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At VCU, we don’t have an “average” student.

Admissions & Aid

There is no typical here — and definitely no cookie-cutter formula for being a good fit at VCU.

What helps? A love for city living. A desire to meet people different from yourself. And a hunger to chase every opportunity.

At VCU students are encouraged to conduct research, start businesses and serve the community — all before they graduate.

We provide top-ranked academic programs, research opportunities and an urban setting so you can live and learn in the real world.

Join us at our virtual events.

Come join us in a Virtual Chat session where you can ask questions of an admissions counselor and staff from other university offices. Chat sessions for accepted students are held at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on select weekdays. Virtual Chat sessions for prospective students are held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For a list of the chat sessions and to register to attend one or more sessions, visit our Events page.

Attend one of our Virtual Information sessions to get a more in-depth overview of the university and to learn about the application process or taking the next steps in the enrollment process once you've been admitted. Virtual Information sessions will be hosted Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. for prospective applicants and at 2 p.m. for accepted students. Register for one of our virtual information sessions today!


Tuition & Aid

We know money matters. For many, it’s a big factor in the school you choose. That’s why we work with students to find scholarships, grants and loans that ease the burden of paying for college.


$14,710 in state

$36,048 out of state

$17,153 average financial aid package**

*Base tuition and fees only
**For full-time undergraduates in 2018-19

Bring your passion. Bring your talent. Bring your drive.

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Ready, set, apply.

Other applicants

Visit our main apply page if you're a returning student, interdisciplinary studies applicant, permanent U.S. resident, non-degree seeking applicant, applying to undergraduate health sciences programs, a military student, or pursuing a post-baccalaureate certificate.

Professional programs

The dental, medical and pharmacy programs each manage their own admissions process. Visit their sites to learn more.

D.D.S. M.D. Pharm.D.

Continuing education programs

Visit our Office of Continuing and Professional Education for professional development and continuing education opportunities.

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is part of VCU Strategic Enrollment Management, which supports students and their families from admission to graduation.

Annual security and fire safety report

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C.1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”), the university publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains information regarding campus security, crime reporting policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and fire and crime statistics for our various campus locations.

To request a paper copy of the current report, please contact the VCU Police Department by calling (804) 828-3851 or in person at 224 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219.


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I feel like I can fit in at VCU no matter where I go.

Sajith Suraweera
Criminal justice
Class of 2018