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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-9005
United States
Contact Phone: 804-828-0100

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Area Studies, Other Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Development Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
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
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art And Artisanry Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
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Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17,726
Applied
16,433
Accepted
21,394
Enrolled
93%
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Female Admissions

11,358
Females Applied
10,683
Females Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,368
Males Applied
5,750
Males Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.75
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3.4
Recommended One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 18th April 1st Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen January 18th January 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 660
SAT Math 520 640
ACT Composite 25 20 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

2,934
Full-time student fees
11,615
Room & board
6,953
Room only
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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

14,800
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,605
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,956
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,246
Avg. Loan Aid
7,579
Avg. Grant Aid
12,452
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
54.95%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
6%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

21,394
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.07%
Black or African American 20.56%
White or Caucasian 41.09%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 14.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 8.11%
Other 2.15%

Gender

Male (36.94%)
Female (63.06%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Disabled housing
International housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 20%

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

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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 res. 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
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse No No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

2,103
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,289
Part-time - 814
Male - 993
Female - 1,110
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