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 Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

General information:(804)828-0100
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:31,627(23,498 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,117 $8,817 $9,517 -7%
Out-of-state $20,751 $21,949 $22,949 -4%
Books and supplies $2,474 $2,224 $2,444 -9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,960 $9,670 $9,874 -2%
Other $3,180 $2,701 $2,800 -4%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,960 $9,670 $9,874 -2%
Other $3,180 $2,701 $2,800 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,180 $2,701 $2,800 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $23,731 $23,412 $24,635 -4%
Off Campus $23,731 $23,412 $24,635 -4%
Off Campus with Family $12,771 $13,742 $14,761 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $37,365 $36,544 $38,067 -5%
Off Campus $37,365 $36,544 $38,067 -5%
Off Campus with Family $26,405 $26,874 $28,193 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,600
In-state fees $1,917
Out-of-state tuition $20,456
Out-of-state fees $2,493
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,201
In-state fee $1,883
Out-of-state tuition $18,845
Out-of-state fees $2,549
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,914 82% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,095 59% $19,749,825 $9,427
Federal grants 1,312 37% $6,677,224 $5,089
Pell grants 1,116 32% $4,565,042 $4,091
Other federal grants 1,237 35% $2,112,182 $1,708
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,693 48% $8,038,276 $4,748
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,255 36% $5,034,325 $4,011
Student loan aid 2,409 68% $15,440,100 $6,409
Federal student loans 2,390 68% $13,310,610 $5,569
Other student loans 201 6% $2,129,490 $10,594
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 10,978 47% $77,880,545 $7,094
Pell grants 6,430 28% $25,372,527 $3,946
Federal student loans 12,575 54% $91,344,468 $7,264

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $15,907 $16,398 $14,852
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $13,876 $13,731 $10,424
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,948 $14,595 $13,319
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,946 $18,663 $17,162
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,819 $20,972 $19,965
$110,001 and more $20,489 $22,204 $21,593

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 31,627
Undergraduate enrollment 23,498
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,145
Graduate enrollment 8,129
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,182 5,416 7,766
Percent admitted 71% 72% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 72% 29% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3503 94%
ACT 870 23%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 600
SAT Math 490 590
SAT Writing 470 590
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 19 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined 9698
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1314
Field Hockey -21
Golf 8-
Soccer 3229
Tennis 78
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

08/20/1938 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/16/1969 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Endodontics

05/08/1974 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)

05/15/1953 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Pediatric Dentistry

01/24/1964 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Periodontics

05/11/1973 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Prosthodontics

05/01/1980 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1966 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

12/01/1931 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/01/1975 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/28/1980 Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission

(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs

04/01/2000 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/1968 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

12/01/1968 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/01/1996 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1987 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

11/01/1972 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

04/20/1983 - 06/13/2011Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1969 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1950 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2000 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/30/1981 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

04/01/1971 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1960 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession360
Drug law violations7290 110
Liquor law violations4659109
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 335587
Liquor law violations 1838100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 203
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 220
Aggravated assault 103
Burglary 627013
Motor vehicle theft 611
Arson 200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 201
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 18299
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5%
Number in default247
Number in repayment4,920

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00373500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1------
Area Studies, Other20------
Women's Studies2------
Category total137------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Anatomy-9-4---
Biochemistry-10-7---
Bioinformatics164-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General112-----
Biomedical Sciences, General--59----
Biostatistics-4-6---
Epidemiology---2---
Exercise Physiology---4---
Human/Medical Genetics-4-1---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-5-9---
Neuroscience---2---
Pharmacology-2-6---
Physiology, General-12-6---
Category total248625947---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting13037----
Business Administration and Management, General-1387----
Business/Commerce, General37330-3---
Business/Managerial Economics416-----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other3------
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--3----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General119------
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--2----
Real Estate14-2----
Taxation-4-----
Category total669208513---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies1127-----
Category total254127-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General23134----
Information Science/Studies81305----
Category total104439----
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-10-----
Art Teacher Education3111-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-53-----
Curriculum and Instruction-26-----
Education, General-133126---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism--11----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-102-1971--
Educational/Instructional Technology--7----
Health Teacher Education106------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-4-----
Reading Teacher Education-8--6--
Special Education and Teaching, General-26-----
Category total137373194577--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering113-1---
Chemical Engineering20------
Computer Engineering, General10------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2------
Engineering, General-14-13---
Engineering, Other-16-----
Mechanical Engineering1------
Category total16943-14---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-8-----
English Language and Literature, General420-----
Category total14028-----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging-99----
Category total-99----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General7------
Language Interpretation and Translation-----10-
Category total56----10-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-5-----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist329-----
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling-9-----
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-12-----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist32------
Dentistry------89
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-5-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---13---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-41-2---
Medicine------176
Nurse Anesthetist-34-36---
Nursing Science---5---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-37-6---
Pharmacy------136
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-4-10---
Physical Therapy/Therapist---88---
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other-93--7--
Public Health, General-12-----
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer38------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse290------
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-1-----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-45--5--
Category total392307-16012-401
History Colleges
History, General115-----
Category total9015-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration20279----
Forensic Science and Technology723-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other14116----
Category total3766115----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General115-----
Statistics, General--1----
Category total39151----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences59------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General--3----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other14818-----
Natural Sciences--82---
Category total20718112---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies3619-----
Category total3619-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies13-----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-42-----
Category total145-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1------
Religion/Religious Studies5------
Category total59------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General27-7---
Physics, General15-----
Physics, Other-4-3---
Category total8316-10---
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology---8---
Counseling Psychology---10---
Psychology, General1519-6---
Category total38619-24---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-38713---
Social Work1209-7---
Category total67247720---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology2------
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--16----
Political Science and Government, General15------
Social Sciences, Other--12----
Sociology341----
Urban Studies/Affairs1344----
Category total2473833----
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other--1----
Category total--1----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation110-4---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production3------
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry1------
Dance, General18------
Design and Applied Arts, Other23------
Design and Visual Communications, General-13-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5619-----
Fashion/Apparel Design79------
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-29-----
Graphic Design52------
Illustration58------
Interior Design26------
Music Performance, General645-----
Painting30------
Photography42------
Sculpture26------
Category total57376-4---
Grand total13517692153298910401