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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 minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  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 3,507 undergraduate students. The Virginia State acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 46% 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

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VSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
820-1000
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
$18,332 / 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
$6,888 / 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
11:1
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. 86 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 87 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,507 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
152
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Everyone's different
    39%
  • Focused
    25%
  • Determine
    20%
  • Party
    7%
  • Degree seeking slackers
    5%
  • Talented
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 103 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
  • "V-S-U ! I love it! I love it! I love it!"
    40%
  • Historically Black
    22%
  • All the above
    20%
  • HAIL STATE!
    15%
  • Enjoyable
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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