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 3,976 undergraduate students. The Virginia State acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Communications, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 42% of students, Virginia State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies94 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching79 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities59 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services52 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management21 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.99 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
Virginia State University Reviews
VSU wasnt my first choice but i glad i chose this HBCU, its a very positive fun environment there are many organizations and things to join not to mention a like of different people to connect with. The staff i have had interactions with are amazing and most of the time friendly. There are probably more hidden gems about this school that i have yet to come across yet!
My experience at Virginia State University was amazing! I have the same birthday as my school president, I am a Virginia State University Woo Woo, I am now a junior at Virginia State and VSU gave me the opportunity to start my distress jeans company here. I have met people who could eventually be my family and amazing networking opportunities.
Virginia State University is an HBCU (Historically Black College University) in Petersburg, Virginia. This school is one of the top HBCU's in the country. The opportunities that present themselves here are amazing. Depending on your course of study many doors will be opened for you resulting in internships relating to your major and maybe even job opportunities in your field of study. The campus is nice and you meet lots of people which is always a nice things. The academics are well and you will be successful here if you apply yourself, I would recommend this school to anyone.