Virginia Commonwealth University
910 W Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23284-2512
(804) 828-1222
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Virginia Commonwealth University is one of the nation’s top research universities. More than 31,000 students are enrolled at the public institution’s two campuses in Richmond, Va, The school is ranked among the top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report. It also ranked the university among the top public schools and one of the top up-and-coming schools in the country. The VCU Medical Center, which includes the university’s health sciences schools offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, as well as serving as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

Programs Offered

Virginia Commonwealth University awards degrees through its College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU Life Sciences, and its schools of Allied Health Professions, the Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Social Work. Its nationally ranked School of Allied Health Professions also hosts the state’s only bachelor’s degree program in radiography and radiation therapy. Fully online programs are available through the school’s allied health, education, science, and social work programs at the master’s degree level. There are also hybrid programs offered in allied health, government and public affairs, and nursing. These feature a combination of traditional classroom experience, online courses, or intensive residencies, with at least 50% of the program able to be completed at a distance.


Virginia Commonwealth University has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1953.


Virginia Commonwealth University has different admissions requirements for different students. Whether you’re a freshman, transfer, or graduate applicant will affect what you must submit. General requirements for undergraduate applicants include the application form, a $40 application fee for online applications or a $50 fee for paper applications, official high school transcript, and official SAT or ACT scores. Students applying for scholarship consideration must also include an essay. A graduate student’s application packet will include an application, $50 application fee, personal statement, three references, official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities attended, official test scores if required by department, and a resume . Some programs might also request a portfolio.

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