Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA, USA
3.58 Average Rating

Virginia State University is an Historically Black College and University in central Virginia and the nation’s first fully state-supported university for African Americans. The VSU campus hosts colleges of Business, Education, Agriculture, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Engineering which confer bachelor’s degrees in 31 fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, Virginia State is home to an agricultural research center and 416-acre farm. Additionally, Virginia State features a scenic campus located on a bluff overlooking the Appomattox River.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
67%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
20%
Submitting ACT
73%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 914
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,713
Total Number of Undergrads
4,302
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
11%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,063
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,056
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,307
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,208
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
71%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,876
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
71%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,572
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,269

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
92%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,665
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$316
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
54
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
63%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Trojans
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Richmond
Washington
Norfolk
New York
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
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
Tina from Surry, VA
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!
Tyshenia from Brooklyn, NY
it's a very amazing place to enjoy. you have wonderful education, great outdoor view, and diverse people.
Angela from Richmond, VA
Virginia State has faced problems just like any other university, so what is seen in the media should not be a determining factor when choosing to attend this school. The campus is beautiful, the majority of the teachers are excellent and passionate about helping the students, and your experience is what you make it.
from Virginia Beach, VA
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.
D'Asia from Erlanger, KY
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.
Ashley from Richmond, VA
Virginia State University is the most amazing experience I could've ever been apart of. It makes me feel right at home and makes sure you have all the opportunities I'm are searching for. There is no other place I'd rather be Virginia State University is the school everyone should attend.
CaSondra from Schenectady, NY

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