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Virginia Commonwealth University

Flag of United States Virginia, United States
School ID: SU10003
Rank: 601
* Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings
Applied number: 11

Our graduate schools and programs ranked in the top 50

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General description

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,058, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 174 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Virginia Commonwealth University's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #162. Its comprehensive cost is $10,428 (2018-19).

Virginia Commonwealth University is located in Richmond. Cheering on the school’s Division I sports teams, the VCU Rams, is a popular outlet for students. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations students can join, as well as about 40 fraternities and sororities. About 7 percent of VCU students are involved in Greek life. For off-campus recreation, students can take advantage of the school's Outdoor Adventure Program, which coordinates kayaking, backpacking and whitewater rafting trips, among other activities. VCU has a variety of academic departments for graduate students, too, including its well-regarded School of the Arts, School of Education, School of Medicine and School of Social Work. The university also has a campus in Qatar that focuses on arts programs.

Why Virginia Commonwealth University?

Our graduate schools and programs ranked in the top 50

  • 1st Fine Arts — Sculpture
  • 1st Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2nd Fine Arts
  • 3rd Education — Online
  • 3rd Fine Arts — Glass
  • 4th Rehabilitation Counseling
  • 5th Health Care Management
  • 7th Fine Arts — Graphic Design
  • 7th Fine Arts — Painting/Drawing
  • 9th Fine Arts — Ceramics
  • 10th Fine Arts — Printmaking
  • 17th Occupational Therapy
  • 17th Pharmacy
  • 20th Best Education Schools
  • 20th Nuclear Engineering
  • 20th Physical Therapy
  • 25th Social Work
  • 39th Public Affairs
  • 44th Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • 48th Engineering — Online
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year USD$ 35,904
Cost of Living/Year USD$ 15,178
Application Fee USD$ 70
Estimated Total/Year USD$ 51,152

Main majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Education


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