86%

Acceptance Rate

$10,203

Avg.Financial Aid

003735

FAFSA Code

About Virginia Commonwealth University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

30,697

Website

https://www.vcu.edu/

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SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

910 W Franklin St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8048280100
Fax: 8048281899
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Virginia Commonwealth University at the 345th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

86%

SAT Range

1070 - 1260

ACT Range

21 - 28

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Virginia Commonwealth University has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $70, as part of the admission process at VCU. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1070-1260, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Virginia Commonwealth University, must score 24 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 21 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512. They can also call them at (804) 828-0100.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$20,897

Average Annual Cost

$12,094

Books And Supplies

$2,860

Other Fees

$2,399

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,506

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,182

Total One Year Cost

$32,041

Before applying to VCU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $43,376. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

85%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

54%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$8,204

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

555 Graduates

Biology, General

354 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

330 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

294 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

293 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

280 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

254 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

248 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

178 Graduates

Marketing

161 Graduates

Political Science and Government

161 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

140 Graduates

Chemistry

134 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

125 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

119 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

112 Graduates

Sociology

109 Graduates

Social Work

101 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

98 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

93 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...

88 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

82 Graduates

History

79 Graduates

Mathematics

75 Graduates

Area Studies

73 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

70 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

65 Graduates

Music

52 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

52 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

51 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

50 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

45 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

38 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

36 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

36 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

33 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

33 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

32 Graduates

Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and A...

28 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

27 Graduates

Physics

26 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

24 Graduates

Anthropology

21 Graduates

Computer Engineering

20 Graduates

Dance

19 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

18 Graduates

Philosophy

17 Graduates

Real Estate

15 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

13 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

9 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

23,693

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

28%

Full-time

85%

Part-time

15%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

45% White

2% Unknown

19% Black

10% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

14% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

6%

Out Of State

92%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,222 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

74%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,812/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,580/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,580/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Rams

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

125

Total Female Athletes

174

Intramural Sports

31

Sports Club

12

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,506 per year for living on campus. Virginia Commonwealth University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at VCU costs around $4,580 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At VCU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 39% and 61%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,625

$27,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$193 - 285

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

72%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,203

Students Receiving Federal Grants

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,031

Students Receiving State Aid

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,135

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,286

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$16,188

$30K - $48K

$12,041

$48K - $75K

$8,893

$75K - $110K

$5,855

> $110K

$3,142

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,590,397

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$21,898,898

In case the students at Virginia Commonwealth University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,752, whereas the financial aid is $5,731. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $6,523 and institutional aid worth $5,731. At VCU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $3,590,397 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $21,898,898.

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