Tuition & Fees

$14,596

$35,904

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
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
26%
500-599
55%
400-499
12%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
32%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
14%
30-36
16%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,351
Declined + 4,271
Total Received 18,622
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Public

24,058

undergraduate students

7,018

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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Location

School Facts

Virginia Commonwealth University, founded in 1838, is a public research university. Its 174-acre campus is located in Richmond, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,076
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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Richmond, VA

Two urban campuses totaling 174-acres in Richmond (population: 227,032). Served by air, bus, taxi, and train. School operates transportation between campuses.

Virginia Commonwealth University
901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
44%
Bottom 1/2
56%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
26%
500-599
55%
400-499
12%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
32%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
14%
30-36
16%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,351
Declined + 4,271
Total Received 18,622

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,040

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,596
Room $6,555
Board $4,268
Books & supplies $1,493
Total $26,912
Average Financial Aid - $12,040
Total with Avg. Aid $14,872

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $31,655,837
State $27,308,866
Institutional $18,818,984
Other external $8,228,290
Total $86,011,977

Non-need-based

Federal $71,221
State $247,884
Institutional $3,588,220
Other external $17,991,573
Total $21,898,898
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 804 828-1550
F: 804 827-0060

Financial Aid Officer

Marc Vernon
Executive Director of Financial Aid
mvernon@vcu.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, Wushu

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Athletic Directors

Edward Mclaughlin (men's)
Vice President & Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

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

31,076

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

24,058
students

Female
60%
14,512

Male
40%
9,546

23%

7,018
students

Female
63%
4,400

Male
37%
2,618

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

20,508
students

Female
61%
12,473

Male
39%
8,035

15%

3,550
students

Female
58%
2,039

Male
42%
1,511

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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 All

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 107
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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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