Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,710

$35,358

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
610
25th
520
75th
30
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
28
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,632
Declined 1,621
Total Received 17,253
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Public

24,766

undergraduate students

7,862

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Virginia Commonwealth University, founded in 1838, is a public research university. Its 173-acre campus is located in Richmond, VA.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 32,628
Established in 1838
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Two urban campuses totaling 173-acres in Richmond (population: 227,032). Served by air, bus, taxi, and train. School operates transportation between campuses.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Virginia Commonwealth University
901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA
23284

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
610
25th
520
75th
30
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
28
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,632
Declined 1,621
Total Received 17,253

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
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Financial Aid

59%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,276

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,094
Room $6,817
Board $5,120
Additional fees $2,616
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $28,147
Average Financial Aid - $11,276
Total with Avg. Aid $16,871

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $32,337,096
State $29,176,457
Institutional $28,864,263
Other external $7,723,732
Total $98,101,548

Non-need-based

Federal $88,584
State $286,965
Institutional $7,476,564
Other external $14,996,455
Total $22,848,568
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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, baton twirling, crew, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, HEMA, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, paintball, Olympic weight lifting, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, Wushu

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, baton twirling, crew, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, HEMA, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, paintball, Olympic weight lifting, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, Wushu

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, baton twirling, crew, cycling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, HEMA, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, paintball, Olympic weight lifting, power lifting, quidditch, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, Wushu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Adult Development and Aging.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anatomy.
Anthropology, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
Clinical Psychology.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Dental Clinical Sciences, General.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Epidemiology.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forensic Science and Technology.
Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
Graphic Design.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Information Science/Studies.
Interior Design.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Nanotechnology.
Natural Sciences.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Practice.
Nursing Science.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Painting.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Pharmacology.
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Physiology, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Reading Teacher Education.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sculpture.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
Taxation.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

32,628

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

24,766
students

Female
61%
15,042

Male
39%
9,724

24%

7,862
students

Female
64%
5,006

Male
36%
2,856

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

20,525
students

Female
61%
12,591

Male
39%
7,934

17%

4,241
students

Female
58%
2,451

Male
42%
1,790

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

120

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 81
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
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