Virginia Commonwealth University

Acceptance Rate 92.77 %
SAT Average 1,185
2023 Tuition & Fees $37,786
Student Population 28,594
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $11,909

Academic Overview

Virginia Commonwealth University Campus, Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University is a public, four-years institute located in Richmond, Virginia. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $15,827 for Virginia residents and $37,786 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $15,754 for Virginia residents and $29,782 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 28,594 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 92.77% and the graduation rate is 68% last year.
The salary after graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $49,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, VCU's tuition & fees is $15,827 for Virginia residents and $37,786 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $15,754 for in-state students and $29,782 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at VCU. The acceptance rate of VCU is 92.77% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 25.04%. The average graduation rate is 68% and the transfer-out rate is 19%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $11,909 and 67% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 28,594 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Virginia Commonwealth University is 92.77 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Virginia Commonwealth University is 68 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Virginia Commonwealth University is 19 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Virginia Commonwealth University is 84 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Virginia Commonwealth University is 28,594
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Virginia Commonwealth University is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $11,909 at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512
Online Applicationhttps://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply/
Financial Aidhttps://sfs.vcu.edu/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://npc.collegeboard.org/app/vcu
Veterans Tuitionhttps://militaryservices.vcu.edu/military-benefits/index.html
Disability Servicehttps://saeo.vcu.edu/

Offered Degrees

VCU offers 241 major programs through online and on-site education where 29 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Two but less than four years certificate70
Bachelor's Degree623
Post Bachelor's Degree455
Master's Degree7416
Post Master's Degree40
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship465
Doctor's degree - professional practice30

Special Learning Opportunities

Virginia Commonwealth University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:5,958)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,820)

Veterans Benefits

Virginia Commonwealth University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges