Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. Situated in Richmond, Virginia’s capital city, VCU is a major, urban public research university that continues to grow in scope, stature and achievement. With more than 31,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, the university offers 223 certificate and degree programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college.
Propelled by cutting-edge advances in wide-ranging research, the university enjoys national and international rankings in sponsored research, and a faculty dedicated to helping high-achieving students advance their own skills and knowledge.
The university’s health sciences schools combine with the VCU Health System to comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of USA’s leading academic medical centers and the site of first-rate undergraduate and graduate education and research.
The university’s campus reflects the character of its host city by mixing modern, high-tech amenities with historical buildings and small-town charm. Students enjoy the excitement of downtown living as they learn.
Since its founding, the university has combined the traditional and non-traditional, embracing diversity in its academic programs, campus events, students, faculty and staff.