VSU

Virginia State University

1 Hayden Street, Petersburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2
  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    6
  • Currently Enrolled
    61
  • Previously Enrolled
    66

Overview of Virginia State University (VSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,165
    • Men:1,773 (42.6%)
    • Women:2,392 (57.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (VSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Virginia State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Hayden Drive
City, State, Zip
Petersburg, VA  23806-0001
Phone
(804) 524-5902
Fax
(804) 524-5055
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
94% of 5,722 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 3,550 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 2,172 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,308 (24%) of 5,406 admitted students enrolled
Women
758 (22%) of 3,494 admitted students enrolled
Men
550 (29%) of 1,912 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.85
375 And Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
41%
2.00 - 2.49
22%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average |15-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
11%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
60%
• Score 6 - 11
2%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (VSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,726|Out-of-state: $18,841
  • Room & Board: - $10,880 (79.38708500547246%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (9.485589201021526%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,525 (11.127325793506019%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Virginia State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003764
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
943 (91.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
943 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
943 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
293 (31.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$11,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 753 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,494
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 679 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,500
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 321 (34.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
215 (21.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $500

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,828 (91.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,828 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,828 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
602 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$11,600
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,062 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,948
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,755 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,500
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 841 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
428 (10.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,250
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
10.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction (VSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


282

Part-Time Faculty


198

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
440,546

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Virginia State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors (VSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology--General

Campus Life (VSU)

Location & Geography

Population


31,973

Nearest Metropolitan Area


236 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Richmond

Weather


Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Petersburg
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Petersburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Trojan; Trojanettes
School Colors
Navy blue and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Virginia State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, abstrakt entertainment, golden key honor society, the betterment of brothers and sisters, diversified virtue entertainment, sankofa

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,023

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,165
Women
2,392
Men
1,773

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 Students


0.2%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


419

Student Resources (VSU)

Study resources