Virginia State University

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
57%
43%
student ratio
4,165
total students
Tuition Cost $5,327 | $15,442
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $11,600
May 1
fall application deadline
94%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
17
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

94% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,722
    • Accepted5,406
    • Acceptance Rate94%
    • Enrolled4,165
    • Female Applicants3,550
    • Females Accepted3,494
    • Female Acceptance Rate98%
    • Male Applicants2,172
    • Males Accepted1,912
    • Male Acceptance Rate88%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $25
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.85
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen May 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 17 15 19
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,327
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,442
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,399
    • Room and board *$10,880
    • Room only *$6,356
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionSenior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$11,600
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$11,000
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$2,000
    • Average Loan Aid:$5,500
    • Average Grant Aid:$1,000
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$6,948
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 60%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 16%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,165
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.4%
    • Black or African American60.82%
    • White or Caucasian1.61%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.31%
    • Asian.51%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown or International Student35.11%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students25% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations AbstraKt Entertainment, Golden Key Honor Society, The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters, Diversified Virtue Entertainment, Sankofa
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty480
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 4,381 students to 348 faculty

Location & Contact

1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806-0001
USA

Mr. Rodney Hall

Director of Enrollment Services

Phone: 804-524-2954
Fax: 804-524-5055
Email: rhall@vsu.edu


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