FAST FACTS
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Location:Petersburg
Setting:Urban
Population:1,225,626
Enrollment:5,500
On Campus:50%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/18-11/22
  • Spring 01/12-4/20

Tuition & Payments
PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,500

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
3%Caucasian
88%African American
2%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
1%International
4%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Virginia State University was founded in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute, making it the first fully supported, four-year institution of higher learning for Blacks in America. Today, Virginia State University is one of Virginia's two land-grant institutions.

VSU students live and learn on a 236-acre main campus, with more than 50 buildings, including 16 dormitories and 17 classroom buildings, and a 416-acre agricutural research facility. Virginia Sate University offers 52 baccalaureate, master's, doctorate and certificates of advanced study programs. These programs are within the Schools of Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Science & Technology, Liberal Arts & Education and Graduate Studies, Research & Outreach.

Through a challenging academic progam, diverse student organizations and exciting extracurricular activities, Virginia State University encourages students to DREAM, EXPLORE and SUCCEED.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science

Area Studies: African Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Computer Graphics, Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Mass Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Television, Visual Design/Web Media

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Childhood Studies, Driver and Safety Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technology Education

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, English, Language and Literacy, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic, French, French as a Foreign Language, Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Industrial Studies: Industrial Education and Technology, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Decision Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Dance, Jazz Composition, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Piano Pedagogy

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Recreation, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Information Systems Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Technology Education

Closed Programs
Music & Art departments may require additional submissions.Please contact department for details.

Limitations
College of Business has GPA requirements.Please contact department for details. Music Department may require audition and recommendation from home campus. Visual Arts and Design Department may require sample of work.

Notable Academic Programs
Business, Criminal Justice, Agricultural Sciences, Educational Administration and Supervision, Mass Communication

Unique Academic Programs
Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Plant and Soil Systems, Horticulture, Animal Sciences

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.75 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, N/A computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18 ($358 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/22/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $125 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $75 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/22/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 5
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2009 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $2009 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2009 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
14 meal/ week plan includes an additional $150 Trojan Dollars 10 meal/ week plan includes an additional $250 Trojan Dollars



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.