Virginia Commonwealth University is home to more than 1,600 international students from 108 countries.

As one of the top research universities in the U.S., we appreciate the global perspective and cultural diversity international students bring to our vibrant campus.

With more than 220 degree and certificate programs, VCU has something for everyone, including many opportunities to gain real-life experience and perform important research.

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Quick Facts

Top four international student countries:

  • China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • India
  • Kuwait

Research stats:

  • $275 million in sponsored research, FY 2017
  • Top 100 National Science Foundation research university

I was worried about being away from my family for the first time, but everyone at VCU has been so welcoming. I feel like I blend right in.

Gladys Langi
M.S. in human genetics
Class of 2017