Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,490

$35,138

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
42%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
25%
500-599
54%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

17.24

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,973
Declined 4,226
Total Received 19,199
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Public

23,172

undergraduate students

6,931

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 30,103
Established in 1838
Coeducational Coeducational

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Virtual Tour

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

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Richmond International

Virginia Commonwealth University
901 West Franklin Street
Richmond
23284

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27.17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • Intercultural Festival
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security personnel in res. halls, RAD classes/special event coverage, more than 90 sworn officers and 200 security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
42%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
25%
500-599
54%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.68

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,973
Declined 4,226
Total Received 19,199

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 79
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,094
Room & board $10,428
Additional fees $2,396
Books & supplies $1,493
Other fees $1,338
Total $27,749

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Crew, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Rugby, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Illustration
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

30,103

total students

93.39%

in-state

6.61%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

23,172
students

Female
61%
14,183

Male
39%
8,989

23%

6,931
students

Female
63%
4,385

Male
37%
2,546

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

20,099
students

Female
62%
12,461

Male
38%
7,638

14%

3,073
students

Female
57%
1,722

Male
43%
1,351

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 45%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,672

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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