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Virginia Commonwealth University

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Rating

Public

Type

33,462

Students

$32,742

Tuition

87%

Acceptance

#580

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 18th in 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 an annual tuition of $12,094 for in-state students and $32,742 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Commonwealth University is reasonably costly. 60.91% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$35,904
Above Average

Virginia Commonwealth University

$35,904

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$54,030

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$43,666

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

100%

Part-Time

0%
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

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

3%

196 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

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

Full-time Retention Rate

84%

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%