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Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

Virginia State, founded in 1882, is a public, comprehensive, historically black university. Its 236-acre campus is located in Petersburg, 25 miles south of Richmond.

Web Sitewww.vsu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students4,165
   Women2,392 (57.4%)
   Men1,773 (42.6%)
Graduate Students419

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate94% of 5,722 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMay 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA2.85
SAT Math411 average
360-450 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading416 average
370-450 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite17 average
15-19 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,009
Out-of-state: $31,829
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,472
Out-of-state: $18,292
Room and Board
$10,562
Average Percent of Need Met60%
Average Freshman Award$10,985
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$28,250

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
296
Regular Class SizeNot reported

CAMPUS LIFE

Petersburg Population31,973
Nearest Metropolitan AreaRichmond
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 63% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotTrojan; Trojanettes
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
61.0% Black/African-American
1.4% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.6% White
35.2% Unknown
International Students0.2%
First-Year Students Returning74.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
24.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.19 3.56 417 537 22
Low 2.54 2.54 360 480 17
High 4.00 4.40 490 630 25
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2016, copyright © 2016 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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