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Virginia Commonwealth University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

32,027 students

71% admitted

  • 24,596 full time
  • 7,431 part time
  • 10,544 men full time
  • 14,052 women full time
  • 13,182 applied
  • 9,346 admitted
  • 3,742 enrolled

21,880 Undergraduates

$21,275 tuition/year

  • 8,810 Graduates
  • 1,337 Non-Degree
  • $21,275 out of state
  • $2,026 fees
  • $10,004 room & board
  • $2,659 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Rodney the Ram
School Colors: Black and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Shakola from Portsmouth, VA
  • 0
  • VCU is in a great location, the lovely capital of Richmond. It's conveniently placed near loads of restaurants and other great attractions. I was immediately drawn to VCU because of…

  • Jul-03-2012 Read More
  • Christa from Lynchburg, VA
  • 0
  • virginia commonwealth university is a terrific school.i don't recommend this school to someone who isn't use to a big city. also if you don't like big classrooms with 150 plus…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Wendy from Virginia Beach, VA
  • 0
  • This university is rapidly expanding, so there are countless opportunities for students to learn as much as they want in whatever field they choose. The changing layout of the campuses…

  • Jul-04-2012 Read More
  • Kristin from Newport News, VA
  • 0
  • A very diverse, fun, and different school that isn't like your typical college campus as it is placed in the middle of a big city. VCU provides many different opportunities,…

  • Jul-04-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

As the premier urban, public research university in Virginia, VCU's mission is to advance knowledge and student success through its commitments to: an engaged, learner-centered environment that fosters inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting; research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve human health; interdisciplinary collaborations that bring new perspectives to complex problems and mobilize creative energies that advance innovation and solve global challenges; health care that strives to preserve and restore health for all people, to seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research, and to educate those who serve humanity; diversity that provides a climate of inclusion, a dedication to addressing disparities wherever they exist, and an opportunity to explore and create in an environment of trust; sustainable, university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic and cultural vitality of the communities VCU serves in Virginia

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Dacia from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan-02-2012 I am a current student here

    I LOVE VCU!! the campus is beautiful, the social and cultural diversity is prevalent, and the people are amazing. In my opinion VCU has the ideal balance of a work hard- play hard environment. Entertainment is always around and there is always something to do but learning and producing active members of society are at the core of this university and I value that tremendously.

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  • 5
  • Marcus from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-30-2011 I am a current student here

    At first I was a little spectacle about attending a college that is in a city environment. Little did I know that there is so much and always something to do at VCU! I have had some of the great times here in Richmond, VA already. I have been on a tour of Richmond, seen Broadway play, and have been to a few museums. There is so much more to do such as canoeing, hiking, watch performances by your favorite artist or band at the National. Having so much to do keeps me occupied and relaxed. Lets not forget about the recreational activities that I have done so far since I've been here! There is intramural sports and plenty of other things to do. There are countless organization that you can be involved with. When I say there's something for everyone, there really is! The Basketball and other athletic events are also another prime reason I enjoy being at VCU. The people are great and the school is great couldn't of made a better choice!

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  • 5
  • Joy from Richmond, VA
  • Dec-22-2011 I am a current student here

    I really enjoy being a student here and I'm proud of my university. The people are really cool and you will get a few smiles and hellos as you walk through the campus from random students and faculty. You won't regret going to VCU.

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  • 5
  • Kathryn from Mechanicsville, VA
  • Nov-15-2011 I am a current student here

    One thing I didn't expect was how easy it was to find a group of friends that I fit perfectly into, and the Dorms was a big part of that. Richmond also has something for you to do at any given time. You could never get bored!

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