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.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.253 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.277 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.274 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration258 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities212 Graduates
Health Teacher Education208 Graduates
Political Science and Government170 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.306 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.366 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 193 responsesReport
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.192 responses
Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews
VCU is located right in downtown Richmond Virginia! It has the #2 public art education program in the country and it shows through the students attending! VCU is integrated into the city of Richmond and offers plenty of fun night life and campus activities, as well as plenty of nature to explore! My professors have all been polite, accessible, and compassionate. The only thing I would say is a downside to VCU is their dining hall food, but there are plenty of other restaurants that serve delicious food and accept student meal plans!
VCU is a unique experience like no other school. With a very diverse student body everyone is one of a kind. If you’re looking for an inclusive learning environment that respects and values everyone VCU is perfect. The professors and staff want to see everyone succeed and will do whatever they can to help. The only downfall that living in the city has is traffic! Living is walking distance is a must unless you’re okay with waiting in traffic for 30 minutes a day. However with all the things to do and places to eat close to campus everything is accessible by walking or biking.
VCU is wonderful! Everyone is super friendly and its very diverse. Nearly all of my teachers and classes I've had have been outstanding. I'm in the Art's Foundation program and I've learned so much and the work that comes out of it is phenomenal. The athletics are top, yet the student body lacks in school spirit. The party scene is amazing. Nearly all parties are off campus and the only downside is that its very selective. If you aren't in a frat there's a good chance you won't be let in. The school in general needs more of a reputation, especially out of state. The on campus dorms aren't the best either. The walls aren't soundproof, but the living space is average despite the small spaces we are given. Monroe Park, which initially was extremely sketchy and filled with homeless people, is being renovated. Most of the homeless have been relocated since construction started. For an urban school, its very safe. VCUs food is the worst and overpriced but the gym is outstanding.