Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University


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Recent Reviews

Faith
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm so glad, I go to VSU.I'm so glad, I go to VSU. I am so glad I go to VSU singing glory hallelujah, I am so glad. The Virgi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm so glad, I go to VSU.I'm so glad, I go to VSU. I am so glad I go to VSU singing glory hallelujah, I am so glad. The Virginia State University is one of the most family based HBCU's in the nation. We are known for our close- knit campus where all the students know each and can bond and live together closely.

Lloida
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Virginia State University, is that it is in the midst of drastic change academically. With so many prog...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Virginia State University, is that it is in the midst of drastic change academically. With so many programs being offered, such as new summer programs to help students to complete their studies as well as finding a job after graduation. Students that attend Virginia State Uniersity automatically are striving for excellence. The faculty and staff pushes all students to reach their full potential, preparing students for graduate level studies and so on.

Ezekiel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia State is great place to grow and learn to develop your skills. It provides a nice learning environment where studen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia State is great place to grow and learn to develop your skills. It provides a nice learning environment where students can get a hands-on experience into their desired field of work. In my experience with the campus, I have enjoyed myself but I have also been challenged to push myself to accomplish my goals. The professors here also are very helpful and often available to help you after class hours. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a good education into their desired field of work to come to Virginia State Univerity.

JOHN
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an international student, one of the first things I noticed is they don't get many of us. Socializing would have been way ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an international student, one of the first things I noticed is they don't get many of us. Socializing would have been way harder if I didn't know anyone because I couldn't relate to most students. I still don't know a lot of people but the few I've met are pretty cool. There's a party on some weekends and a school event almost every other if you want to meet new people. The staff are really understanding and give ample opportunities for you to pass your classes, also classes are not populated and it makes it easier to know the teachers. FYI, VSU has a kickass Business major program. Athletics and sororities are a huge part of VSU's reputation and there are a lot of active groups, especially the modelling groups. Overall, there are a lot of opportunities for you and once you find your niche, you should be just fine.

Jordan
Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

The library will become your best friend

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

The library will become your best friend

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think it's a university for all kinds of people, especially those who want to be accepted. It's very gay-friendly and there's not a lot of negative judgement. You'll see people sticking up for each other if they think something wrong is going down. One of the things I love about my HBCU

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

For an HBCU it's a pretty diverse university. Of course it's predominately black but there's asians, africans, german and just a lot of different people here.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The night life. If you don't party then sometimes the campus can be a little boring. If you're like me though you like nature and all that weird stuff so sitting on the hill behind foster looking at the street lights can be just as fun(:

Alexia
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is extremely family oriented.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is extremely family oriented.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were still in high school, I would tell myself to work really hard and study a lot more. I need to be able to push myself and learn how to comprehend things and take advantage of my education. Education is not a right but a priveledge and I believe if I knew then what I know now then I would have been more prepared for college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person should attend this school if they are looking for a home away from home and a place to get a good education. Someone who attends this school needs to be determined and needs to be prepared for their teachers to push them to their fullest potential.

TreAndria
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior knowing what I know now I would tell myself that I should not h...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior knowing what I know now I would tell myself that I should not have played around in school as much as I did. I would also tel my self to apply for scholarship because you might not have enough money to pay for college. I would also tell myself that college is no joke and it is very exspensive.

What's unique about your campus?

I do not start school until August 9 so I really do not knot yet.

Jamel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

its known for being the first historically black college ever built.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

its known for being the first historically black college ever built.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have told myself to stop messing around, and focus more on my school work.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who isnt very serious about school.

Yainkain
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Virginia State University is a small historically black university which used to have a reputation for being a party school, ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Virginia State University is a small historically black university which used to have a reputation for being a party school, but I see ourselves as an underdog college because we are increasingly more academic while we have wonderful professors, students along with an expanding college.

Describe the students at your school.

The classmates I've had generally seemed to have similar personalities, although their fashion styles varied.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Instead of worrying about trying to make unstable relationships work, you should take the time to think of what you really want in your long term future. Think of what you can see yourself doing as a career, then make note of that as you go to your school counselor for advice. Also, take advantage of the school field trips to prospective colleges and research on any colleges that interest you. Go online and see what other students think of the universities you're interested in, check out reviews about them. After you've done this, contact advisors at universities you want to know more about and seek help about how to go about getting into their schools. Make sure you do this earlier in the school year, rather than procrastinating. If you can work temporarily or get an internship, try that out to save money towards college. Realize that college is different from high school in the sense that you'll need to be an active participant in your education, so don't plan on relying on professors to remind you about doing your tasks. Lastly, don't overwork yourself and give yourself room for a social life.

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  • $8,472
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  • 94%

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