Virginia Commonwealth University
#389 Overall Influence#994 Desirability Rank

Virginia Commonwealth University

Public research university in Richmond, VA, USA

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Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2018, more than 31,000 students pursue 217 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research, and patient care mission.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

17,253

Acceptance

91%

Graduation Rate

63%

Median SAT Score

1165

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$12,177

Fees (in-state)

$2,419

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$49,700

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

26K

Under-Grads

21K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

910 W Franklin St, Richmond VA 23284-2512

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

16 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

What is Virginia Commonwealth University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#92 World Rank
Medical
#288 World Rank
Biology
#277 World Rank
Education
#360 World Rank
Business
#433 World Rank
Literature
#478 World Rank
Engineering
#240 World Rank
Psychology
#238 World Rank
Communications
#317 World Rank
History
#436 World Rank
Political Science
#433 World Rank
Computer Science
#490 World Rank
Chemistry
#43 World Rank
Nursing
#158 World Rank
Anthropology
#608 World Rank
Philosophy
#41 World Rank
Social Work
#685 World Rank
Physics
#767 World Rank
Mathematics
#304 World Rank
Sociology
#688 World Rank
Religious Studies
#350 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Virginia Commonwealth University's Most influential alumni?

Virginia Commonwealth University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Biology, and Education. Virginia Commonwealth University’s most academically influential people include Luisa De Cola, Stephen Furst, and Ron Jirsa.

Luisa De Cola

Researcher

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Stephen Furst
Stephen Furst

American actor and film and television director

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Ron Jirsa
Ron Jirsa

American college basketball coach

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Nate Lewis

American artist

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Charlotte Moss

Interior designer, author

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Allison Titus

American poet

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Mia LaBerge
Mia LaBerge

American artist

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Jason Butler Harner
Jason Butler Harner

American actor

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Arpana Agrawal

Researcher

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Chad Coleman
Chad Coleman

American actor

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Tarfia Faizullah
Tarfia Faizullah

Bangladeshi American poet

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Jack Hranicky
Jack Hranicky

Archaeologist

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