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Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University 910 W Franklin St Richmond, VA 23284 Phone: (804) 828-0100
  • General Information
    About Virginia Commonwealth University

    VCU is a public, metropolitan, research university, supported by Virginia to serve the people of the state and the nation. The university provides a fertile and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Essential to the life of the university is the faculty — actively engaged in scholarship and creative exploration activities that increase knowledge and understanding of the world and inspire and enrich teaching. The university is dedicated to educating full-time and part-time students of all ages and backgrounds in an atmosphere of free inquiry and scholarship so they may realize their full potential as informed, productive citizens with a lifelong commitment to learning and service. The university serves the local, state, national and international communities through its scholarly activities, its diverse educational programs and its public


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 14,292
    Percent Admitted 70%
    Men Admitted 71%
    Women Admitted 70%
    Full Time Retention Rate 83%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 490 600
      Math 480 590
      Writing 480 580
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 25
      English 19 25
      Math 18 25
      Writing 19 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 36,682
    Native American 195.0
    Asian 3,280.0
    African American 6,056.0
    Hispanic 1,124.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 19,396
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 5,200

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