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Virginia State University
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 the City of Petersburg. The 236-acre campus has 16 dormitories, 17 academic buildings and 416-acre agriculture research facility.