Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate
15,248
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2606
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
80
25%
Submitting ACT
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1168
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
620
Reading
25th
550
75th
640
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
42%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
17
Top 25%
27
Top 50%
44
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
508
$30k - $48k
372
$48k - $75k
393
$75k - $110k
448
$110k+
661

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: ugrad@vcu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-841-3638
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
Get your application in as early as possible, especially if you want to be considered for VCU scholarships. On their website, it lists what the average credentials were for past scholarship recipients. If you fall within these ranges, you probably have a good shot at receiving one of them. Also, visit campus your senior year. I went twice. Once was to meet and talk with an art professor, getting both his suggestions for improvements to my portfolio and his first hand information about the School of the Arts and its programs. That trip I also toured the VCU campus, took the art department tour, and met and talked to students, getting their views on both VCU overall and the art program specifically. The second trip was to one of VCU's prospective student weekends where we even spent the night in one of the dorms. These two trips thus allowed me to choose VCU with my eyes wide open. If you are qualified, check out the Honors College. Although there are many perks given to its students, to me the best one is the fact that you get to register for classes before anybody else. This increases your odds of getting the classes and the specific sections that you want. If admitted to Honors College, be sure to schedule your over the summer required phone conference with your honors advisor as soon as possible. The earlier you are, the earlier your advisor can register you for your honors classes, and the greater the chance of getting them at the times that you would like.
Amanda from Winston Salem, NC
stay focused, and don't let richmond life get in your way.
Christa from Lynchburg, VA
If anyone is looking to attend this school, you will love it hear, trust me. It is worth the distance, the price, and most of all the experience. I am glad for the choice i made, and if I could re do it all over again, I would've made it my first choice.
Breonca from miami, FL
If you are on a tight budget and do not want to live on campus, I suggest you find an apartment or townhouse on the outskirts of the city. I live about 2 miles away from VCU but it is just far enough that it does not count as living downtown. It is much cheaper and the apartments are much nicer. Rent, rent, rent! Renting your books at VCU's Barnes and Noble is a big way to save money. If you know what books you need right from the start then do not wait to get them or they will be gone. Even the used books go fast so get there as soon as you can. Also, take advantage of the events and activities that both the city and VCU has to offer. Do not be afraid to try new things here, this city is great for new opportunities. Lastly, BE CAREFUL! Even the friendliest looking areas can be dangerous. Always lock your car doors, be aware of your surroundings, and try not to go anywhere alone, especially at night.
Kaleigh from Williamsburg, VA
Visit the campus! People jump to conclusions that it's a city and are scared. It's not scary. Security is tight and the different between on and off campus is clear. Give it a chance and you'll love it!
Stacy from Centreville, VA
prepare to work harder than you ever have in your coursework (for any college you're looking in attending, not just vcu). also, prepare to meet people from every spectrum of life and have a lot of fun. your views on everything will be challenged, but that's how we grow as people.
bethany from richmond, va
I would advise all prospective students looking at any university to start early, even as early as their Junior year of highscool if possible. For anyone attending this university I would advise you to go to your counselor or your professors if you have any types of questions about the school. Most of the professors are more than willing to assist you with troubles. I would also advise students to attend SI sessions, because they are extremely helpful and beneficial to you.
Jerrod from Centreville, VA
Don't judge a book by its cover. VCU is truly a diamond in the rough. Also, take advantage of the fact that you're in a real city, not some college town that only exists because of the college. There is SO much to do in Richmond!
Janet from Richmond, VA
Get the cheap dining plan, you'll never be able to use all 200 swipes in a semester and use your dining dollars. Buy your textbooks from VBC, but sell them back to Barns and Nobel. They're cheaper at VBC, and you get more money back at B&N.
Caroline from Ford, VA
www.ratemyprofessor.com or other sites of the like are SO HELPFUL in picking out your classes for your first semester!! I'm telling you!! If the reviews on the site say the professor is hard and will ruin your life, run away! or just ask around with people who've taken them before.
Kalyann from Gainesville, VA

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