|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,921 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Virginia State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,722 applications and 5,406 students were granted admission. Virginia State University is at the #92 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 20% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 72% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||730 to 900|
|ACT||15 to 19|
Virginia State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,992 and in-state students paid $5,172.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of Virginia State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 67% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,082 (which is 7.9% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Virginia State University in 2016-2017, was 689, which is 90% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,539 (which is 42.2% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Virginia State University has enrolled a total of 4,584 students (4,280 students full-time and 304 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,584 students, 278 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 4,165 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 419 for graduates studies.
Black/African American: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 34%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Virginia State University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||9%||266|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||8%||239|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||7%||207|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||3%||104|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||3%||96|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||3%||92|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||2%||70|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Virginia State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
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