Virginia State University

1,101 reviews
  1. Petersburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C-
Virginia State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
Website

Virginia State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
760-920
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,042/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,934/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,739/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,345/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,869/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,512/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,284Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Everyone's different
    39%
  • Focused
    17%
  • Degree seeking slackers
    13%
  • Determine
    13%
  • Party
    13%
  • Talented
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.73 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Historically Black
    47%
  • "V-S-U ! I love it! I love it! I love it!"
    47%
  • HAIL STATE!
    7%
  • All the above
    0%
  • Enjoyable
    0%

After Virginia State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

1,101 reviews
  • Excellent
    124
  • Very Good
    325
  • Average
    491
  • Poor
    98
  • Terrible
    54
Over the summer I visited over 10 HBCU. I was more interested in Virginia State University because of how everyone made me feel so welcomed. The nursing program was also interesting.
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago
I love that this school is an HBCU
  • College Freshman
  • 13 days ago
I love it here! It feels like a second home to me, I've met some great people and my professors are amazing.
  • College Freshman
  • 16 days ago