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Virginia State University


Virginia State University America's first fully state supported four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks is a comprehensive university and one of two land-grant institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its mission is to promote and sustain academic programs that integrate instruction research and extension/public service in a design most responsive to the needs and endeavors of individuals and groups within its scope of influence. Ultimately the University is dedicated to the promotion of knowledgeable perceptive and humane citizens--secure in their self-awareness equipped for personal fulfillment sensitive to the needs and aspirations of others and committed to assuming productive roles in a challenging and ever-changing global society.

School Information

One Hayden Drive
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
P: (804) 524-5986
F: (804) 524-5576
Calendar: Semester
Locale: Suburb: Large
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Common name(s): VSU

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 6,571Total Students
  • 2,571Male Students
  • 4,000Female Students
  • 23Total Intl Students
  • 17Intl Male Students
  • 6Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 840Total Faculty
  • 480Male Faculty
  • 360Female Faculty
  • 16:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 15,988

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,300

Books & Supplies

$ 8,880

Room & Board

$ 1,675

Other Expenses

$ 27,843

Total

Admissions

7,450
total applicants

58%
admitted (4303)

17%
enrolled (1259)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
390-470
Math
390-460
Reading
380-460
Writing
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
16-19
Composite
16-18
Math
14-19
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Do not know
College Prep?
Recommended
Recommendations?
Required

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Agriculture, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Dietetics/Dietitian
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Health/Medical Psychology
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Plant Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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