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  • Fall 08/14-12/09
  • Spring 01/17-5/06

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

Campus Links
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Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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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 Colleges of Engineering and Technology, Natural and Health Sciences, Agriculture, Humanities and Social Sciences, Reginald F. Lewis College of Business, and Individualized Studies.

Through a challenging academic progam, diverse student organizations and exciting extracurricular activities, Virginia State University encourages students to Build A Better World.

Campus Location - Virginia State University is approximately 125 miles south of Washington, DC and 20 miles south of Richmond, VA via I-95. It is approximately 30 miles from the Richmond International Airport.

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

Some departments have GPA requirements.Please contact NSE Coordinator 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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Crop Science/Management, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Computer Graphics, Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Visual Arts

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

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, 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: Audio Production Technology, Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Journalism, 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: Corrections, Criminal Justice, Forensic Investigation, Juvenile Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Childhood Studies, 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 Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Industrial Education and Technology, Industrial Technology

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

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: 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

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
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
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • 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 ($369 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/24/2017.

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

Important Notes: NSE incoming students are only required to pay housing deposit and parking fee (if vehicle is on campus). Amounts are listed above. Admissions fees are not required for NSE students.

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

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

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/24/2017.
  • 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: $4,040
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 7
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 7
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 7
Notes About Housing
NSE students are assigned to Moore Hall in double rooms. Cost per double occupancy is $4039.50.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2196 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $2196 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2196 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
19 meal/ week plan includes 5 guest meals & $70 dining dollars 14 meal/ week plan includes 5 guest meals & $170 dining dollars 10 meal/ week plan includes 5 guest meals & $270 dining dollars

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