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Facts and Figures

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Student population

  • Total student population: 31,076
  • Undergraduate: 77.4%
  • Graduate: 17.1%
  • First Professional: 5.5%
  • Female: 61%
  • Male: 39%
  • Students are from 50 states and 108 countries

Campus Experience

  • The one year retention rate for Fall cohort 2017 was 85%
  • The Fall 2018 student to faculty ratio was 18:1
  • There are 504 student organizations and clubs
  • There are 12 schools and two colleges

Research Activity

  • Virginia Commonwealth University belongs to the elite group of R1 - Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education 
  • VCU is one of four institutions to earn this distinction
  • In FY 2018, VCU was awarded $271 million in sponsored research

Medical Campus

  • U.S. News and World Report ranked VCU Health as the No. 2 Hospital in Virginia
  • VCU has one of the largest academic health centers in the nation

Tution and Fees

  • Resident: $14,490
  • Non-resident: $35,798
  • $48 million awarded in scholarship and financial aid

Alumni

  • Living alumni: 188,745
  • More than 65% of living alumni reside in Virginia

 

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