Virginia State University

Address:
One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806
Phone:
804-524-5000
Website:
http://www.vsu.edu
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About Virginia State University

Virginia State University is classified as a college or university with a small master’s program. Colleges and universities with a small master’s program typically award between 50 and 99 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,871
 Graduate495
 Total5,366
GenderFemale62%
 Male38%
Student Age% Under 2586%
 % 25 and Over14%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time86%
 % Part-time14%
Race/Ethnicity% White3.1%
 % Black91.1%
 % Asian0.2%
 % Latino1.0%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown4.0%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAdvertising
Art Degrees OfferedMasters Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal6,341
 % Admitted67%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled28%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800480 / 800
 SAT Writing380 / 800460 / 800
 SAT Math390 / 800470 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite16 / 3620 / 36
 ACT English18 / 3621
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math16 / 3618 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,570
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,136
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid90%
 % Undergraduates with Loans85%
 % Undergraduates with Grants75%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,152
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,675
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Petersburg Area

Median Age39.4
Median Household Income$36,289
Total Population32,337
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.6% 53.4%
 Age 0-952.0%48.0%
 Age 10-1750.9%49.1%
 Age 18-2446.9%53.1%
 Age 25-2951.0%49.0%
 Age 30-3945.8%54.2%
 40+44.8%55.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White18.8%
 % Black78.7%
 % Asian0.6%
 % Latino3.7%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.4%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,152
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$644
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50043.2%42.1%10.2%
 $500 to $7496.4%33.4%0.0%
 $750 to $99914.4%16.5%37.6%
 Over $100036.0%8.1%17.4%
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