|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||18:1|
|Dormitory capacity||5,157 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Virginia Commonwealth University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 15,629 applications and 12,683 students were granted admission. Virginia Commonwealth University is at the #79 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 27% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 83% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||980 to 1200|
|ACT||21 to 27|
Virginia Commonwealth University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $29,378 and in-state students paid $10,846.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of Virginia Commonwealth University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,349 (which is 1.9% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016-2017, was 2,199, which is 55% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,488 (which is 3.5% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Virginia Commonwealth University has enrolled a total of 30,872 students (25,337 students full-time and 5,535 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 30,872 students, 2,068 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 23,865 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,007 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 840 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 17%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Virginia Commonwealth University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||25%||889||435|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||12%||434|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||7%||250|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||6%||214||0|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||4%||150||44|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||3%||123||0|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Virginia Commonwealth University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Virginia Commonwealth University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,000. Last year, out of the total 1,697 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,425 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,690 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,369 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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