4,165
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,600
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
94
94%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Virginia State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Petersburg, VA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admissions
Petersburg, VA  23806
United States
Contact Mr. Rodney Hall
Director of Enrollment Services
Email: rhall@vsu.edu
Phone: 804-524-2954
Fax: 804-524-5055

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,722
Applied
5,406
Accepted
4,165
Enrolled
94%
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Female Admissions

3,550
Females Applied
3,494
Females Accepted
98%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,172
Males Applied
1,912
Males Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
2.85
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.2
2 recommendations
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 17 15 19

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,540
In-state
16,060
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,516
Full-time student fees
11,208
Room & board
6,548
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

11,600
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,000
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,000
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,500
Avg. Loan Aid
1,000
Avg. Grant Aid
6,948
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,165
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
25%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.4%
Black or African American 60.82%
White or Caucasian 1.61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.31%
Asian 0.51%
Other 35.11%

Gender

Male (42.57%)
Female (57.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Fling and Welcome to the Land of Troy

Student Services

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Most popular organizations:
AbstraKt Entertainment, Golden Key Honor Society, The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters, Diversified Virtue Entertainment and Sankofa

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
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Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling No Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

480
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 282
Part-time - 198
Male - 239
Female - 241