Building a Better World Since 1882—Virginia State University is one of Virginia's two land-grant institutions, and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU features academic environments within five schools.
With a current student population of 5,300, 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.
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. We offer 55 baccalaureate and masters degree programs, two doctoral degree programs and three certificates.