Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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
8%
600-699
26%
500-599
53%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
30-36
25%
24-29
29%
18-23
35%
12-17
11%
30-36
10%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
14%
30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

17

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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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 173-acre campus is located in Richmond, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,103
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 173-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
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
8%
600-699
26%
500-599
53%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
30-36
25%
24-29
29%
18-23
35%
12-17
11%
30-36
10%
24-29
38%
18-23
38%
12-17
14%
30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program no
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 14,973
Declined + 4,226
Total Received 19,199

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

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

$12,486

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 - $12,486
Total with Avg. Aid $14,426

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Norm Bedford
Associate Vice Provost for Student Financial Services
bedfordn@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

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

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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/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
Early Childhood Education/Teaching
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education/Teaching
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
Fashion
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 Teaching
Health/Physical Education/Exercise Science
History
Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness
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
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Applied Physics
Physiology/Biophysics
Political Science
Product Innovation
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Reading
Real Estate
Rehabilitation/Mental Health Counseling
Rehabilitation/Movement Science
Religious Studies
Science
Sculpture
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Special Education
Special Education/Teaching
Sport Leadership
Supply Chain Management
Systems Modeling/Analysis
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
  • 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

30,103

total students

93%

in-state

7%

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 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
41%
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

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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