Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,710

$35,358

not including housing and food

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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-preparatory 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
Housing $6,817
Food $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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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 transferred

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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