24,010
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,623
Avg. Financial Aid
76
76%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Virginia Commonwealth University is a University institution located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 821 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-2526
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Email: ugrad@vcu.edu
Phone: 800-841-3638
Fax: 804-828-1899

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
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Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Bioinformatics Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Protective Services Related Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Crafts, Folk Art And Artisanry Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16,847
Applied
12,901
Accepted
24,010
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

10,435
Females Applied
8,106
Females Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,412
Males Applied
4,795
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.63
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th November 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 556 672
SAT Math 520 620
ACT Composite 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,094
In-state
32,742
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,396
Full-time student fees
10,428
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

11,623
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,175
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,138
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,413
Avg. Loan Aid
7,245
Avg. Grant Aid
8,758
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
53%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
6%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

24,010
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.22%
Black or African American 19.15%
White or Caucasian 45.82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 13.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 6.41%
Other 2.64%

Gender

Male (40.61%)
Female (59.39%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 16%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Welcome Week, Intercultural Festival and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
security personnel in residence halls, RAD classes/special event coverage, more than 90 sworn officers and 200 security personnel

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
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Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
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Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
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Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Faculty

2,152
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,242
Part-time - 910
Male - 1,073
Female - 1,079