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 approximately 4,600, the University sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River with expansive views of Petersburg. Our 231-acre campus boasts 11 residence halls, 18 academic buildings and a 412-acre agriculture research facility.
VSU features academic environments within six colleges: The College of Agriculture, The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business, The College of Education, The College of Engineering and Technology, The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The College of Natural and Health Sciences.
VSU offers 31 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, two doctoral degree programs, and seven certificate programs.