Virginia Commonwealth University: Ranking & Review

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1 114 260
Top 2%

Virginia Commonwealth University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%83%85%
Applicants15,2485,8009,448
Admissions12,7934,7908,003
Enrolled undergraduates4,1301,5732,557
Enrolled total (including graduate students)30,67512,39218,283

7,925 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

939 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,524
Percent of students submitting SAT scores85%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
595
Math
570

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,039
Percent of students submitting ACT scores25%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
24
ACT Math
22

Virginia Commonwealth University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $31,172 $51,204
Off-campus $31,172 $51,204
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,693 and other expenses per full academic year.

Virginia Commonwealth University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,158 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $10,972 $29,824
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,284 $2,944
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $391 $1,059
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,466 $23,487
Fees for full-time graduates $2,167 $2,827
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $632 $1,300

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 341 291 565 1,197
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 705 319 4 1,028
Visual and Performing Arts 526 50 3 579
Education 280 232 47 559
Psychology 513 23 20 556
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 364 48 41 453
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 50 293 25 14 382
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 342 36 378
Social Sciences 296 28 324
Engineering 254 25 25 304
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 290 11 301
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 100 184 10 294
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 208 66 274
Physical Sciences 156 13 12 181
English Language and Literature & Letters 119 16 135
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 93 93
Mathematics and Statistics 75 16 1 92
History 78 11 89
Natural Resources and Conservation 52 13 65
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 39 39
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4 30 34
Philosophy and Religious Studies 34 34
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 5 5
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1 1
Grand Total545,1491,4517437,397

A total of 5,203 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,194 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate63%58%66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

General info

Alternative namesVCU
Founded1838
MottoMake it real
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff6,460
Instructional FTE2,463
Research FTE323
Public Service FTE52
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.vcu.edu
Address910 W Franklin St
Richmond, Virginia, 23284-2512
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone8048280100
Fax+1 (804) 828 1899

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