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Virginia Commonwealth University

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Rating

Public

Type

33,462

Students

$32,742

Tuition

87%

Acceptance

#166

Ranking

Midsize City

Campus Setting

Richmond, VA

910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512

Virginia Commonwealth University is a very large public university located in Richmond, VA ranked 18thin Virginia. It has a total of 25,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.14% of applicants. Virginia Commonwealth University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its health teacher education, sculpture, and painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With a tuition cost of $12,094 for students from Virginia and $32,742 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Commonwealth University is reasonably expensive. 60.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $44,000 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$35,904/Year
Above Average

Virginia Commonwealth University

$35,904

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$54,030/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$43,666/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

87%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Virginia Commonwealth University

87%

National

69%
Sat

1070 - 1260

87% of students submit

Admissions Yield

30%

ACT

19 - 26

17% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

25,706Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

4,516

Part-Time

12
Male

40%

In-state

83%

Female

60%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

10%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
8% Psychology, General7% Business/Commerce, General5% Health Teacher Education80% Others

8% Psychology, General

7% Business/Commerce, General

5% Health Teacher Education

80% Others

Psychology, General

8%

556 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

7%

515 Graduates

Health Teacher Education

5%

361 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

5%

360 Graduates

Mass Communication/Media Studies

4%

302 Graduates

Social Work

4%

275 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

3%

246 Graduates

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

3%

230 Graduates

Academics

B-
Professors
StudentsProfessors18:118:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

18

Number of Library Books

1,355,129

Academic Spend per Student

$15,654

Full-time Retention Rate

84%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$34,400/Year

Virginia Commonwealth University

$34,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$34,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$44,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

60%