Virginia Commonwealth University

910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA

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Questions and Answers about Virginia Commonwealth University

Jessica J.
1 year ago
Does Virginia Commonwealth University have a public chart of credits that transfer from IB, CLEP, or AP courses?
Jeff Q.
1 year ago
What scholarships are common for VCU students to apply for when studying abroad?
Leah T.
1 year ago
Can meal plans be used at any grocery stores?
Leah T.
1 year ago
Is Gladding Residence Center only for freshman?
Leah T.
1 year ago
How do students receive work study at Virginia Commonwealth University?
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1 year ago
After the initial Financial Aid package is given from Virginia Commonwealth University, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
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Majors offered at Virginia Commonwealth University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Business/Commerce, General

Academics at Virginia Commonwealth University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Least Selective (86% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Virginia Commonwealth University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer80k
Mechanical Engineer70k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)69k
Operations Manager67k
Brand Strategist66k
Marketing Manager59k
Graphic Designer49k
Based on 19,285 student responses
50.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
87.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
18%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Virginia Commonwealth University

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Student reviews of Virginia Commonwealth University

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Recommended by

93% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Diverse and Inclusive
Close to activities in a city
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Umniya Abdu
Photography and Photo Editing
Painting and Studio Art



The people are probably the best part of VCU. Academically, it is a good school and does provide adequate resources for its' students. It is also located in a great area with lots to do and explore.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It can be hard to adjust and a pretty expensive area to live in. You do have to choose your classes carefully and research your professor beforehand.

Amanda Jessen
Writing + 6 others



It’s located in Richmond, VA

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The cost

Mariah King
Drawing And Illustration
Art + 4 others



The overall experience of VCU has been very welcoming and friendly! I am an out-of-state freshman who only knew one person before moving here, but only after a few months, did I meet so many people with diverse interests and personalities. My professors this year have been very good with being open during office hours and emailing their students and overall keeping an open line of communication with their students. Also, my professors have been extremely knowledgeable in their field, and you really feel like they are there to help you. Cars are not a requirement on campus, everything is within walking distance or you have access to free public transportation, as well as the RamSafe bus at night as a free taxi service for students to get to their late classes or back to their dorms from 8 pm-3 am. There’s a great selection of food (highly suggest AVO Kitchen) and the dining hall is definitely not the only place you’ll be eating. The library is huge and a great place to study or work on assignments, you can even schedule to have a room to yourself in the library.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall does not have the best quality of food and I have heard a lot of complaints about food safety/rodent problems there. Unfortunately, Johnson residence hall was closed due to mold and the students had to move into vacant rooms in another dorm building which was chaotic. Invest in some good shoes that you’ll be able to walk in because freshmen aren’t allowed to bring their cars.



I love the community at VCU. Everyone is so supportive of everyone's identities and we strive for equality.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only bad thing I can say is that the food does get a little repetitive, but there are so many amazing restaurants in Richmond if you want to treat yourself to everyone once in a while.

Cecelia Larson
Veterinary Medicine



The campus is located in downtown Richmond, so if you like living in the city this campus would be great for you. Mostly everyone here is kind and it is very easy to find friends. VCU is also a very diverse campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The meal plan is very expensive and not worth the money in my opinion.



VCU is a very diverse school, I was not going to worry about having to look through thousands to find someone that looks like me. Everyone was really friendly and it is very easy to make friends in your classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Being careful of walking down the streets by yourself, VCU offers a bus that can pick you up and drop you off when you need a ride

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