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Virginia Commonwealth is a public graduate school in Richmond, Virginia. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 7,012 graduate students. Of the 79 graduate programs offered at Virginia Commonwealth University, 13 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Virginia Commonwealth University are Business, Medicine, and Social Work. 27% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
7,012
Part-Time Grad Students
1,926
Research Assistants
231
Teaching Assistants
721
Racial Diversity
  • White
    57.9%
  • Asian
    10.7%
  • African American
    10.2%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    7.7%
  • Unknown
    7.5%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • Multiracial
    2.6%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
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Median Household Income
$10,765
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$949
Median Home Value
$434,800
National
$184,700
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VCU's academics for their graduate school are amazing! The field and work experiences are not always great and there can be some issues. Other than that, the school is great!
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Very diverse student population. There is a strong desire to give back to the local community. More could be done to address gentrification of surrounding areas due to massive expansion of the university but overall, the economic impact has been good. They partner with the local school systems to meet the needs of the neediest students. A direct recruitment of disadvantaged students into the university would be a great way to give back to the community in a tangible way.
I'm an out of state graduate student at the school of the arts at VCU, so it's a very different experience to undergrads. VCU is the top public arts school in the country and it's clear they put funding towards this part of the university. The program is rigorous and intensive which is exactly what I was looking for. You can be very involved in the university if you want to, but they don't make grad students be more involved than just their program really, which can be nice. Richmond is a very unique place where important conversations are happening and the arts are thriving, thanks in large part to VCU. I love the program I'm in and love this city.