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Virginia Commonwealth University is a public institution located in Richmond, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$42,281 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
93% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Virginia Commonwealth University?


Contact details for VCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512
Phone: 804-828-0100

How Do I Get Into VCU?

You can apply to VCU online at:

Admission Requirements for VCU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into VCU?

93% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores
Since VCU has an acceptance rate of 93%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to VCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Virginia Commonwealth University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Virginia Commonwealth University  ( 520 to 640 )
VCU received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 31. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 20 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Virginia Commonwealth University  ( 20 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Virginia Commonwealth University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Virginia Commonwealth University  ( 20 to 29 )

Can I Afford Virginia Commonwealth University?

$42,281 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of VCU is $42,281. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At VCU, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,946 a year. That adds up to $31,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at VCU is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Virginia Commonwealth University Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,525 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,394 undergraduate students at VCU, with 18,525 being full-time and 2,869 being part-time.


There are also 7,200 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,525 full-time undergraduates at VCU, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Commonwealth University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,798
Black or African American 3,798
Hispanic or Latino 2,067
White 7,535
International Students 429
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,898

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Virginia Commonwealth University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 103 countries are represented at VCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at Virginia Commonwealth University

3,919 Took All Classes Online
22,958 Took At Least One Class Online
294.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 48 master’s degree programs available online at VCU. In 2020-2021, 22,958 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at VCU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of VCU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Virginia Commonwealth University was 294.9%. This is the #107 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at VCU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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