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Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
4,385
Virginia State University overview
Location Petersburg, Virginia
Online vsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Virginia State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Petersburg, Virginia, Virginia State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,007 prospective students applied, and 6,383 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 930 enrolled in the school.  4,075 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 310 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $5,540 plus fees of $3,516. VSU is ranked 1149 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Virginia State University overview
SAT 840/1010
ACT 15/21
GPA 2.8
Applications Accepted
91.1% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$5,540
In State Costs for Virginia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,516
Room and Board $11,208
Budget for Other Expenses$1,675
Total One Year Cost$23,239
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,060
Out of State Costs for Virginia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,516
Room and Board $11,208
Budget for Other Expenses$1,675
Total One Year Cost$33,759

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Virginia State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Education 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 10%
Psychology 8%
General Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234155 IPEDS survey data for Virginia State University.