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Virginia State University (VSU)

1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA

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VSU is a public historically black institution located in Petersburg, Virginia. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Virginia. Nearly five thousand students enroll at VSU per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The most common test scores among students accepted to Virginia State University are in the range of 16 - 19 for the ACT exam, or 1160 - 1390 on the SAT. Roughly 60% of all applicant were admitted at VSU, with 29% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at vsu.edu.

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $7,800, while nonresidents pay $18,000 annually. On-campus housing is available for students and costs around $5,500 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Virginia State University is the "Trojans", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the school's http://www.vsu.edu to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students VSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Virginia State University is about 4,700, with undergraduate students making up about 90% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$14,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $5,000-$6,000
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,470
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $360-$430 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $790-$950 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$6,276
Receiving Student Loans92%$8,015
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Virginia State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Virginia State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years22%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

VSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Basketball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Track and Field (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Football (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Virginia State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    76.98%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    92%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    13:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $14,873