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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
29,070
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

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 17,253 prospective students applied, and 15,632 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,756 enrolled in the school.  23,696 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,374 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $12,094 plus fees of $2,616. VCU is ranked 425 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

VCU is rated within the top 45% 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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Virginia Commonwealth University overview
SAT 1060/1250
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.72
Applications Accepted
90.6% 
Virginia Commonwealth University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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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$1,500
Other Fees$2,616
Room and Board $11,504
Budget for Other Expenses$5,283
Total One Year Cost$32,997
Out of State Resident Tuition
$32,742
Out of State Costs for Virginia Commonwealth University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,616
Room and Board $11,504
Budget for Other Expenses$5,283
Total One Year Cost$53,645

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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.