1 Hayden Drive, PO Box 9018, Petersburg, VA 23806 804-524-5902
About Virginia State University
  • Year of Foundation 1882
  • Size of Campus 246 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,332
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61% 39% 34%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,584 In state, $11,646 Out of state
  • Room and Board $8,050
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 4,420
Virginia State University is a historically black, land-grant university located north of the Appomattox River in Ettrick, Chesterfield County, near Petersburg, Virginia. Founded on March 6, 1882, Virginia State developed as the United States's first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for black Americans. The university is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Percent students who are frat members 2%
  • Number of honor societies Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Interfaith Campus Ministry
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) SGA - Student Government Association
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies honor code, hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Richmond, VA (28), Dulles National Airport (163)
  • Distance to nearest train Ettrick, VA (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Petersburg (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 61%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (14%), women's dorms (40%), men's dorms (21%), apartment for single students (15%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 27,144
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Counseling Services veteran student, academic, psychological
  • Museums N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,200
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,598
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 746,608
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 11,173
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 303,757
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Price WaterhouseCoopers, Govermental?Federal Agencies, Commonwealth of Virginia, Geico Direct, University of Virginia (Audit Dept), Wachovia Securities, Nationwide Insurance, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, School Systems such as Richmond Public Schools, Chesterfi
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town