Virginia State University (VSU)

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VSU is a historically black college found in Petersburg, VA. There are around six thousand students enrolled each year at VSU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1090 (25th percentile) - 1335 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 15 (25th percentile) - 18 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to VSU. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Virginia State University (VSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 2.90. This school has an acceptance rate of about 95 percent with 23 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Virginia State University (VSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Virginia State University was reported as 94.6% in Fall 2012 with over 5,730 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • VSU SAT Scores: 1090 - 1335
  • VSU ACT Scores: 15 - 18
  • VSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Virginia State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Virginia State University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

How Does Virginia State University (VSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Virginia State University is seventy percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Virginia Union University58.5%
University of Richmond31.2%
Randolph-Macon College63.7%
College of William and Mary33.2%
Christopher Newport University59.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Virginia State University (VSU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading370 - 450
Math360 - 445
Writing360 - 440
Total Score1090 - 1335
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 19
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 18
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