Virginia State University

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 5,000, 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.