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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA, USA
3.84 Average Rating

Formed by the merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University is a 4-year public institution in Richmond. VCU is home to 20 colleges and is the state’s only university to offer schools of Allied Health Professions, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Additionally, VCU features the first school of social work in the South and is renowned for conducting the first organ transplant in Virginia. For students interested in the arts, the VCU campus hosts the Institute for Contemporary Art where admission is free.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1097
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
31,036
Total Number of Undergrads
24,010
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
34%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,741
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$11,423
Out-of-State Tuition
$30,795
0
100
53%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,758
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
511
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Richmond
Washington
Norfolk
New York
Charlottesville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
39%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
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 students, i don't recommend it.
Christa from Lynchburg, VA
It is the most diverse school ever! Everyone is very friendly! There are Class types for every kind of person.
Alexis from Chantilly, VA

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