Virginia Commonwealth University

Make it real.

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Innovation meets inclusion

Walk into your future like you own the place

With over 200 programs and opportunities to combine interests, Virginia Commonwealth University empowers you to take charge of our ever-changing world. It doesn’t matter where you come from. According to U.S. News & World Report, VCU ranks in the top 5% of schools for campus ethnic diversity. You can easily expand your prospects and perspectives while collaborating with students from all across Virginia, 48 states and over 100 countries.

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Quick Fact

17% of VCU students moved up two or more income ranges after they graduated, the highest rate among any university in the mid-Atlantic.

A degree in your hand. The world at your feet.

VCU students from different backgrounds graduate at similar rates — which are higher than the national average for public research universities. Here’s how we help every student exceed:

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National rankings

With 20-plus nationally ranked programs, you won’t just be at the head of your class, you’ll be ahead of your field.Engineering student at work in a VCU lab [View Image]

Career plans

Maximize your learning potential while minimizing costs with access to VCU’s strategic career-planning maps.Student organization taking a photo at VCU [View Image]

Student organizations

Whether you’re a first-generation student or a first-generation citizen, VCU offers more than 500 student organizations and clubs to build your connections.VCU student working with an advisor [View Image]

Dedicated advisors

At Virginia Commonwealth University, each student gets a team with an academic advisor and financial counselor. You are connected from day one.

The perfect balance of excitement and education

The retention rate for first-year students at VCU is 83%. That’s 15 percentage points above the national average and proof that we help students successfully transition to the college experience.

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40% of alumni live here

As a VCU student, the community supports you. When you come to Richmond, Virginia, you become part of the culture.

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Go big or go small business

We’re home to seven Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of art galleries and thousands of entrepreneurship opportunities.

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$4 billion in local economic impact

Learn to capitalize on your ideas or take them to the state’s capital. Either way, it’s your chance to make change.

A VCU diploma holds value. No matter who holds it.

The average college degree can improve lifetime earnings. A degree from Virginia Commonwealth University can do so much more. By infusing creativity, innovation and inclusion into every aspect of learning, we enhance your ability to solve diverse needs from different points of view.

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