Institutional Profile

About the university

  • Founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854
  • Established in 1968 as the General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Locations:

    • Main and Health Sciences Campuses are in Richmond, VA

    • VCU Qatar in Doha Qatar

  • School mascot: Rodney the Ram

  • School colors: Black and Gold


Department of Education (DOE) College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard has data on college costs, graduation, and post-college earnings designed to allow students and parents to compare different institutions.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Institutional Profile
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) displays an overview of selected data about VCU.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Research University Rankings

National Science Foundation provides historical rankings based on the total R&D expenditures.