Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
67%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
12
Ethnicity
African American
25%
Unknown
73%
Percent of First Generation Students
34%
Student Organizations
54
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
63%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
94%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Trojans
School Colors
blue and orange
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Total Male Athletes
148
Total Female Athletes
80
Intramural Sports
5
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading-Dance Team
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
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.
Ashley from Richmond, VA
The food is delightful and there are so many options to choose from. There are 2 diners so there is plenty of room to choose where you would like to eat. There is also other dining facility choices such as Subway, Starbucks, etc. You will always have your meal plan of your choosing.
CaSondra from Schenectady, NY
it was good when i was there, thats where i got my weight from lol. I ate good every time.
Tina from Surry, VA
Food is okay. You have to get use to it and not eat it a lot because you will get bored with it.
Tyshenia from Brooklyn, NY
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.
Angela from Richmond, VA
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.
from Virginia Beach, VA
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.
D'Asia from Erlanger, KY