VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - ADMISSION

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Virginia Commonwealth University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) offers around 200+ programs in Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, Doctorate, and Certificate programs. With 31,076 enrolled students, the acceptance rate is around 80%.

  • Applications are accepted through Common Application.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University invites undergraduate application for Fall and Spring semester and graduate application for Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score for international students as proof of English language proficiency are accepted
  • International students, who do not have either score, must clear for VCU English Language Placement Exam on arrival.
  • Students also need to submit SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT scores for a number of selected courses.
  • International students must complete their visa process early.

Highlights

Application PortalUndergraduate: Common App
Graduate: VCU Online portal
Application Fee$70
Acceptance RateAround 80%
Average SAT score1200
Average ACT score29 (for VCU Honors College)
Average GPA3.0
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester wise
Intake SessionsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidScholarships, grants, work-study

Virginia Commonwealth University Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Term/SemesterDeadlines
Undergraduate applicants
FallJune 1
SpringOctober 1

Virginia Commonwealth University International Admissions

The admission process for international applicants is the same as that for US applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Original or officially certified by the institution.
    • Credential Evaluation by NACES or AICE
    • Sent directly from the issuing institution to the office of International Admissions.
    • English translations for the transcripts that are not in English.
    • Photographs or duplicate copies are accepted only if they are signed and sealed by the appropriate school of a government official.
  • An official Course-by-Course external credential evaluation.
  • GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT scores as per individual program requirement.
  • English language proficiency scores for non-native English speakers.
  • Original bank verification letter as proof of adequate funds.
  • 3 letters of recommendations
  • Personal statement about interest to study any course.

English Proficiency Test Score

The minimum language requirements for international applicants are mentioned below:

TestsScores
TOEFL (PBT)550
TOEFL (iBT)70
IELTS6.0
PTE53

Visa Process for International Students

  • International students should submit Form I-20/DS-2019 Request form.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the following documents to apply for I-20-
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of sufficient funding
    • Official bank statement
    • Official scholarship letter from a valid sponsor (if applicable)
  • The completed form with essential documents should be submitted with the admission form.
  • Students may then apply for F-1 or J-1 student visas.

Virginia Commonwealth University Undergraduate Admissions

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 63 Undergraduate degree programs. The general admission requirements are the same for all the courses.

Where to Apply: Common Application Portal

Application Fee: $70

Admission Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents-

  • Secondary/ high school records/transcripts
  • GPA-3.4
  • SAT/ACT score, if applicable
    • SAT code- 5570; Score: 1200
    • ACT code- 4379; Score: 29
  • English language proficiency scores for international students.
  • Financial certification
  • Personal Essay
  • LOR

Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Admissions

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 70 Master’s programs. While the general admission requirements are the same, there are some specific requirements for particular programs.

Application Portal: VCU Graduate Online Application

Application Fee: $70

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
M.S in BiologyFall: June 1
Spring: November 1
UG degree, 3 LOR,
SOP, GRE score, 3.0 GPA
TOEFL- 80
IELTS- 6.5
PTE-65
Evening MBAFall: July 1
Spring: November 1
SOP’ GMAT/GRE score,
3.0 GPA, resume, 3 LOR
TOEFL- 100
IELTS-7.0
PTE- 68
M.S. in Clinical Laboratory SciencesFall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Relevant bachelors degree,
GPA- 3.0, GRE score
TOEFL- 600
M.S. in Computer ScienceFall: July 1
Spring: November 1
GRE score, LOR, SOP
 
TOEFL- 80
IELTS- 6.5
PTE-65
M.S. in MathematicsFall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Relevant UG degree,
GRE score, LOR, SOP
TOEFL- 80
IELTS- 6.5
PTE-65

Virginia Commonwealth University is widely recognized for its diverse campus with around 1,260 international students representing 101 countries. Applicants are not notified online. Decisions are made on a rolling basis until enrollment capacity is met.

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