Academics

Location
Petersburg, VA
Undergrads
5,082
Tuition (in-state)
$16,388 ($7,420)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Since i began school here i think the art and engineering programs are absolutely incredible, they do all they can to reach each and every student as long as your hardworking and willing to try hard and stay organized

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a Business Management major at Virginia State University, I have came across events at the school where we could meet and greet people that were willing to help up better our future and possibly provide with a job. The work load specifically was a good amount due to the amount of work we had to complete.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics that are offered at my school are very open and more often than not meets the needs of everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: some teachers were good and some of them were bad

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a biology major and it is nice to have courses specifially for bio majors. It really helps to know people that are on the same track as you. The teachers are very persistent. When they teach they want you to retain the information and be able to teach someone else. They have flexible office hours and are helpful whenever you need it. They want to see you succeed. The workload is not too bad if you go at a good pace but if you leave everything last minute, it will hurt you.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 213rd
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 369th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 575th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 717th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 872nd
    Most Available Classes

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
264
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
219
Total FT Faculty
280
Average Faculty Salary
$65,509
Full-Time Retention Rate
65%
Part-Time Retention Rate
50%
Transfer-Out Rate
16%
Graduation Rate
42%
Programs/Majors Offered
43
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 5%
  • Mass Communication: 5%
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching: 5%
  • Psychology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 41 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 67% James Avery
  • 17% Dominique Da Diva
  • 17% Kwame Brown

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