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    VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY - [VCU], VIRGINIA, RICHMOND

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    Virginia Commonwealth University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia is one of the oldest institutes in the city of Richmond, Virginia. With an establishment of more than 150 years ago, the University is home to the first organ transplant center in the state. 

    The University hosts more than 30,000 students annually including more than 1,260 international students from 101 countries. China, India, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are the top four countries contributing to the number of international students at VCU. 

    With over 200 programs to offer including 68 undergraduate courses, 70 graduate courses, and 46 online certifications the Virginia Commonwealth University has maintained its reputation across the international portal. Apart from these degrees, Doctoral and professional programs are also offered by the university to students who want to study in the USA.

    Besides excellent academic support, the University provides the city of Richmond with safety and best-ranked medical facilities. The hospital is the only level 1 trauma center in the city with expertise in adult trauma, pediatric and burns.

    Virginia Commonweath University Student Enrollment

    Rankings

    • The Virginia Commonwealth University has ranked among the top 3 research universities in the state of Virginia
    • #391 rank among colleges in the USA according to Times Higher Education.
    • VCU also ranks under 650 on a global scale.
    • According to US News and World Reports, VCU ranks under top 50 for the Best Graduate School and Online Colleges rankings. 
    • According to National Institutes of Health, VCU ranks #32 nationally for neuroscience research and #14 for addiction studies research. 

    Highlights

    Type of University Public
    Faculty Members 2,501
    Students Enrolled 31,076
    International Students 1,260
    Student: Faculty 18: 1
    Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students 35,904 USD
    Average Financial Aid Awarded 17,153 USD
    Test scores accepted TOEFL, IELTS, PTE
    Official Website vcu.edu

    Programs/Courses at Virginia Commonwealth University

    With over 200 courses to offer, the Virginia Commonwealth University is moving forward with great strides of professionalism. The university offers bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degrees along with a few certificate programs through its 20 schools. 

    VCU offers over 60 bachelor programs and 70 graduate programs. With a student:faculty ratio of 18:1, VCU works towards providing quality education to its students through a small class size. 

    Most popular programs offered at VCU include Business, Psychology, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Nursing, Marketing, Political Science, Mass Communication, Social Work, etc.

    VCU Campus

    A 173 acres campus to explore, the Virginia Commonwealth University is providing its students with an immense environment to reach out and develop their personality. VCU has the biggest campus in downtown Richmond. 

    Virginia Commonwealth University has seven branch campuses and satellite locations

    • Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
    • VCUarts Qatar
    • VCU Health satellite locations
    • VCU Rice Rivers Center
    • VCU School of Medicine Inova Fairfax Campus
    • VCU School of Pharmacy Inova Campus
    • VCU School of Pharmacy University of Virginia Division

    Accommodation/ Housing Facilities

    Freshmen must consider living on the campus for the first academic term to attain maximum exposure and involvement at the University. With over 6,000 students living on-campus, VCU ensures a better living experience for students through its 12 residence halls in the north, central and south campus.

    VCU offers its students traditional, suite or apartment style living. The halls dedicated to freshmen or first-year students include Brandt Hall, Gladding Residence Center III, Honors College, Johnson Hall, Rhoads Hall, Well Grace South and the Gladding Residence Center. 

    Students can also look for affordable student housing off-campus. There are a number of apartments available near the university campus. 

    Application Process at VCU

    The Virginia Commonwealth University is home to more than 1,200 international scholars. The University welcomes global applications every year but under the due deadline. No applications for admissions at VCU are accepted after the closing of the provided dates. 

    For 2019, VCU had an enrollment of 23,172 UG students, 5,292 PG students, and 1,639 first professionals.

    Virgina Commonweath University Student Enrollment

    Application: Students can fill an application form online through Common Application or Freshman Applicants Page.

    Application Fee: A non-refundable amount of 70 USD is charged by the University along with filling the application. The payment can be made via credit card. No applications will proceed without paying the above mentioned amount.

    Application Deadline: Admissions at Virginia Commonwealth University are open for the Fall and Spring semesters. International must complete their UG applications by June 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester. Application deadlines for PG programs vary.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Completed application form
    • Academic transcripts from all educational institutions attended which are evaluated by a member of NACES
    • English proficiency scores
    Exams Minimum Required Scores for UG Minimum Required Scores for PG
    TOEFL 500(PBT)
    80(iBT)
    550(PBT)
    80(iBT)
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    PTE 53 65
    • Scores of standardized exams to study in the USA
    • Financial Certification with the availability of expenses to cover one year of tuition and living while studying at VCU
    • Copy of Passport

    A PDF file of the supplemental documents can be sent to the office via globalfiles@vcu.edu.

    Supplemental materials may also be mailed to:

    Virginia Commonwealth University – International Admissions
    408 West Franklin Street
    Box 843012
    Richmond, Virginia 23284-3043
    USA

    Cost of Attendance

    Below mentioned is an estimated cost of Living for the undergraduate scholars:

    Expenses UG Fee (in USD) Master's Fee (in USD) Doctorate Program Fee (in USD)
    Tuition 32,742 25,956 22,212
    Fees 3,162 3,128 3,128
    Living Expenses 10,823 10,823 10,823
    Books, Insurance, etc. 2,000 2,000 2,000
    Total 48,727 41,907 38,163

    The fee mentioned above are the estimated expenses that a student needs to incur while studying at VCU. Students can calculate their expenses and cost of living using the official calculator of the University.

    Scholarship And Financial Aids

    The Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia grants scholarships, loans and other financial aids to its foreign students. This is to ensure an unhindered education through the course completion.

    UG Merit-based scholarships are granted only to the Fall semester students pursuing undergraduate programs. Students are required to submit their admission application by November 15. 

    A few of the scholarships offered to the students at VCU are:

    • PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
      • Amount Awarded: 16,000 USD per annum
      • Renewal scope: Can be renewed for three consecutive academic terms
      • Average GPA: 4.58
    • PROVOST SCHOLARSHIP:
      • Amount Awarded: 16,000 USD per annum
      • Renewal scope: Can be received for full four academic terms
      • Average GPA: 4.55
    • DEAN’s SCHOLARSHIP:
      • Amount Awarded: 8,000 USD per annum
      • Renewal scope: Can be received for fullfour academic terms
      • Average GPA: 4.41

    International students can also apply for various outside international scholarships offered by the respective home countries or private organizations. 

    Alumni Network

    With over 193,724 people calling Virginia Commonwealth University as their Alma mater, the relations of the University with its alumni are at par. Such strong bonds not only explain the University’s welcoming approach but the Alumni play a key role during on-campus placements of the students. Let’s take a look at some notable Alumni of VCU:

    • David Baldacci- International bestseller
    • Devonne Harris (DJ Harris)- Disco-jockey
    • Carrie Dolan- Ph.D. Health scholar

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    F
    9.7 / 10

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 27,8801st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    Virginia Commonwealth University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    34271
    FAFSA Code
    003735
    Application Cost
    $65
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $35,314 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-80--
    IELTS-6.5--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score11651070126085
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595550640-
    Mathematics570520620-
    ACT Check Detailed Score24212725
    English252128-
    Mathematics231926-

    Virginia Commonwealth University Acceptance Rate

    83.9 %

    acceptance rate

    15248

    total applicants

    34271

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    41.0%

    Male

    59.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    83.9%
    Total Applicants
    31413
    Total Enrolled
    26355
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    83.9%
    Total Applicants
    9436
    Total Enrolled
    7916

    Virginia Commonwealth University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Virginia Commonwealth University Enrollment
    34271
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    26355
    Graduate Enrollment
    7916
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    59.7%

    Attendance Cost

    $35314

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $35,314 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $27,880 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $2,860 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $11,506 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,182 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $11,506 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,182 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,120 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,182 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Arts Programs
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Clinical Science Programs
    Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    5124436384148601105

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
    QS World University logo

    QS World University

    RANKED #651 - #700

    Overall (International)


    US News logo

    US News

    RANKED #402

    Overall (International)

    Nearest Ranking

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    Ranked#399
    Score53.9

    Drexel University

    Ranked#387
    Score54.4

    Kansas State University

    Ranked#414
    Score53.5

    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    RANKED #247

    Overall (International)

    Nearest Ranking

    University of California

    Ranked#246
    Score77.7

    University of California

    Ranked#242
    Score77.8

    University of Tennessee

    Ranked#249
    Score77.7

    College Rating

    Based on 12 Students Rating

    8.4 out of 10
    9.1/10Academic
    8.3/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    8.3/10Infrastructure
    8.6/10Placement
    8.8/10Social Life

    Reviews

    AV
    10.0 /10

    I wanted to pursue my bachelor's from a university abroad to gain exposure to a new environment and different cultures and diversity and as I was surfing through various colleges, I came across this one and after reading about it, I decided to apply for it. I applied here via the common application and paid an application fee of $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course provides an essential foundation for the upper-level professional curriculum and is required for admission to junior and senior social work courses. Through the curriculum, we learn to engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    FM
    9.7 /10

    I got to know about this university through a friend of mine whose brother has studied here for his master. After going through the university’s website and the reviews, I decided to apply for it and since I have a good academic background, obtaining admission here was not difficult for me. I had paid an application fee of $70 and applied here online.

    Course Curriculum :

    The core courses showcase marketing’s role in diverse organizations. We can also choose elective courses in marketing analytics, digital marketing, consumer behavior, or service quality management to expand your marketing skills. As a degree candidate, we are strongly encouraged to participate in a foreign language or foreign study program.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    GS
    7.8 /10

    I got to know about this university through a friend of mine whose brother has studied here for his master. After going through the university’s website and the reviews, I decided to apply for it and since I have a good academic background, obtaining admission here was not difficult for me. I had paid an application fee of $70 and applied here online.

    Course Curriculum :

    The core courses showcase marketing’s role in diverse organizations. We can also choose elective courses in marketing analytics, digital marketing, consumer behavior, or service quality management to expand your marketing skills. As a degree candidate, we are strongly encouraged to participate in a foreign language or foreign study program.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    PS
    8.3 /10

    I wanted to pursue my bachelor's from a university abroad to gain exposure to a new environment and different cultures and diversity and as I was surfing through various colleges, I came across this one and after reading about it's facilities and student experiences, I decided to apply for it. I applied here via the common application and paid an application fee of $70.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course provides an essential foundation for the upper-level professional curriculum and is required for admission to junior and senior social work courses. Through the curriculum, we learn to engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    JV
    8.7 /10

    I've alwasy been facilnated about programing, decoding, coding and algorithm writing. I wanted to expand the horizon of my knowledge adn for that I started looking for colleges in the USA and Canada, I really liked the curriculum of my program at this college, I applied here online for $60.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program emphasizes self-development and broadening of the knowledge of individuals currently engaged in science, technology and engineering-related fields. It also prepares us in these fields for entry into a career in the numerous areas that use computing technology.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    804-828-0100
    TELEPHONE
    910 W Franklin St
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

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    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Train Station
    • Airport

    Restaurant

    Chipotle Mexican Grill0.07 km
    Subway0.36 km
    Graduate Richmond0.59 km
    Kuba Kuba0.74 km
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    Bus Station

    VCU Vuu Eastbound Station0.13 km
    VCU Vuu Westbound Station0.19 km
    Broad & Hancock0.30 km
    Broad & Laurel7.75 km

    Train Station

    Plaza Associates LLC1.73 km
    Richmond Main Street Station2.53 km

    Book Store

    Velocity Comics0.11 km
    Virginia Book Company0.11 km
    BookHolders0.14 km
    Richmond Book Shop0.20 km
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    Shopping Mall

    virginia union university1.36 km
    Cary Court Park & Shop2.74 km
    C-SPOT3.10 km
    International Shopping Center3.32 km
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    Airport

    Medical College of Virginia Heliport1.82 km
    MCV Heliport1.83 km
    A2 Global Shipping4.42 km
    McGuire Medical Center Heliport6.02 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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