VSU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Virginia State University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Type

Public

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Trojans

Nickname

VSU

Website

www.vsu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$4,406

Out-of-State Tuition

$12,774

Retention Rate

74%

Enrollment

5,048

Year Established

1882

VSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
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2 star
 
1 star
 

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

Alumnus - Grad Year 1988

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
5

Detailed Ratings

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.

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VSU Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
89%
Graduate
11%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
60%
Part-Time
40%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
58%
Out-of-State
42%

Gender of Students

Women
62%
Men
38%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
91%
Caucasian
3%
Other
6%

Students State Origin

Virginia
58%
Maryland
9%
New York
9%
District of Columbia
4%
New Jersey
4%
Other
16%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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