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Colleges / Virginia State University

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About Virginia State University

Virginia State University is a public, state university in the suburb of Petersburg, Virginia. Virginia State University was founded in 1882. The college enrolls around 3,659 students per year, including 3,659 undergraduates.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Virginia State University

It is not difficult to get into Virginia State University. Around 94% of applicants get into Virginia State University each year. Out of 5,722 applications received in 2021, 5,406 students were offered admission.

Virginia State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 72%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Virginia State University is located in the town of Petersburg, Virginia, near Richmond.

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College Info

1 Hayden Drive Petersburg, VA 23806-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Virginia State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Virginia State University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Virginia State University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Virginia State University SAT Scores


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Virginia State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Virginia State University is like? There are approximately 3,659 students enrolled at Virginia State University. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from VA and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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