Address: 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806, United States
Virginia State University belongs to a historically blackland-grant university located north of the Appomattox River in Ettrick, Virginia, near Petersburg. Founded on March 6, 1882, Virginia State developed as the States’ first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for black Americans. The university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. This university has a 236-acre (0.96 km2) main campus and a 416-acre (1.68 km2) agricultural research facility. The main campus includes more than 50 buildings, including 16 dormitories and 16 classroom buildings. The main campus is located close to the Appomattox River in Ettrick, Virginia. Virginia state university divided becomes College of Agriculture, The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business , College of Engineering and Technology , College of Natural Sciences, College of Education , Professional Education Programs, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bachelor of Individualized Studies and College of Graduate Studies, Research, and Outreach.