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Virginia State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

5,634 Students

91% Admitted

  • 4,713 full time
  • 628 part time
  • 1,949 men full time
  • 3,057 women full time
  • 7,450 applied
  • 4,303 admitted
  • 1,259 enrolled

4,302 Undergraduates

$5,172 Tuition/Year

  • 559 Graduates
  • 125 Non-Degree
  • $5,172 in state
  • $3,300 fees
  • $11,208 room & board
  • $1,300 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Historically Black College or University: HBCU
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ashley from Richmond, VA
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  • Virginia State is one of the best H.B.C.U's in the state. The population at Virginia State allows you to get a personal relationship with the professors and the other students.…

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  • Alexander from Chicago, IL
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  • Virginia State is a wonderful univesity that offers a variety of academically challenging majors. Despite being an HBCU, the school maintains a relatively diserve makeup of students. They range from…

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  • CaSondra from Schenectady, NY
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  • Virginia State University is the most amazing experience I could've ever been apart of. It makes me feel right at home and makes sure you have all the opportunities I'm…

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  • Tina from Surry, VA
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  • I loved this school when I was there. I miss it so much. I am thinking about going there for Graduate school. This school taught me alot and I l…

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  • Ayanna from Arlington, VA
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  • Virgnia State University has its up and downs but the intentions and opportunities that our school provides are incredible. While, sometimes it is difficult to deal with our administration the…

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Mission Statement

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.

Virginia State University
  • Located in Petersburg, VA
  • Public
  • 5,634 students enrolled
  • 91% admitted
  • $5,172 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kierah from Greenlawn, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I love it here and I'm so glad that I go to VSU! You meet great people here and in a lot of cases, some people become like family to you. I have made some mistakes, but that was all my fault and I am changing that. You just have to be focused here and do not be afraid to ask people for help. A lot of people are willing to help you any way that they can if you're willing to help yourself. I would not trade this experience for the world!

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  • Paige from VA
  • I am a current student here

    I think any high school student will diffidently have fun at Virginia State. There are so many things to do when have free time away from studying. The campus is beautiful and there are many different stores and a mall to go to on the weekends. It was such a big help to me that there was a bus that goes from campus to the surrounding areas because I could go shopping when I had time and if I needed to go the doctor's office, I was able to get to it by bus. At night though it can be a bit dangerous if you're by yourself, but that's with any college campus so it's best to be with friends. Besides the things you can do off campus there's also plenty of organizations that you can join and be apart of. If you don't want to join an organization, the different organizations hold different forums and activities all the time that you can attend without joining. It can be a very positive environment, as long as you don't get into trouble.

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  • Danyale from Virginia
  • I am a current student here

    I love VSU and encourage all the graduating seniors from my high school to attend. There are all types of organizations and events that occur throughout the year for all types of people. There is rarely ever a dull day on the yard.

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