Virginia Commonwealth University

USA

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VCU, one of the top research universities in the U.S, offers students more than 200 study options to choose from.

  • Based in Richmond, Virginia’s capital city
  • Home to international students from 102 countries
  • Enjoys $271 million+ in sponsored research funding
  • Offers internships with Fortune 500 companies
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About VCU

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 31,231 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, the University offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities- across its 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.

Why VCU?

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

80

Undergraduate

70

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Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: IIE

100 International student nationalities at this university

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

651

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

201

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

$16,691

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

$6,199

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

$32,742

POSTGRADUATE

$24,949

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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