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Tuition & Fees

$12,397

$29,846

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,426
Declined + 4,700
Total Received 15,126
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Mass Communication
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School Facts

Virginia Commonwealth University, founded in 1838, is a public research university. Its campus is located in Richmond, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,163
Established in 1838
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEHSA (Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5570

Social Networks

Public

23,962

undergraduate students

7,201

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
26%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
47%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
30-36
14%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
12-17
10%
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
47%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Richmond, VA

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Richmond, VA

Two urban campuses totaling 150 acres in Richmond (population: 214,114). Served by air, bus, taxi, and train. School operates transportation between campuses.

Virginia Commonwealth University
901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
26%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
47%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
30-36
14%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
12-17
10%
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
47%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,426
Declined + 4,700
Total Received 15,126

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Sybil Halloran
Assistant Vice Provost, Student Recruitment Admissions
P: 800 841-3638
F: 804 828-1899
ugrad@vcu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,222
Room & board $9,318
Additional fees $2,175
Books & supplies $1,375
Total $23,090
Average Financial Aid - $10,527
Total with Avg. Aid $12,563

Financial Aid

5%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,527

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,892,958
State $21,629,491
Institutional $17,552,383
Other external $7,093,455
Total $74,168,287

Non-need-based

Federal $68,142
State $134,998
Institutional $7,654,031
Other external $13,081,193
Total $20,938,364

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Rams
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Addiction Studies
Adult Learning
African-American Studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Art Education
Art History
Art History/Museum Studies
Athletic Training/Addiction Studies
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Business
Business Administration
Chemical Biology
Chemical/Life Science Engineering
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Radiation Sciences
Clinical/Translational Sciences
Communication Art
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems/Security
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education
Crafts/Material Studies
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance/Choreography
Dental Hygiene
Dentistry
Design
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Specialist in Teacher Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Fashion
Film
Financial Technology
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
Gender/Women's/Sexuality Studies
Genetic Counseling
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Administration
Health Care Policy/Research
Health Psychology
Health Services Organization/Research
Health-Related Sciences
Health/Movement Sciences
Health/Physical Education/Exercise Science
History
Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness
Human Genetics
Information Systems
Integrative Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Studies
Kinetic Imaging
Leadership
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering
Media
Media/Art/Text
Medical Physics
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Music
Nanoscience/Nanotechnology
Neuroscience
Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Painting/Printmaking
Pathology
Patient Counseling
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography/Film
Physical Education/Exercise Science
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Applied Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Product Innovation
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Reading
Real Estate
Recreation/Parks/Sport Management
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation/Movement Science
Religious Studies
Science
Sculpture
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Health
Sociology
Special Education
Sport Leadership
Systems Modeling/Analysis
Taxation
Teaching
Theatre
Urban/Regional Planning
Urban/Regional Studies
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Undergraduate

77%

23,962
students

Female
57%
13,694

Male
43%
10,268

Graduate

23%

7,201
students

Female
62%
4,450

Male
38%
2,751

undergraduateFull-time

84%

20,294
students

Female
57%
11,515

Male
43%
8,779

undergraduatePart-time

16%

3,668
students

Female
60%
2,179

Male
40%
1,489

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

120

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 84
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Blair W. Brown
Director, Office of International Admissions
804 828-6016
bwbrown@vcu.edu

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