Virginia State University: Review & Facts

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Virginia State University is a medium four-year, public school with 6,210 students enrolled. This college was established in 1882 and is one of the 3 schools located in Petersburg, Virginia.

Virginia State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
44
Virginia State University will give you the opportunity to obtain an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Virginia State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 44 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Communication and Journalism, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
65%
The rate of student retention at Virginia State University is relatively low at 65% (close to Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Virginia State University is low - 44%. About 13% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Virginia State University is reasonably decent, 18:1. Read more about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$16,400
Average tuition pricing is slightly high, $13,000 a year. The additional fees at Virginia State University not covered by tuition are roughly $3,400, which comes to a total of $16,400 per academic year.

Read the details about Virginia State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
84%
As reported in recent government data, 6,151 applications were submitted and 5,148 were accepted; so it is easy to get accepted at this school.

The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Virginia State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,800
Virginia State University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Virginia State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Virginia State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 3,100 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable, approximately $5,800 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Virginia State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Virginia State University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Virginia State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806, USA
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