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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
VCU Student Commons, Monroe Park Campus credit: Jeff Auth at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Public
20,264 Undergraduates
81% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Virginia Commonwealth University
910 W Franklin St
Richmond, Virginia
23284-2512
(804) 828-0100
www.vcu.edu/

Virginia Commonwealth University, a public research university in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the top 160 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was started with the opening of the Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College, and it officially became Virginia Commonwealth University in 1968. Today, the school sits on 150 acres of land in an urban setting, and its motto is “Make it real.” Notable alumni include novelist David Baldacci, actor Boris Kodjoe, musician Stefan Lessard, Dr. Patch Adams, actor Stephen Furst, TV host Debbie Matenopoulos, 4chan founder Christopher Poole, baseball player Brandon Inge, soccer player Dominic Oduro, Megadeath drummer Chris Adler, basketball player Larry Sanders and American beauty pageant titleholder Caressa Cameron. The school’s colors are black and gold, its mascot is Rodney the Ram and its teams are nicknamed the Rams. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – A-10, and the school has 16 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, baseball, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, golf, cross country and tennis, and women’s basketball, field hockey, cross country, volley, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse and soccer. Club sports offered include cheerleading, softball, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, rugby and ice hockey.

Location

Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

1782

New Transfer Students

Admissions
81%

Acceptance Rate

33%

Enrollment Yield

980-1200

SAT Range

15,629

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$20,544

Typical Cost

$33,656

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,624

In-State (published)

82%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$18,629

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

282

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

6

Faculty Awards

6

National Academy Members

249

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 40 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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