Virginia Commonwealth University, founded in 1838, is a public, multipurpose university. Students often choose to attend VCU because if its diverse student population, the exciting city atmosphere and the availability of co-op and internship experiences in most majors. Programs are offered through the Centers for Environmental Sciences and Public Policy; the College of Humanities and Sciences; and the Schools of Allied Health Professions, the Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Mass Communications, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Two campuses (the academic campus and the Medical College of Virginia) totaling 126 acres, are both located in downtown Richmond. They provide students two distinctive settings in which to live and learn. Recent additions to the campus include a new school of engineering, a fine arts building and a recreation/convocation center.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
20,958
Undergraduates
7,692
Men - 36.7%
13,309
Women - 63.5%
7,124
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 18,402 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.72
SAT Math
569 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
596 average
530-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $35,312
Out-of-state: $57,206
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,233
Out-of-state: $38,127
Room and Board
$12,689
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Freshman Award
$15,645
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,085
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,323
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
37%
20-29
22%
30-39
13%
40-49
5%
50-99
7%
Over 100
6%
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Richmond Population
232,226
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rams
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
14.7%
Black/African-American
21.2%
Hispanic/Latino
11.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
41.7%
Unknown
2.2%
International Students
1.8% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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