Virginia State University Rankings

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In the World#2288 of 14178
In North America#707 of 2629
In the United States#647 of 2528
In Virginia#21 of 63
In Petersburg#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
95%
Average SAT
920
Average ACT
18
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
4,025
Graduates
340
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
vsu.edu

Virginia State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate95%92%97%
Applicants7,7152,5155,200
Admissions7,3332,3105,023
Freshmen enrolled full time1,065435630
Freshmen enrolled part time11

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
872 or 82%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 830
or below

75% of them
had 1010
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Virginia State University are 830-1010 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
128 or 12%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 15
or below

75% of them
had 20
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Virginia State University are 15-20 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American4023 (92%)
White129 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown94 (2%)
Nonresident Alien83 (2%)
Asian17 (0.4%)
Hispanic12 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,552
Students receiving aid
92%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$5,540$8,375
Tuition in-state$5,540$8,375
Tuition out-of-state$16,542$18,627
Fee in-district$3,614$3,614
Fee in-state$3,614$3,614
Fee out-of-state$4,367$4,367

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,394
Combined charge for room and board$11,544
Room charge$6,744
Meal charge$4,800

Virginia State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Mass Communication & Media Studies64
Biology & Biological Sciences, General577
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies61
Psychology, General546
Business Administration and Management, General54
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching48
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies31
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies & Technicians, Other30
Business & Managerial Economics128
Social Work27
Sociology24
Educational Leadership and Administration, General716
Political Science and Government, General22
Marketing & Marketing Management, General22
Computer Science136
Mathematics, General127
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management19
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other144
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other17
Accounting16
Agriculture, General15
Visual and Performing Arts, General13
Management Information Systems, General11
Computer Engineering, General11
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services11
Manufacturing Engineering10
Hospitality Administration & Management, General10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other10
English Language and Literature, General9
Industrial Technology & Technician8
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies & Technicians, Other7
History, General5
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other5
Music Performance, General4
Curriculum and Instruction3
Health & Medical Psychology3
Chemistry, General2
Grand Total67211319
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate38%34%41%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,328
Citations
29,124

Publication count by topic

Biology
262
Computer science
223
Chemistry
115
Psychology
113
Physics
80
Business
72
Materials science
66
Mathematics
66
Medicine
56
Engineering
41
Political science
40
Sociology
36
Economics
35
Geography
25
Environmental science
23
Art
12
Philosophy
11
History
6
Geology
4

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business11102,831
Sociology1382938
Physics14203,123
History153134
Biology17758,122
Economics1791801
Psychology18312,875
Philosophy184216
Art199911
Computer science20872,239
Political science2123141
Environmental science2135741
Geography2168322
Chemistry25382,786
Geology2675109
Medicine28981,126
Mathematics3100421
Materials science3118655
Engineering3186241

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990996
199117144
199210130
199311113
199413126
199515137
199614132
199717166
199812169
199922161
200027224
200114262
200220347
200326456
200428401
200535478
200643575
200769630
200864753
200960919
2010681068
2011731299
2012741426
2013621747
2014661985
2015552155
2016612005
2017472024
2018512033
2019522363
2020482322

General info

Alternative namesVSU
Founded1882
WikipediaVirginia State University
MottoDream, Explore, Succeed
Colorsblue, orange
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff884
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, Virginia, 23806
United States
City population33,000
Phone8045245000
Fax+1 (804) 524 6506

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