Virginia Commonwealth University

country rank  101
world rank  207

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University Overview

Established in 1838, Virginia Commonwealth University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Richmond (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 181 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym VCU
Founded 1838
Motto Make it real
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 910 W Franklin Street
Richmond (population range: 50,000-249,999)
23284-2512 Virginia
United States
T +1 (804) 828 0100
F +1 (804) 828 1899

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Box 842526 821 West Franklin Street
Richmond 23284-2526
+1 (804) 828 1222
800 841 3638

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Virginia Commonwealth University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U

Virginia Commonwealth University's iTunes U channel for video lectures and course podcasts. Direct link (iTunes software required)


Open Education Consortium

Not reported


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Site last updated: Monday, 5 August 2019