Virginia State University Comparison

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Overview

VSU
Location Petersburg, VA
Setting Large Suburban
Enrollment 4,300
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #928
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website vsu.edu
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Costs

VSU
Tuition (In State) $5,540
Tuition (Out of State) $16,542
Room & Board $11,544
Avg Net Price $18,332
Avg Grant Aid $6,888
% Receiving Grant Aid 92%

Admission

VSU
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 9,978
Admitted 9,587
Acceptance Rate 96.1%
Enrolled % 9.6%
Avg High School GPA 2.85
Typical High School Grades B-
Admissions Standards Extremely Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 15/21
SAT Range 830/1040
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline May 1, 2023

Academics

VSU
Student to Faculty Ratio 13:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (17%)
  • Education (14%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (10%)
  • Psychology (8%)
  • General Studies (7%)

Outcomes

VSU
Graduation Rate 40%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $36,700
Making Student Loan Payments 28%
Median Student Loan Debt $29,500
Median Loan Payment $305

Diversity

VSU
% Men 39%
% Women 61%
Racial Diversity Very Low
HBCU Yes
% White 3%
% Black 87%
% Hispanic 2%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 0%
% International 0%
% Unknown Race 7%

Students

VSU
% In-State 68%
% Out-of-State 31%

Campus

VSU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/