Experience VSU

Our approach to learning involves a holistic experience dedicated to academic excellence and student success and engagement.

See More

VSU Online

Meeting you where you are: VSU now offering five fully online programs.

See More
Smiling VSU student

Greater Happens Here

Virginia State University fosters sustained excellence as a preeminent public land-grant university, providing access to higher education and a holistic, greater learning experience to produce world-class leaders and scholars.


VSU Social Media

VSU Social Media

Stay up to date with the #GreaterAtVSU. Click, like, follow, and join the conversation.

Follow us on Social Media


VSU Ranks Among Top HBCUs Nationwide

VSU Top Rank HBCUs Nationwide

Washington Monthly Magazine ranks VSU as the top HBCU in Virginia and in the top 12% of all Bang-for-your-Buck institutions in the southeast region of the United States.

Read More About the Ranking

I am a...

Prospective Student

Make the choice to become a member of the VSU Trojan Family.

Learn More

Current Student

We are here to support you in your journey through the Land of Troy.

Learn More


As a member of our Family, we'll provide all the resources you'll need.

Learn More


Stay up-to-date on all things VSU and continue to support your alma mater.

Learn More

Headlines and Announcements

VSU graduate with child

VSU Marching Band Makes History With An Unprecedented Invitation To Perform At The White House

On February 26, 2023, the Virginia State University Trojan Explosion Marching Band made history when they performed as part of the White House Black History Month Program. The VSU band provided the musical backdrop as guests arrived for the annual event.

Continue Reading

Virginia State University Now Accepting Applications For Free Tuition For Local Students For The 2023-2024 School Year

Virginia State University Now Accepting Applications For Free Tuition For Local Students For The 2023-2024 School Year

Virginia State University leads the Virginia College Affordability Network (VCAN) initiative and provides access to hundreds of Pell-eligible students with free-tuition. This opportunity is for students who graduate from a high school within 45 miles of the campus (Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Henrico County, Hopewell City, Petersburg City, Prince George County, and Richmond City) and desire access to a University that can provide a quality education and experience.

Continue Reading

Virginia State University Alumnus Charles Hamilton Promoted To 4-star General

Virginia State University Alumnus Charles Hamilton was promoted to 4-Star General. He is the second VSU alumnus to achieve this prestigious rank which is the highest in the U.S. Army.

Board of Visitors Meeting Notice for March 21, 2023

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 10 am, the Executive Committee of the Virginia State University (VSU) Board of Visitors will meet to consider the proposed mandatory fee increase. The meeting will take place in room 310 of Virginia Hall.

VSU Awarded $2.8 Million Grant to Support the University’s Broadband Infrastructure

Virginia State University has been awarded a significant grant from the National Telecommunication and Information Administration to support the university’s broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion on the VSU campus and in the surrounding anchor community. 

See All News


Virginia State University Founder’s Day

Virginia State University Founder’s Day

VSU Founder's Day

Join us on March 23, 2023, to celebrate the founding of Virginia State University.

Give for Founder's Day

Attend the Founder's Day Celebration

VSU Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

VSU Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony will take place at the VSU Multipurpose Center on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The processional will begin at 8:30 a.m. The formal ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Aerial Tour Video

While we hope you’ll take the time to visit our HBCU college campus in person, our aerial tour is the next best thing.

Aerial Tour Video