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Virginia Commonwealth University, founded in 1838, is a public, multipurpose university. Students often choose to attend VCU because if its diverse student population, the exciting city atmosphere and the availability of co-op and internship experiences in most majors. Programs are offered through the Centers for Environmental Sciences and Public Policy; the College of Humanities and Sciences; and the Schools of Allied Health Professions, the Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Mass Communications, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Two campuses (the academic campus and the Medical College of Virginia) totaling 126 acres, are both located in downtown Richmond. They provide students two distinctive settings in which to live and learn. Recent additions to the campus include a new school of engineering, a fine arts building and a recreation/convocation center.

Website: www.vcu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
23,172
Undergraduate
Students
(61.2%) 14,183 Women
(38.8%) 8,989 Men
6,931
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 19,199 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,522
Out-of-state: $50,170
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,490
Out-of-state: $35,138
Room and Board
$10,428
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$13,491
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,163
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,276
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Richmond Population
210,309
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rams
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.2% Asian
19.9% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
43.9% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
2.4% from 79 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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