Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,385
Total Number of Undergrads
3,996
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
11%
0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
68%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
44%
55%
Ethnicity

African American
76%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
17%
Hispanic
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
the academic rigor is very fair. it is a challenge to help you push yourself to your greatest abilities.
Angela from Richmond, VA
It really depends on your professor.
from Virginia Beach, VA
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.
D'Asia from Erlanger, KY
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.
Ashley from Richmond, VA
The courses are pretty fair you get the help you need from teachers, tutors and even your academic advisers. If you are struggling there is always help at hand to those who need it. Make sure you are physically prepared and have your books and other class supplies you might need in the long run.
CaSondra from Schenectady, NY
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.
Tina from Surry, VA
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.
Tyshenia from Brooklyn, NY