Founded in 1928, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is an acclaimed, public, non-profit, accredited four-year art and design school housed within a major research university.
VCUarts is among the top-ranked schools of arts and design in the country. That means you’ll graduate with credibility as an artist and a professional, with a degree that’s respected in the world of galleries, design and advertising firms, graduate schools, artistic directors and employers.
|VCUarts Graduate Program||Ranking Among All U.S. Programs (Public and Private)|
The rankings come from U.S. News & World Report’s evaluation of graduate school programs, 2021.
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VCUarts is made up of 16 buildings on the urban VCU campus in Richmond, Virginia. Students enjoy close proximity to many arts and cultural institutions within the city.
- Established in 1838
- 29,417 students representing 103 countries
- 205,456 alumni
- 11 schools and three colleges
- 500+ student organizations
- $271 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2018
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VCU School of the Arts
- Founded in 1928
- 3,197 students enrolled
- 3,089 undergraduates
- 102 graduate students
- 173 full-time faculty members
- 202 adjunct faculty members
- 17 students in the average-sized studio class
- 18 bachelor’s degrees
- 5 master’s degrees
- Founded in 1998
- VCUarts’ branch campus located in Doha, Qatar
- 62 Faculty representing 18 nationalities
- 378 Students representing 38 nationalities
- 737 Alumni representing 33 nationalities
- 162 employees representing 31 nationalities
- Five bachelor’s degrees
- One master’s degree
VCUarts admissions data, Class of 2023
- 2,607 freshman applications for approximately 716 seats
- Average high school GPA: 3.68
- Average SAT (Math + English): 1167
- Average ACT: 25
*numbers are from fall 2019