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Virginia State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 343 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $57,675)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $43,944)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 42 27 - -
Baseball 24 - - -
Basketball 17 17 - -
Bowling - 9 - -
Football 86 - - -
Golf 10 - - -
Softball - 24 - -
Tennis 11 7 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 89.8%
Hispanic 1.1%
Non-resident alien 0.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 4.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 3
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ashley from Richmond, VA
  • 5
  • 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…

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • Tina from Surry, VA
  • 5
  • 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…

  • May-17-2012 Read More
  • Tyshenia from Brooklyn, NY
  • 4
  • 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.…

  • May-12-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Ayanna from Arlington, VA
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    I would normally complain but in the spring there will be upcoming remodeling and additions to our meals and cafes.

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  • 3
  • from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    It's decent, nothing special. You will get used to it. Make sure you get a meal plan with FLEX dollars once you become a sophomore.

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  • 5
  • Makia from Brookneal, VA
  • Nov-05-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food at VSU is very tasty! Feels as if I'm back home eating southern food. I don't have to worry about being homesick because it's like me being at home.

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  • 3
  • D'Asia from Erlanger, KY
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 5
  • Lakeema from South Chesterfield, VA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 2
  • Janaye from Accokeek, MD
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • TrojanGirl
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    We have a pretty decent amount of Greek Orgs. Check out the YT channel Whaddup with VSU to get a better look.

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  • 0
  • D'Asia from Erlanger, KY
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Lakeema from South Chesterfield, VA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Brooks from Richmond, VA
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Allysha from Mattapan, MA
  • Jul-15-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    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

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