821 West Frnkin Street, PO Box 842527 Richmond, VA 23284 804-828-1222
http://www.vcu.edu ugrad@vcu.edu
About Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Year of Foundation 1838
  • Size of Campus 143 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 20,508
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57% 43% 7%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 5,383 in-state, 17,318 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 21,500
Situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779, Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in the economic health of the city educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and enhancing patient care.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Welcome Week, Homecoming, Annual Fall Step Show, Ram Madness, Spring Fest, French Film Festival, Intercultural Festival, Grace Street Festival, VCU Block Party and Career Fair
  • Percent students who are frat members 3%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta National Sociology Honor Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Alpha Sigma Chapter, Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychol
  • Number of students in fraternities 11
  • Number of sororities 13
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Aletheia Campus Organization, Alive in Christ, Alpha Omega, Association of Muslim Women in America at VCU, Baha'i Unity Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi-Alpha, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Divine Youth Asso
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Graduate Association, African Student Union, Africana, Black and Latino Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Organization, Chinese Student Association Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Ethiopian Stu
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 11
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Richmond, Virginia (10), Washington D.C. (109)
  • Distance to nearest train Richmond, Virginia (7)
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Distance to nearest bus Richmond, Virginia (3)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 21%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 33%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 24%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 38%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 13
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 8%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (78%), apartment for single students (20%), special housing for disabled students (1%), special housing for international students (1%)
Campus Services
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Microforms 3,100,000
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Museums Anderson Gallery, Life Sciences Building and School of Engineering
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 200
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 47,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,500
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,576,602
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 800
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 4,800
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Number of e-books 82,030
  • Number Of Subscriptions 16,800
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Federal
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis