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About VSU

Building a Better World Since 1882 Virginia State University, founded in 1882, is one of Virginia's two land-grant institutions, and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick.

With a current student population of 5,000, the University sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River with expansive views of Petersburg. Our 236-acre campus boasts 16 dormitories, 17 academic buildings and a 416-acre agriculture research facility.


our Colleges

VSU features academic environments within seven colleges: The College of Agriculture; The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business; The College of Engineering and Technology; The College of Natural and Health Sciences; The College of Education; The College of Humanities and Social Sciences; and The College of Graduate Studies. 

VSU programs

Our Programs

We offer 55 baccalaureate and masters degree programs, two doctoral degree programs and three certificates. Check out our programs here.

VSU accreditation

our Accreditation

VSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Many individual programs are accredited by the relevant accreditation association, such as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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