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Virginia Commonwealth University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,821 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 21 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $200,412)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $85,618)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 41 39 - -
Baseball 31 - Yes -
Basketball 14 13 Yes -
Field Hockey - 20 Yes -
Golf 7 - Yes -
Soccer 29 24 - Yes
Tennis 8 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 16.4%
Hispanic 3.3%
Non-resident alien 5.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 52.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 68
Liquor Law Violation 53
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 73
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Christa from Lynchburg, VA
  • 3
  • you are guaranteed housing as a freshman, but after your first year you can enter the lottery, which is a random system they use to choose housing. so you might…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Alexis from Chantilly, VA
  • 4
  • VCU is in the process of building many new Residence Halls They are good about answering maintenance request. You will have no problem adjusting. Freshman year the dorms are exactly…

  • May-31-2012 Read More
  • Shakola from Portsmouth, VA
  • 5
  • I lived in Brandt, a freshman dorm, last year. I liked it because not just anyone from off the streets was allowed to enter. Only residents are allowed in, but…

  • Jul-03-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Alexis from Chatham, VA
  • Feb-23-2016 I am a current student here

    VCU is an urban campus, so there are many options for dining! There is a dining hall called Shafer, which is buffet style, but there are also restaurants that partner with VCU to take the dining plan.

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  • 4
  • Richmond, Va
  • Jan-18-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    VCU has a wide variety of foods each day. The food is delicious, and you can choose as much as you want to eat.

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  • 3
  • Larissa from Waynesboro, VA
  • Dec-28-2015 I am a current student here

    The food isn't fantastic but it''s not as awful as everyone says it is. My biggest problem is trying to stay healthy. This is a struggle because so much of it is fast food. But it can be done; its just hard.

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  • 3
  • Grace Emily from Richmond, VA
  • Nov-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Sometimes Shaffer dining hall upsets people's stomachs, but it does have a wide variety of things to eat. Other places like Bleecker Street and Cary Street Market & Deli, though, are delicious. Some chain restaurants like Panda Express, Chick Fil A and Pizza Hut, among others, are also available on the meal plan, but with certain hours of which you can swipe them.

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  • 3
  • Jamon from MD
  • Jan-26-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The dining halls are state-of-the-art.

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  • 3
  • Raghda from Richmond, VA
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    There are various types of food to pick from. The dining hall, Shafer, is also a good place to get food from. The food is fresh and something new every time you get there. If you don't like any food from the dining hall then there are food places around the campus that will accept the dining dollars you have on your account. so either you it's a win-win for the students

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alexis from Chatham, VA
  • Feb-23-2016 I am a current student here

    I am not involved with Greek Life but they have a well known presence on campus. They have a lot of Greek frats and sororities.

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  • 0
  • Mo
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There are many opportunites to get involved with Greek Life on the VCU campus because there are many different fraternities and sororities.

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a great opportunity for you to be able to become more social and outgoing as well as making a nice tight knit group of friends you can always count on. There is social Greek life and academic Greek life. Students can join only one social fraternity or sorority, but as for academic sororities and fraternities, you can join as many as you like! The academic sororities and fraternities do have some requirements though such as a minimum GPA that varies based on the organization.

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  • 0
  • Alena, VCU
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't a huge deal on the campus, but it is definitely there. If you are looking into joining the Greek life, it is available, open, and fun. And yet, if you have no desire in joining, then there is no pressure at all. I feel there is a good balance of Greek life that doesn't pressure anyone into feeling like they have to join, or don't belong somewhere.

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  • 0
  • Natalie from Hampton, VA
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the Greek life! Although I am not in a frat, I do enjoy watching them perform every time there is a event on campus. The Greek life isn't that big here compared to a HBCU, but there is plenty of sororities and fraternities that you could join.

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  • 0
  • Julian from Midlothian, VA
  • Oct-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The school doesn't take kindly to students who participate in greek life in general, but the sororities and fraternities are present should the student desire all the same.

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  • 0
  • Austin from Chesapeake, VA
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a few cool frats and sororities on campus. During the first few weeks of school, it'll be easy to get involved.

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  • 0
  • Jazmeen from Fairfax, VA
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Its many Greek organizations that you can join if you chose to. You have you traditional geek organizations to your all black organizations and even organizations that dont have a preference and just wants you to join in order to be apart of a brotherhood or sisterhood.

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