These are the things that drive us and make us one of America’s premier research universities. They are what set us apart from your average college. They are how we make it real.
You’re part of a culture that values hard work, stick-to-it-ness and even — dare we say it? — grit. You are part of a community that loves its city, serves its city and learns from its city. As a Ram, you also love a good Cinderella story — like the time VCU surprised the country and made it to the NCAA Final Four. These are the success stories that make you cheer, make you proud, make you #RamProud.
We are urban, and we love that Richmond is our home.
The National Science Foundation ranks us among the top 100 U.S. schools.
Our students performed over a million community service hours in a year. That equals about $32 million in volunteer work.
VCU student entrepreneurs earned more than $1 million in revenue, grants and investments in one year.
It’s one reason students pick VCU. We are recognized in higher ed for our efforts to make VCU a place where you can be you and succeed.
VCU is the only Virginia school to offer allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy.
VCU Medical Center is the top hospital in the Richmond region and one of the top in Virginia.
We have one of the most celebrated pep bands in the country.
We’re ranked a top 100 research university by the National Science Foundation. And we’re home to the nation’s No. 1 public graduate arts school.
What does that mean for you? Research and creativity are two of our greatest strengths, and they will be part of your VCU education, no matter what field you pursue.
So bring us your boldest ideas, your most unconventional ideas, your best ideas. And we'll help make them real.
Location: Richmond, Va.
Faculty (full time): 2,274
“Our students are the center of our mission and the spirit of our institution. We are now in the midst of our $750 million Make It Real comprehensive capital campaign. This campaign reaffirms — and catalyzes — our commitments to student success, innovation and entrepreneurship, clinical care and enriching our community.”