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Virginia State University
  • 4 Year
  • PETERSBURG, VA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Virginia State is a public university located in Ettrick, Virginia in the Richmond Area. As a historically black college, VSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,903 undergraduate students. The Virginia State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Communications, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 38% of students, Virginia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,400.

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1 HAYDEN DRIVE
PETERSBURG, VA 23806
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Virginia State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

VSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
830-1010
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,034 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,552 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 83 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 84 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,903 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
122
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Everyone's different
    36%
  • Focused
    26%
  • Determine
    21%
  • Party
    8%
  • Degree seeking slackers
    6%
  • Talented
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 100 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • "V-S-U ! I love it! I love it! I love it!"
    40%
  • Historically Black
    21%
  • All the above
    19%
  • HAIL STATE!
    16%
  • Enjoyable
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 56 responses

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