Virginia Commonwealth University
#470 Overall Influence#994 Desirability Rank

Virginia Commonwealth University

Public research university in Richmond, VA, USA

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

16,549

Acceptance

86%

Graduation Rate

62%

Median SAT Score

1165

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$12,177

Fees (in-state)

$2,313

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

#49 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Social Work
#92 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Nursing
#146 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Medical
#171 World Rank #84 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#326 World Rank #141 USA Rank
Sociology
#434 World Rank #166 USA Rank
Chemistry
#319 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Education
#232 World Rank #175 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#504 World Rank #191 USA Rank
Engineering
#380 World Rank #194 USA Rank
Psychology
#320 World Rank #212 USA Rank
Business
#518 World Rank #225 USA Rank
Biology
#607 World Rank #239 USA Rank
Literature
#466 World Rank #258 USA Rank
History
#641 World Rank #270 USA Rank
Anthropology
#562 World Rank #274 USA Rank
Political Science
#463 World Rank #307 USA Rank
Communications
#1097 World Rank #437 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#789 World Rank #390 USA Rank
Law
#1448 World Rank #459 USA Rank
Economics

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 Social Work, Nursing, and Medical. Virginia Commonwealth University’s most academically influential people include Tom Robbins, Charles Vess, and Michael Kaluta.

Tom Robbins
Tom Robbins

American writer

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Charles Vess
Charles Vess

American illustrator

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Michael Kaluta
Michael Kaluta

Artist

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Alan Gross
Alan Gross

American international development professional

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David Baldacci
David Baldacci

American author

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Christopher Poole
Christopher Poole

American Internet entrepreneur, founder of 4chan

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Robert Q. Marston
Robert Q. Marston

American university president, research scientist, medical doctor, National Institutes of Health director

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Colette Fu

American photographer

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Kevin Tinsley

Artist

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Emmet Gowin

American photographer

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Amin Azzam

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Anna Journey

American poet

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