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Virginia State University

School Profile

  • Virginia State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Petersburg, VA
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 4,489
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,324
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 4,420
Graduate Students: 553

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Agriculture - General
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences Communication
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Trade/Industrial Education

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,174
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,236

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173


Member: NCAA
Team name: Trojans


  • Ranked #306 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #60 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #27 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking

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Admissions Address

One Hayden Drive
PO Box 9018
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5902
(800) 871-7611
Fax: (804) 524-5055
Contact: Irene Logan
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 51%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 51%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 8,567
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 4,406
Female applicants accepted N/A
Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment 1,260
Female freshman enrollment 775
Male freshman enrollment 485
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 84%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 89%
Average high school GPA 2.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 89%
SAT Critical Reading average score 434
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 390-460
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 435
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 390-470
SAT Writing average score 417
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 380-460
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 23%
Average ACT Composite score 18
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-19
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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