Virginia State University is on a 236-acre campus in the suburban setting of Petersburg, Virginia, not far from Richmond.
Virginia State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Virginia State University has fraternities and sororities.
Virginia State University has the AbstraKt Entertainment. In fact, more students participate in the AbstraKt Entertainment than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Virginia State University include Golden Key Honor Society, The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters, Diversified Virtue Entertainment and Sankofa.
Virginia State University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Spring Fling and Welcome to the Land of Troy.
This table offers information on housing at Virginia State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,921|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,387|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
Virginia State University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing. There are 2,921 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,659 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,387 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Virginia State University offers coed housing.
At Virginia State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Virginia State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Golf||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Virginia State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Virginia State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Virginia State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Virginia State University, take Interstate 95 to Petersburg, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Richmond International airport.
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