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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
University Website: www.vcu.edu/
Apply Online: www.vcu.edu/ugrad/apply/index.html
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. Today, more than 31,000 students pursue 222 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.

With a record $256 million in sponsored research funding in the fiscal year 2011, VCU is designated as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. A broad array of university-approved centers and institutes of excellence, involving faculty from multiple disciplines in public policy, biotechnology and health care discoveries, supports the university's research mission. Twenty-eight graduate and first-professional programs are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the country.

VCU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the VCU Rams. They were members of the Colonial Athletic Association, but joined the Atlantic 10 Conference on July 1, 2012.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $20,456.00 avg tuition

910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284-2512
(804) 828-0100

Apply online Admissions:
www.vcu.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.vcu.edu/enroll/finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Virginia Commonwealth University

Statistics:
Applied 13,182
Admitted 9,346 71%
Enrolled total 3,742
Full Time: 3,715
Part Time 27
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 480 600
SAT Math 490 590
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 470 590
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 19 25
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 86%
4-year graduation rate 24%
6-year graduation rate 50%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-01-15
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-03-01
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-11-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Do not know
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $7,600.00 $7,600.00 $20,456.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,917.00 $1,917.00 $2,493.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $318.00 $318.00 $854.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,201.00 $9,201.00 $18,845.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,883.00 $1,883.00 $2,549.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $511.00 $511.00 $1,047.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,874.00 $9,874.00 $2,800.00
Other Expenses $2,800.00 $2,800.00 $2,800.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $2,444.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 82%
Percent receiving grant aid 59%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,427.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 68%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,409.00

Virginia Commonwealth University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
Area Studies, Other X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Anatomy X
Biochemistry X
Bioinformatics X X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biostatistics X
Human/Medical Genetics X
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology X
Pharmacology X
Physiology, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business/Commerce, General X X
Business/Managerial Economics X X
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Real Estate X
Taxation X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Mass Communication/Media Studies X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
Information Science/Studies X X
EDUCATION
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching X
Art Teacher Education X X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education, General X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Health Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Reading Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
Engineering, General X
Engineering, Other X
Mechanical Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Adult Development and Aging X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X X
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling X
Dental Clinical Sciences, General X
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist X
Genetic Counseling/Counselor X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
Nurse Anesthetist X
Occupational Therapy/Therapist X
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other X
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other X
Public Health, General X
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling X
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X X
Forensic Science and Technology X X
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies X X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Physics, General X X
Physics, Other X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry X
Dance, General X
Design and Applied Arts, Other X
Design and Visual Communications, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fashion/Apparel Design X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Graphic Design X
Illustration X
Interior Design X
Music Performance, General X X
Painting X
Photography X
Sculpture X

Virginia Commonwealth University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
FIRST Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University $14,000 March 15, 2017

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