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.