type of person to frazzled easy don't come. There is always going to be something that goes wrong, but for the most part you find people who can go through it with you. I love VSU, but its truly not for everyone; If you feel your a Trojan join the fam.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus police does a great job of making sure our campus is safe and secure. All gates on campus close at 6pm and you can only get through the main gate with a VSU ID after that time. They are always driving and walking around monitoring the campus and ensuring our safety. You have nothing to worry about.

    Greek Life

    Divine Nine. They are ALWAYS live and always get love from everyone,

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everyone on campus. And if there's not, you can make one yourself. We have the Divine Nine Fraternities and Sororities on campus as well. Dancing, modeling, singing, community service, honors, art, etc. The choices are endless.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, focused, balanced, social, friendly

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you step on any of the Trojan heads, it will take an extra year to graduate!!!

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on what type of education and environment you want honestly. I think it is because I got a internship my freshman year at NASA and finished with a 3.7 while maintaining my social life. It's definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or organization. Sororities/Fraternities, The Betterment of Brothers & Sisters, modeling orgs, dancing orgs...the list is endless. Also, go to the club! If you don't have a car, VSU provides a free charter bus to the club and back. There's always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are 2 dining halls on campus, Jones and Gateway. Personally I think Gateway is better than Jones, but to each its own. There are a couple of spots around campus where you can get food to go like wings, pasta, chicken sandwiches, etc. Overall the food is pretty good though. Oh, I forgot to mention....FRIED CHICKEN WEDNESDAYS!!

    Dorm Life

    For the most part, the dorms are pretty good. A couple freshmen dorms are not the best, but they definitely are not horrible. After your freshman year everything gets better. You can stay in the apartments or get you own room. You can pretty much choose how you want to live.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't really speak for every major because it's all different. But personally, I think it's only as hard as you make it. If you put in the work, no matter how hard the class is, you should come out with an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you come with confidence in yourself. Here at VSU the professors are always available when you need them; and if they aren't, they make sure they make themselves available for you. There are so many resources you can utilize to make your academic life easier. Many clubs and organizations to join so there is always somethings to do. So many different things to get involved in, so make sure to keep yourself busy.

    In three sentences

    One of the best HBCUs in the country. Once you become a Trojan, you become a part of a close family at VSU. Definitely a place that strives to build a better world.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus has gates all around. Campus police always patrolling and you have to use your One card to get on campus after 6pm.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty serious at Virginia State. It's very popular but make sure you keep it discrete, always.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join as many extracurricular activities as possible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't ever step on the Trojan head. It brings bad luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Stay on top of your grades. College is nothing like high school! Professors won't baby you like in high school. Don't let your social life interfere with your work.

    What to do for fun

    Social events at Foster. People are at Foster any hours of the time. The clubs are in Richmond and there's something new going on every week. Thirsty Thursdays are always in full effect. Also the football players throw the best parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't anything like your momma's cooking, get use to it!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very different from what you are probably use to. Sharing a room and bathroom with complete strangers. But meeting new people is always a plus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared for college life which includes late nights, early mornings, lots of essays, lot of people, and a lot of activities. Learn how to manage your time.

    In three sentences

    I love my HBCU Virginia State University. I would recommend this school to anyone!

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always patrolling and on top of any suspicious activities on campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students are very serious when it comes to their orgs and clubs. Most students end up joining something within their first year there.

    Great for these types of students

    The perfect type of student for VSU would have to be outgoing, friendly, ready to try new things, and not a follower because being yourself of a campus as such will make everything so much easier in your social life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students like to sit at the fountain and socialize and chill between classes and during their free time.

    Bang for the buck

    We are an all around awesome HBCU!

    What to do for fun

    For fun I enjoy going to kickbacks around the campus, a few parties here and there. A lot of females enjoy going clubbing while the males enjoy going to the courts and playing a game of basketball.

    Food and Dining

    I think the campus needs more restaurants and eatery opportunities. The food is good but it would also be good to have more options so you don't feel like you're eating the same old things.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. It gives you the opportunity to be closer to the friends you go to school with and it gets you away from your parents at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Most students make very good grades while very few slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be social, stay on top of your grades, and have as much fun as you can balance.

    In three sentences

    This is school is very diverse. I think it is a great and fun school. The staff is not always on top of everything but it is not only their responsibility it is also in the hands of the student.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have VSU police.

    Greek Life

    alot of spiritttt!!

    What to do for fun

    They have alot of student activities. They have choirs, musicals, talent shows, modeling shows. Pretty FUN!!

    Food and Dining

    The fried chicken is delicious. But they will give you small portions of food. which is good and healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms!!! Branch hall and langston halls are the oldest but of course it will look old. Its good dorms for people to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Great building, great teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT PARTY MORE THAN STUDY!!!!

    In three sentences

    A rate from 1-10 would be a 9! It's a great school. I met some interesting people. Good dorms. Great Spirit!

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus, Campus security is always available and if you feel you need someone they are a phone call away and escort you to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    Phenomenal Greek life. The divine 9 is very prominent and active on campus with forums and volunteering.

    Clubs and Activities

    Virginia State University is known for the organizations on campus, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Virginia State University is great for students that want to go to a small school with a diverse population of students and staff members. If you want to know the people in your class, in your dorm and know your professors VSU is right for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    some traditions are hearing the evening song at 5pm, and we have an insperational quote water fountain in the center of campus where students join for various gatherings.

    Bang for the buck

    I truly love my school but as an out of state student the tuition is extremely high and double the cost as in state prices which makes it very hard to pay for.

    What to do for fun

    I am a part of the mass communications club, an on campus organization The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters INC, I am apart of a sorority on campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    food is usually satisfying

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus especially in Moore Hall and Gateway2.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel plenty challenged and any time I need additional help we have a resource center where I can get help , tutoring, advice and get any questions I have answered.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest prospective students to attend Virginia State University because they will get a great education and love the college experience they will receive at the same time. There is so much to get involved in at VSU and you will come out well rounded.

    In three sentences

    I believe Virginia State University is the best choice when choosing a University. I am completely satisfied with my school. I am receiving a great education and at the same time I have some fun and have met so many great people as I am an out of state student from CT and loving being a VSU Trojain!

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    The nine Greek fraternities and sororities at VSU include: Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Iota Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for students who like a family setting. Who don't want to be refered to by just anumber but by first name. Who want to make life long friends. & who wants professors who actually care about wheather or not they are succesful and they want to see you strive for the best.

    Bang for the buck

    Trust me, it's worth it

    What to do for fun

    There are A LOT of activities on campus. There are always parties.

    Food and Dining

    By my understanding, it depends on the days

    Dorm Life

    DUring orientation I was able to see my dorm and I LOVE it. Im in Quad D, so my roommate and I were able to get lucky with the new dorm. Freshmen are not allowed to choose their residence hall so when I say we got lucky, we got lucky.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved as much as possible, everbody there is here to help you and feel as comfortable as possible. Be on top of all of your financial aid. I have to admit, its hard getting good financial aid here but if you talk toyour advisor they can always help you out.

    In three sentences

    The campus is outstanding. The students and faculty are very warm and friendly, almost like a family enviroment. The school really focuses on the success of the student.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great at responding to different scenarios that happen on campus and also have the ability to other county police officers to respond if necessary.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is well known for getting all he students together and hyped up for going up against other schools in sports to just livening up the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and organizations for students to participate in. Besides the Greek organizations there are organizations like the SCA and BBS just to name a few that stir up a lot of membership.

    Bang for the buck

    The school store has special deals on items for students and visitors alike. Around the school there are places that accept Trojan dollars (Money students usually use in the school store) as a way of payment.

    What to do for fun

    The school hosts many events from Greek to Choral, and everything in between. There are informative events and cookouts and the annual carnival that always has the campus full of life.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food has its good and bad days. The had a healthy section that makes salads and other items for the students who choose not to eat the main course items made by the Thompson Hospitality. They also serve desserts and sweets for people with a sweet tooth.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is building new dorms and these dorms are a great addition to the campus and they are nice on the insides as well. The RE, RA, and GA of the dorms are nice, yet strict and are willing to help any student who ever comes to them with a question.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers push you at VSU, but they all believe that you are destined to do great things. The work can be strenuous at times, but at the end of the semester you can look back and say that you made it through it all. The class times are hard to deal with in the beginning of the semester but you learn to deal with them and make time to get your work done too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time to class because teacher hold you accountable for your work ethics. Try to have fun with your peers while getting work done, it helps you get things done faster. And always have food stocked up in your room for those late nights when the cafe is closed

    In three sentences

    I love being a member of the Trojan Family and attending all the different events held. I give our university a 5 out of 5 I am glad to be true to the Orange and Blue

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is sort of good here there's constantly guards roaming the streets here but i still wouldn't walk alone here

    Clubs and Activities

    There all great you just have to find the one that matches your interest

    Great for these types of students

    Party....Party...Party and some ppl who like easy girls and the wiz Khalifa pot heads

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the Trojan heads its a rumor that you won't graduate on time

    Bang for the buck

    Its very expensive for out of state students which doesn't in the end make up for a lot of stuff

    What to do for fun

    there's not much really to do around here unless you love to party and get involved in the activities here..

    Food and Dining

    The food is GREAT...and you can get as much as you want

    Dorm Life

    Your roommates can be sort of iffy at times but the obsessive name-calling of the N word is very use around here and at first your going to hear LOUD music from the rooms which can get annoying but it soon dies down... but in the end you grow a brotherhood I guess

    Academic Rigor

    At times I saw myself learning things incredibly easy while my other classmates where struggle this may differ for you but if your looking for a challenge you may want to search elsewhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepare to run into different people because here at VSU its easy to run into the wrong crowd and become something your not.

    In three sentences

    This school is a Major party school. VSU is very historical with the African American culture. Great ROTC program

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I am interested in this school and I would like to know what type of students they look for. Are the admission officers looking for well rounded students or are grades solely important when it comes down to admission?

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. The campus is well lit and well patrolled by campus security.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is present and active on campus. The Greeks do not have there own housing. The enjoy seeing them step.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of the Business and Marketing clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Virginia State University is great for the student who is focused and ready to be challenged.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Students that come to Virginia State will love the campus unity and the curriculum. Virginia State University is preparing its students for great careers after graduation. My education is an investment. I am glad to be a part of the Virginia State legacy.

    What to do for fun

    For fun,I mostly hang out with my friends. I also love attending sporting events and shopping at the mall is not to far from campus. I have the most fund doing homecoming week.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, but I have to admit that I am a picky eater. Students can always take advantage of the open salad bar for lunch or dinner.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman,I started out in one of the oldest dorms on campus. The rooms were very small and the bathrooms were small as well. As a senior,I am fortunate to live in one of the new dorms on campus now. My dorm has several study rooms, and a exercise room. There is a microwave available on each floor and there is a great social area on the first floor where students can hang out. My room is also a lot larger and my roommate and I share a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is awesome.I am a business / marketing major. I love that Virginia state has revamped it business curriculum. The courses that I am taking now are preparing for my future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips to prospective students would be to come with an open mind. Be ready to be challenged and pushed to excel. Stay focused on your success.

    In three sentences

    I would give Virginia State University very high ratings. The curriculum is very interesting and innovative. The professors are excellent and bring interesting challenges to the average classroom.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    VSU offer many activities on campus, from organizations and clubs, sporting events, to communtiy events. There is a mall, a movie theater and various places to eat just miniutes away from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dinning halls at VSU. They give you a variety of food and the price is reasonable even if you don't have the meal plan. There is plenty room to eat, there are TVs there for you to watch while eating, and it's a pretty clean environment.

    Dorm Life

    VSU has stepped up there game when it comes to their dorms. I had a chance to live in one of the new dorms my freshman year. The dorm I currently live in is very nice and everyone gets along. You will be require to follow the rules and maintain your room as expected.

    Academic Rigor

    With any school you go to, you have to be focused especially the first year. Time management is key to being a successful in handling the workload of all your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research, make sure VSU has the field of study that you are interested in, the atmosphere, and conviences that you are looking for.

    In three sentences

    This is my second year at VSU and I have had a wonderful experience so far. I have enjoyed the college life that VSU has provided for me. I welcome anybody to come and check it out what VSU has to offer.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never step on the Trojan Heads that are strategically placed around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the best food you will ever eat in your life.

    Dorm Life

    It seems like there are new dorm being built everyday. There are repairs being done to those that have history about them. Dorm life is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is important on this campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure everything is financially in order before making your final decision.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a great school to go to. Everyone gets along well, and unites in times of need. Virginia State University has potential to best one of the best schools in the country.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on my campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't Step on the Trojan Head, or you'll be at VSU for another year.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. Forums, socials, movie nights, parties, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but could be better. There are many different options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to work and learn. It's very rewarding

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work. You're in college for a reason. Don't get sidetracked.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go outside and hang out play football and basketball. Chill in the rooms and socialize. Play video games in the lounges.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. The dinning place are nice and sanitize

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best. You meet a lot of people from different states and we become like a big family. Your basically learning how to live on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    You should never stress about your grades or finals. You should always go to the professor if you need extra help in the class. Grades are important though. in order to stay in school you should not be on academic probation

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pay attention in class. Don't miss any days of your classes or you will get behind. Meet all your deadlines. Please don't wait the last minute to do your work.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a great school. Academic programs are amazing and interesting. This University is like one big family

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Great Summer Transportation Institute Program (STIP)

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I personally have not joined any organizations yet, but they do offer several.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus but you really have to be on the lookout ,... ie on the message boards and in hallways.

    Food and Dining

    After awhile eating the same things gets boring. You miss the home cooked meals. I personally, unlike several of my peers do not look forward to fried chicken wednesday. However, the workers are fun and welcoming.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has several ups and downs. This is more of a personal matter, it changes with the individual.

    Academic Rigor

    As an honor student the academic rigor of the school is a bit lacking. However, one still has to remember to apply themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is easy to get caught up in the party scene. You need to be able to separate your social and academic life.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is far from what I pictured as my dream school. However, I have met some of the most intriguing individual here that make me feel at home. I can honestly say I was thrown for a loop.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is imperative that yo never step n the Trojan heads around campus. It is only 3 but you cannot step on them. Legend has it if you do, you will have to repeat a semester each time you step.

    What to do for fun

    Because the university sits right in the heart o Petersburg, a small town with not much activity, there is not much to do around there. There is a mall, Walmart, Target, and Sam's Club close by for shopping. A far as partying and night life, you would have to go to Richmond which is about 15 to 20 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Personally, the food on campus is not my favorite, but it is edible. It's not something to get excited about. I would recommend going off campus in order to get great dining. There are plenty restaurants near campus. There's a Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee's, Outback, Chipotle, and Chic Fil A.

    Dorm Life

    The university has begun closing older dorms in preparation to tear them down. They are going to be building new dorms. The newest dorms are Quads and Gateway which are extremely nice They are no more than 5 years old.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Virginia State University is pretty basic. I cannot compare it to any other schools, as I have never attended another post secondary school, However, the teachers here are willing to work with you if they see you are truly trying to be successful in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students would be to take college serious, because this is your money that you are giving away in order to receive an education in exchange. It will not take long at all o get adjusted to the school an the campus is the perfect size. It is not too big or too small.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a great school for students who truly want to experience the college experience. The school sits in the small rural cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Ettrick, VA. It is not in a high life city environment but in a small town where the only big thing there is the college.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is a very positive university; and really cares about their students future and well being. The teachers and staff stick their necks out to make sure that their students are taken care of. If your ready to make something of your life and want to be successful Virginia State University is the place to be.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always introducing new ways to keep the university safe!

    Greek Life

    Awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join ALL of them!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to go to an HBCU

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Food around campus is awesome

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition could be lower.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of on campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of different choices to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    Could be better but its the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Professor will push you to the limit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to get a great education

    In three sentences

    Virginia State is a hard working school. Students take their education very seriously. Professor are hard on students but are willing to help.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is not a polace on this campus that you will not see the campus police. The campus is also equipped with security poles that once hit the wrong way will cause an alarm to go off. I love the campus security.

    Greek Life

    The Divine Nine is the most popular Greek organizations on campus. There are also academic Greek organizations as well as music based Greek organizations.

    What to do for fun

    Organizations!!!! Joining a campus organization is not only fun but it is a great way to network. You will meet new people each year and each organization participate in various activities on campus and outside of campus. This may include hosting a show or planning a spring break trip together.

    Food and Dining

    Now I love chicken and every week they have Fried Chicken Wednesdays. We also have Fish Fridays, which is also pretty good. I love the food in both dining areas and each week there is something delirious awaiting.

    Dorm Life

    Resident Halls is what Virginia State University calls them now. They are pretty neat, the only thing that is wrong with the housing is that you cannot control the actions of the students in the halls. They are spacious and every week there is activities for all the residents so they can get acquainted.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a biology and the professors are outstanding with how they interact with the students. Because most of the classes are at least one hour and twenty-minutes, the course work is not rushed, however each course is a challenge so do not underestimate not even an elective course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand that all grades have to be earned, when a professor tell you that you must spend x amount of hours per week on a class, listen to them; it is the truth if you expect to graduate with honors.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University deserves about four, and this is because no school is perfect. This school has spirit and motivation to anyone who steps foot on the Trojan ground. This school will successfully present thousands of career opportunities with each of the credited schools.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Due to Virginia State being an open campus the only thing I do not feel safe about is local residents can come and go as they please without really being noticed. More security should be here and random One Card checks should be in full effect.

    Greek Life

    All of the Greeks here are quite friendly and they are socially attached to the campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many organizations on campus that could fit almost any personality. Students are encouraged to get out and attend the events so that they can find their personal interests at a home away from home.

    Great for these types of students

    Virginia State University is a HBCU and the activities here fit the students' lifestyles.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Trojan corner is unique to me. I like that they use the phrase corner it shows a sense of gathering and coming together.

    Bang for the buck

    To understand Virginia State University's environment you have to come and see for yourself!

    What to do for fun

    I read, play video games with residents down in the main lobby of my dorm. They have movie nights in numerous locations across campus and I sometimes attend them with my friends. During event such as the Superbowl each dorm or hall has a get together where you can hang out and meet new people that you may have never seen around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here is okay. I never go hungry and I get three swipes a day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life her at Virginia State University has advantages and disadvantages. I would not mind living on or off campus as long as I can get to class everyday I'm fine with it.

    Academic Rigor

    Each department has their own requirements and criteria. Make sure to choose a major that best fits you and base some of it on your performance in high school. I wish they had specific majors and not all broad. (i.e. Forensic biology, etc.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay true to your work. GO TO CLASS! Have your priorities straight. Work and study before anything else!

    In three sentences

    VSU is a school of strong determined individuals.VSU is a school of pride. VSU is building a better world for all of our fellow trojans!

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very good! Police are always driving around making sure the campus is secure. There are emergency post at every other corner so if you are walking late at night alone(which is not recommended) and feel unsafe or something happens and you need help, you can push the button and assistance will immediately will be sent out. While help is coming, every camera around you will be pointed in your direction to make sure you are okay while someone is coming. So safety is very good at Virginia State.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at Virginia State is very live! Everyone tries to come out to all the step shows and step-offs. Do not let it be known what you wish to pledge to others. It is something that no one except for you are supposed to know.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are local house parties around campus. They are walking distant but make sure you are walking with someone else, especially at night. If you do not have a car, there is a shuttle that takes you to the mall and wal mart. If you have a car, you are able to do a lot more. Throughout the year, there are clubs that have parties and buses get sent to the university to pick the kids up.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good when you first get here. Every Wednesday there is fried chicken and every Friday there is fish for lunch. Throughout the week, it varies. The healthy options are very limited which is a downfall about Virginia State. It is very social in the cafe. Music is often played on speakers throughout the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a good experience depending on where you are placed. The dorms are for the most part clean but like I said depending on where you are, and who is placed with you depends on the cleanliness of the hall. There are custodians in most of the dorms that have a community style bathroom

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are taken seriously here but social events happen on the yard as well. It is a good idea to get a close relationship with your advisor as they are able to help you throughout the year. Create a relationship with your teachers as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can! Being out of state, my tuition is higher so scholarships and grants come in handy. Do not get distracted by the college life your freshman year because your academics will affect you more than the party life will. Interact with classmates, including upperclassmen. Virginia State is a very friendly environment and most people talk to everyone.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is one that I would recommend for future students. The degrees offered are ones that are rated excellent. Virginia State understands how to balance social and school work.

  • 04/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here can be very good some days. I like the food overall. They have a variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms here at Virginia State University. They are nice and very comfortable. It makes me feel as though I am at home.

    Academic Rigor

    My department, computer engineering, is great. The facility is very friendly and helpful. I am able to get any questions answered in a great time frame. They teach very well and I actually understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell prospective students to be sure to not let the activities distract you from the reason you are here. Stay focused and still have fun. Make sure you handle your business first and play later.

    In three sentences

    Virginia State University is awesome. It is great for academics and fun. The people here are very nice and friendly.