We believe discovery and creativity go hand in hand. We believe in creating good ideas that really help people. We believe in the students we educate and the more than 200 programs we offer them. And we believe our grit, our relationship with the city, and our commitment to diversity and access set us apart from your average college. Here are some stats and facts that tell you who we are.
Black and gold
Rodney the Ram
2nd School of the Arts (1st among public institutions)
17th School of Pharmacy
22nd School of Social Work
41st School of Education
48th School of Nursing
1st Nurse anesthesia
3rd Health administration
4th Rehabilitation counseling
7th Graphic design
17th Occupational therapy
20th Physical therapy
22nd Social work
These rankings are based on the most recent U.S. News & World Report information. Find more rankings.
$6 billion economic impact as Richmond’s largest employer
1.5 million hours of service by students equaling $32 million in volunteer work
83% of alumni either employed or enrolled in graduate school in Virginia
$1 million+ revenue, grants and investments garnered by student startups in one year
82% full time
85% Virginia residents
46% underrepresented populations*
25% enrolled in STEM majors
1,760 first professionals
Representing 102 countries
Top four: Saudi Arabia, China, India and Kuwait.
5,157 students live on campus.
* Of the 46 percent of students who are of underrepresented populations, 16 percent are African American, 12 percent are Asian, 7 percent are Hispanic-Latino, 5 percent are two races or more and 5 percent are international.
Virginia resident: $13,624
Room and board: $10,187
Average financial aid awarded to full-time undergraduates seeking assistance: $15,203
More than one-third of VCU’s more than 24,000 undergraduates are Pell eligible, and we make sure these students graduate at the same rate as students who do not receive Pell grants.
* Based on 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours for the 2016-17 year.
22,473 employees at VCU and VCU Health System
2,648 full-time classified staff members
2,274 full-time faculty members
949 part-time adjunct faculty members
158 acres in downtown Richmond
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VCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and first-professional degrees. For more information, visit sacs.vcu.edu.
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Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.