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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia


Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2015, more than 31,000 students pursue 226 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.

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Located in Richmond, Virginia.

910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA, 23284-2512, Richmond City

Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#218 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Virginia

#6 of 158

Best Radiologic technician Colleges & Universities in America

#6 of 470

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Virginia Commonwealth University is Medical followed by Business Management, Education, Psychology and Visual/Performing Arts.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni