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Virginia Commonwealth University

School Profile

  • Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPublic Four-year University in Richmond, VA
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 22,792
First-year Undergraduate Students: 3,724
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 20,993
Graduate Students: 7,869
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Dental Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Emergency management/homeland security
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Financial technology
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Forensic Technologies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Illustration
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary studies
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International studies
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Certificate of Sign Language Interpretation

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,117
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,341

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80

Athletics

Member: NAIA , NCAA
Team name: Rams

Rankings

  • Ranked #170 National Universities
  • Ranked #97 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #130 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #94 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #124 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #29 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #59 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #120 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #123 Mechanical
  • Ranked #76 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #75 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #144 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #107 Chemistry
  • Ranked #57 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #4 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #12 Ceramics
  • Ranked #4 Fiber Arts
  • Ranked #5 Glass
  • Ranked #4 Graphic Design
  • Ranked #10 Metals / Jewelry
  • Ranked #9 Multimedia / Visual Communications
  • Ranked #8 Painting / Drawing
  • Ranked #17 Printmaking
  • Ranked #1 Sculpture
  • Ranked #5 Healthcare Management
  • Ranked #36 Nursing
  • Ranked #1 Nursing-Anesthesia
  • Ranked #13 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #21 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #24 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #74 Psychology
  • Ranked #57 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #7 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #14 Social Work
  • Ranked #67 Statistics

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Admissions Address

Box 842526
821 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-2526
(804) 828-1222
(800) 841-3638
Fax: (804) 828-1899
ugrad@vcu.edu
Contact: Sybil Halloran
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 66%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 66%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 14,086
Female applicants 8,320
Male applicants 5,766
Applicants accepted 9,246
Female applicants accepted 5,425
Male applicants accepted 3,821
Freshman enrollment 3,615
Female freshman enrollment 2,160
Male freshman enrollment 1,455
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 895
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list 77

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 65%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 4%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.8
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 91%
SAT Critical Reading average score 549
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-610
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 544
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-600
 
SAT Writing average score 532
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 480-580
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 7-8

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 21%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
 

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