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Virginia Commonwealth University
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  • 4 Year
  • RICHMOND, VA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Virginia Commonwealth is an above-average public university located in Richmond, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,734 undergraduate students. The Virginia Commonwealth acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Health Teacher Education. Graduating 66% of students, Virginia Commonwealth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.

About

910 W FRANKLIN ST
RICHMOND, VA 23284
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference

Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

VCU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1060-1250
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,566 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,811 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 253 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 329 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 326 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    57%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    39%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,734 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,209
Undergrads Over 25
221900%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 216 responses
  • Diverse
    28%
  • All of the above
    23%
  • Hipster
    17%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Art students
    5%
  • Average
    4%
  • Ambitious
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 358 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 418 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 245 responses
  • Diverse
    46%
  • All of the above
    35%
  • Artsy
    7%
  • Creatively Ambitious
    4%
  • Friendly and welcoming
    3%
  • Excellent
    2%
  • Collective
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 192 responses

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