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Virginia State offers its students a top-notch education in the fields of agriculture, engineering, family and consumer sciences, and the military sciences. Its land-grant status drives the university’s mission to be a leader in agricultural research and extend its knowledge and expertise beyond the school to help improve the quality of life in Virginia, the nation, and the world.

Students come to Virginia State University for all purposes and at all points in their academic journey: there are 36 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, 2 doctoral degree programs, and 8 certificate programs. Progressive students will find a lot of options beyond the traditional majors like political science and biology, thanks to modern programming in media management, hospitality management, and information logistics technology. Opportunities also abound for student research through prestigious sponsorships with NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and others; in turn, the school is able to provide the latest technological resources. Faculty members are recognized as leaders in their fields of study and prioritize creating personalized teaching environments, academic advisement, goal setting, and mentoring. All the groundwork is there for students to reap for a promising career.

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gt; Major highways include Interstates 95, 85 and 64, as well as U.S. Route 460. gt; Bus service is available from nearby Petersburg. gt;The Ettrick/Petersburg Amtrak station is less than one mile from campus. gt;Richmond International Airport is 30 miles from VSU.

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Virginia State University is approximately 125 miles south of Washington, DC and 20 miles south of Richmond, VA via I-95. It is approximately 30 miles from the Richmond International Airport. Arriving by I-95 South from Richmond, Washington, DC. etc. Follow 1-95 South to Petersburg. Take exit (Temple Avenue). Turn left at Temple Avenue and continue to second traffic light (Boulevard). Turn left at Boulevard and continue to fourth traffic light (Dupuy Road). Turn right at Dupuy Road which changes to River Road. The campus will be on your left. Enter at Marthew-Jefferson Drive. Proceed around Matthew-Jefferson Drive onto University Avenue. Turn right onto Hayden Street. Virginia Hall is located to your left opposite of Jones Dining Hall. Arriving by I-64 from Norfolk (East) or Charlottesville (West) Take exit for I-95, follow I-95 South to Petersburg. Take exit (Temple Avenue). Turn left at Temple Avenue and continue to second traffic light (Boulevard). ). Turn left at Boulevard and continue to fourth traffic light (Dupuy Road). Turn right at Dupuy Road which changes to River Road. The campus will be on your left. Enter at MatthewJefferson Drive. Arriving by U. S. 460 from Suffolk (East) or Roanoke (West) Take 1-95 North to Petersburg exit (Washington Street). Turn left on Washington Street and continue to Sycamore Street. Turn right at Sycamore Street and continue to end of street (Old Street). Turn left at Old Street (changes to Grove Avenue) and continue on Grove Avenue to Fleet Street. Turn right at Fleet Street and cross Appomattox River Bridge. Turn right at University Avenue (steep hill) to campus. Arriving by I-85 North or I-95 North from North Carolina Follow I-85 North to I-95 North. Take Petersburg exit (Washington Street). Turn left on Washington Street and continue to Sycamore Street. Turn right at Sycamore Street and continue to end of street (Old Street). Turn left at Old Street (changes to Grove Avenue) and continue on Grove Avenue to Fleet Street. Turn right at Fleet Street and cross Appomattox River Bridge. Turn right at University Avenue (steep hill) to campus.

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Applicants: 5,923
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Average HS GPA: 2.85







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