International

Virginia Commonwealth University is home to more than 1,600 international students from 108 countries.

As one of the top research universities in the U.S., we appreciate the global perspective and cultural diversity international students bring to our vibrant campus.

With more than 220 degree and certificate programs, VCU has something for everyone, including many opportunities to gain real-life experience and perform important research.

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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.

Quick Facts

Top four international student countries:

  • China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • India
  • Kuwait

Research stats:

  • $275 million in sponsored research, FY 2017
  • Top 100 National Science Foundation research university

I was worried about being away from my family for the first time, but everyone at VCU has been so welcoming. I feel like I blend right in.

Gladys Langi
M.S. in human genetics
Class of 2017