91%

Acceptance Rate

$5,889

Avg.Financial Aid

003764

FAFSA Code

About Virginia State University (VSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,385

Website

www.vsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a public university in Petersburg, VA called Virginia State University. Virginia State University occupies a total area of about 236 acres. In 1882, Virginia State University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Virginia State University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is "A Transformative Experience" and its official colors are orange and blue. The total enrolment stands at 4,713 (Fall 2017) students at Virginia State University. Around 4,025 and 340 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 300 faculty. Virginia State University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At VSU around 93% are Black or African American, 3% are white, and 2% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. Further, around 92% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 138 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Gaye Adegbalola (Guitarist, Singer), Mary Hatwood Futrell (Educator), Billy Taylor (Jazz Pianist, Jazz Composer), and Lauren Koslow (Actor). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 132 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering), and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education). Virginia State University has around $57 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1 Hayden Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8045245000
Fax: 8045245576
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Virginia State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st May

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

91%

SAT Range

840 - 1010

ACT Range

15 - 21

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Virginia State University has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. The SAT score in the range of 830-1010 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 15 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Virginia State University is 17. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806. They can also call them at (804) 524-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,037

Average Annual Cost

$5,540

Books And Supplies

$1,300

Other Fees

$3,516

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,208

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,675

Total One Year Cost

$23,239

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to VSU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $29,550 per year. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

66%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

58%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,910

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Communication and Media Studies

100 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

94 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

79 Graduates

Psychology, General

58 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

53 Graduates

Social Work

52 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

43 Graduates

Biology, General

36 Graduates

Agriculture, General

28 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

21 Graduates

Marketing

21 Graduates

Family and Consumer Economics and R...

20 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

20 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

20 Graduates

Computer Engineering

18 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

17 Graduates

Sociology

17 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

16 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

14 Graduates

Political Science and Government

14 Graduates

Computer Science

13 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

13 Graduates

Mathematics

12 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

11 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,996

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

71%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

0% White

73% Unknown

26% Black

FALSE% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

32%

Out Of State

68%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$59,120 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,548/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,660/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,660/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Trojans

School Colors

blue and orange

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Total Male Athletes

148

Total Female Athletes

80

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At VSU, $11,544 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Virginia State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at VSU costs around $4,660 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 42% and 58%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$27,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,335

$32,467

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$242 - 337

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

92%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,889

Students Receiving Federal Grants

67%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,582

Students Receiving State Aid

43%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,646

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,271

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,145

$30K - $48K

$7,251

$48K - $75K

$4,645

$75K - $110K

$3,070

> $110K

$1,260

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,213,253

The financial aid department of Virginia State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Virginia State University is around $1,414 and the federal grant is $5,094. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,056 as well as institutional aid worth $1,414. At VSU, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $6,213,253 per year.

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