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Virginia Commonwealth University

Instate Tuition (2011-2012)
Out-of-state Tuition (2011-2012)

VCU Address

RICHMOND, VA 23284--2512
General info:(804) 828-0100
Financial aid office:(804) 828-6669
Admissions office:(804) 828-1222University FAQ
University Homepage

Tuition + VCU Housing (2011-2012)

Undergrad Application Fee: $50
Grad Application Fee:$50

Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:4,750
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2011-2012)

# of Undergrads: 25,810
# of Grad students: 10,591
# of Part time: 27
Total Students: 36,401




American Indian



Pacific Islander




Financial Aid

68% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,049

37% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $1,675

9% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $3,417

54% receive student loans and the average amount is $5,667Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website
Public 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs

Dental Program
MD Medical Program
Pharmacy Program
Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Test Scores Required
Competencies Required
Test EOFL Do not know

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

72% men vs 70% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2011-2012)

Men Applicants:5,416
Women Applicants:7,766
Men Admitted:3,879
Women Admitted:5,467

Student Services

Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus


• Accounting
• Accounting Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Adult Development and Aging
• Adult Development and Aging Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
• African-American/Black Studies
• Anatomy
• Anatomy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Anthropology
• Area Studies Other
• Art History Criticism and Conservation
• Art History Criticism and Conservation Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Art Teacher Education
• Athletic Training/Trainer
• Biochemistry
• Biochemistry Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Bioinformatics
• Biological and Physical Sciences
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Biomedical Sciences General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Biostatistics
• Biostatistics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business Administration and Management General
• Business Administration and Management General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Business/Commerce General
• Business/Commerce General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business/Managerial Economics
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry General
• Chemistry General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Cinematography and Film/Video Production
• Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
• Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling
• Clinical Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer Engineering General
• Computer and Information Sciences General
• Computer and Information Sciences General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Counseling Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
• Crafts/Craft Design Folk Art and Artisanry
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
• Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Dance General
• Dental Clinical Sciences General
• Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
• Dentistry Phd(Professional practice)
• Design and Applied Arts Other
• Design and Visual Communications General
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General
• Education General
• Education General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Education General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Educational Leadership and Administration General
• Educational Leadership and Administration General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational Leadership and Administration General Post-master's certificate
• Educational/Instructional Technology Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Engineering General
• Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Engineering Other
• English Language and Literature General
• Environmental Studies
• Epidemiology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Exercise Physiology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Fashion/Apparel Design
• Finance and Financial Management Services Other
• Fine Arts and Art Studies Other
• Foreign Languages and Literatures General
• Forensic Science and Technology
• Genetic Counseling/Counselor
• Geographic Information Science and Cartography Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Graphic Design
• Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Health Teacher Education
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• History General
• Homeland Security Law Enforcement Firefighting and Related Protective Services Other
• Homeland Security Law Enforcement Firefighting and Related Protective Services Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Human/Medical Genetics
• Human/Medical Genetics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Illustration
• Information Science/Studies
• Information Science/Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Interior Design
• Language Interpretation and Translation Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
• Marketing/Marketing Management General
• Mass Communication/Media Studies
• Mathematics General
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
• Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Medicine Phd(Professional practice)
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Other
• Music Performance General
• Natural Sciences Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Natural Sciences Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Neuroscience Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Nurse Anesthetist
• Nurse Anesthetist Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Nursing Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Occupational Therapy/Therapist
• Occupational Therapy/Therapist Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Painting
• Parks Recreation and Leisure Studies
• Pharmacology
• Pharmacology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration Other
• Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pharmacy Phd(Professional practice)
• Philosophy
• Photography
• Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
• Physical Therapy/Therapist Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physics General
• Physics Other
• Physics Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physiology General
• Physiology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Political Science and Government General
• Practical Nursing Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants Other
• Practical Nursing Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants Other Post-master's certificate
• Psychology General
• Psychology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration
• Public Administration Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Administration Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Public Health General
• Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
• Reading Teacher Education
• Reading Teacher Education Post-master's certificate
• Real Estate
• Real Estate Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
• Religion/Religious Studies
• Sculpture
• Social Sciences Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Social Work
• Social Work Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Sociology
• Sociology Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Special Education and Teaching General
• Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
• Statistics General Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
• Taxation
• Transportation and Materials Moving Other Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Urban Studies/Affairs
• Urban Studies/Affairs Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor Post-master's certificate
• Women's Studies
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