VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a semester college located in Richmond, Virginia. At VCU, students can major in a broad variety of subjects ranging from Forensic Science and Technology to Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies and earn undergraduate as well as post-graduate degrees.

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VCU
  • 23,498 students
  • 31,627 students
  • 65%
  • VCU Application
  • VCU Website

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Admission

Selectivity & Test Scores
65%
38%
92%
24%
1490 - 1800 / 2400
21 - 26 / 36
SAT

The average total SAT score for students admitted to VCU for the 2012 academic year was 1645. This combined score can be broken into 550 for math, 555 for critical reading and 540 for writing.

500-600 / 800
500-610 / 800
490-590 / 800
ACT

The average ACT score for students admitted to VCU for the 2013-2014 academic year was 23.5.

20-26 / 36
21-27 / 36
Unknown
Which score should I submit?

At VCU, 92% of students submitted an SAT score, but VCU accepts both the SAT and ACT.

Admission Requirements
Secondary School Record Secondary School GPA Secondary School Rank Letters of Recommendation Admission Test Score AP Credits
Required Required Not Recommended Required Required Yes

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total Costs

The tuition cost for in-state students attending VCU is $7,943. For out-of-state students, that cost increases to $20,456.

Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to students at VCU. In 2013, 84 percent of first-time students attending VCU received some form of financial aid - student loans, grants or scholarships

84%
69%
60%
Financial Aid for Full-Time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid No. Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Total Aid Received Average Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid 3,124 84% - -
Grant Aid 2,240 60% $21,936,373 $9,793
Student Loans 2,572 69% $16,891,255 $6,567
Financial Aid for All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid No. Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Total Aid Received Average Aid Received
Grant Aid 11,219 48% $79,939,101 $7,125
Student Loans 13,037 55% $94,055,890 $7,215
Net Price
Year Income: < 30K Income: 30K - 48K Income: 48K - 75K Income: 75K - 110K Income: > 110K
2011-2012 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2010-2011 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2009-2010 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Majors & Degrees

Graduation Rate
  • 26%
  • 53%
  • 53%
Majors Offered
  • Accounting
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Clinical Sciences, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dentistry
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human/Medical Genetics
  • Illustration
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medicine
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Taxation
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
  • Women's Studies
Degree Details
Highest Degree Offered Continuing Professional Programs Academic and Career Counseling Services Employment Services for Students Placement Services for Graduates Study Abroad
Doctoral Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Enrollment

:
Student-Faculty Ratio
19 : 1
0.010
MILLION
PER STUDENT
Endowment per FTE Enrollment
Demographics

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, 2012-2013
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