Virginia State University (VSU)

Virginia State University, VA

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Virginia State University

Virginia State University Student Essentials

Virginia State University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Trojans
Nickname: VSU
Website: www.vsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $4,406
Out-of-State Tuition: $12,774
Retention Rate: 74%
Enrollment: 5,048
Year Established: 1882

About VSU

Known in particular for its programs in Agricultural Studies, Virginia State University (VSU) offers comprehensive academics as well as research and scholarship opportunities.

In addition to its comprehensive agricultural sciences program, which includes several bachelor’s degrees, research, internship and other opportunities, VSU has other academic offerings. Included among them are degrees in Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

A historically black university in Petersburg, Virginia, Virginia State is one of the universities that offer the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, a scholarship designed for African-American students.

Additional scholarships, loans and other forms of financial aid are available to those who qualify.

Religious, cultural, and service organizations are all part of VSU’s student life. Tutoring, career counseling and other types of services are also available at no extra cost to assist students in their academic, professional and personal journey.

When applying for admission, students are primarily considered on the basis of their grades, SAT scores, personal essay and letters of recommendation.

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VSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Virginia State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1988

Overall Rating

The English department has professional lecturers, a great library, with the comparison number of professors and students to be no more than 1 against 5 to focus and help them finish the study soon.


Overall Rating

I love Virginia State. I have gone to visit several times because it is a great place to be. The school is at a convinient place for me and not only that, vut i know where everything is so i will never get lost. The food is excelent and i would never get tired of it.


VSU Map & Location

Virginia State University
1 Hayden Street
Virginia State University, VA 23806


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Getting Around VSU

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

2/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Virginia State University, VA

Winter
Dec
53
35
Jan
50
32
Feb
54
34
Spring
Mar
63
41
Apr
73
49
May
80
58
Summer
Jun
87
67
Jul
91
71
Aug
89
70
Fall
Sep
83
63
Oct
73
52
Nov
63
43

VSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,489
Freshman Class 2,054
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,048

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 92%
  • Caucasian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 1%
African American 92%
Caucasian 3%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%
Full-Time 59%
Part-Time 41%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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