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Virginia State University
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Public   4-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
3659
Transfer-in
148
Average Class Size
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20
Years 1 & 2
30
Years 3 & 4
15

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university, is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach. The University endeavors to meet the educational needs of students, graduating lifelong learners who are well equipped to serve their communities as informed citizens, globally competitive leaders, and highly effective, ethical professionals.
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
3/1/2021
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
11/1/2021
Freshman Financial Aid Date
3/31/2021
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Transfer applicants are required to submit an official college transcript from all institutions attended. The university...see moreTransfer applicants are required to submit an official college transcript from all institutions attended. The university will accept electronic transcripts from Parchment and Clearinghouse.
Tests
Freshman applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores and, if applicable, an official copy of their GED scores. Electronic s...see moreFreshman applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores and, if applicable, an official copy of their GED scores. Electronic submission is recommended. Applicants whose native language is not English, must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Essay
Written essays or personal statements are recommeneded for all applicants, to be submitted with the Common Application.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Letter of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required for all applicants.
Application Fee
An application fee is not required.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Freshman Definition
A first-time student entering the institution in the first year of a bachelors degree program.
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Financial Aid
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Minimum GPA
2.2
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
7/15/2021
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
12/15/2021
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of the a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the general education progra...see moreCompletion of the a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the general education program. Completion may not fulfill all specific requirements needed for the major.
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C
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Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and gr...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and grades, if available). GED holders must submit their official GED scores.
Essay
Written essays or personal statements are recommeneded for all applicants, to be submitted with the Common Application.
Letters of Recommendation
At least one recommendation is required for all applicants. Applicants will be asked to submit recommender information b...see moreAt least one recommendation is required for all applicants. Applicants will be asked to submit recommender information before submitting the Common Application. Recommenders will be sent an email on the applicant?s behalf requesting a recommendation.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
An applicant transferring from a Virginia Community College, who completed the requirements for the Associate in Arts (A...see moreAn applicant transferring from a Virginia Community College, who completed the requirements for the Associate in Arts (A.A.), or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in the College Parallel/College Transfer Program, will guaranteed admission with possible junior status at VSU upon admission. An applicant who has not completed the requirements for a transferrable degree may be admitted based on a course-by-course credit evaluation. Applicants with the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and applicants from other states will be evaluated based on a course-by-course method. Only grades of ?C? or higher will transfer.
Application Fee
An application fee is not required.
Transfer Definition
A student entering the institution for the first time but has previously attended a postsecondary institution at the sam...see moreA student entering the institution for the first time but has previously attended a postsecondary institution at the same level.
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Maximum Transfer Credits
90.0
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Credit by Examination. Credit by CLEP (College Level Examination Program) must be submitted upon admission to Virginia S...see moreCredit by Examination. Credit by CLEP (College Level Examination Program) must be submitted upon admission to Virginia State University. The number of credit hours a student may receive by CLEP examination will not exceed twelve semester hours. The same requirements established by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be used for awarding credit. Students will receive credit for grades of A, B, and C, earned on the examination.
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The links below take you to pages on the Virginia State University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
College of Agriculture
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Reginald F. Lewis College of Business
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College of Education
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College of Engineering and Technology
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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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College of Natural and Health Sciences
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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College Catalog
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