Tuition & Fees

$13,076

$31,608

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
13%
30-36
13%
24-29
40%
18-23
44%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,805
Declined + 4,371
Total Received 17,176
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Public

24,212

undergraduate students

7,019

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Health/physical Education/exercise Science
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Codes

SAT 5570

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School Facts

Virginia Commonwealth University, founded in 1838, is a public research university. Its 157-acre campus is located in Richmond, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,231
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)

Richmond, VA

Two urban campuses totaling 157-acres in Richmond (population: 217,853). 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
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
30-36
18%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
13%
30-36
13%
24-29
40%
18-23
44%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 17
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,805
Declined + 4,371
Total Received 17,176

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Sybil Halloran
Interim Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
P: 800 841-3638
F: 804 828-1899
ugrad@vcu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,846
Room & board $9,919
Additional fees $2,230
Books & supplies $1,464
Total $24,459
Average Financial Aid - $10,341
Total with Avg. Aid $14,118

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,341

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $28,770,665
State $22,328,780
Institutional $11,974,962
Other external $8,785,548
Total $71,859,955

Non-need-based

Federal $69,682
State $180,983
Institutional $2,724,541
Other external $19,265,265
Total $22,240,471

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
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
Anatomy/Neurobiology
Anthropology
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Business
Business Administration
Chemical Biology
Chemical/Life Science Engineering
Chemistry
Cinema
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
Decision Analytics
Dental Hygiene
Dentistry
Design
Economics
Education
Educational 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
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/Art/Text
Medical Physics
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Music
Nanoscience/Nanotechnology
Neuroscience
Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Oral Health Research
Painting/Printmaking
Patient Counseling
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography/Film
Physics
Physics/Applied Physics
Physiology
Physiology/Biophysics
Political Science
Product Innovation
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Reading
Real Estate
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation/Movement Science
Religious Studies
Science
Sculpture
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Health
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Special Education
Sport Leadership
Systems Modeling/Analysis
Taxation
Teaching
Theatre
Urban/Regional Planning
Urban/Regional Studies
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Undergraduate

78%

24,212
students

Female
59%
14,221

Male
41%
9,991

Graduate

22%

7,019
students

Female
62%
4,362

Male
38%
2,657

undergraduateFull-time

84%

20,554
students

Female
60%
12,168

Male
40%
8,386

undergraduatePart-time

16%

3,658
students

Female
57%
2,053

Male
43%
1,605

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
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 79
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

Office of Admissions
804 828-6016
vcuia@vcu.edu

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