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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
30,697
Virginia Commonwealth University overview
Location Richmond, Virginia
Online vcu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Virginia Commonwealth University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 17,088 prospective students applied, and 14,890 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,401 enrolled in the school.  25,301 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,396 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $12,094 plus fees of $2,502. VCU is ranked 453 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

VCU is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Virginia Commonwealth University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1070/1260
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.58
Applications Accepted
87.1% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$12,094
In State Costs for Virginia Commonwealth University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,860
Other Fees$2,502
Room and Board $11,506
Budget for Other Expenses$3,760
Total One Year Cost$32,722
Out of State Resident Tuition
$32,742
Out of State Costs for Virginia Commonwealth University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,860
Other Fees$2,502
Room and Board $11,506
Budget for Other Expenses$3,760
Total One Year Cost$53,370

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Virginia Commonwealth University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Health Professions 9%
Psychology 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234030 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Commonwealth University.

Current students may use the Virginia Commonwealth University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.