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Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Hayden Dr

Petersburg, VA 23803-2520

www.vsu.edu

Admission Office

1 Hayden Drive

PO Box 9018

Petersburg, VA 23806

(804) 524-5902

Fax : (804) 524-5055

admiss@vsu.edu

Contact : Rodney Hall

Director of Enrollment Services

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Historically Black College

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5860

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 44.0%

Total undergraduates : 4,302

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 65.0%

Average financial aid package : $11,695.00

In-State Tuition : $9,154.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $20,156.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 1

SAT subject score report due : Jul 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 31

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 44.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 74.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Historically Black College

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Education : 13.0%
Security and Protective Services : 13.0%
Business/Marketing : 12.0%
Communications/Journalism : 11.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Engineering Technologies : 6.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 5.0%

Associates
Health Professions : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agriculture, General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B
Business/Managerial Economics B M
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B M

Education
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Manufacturing Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician B
Industrial Technology/Technician B
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General M

Psychology
Health/Medical Psychology D
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B M

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Music Performance, General B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Computer Services

1650 Public computers, available in: Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 25 miles from Richmond.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 4,302

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,155

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 68.0%

Out of state students : 32.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

4.0% Men who Join Fraternities

7.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Virginia Stateman

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 94.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 63.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Trojans

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Bowling

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record most important; recommendation required.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 5.0%

Top Quarter : 17.0%

Top Half : 57.0%

Bottom Half : 43.0%

Bottom Quarter : 10.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 9.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 11.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 17.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 41.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 22.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: VSU awards advanced standing credit (course exemption and academic credit hours) to entering students who have qualifying scores on the AP tests.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

0

0

Foreign Language

0

2

History

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 199

All

3-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 199

All

Art History

4

3

ARTS 199

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 111

All

Computer Science A

3

3

COBU 155

All

Drawing

4

3

ARTS 199

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

ENGL 110

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

ENGL 110

All

Environmental Science

3

4

AGRI 150

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FREN 210

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GERM 210

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECON 210

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECON 210

All

Physics 1

4

3

PHYS 112

All

Physics 2

4

3

PHYS 112

All

Physics B

4

3

PHYS 112

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

3

PHYS 112

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

3

PHYS 112

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 212

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 210

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPAN 210

All

Statistics

3

3

STAT 210

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

GEPO 150

All

United States History

4

3

GEHI 122

All

World History: Modern

4

3

GEHI 123

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 51.0%

% of loans / jobs : 49.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 92.0%

% Judged to have need : 100.0%

% that were offered aid : 100.0%

% that had need fully met : 15.0%

% of need met : 65.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $11,695.00

Avg non need-based aid : $500.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $7,195.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,500.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $28,250.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 31

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Myra Phillips

Financial aid office phone : (804) 524-5990

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Presidential Scholarships: $10,000; based on 3.2 GPA; 1100 SAT/24 ACT. Provost's Scholarships: $6,500; based on 3.0 GPA; 1000 SAT/21 ACT. Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships maybe available based on outstanding talent in music or fine arts; audition or portfolio may be required; recommendation required. Math, Science, and Technology Scholarships maybe available based on 3.0 GPA; above average ability in math, science, or technology; recommendation and essay required.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$9,154.00

$9,154.00

$9,154.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$20,156.00

$20,156.00

$20,156.00

Room and board:

$11,544.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$825.00

$6,507.00

$825.00

Transportation expenses:

$850.00

$1,250.00

$1,250.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$23,673.00

$18,211.00

$12,529.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$34,675.00

$29,213.00

$23,531.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 27

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

SAT and high school transcript required of applicants with fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $20,156.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,544.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser