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Virginia State University is a public institution that was founded in 1882. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,301, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 236 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Virginia State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,090 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,458 (2011-12).
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|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Virginia State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Virginia State University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.7%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Virginia State University is 16:1, and the school has 23.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Virginia State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Psychology, General; and Mass Communication/Media Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.0 percent.
Virginia State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,301, with a gender distribution of 39.8 percent male students and 60.2 percent female students. Virginia State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Virginia State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Virginia State University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Virginia State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Virginia State University, 90.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,196.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,090 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,458 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,629 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data