Virginia Commonwealth University

United States of America

373rd US-News World Ranking

Established in 1838, the Virginia Commonwealth is a public university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU also has a branch campus in Education City, Qatar, along with numerous regional facilities; this campus mainly focuses on arts programs.  The university is designated as "R1: Doctoral University - Highest Research Activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Virginia comprises of 20 schools and colleges such as University College, Office of Research and Innovation, VCU da Vinci Center, VCU Life Sciences, VCU Graduate School, School of World Studies, School of Social Work, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Richard T. Robertson, School of Media and Culture, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, The Honors College, School of Engineering, School of Education, School of Dentistry, School of Business, School of the Arts, School of Allied Health Professions and College of Humanities and Sciences. The university offers more than 200 bachelors, graduate and certificate degree programs. Few of the most popular programs at Virginia Commonwealth University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. VCU utilizes a semester based academic calendar

The total student population at the university is more than 30,900 of which over 23,700 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 18:1 and the acceptance rate is 79%.

VCU is also classified as a Tier 1 University with an overall National University rank of 156 in the United States. Its 28 graduate and first-professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the USA.

Notable Alumni: David Baldacci (Author, best known for his novel Absolute Power), Zachary Knighton (Actor, ABC series Happy Endings), Kevin Powers (novelist and poet, known for The Yellow Birds (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award)

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The Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with knowledge of human cultures and intellectual and practical skills to engage complexity, diversity and change. African American studies majors often pursue graduate and professional degree programs in business, education, history, international relations, law, political science, psychology, public health and social work. Career opportunities with a B.A. only in African American Studies include employment in community health agencies, public and private schools and nonprofit organizations.

Common Application, Transcripts, Essays, Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, Financial Certification

Teacher, Businessman, Writer, Communication Officer.

1st Jun

English

The architectural history concentration affords the student an excellent background for graduate work in architectural history and/or art history, as well as career opportunities in the field. Courses focus on cultures, historical periods and regions. The program also includes possibilities for directed research projects as well as museum internships. Given the region s rich and diverse architectural resources, this program provides an unusual opportunity for on-site studies.

Common Application, Transcripts, Essays, Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, Financial Certification

Businessman, Communications officer, Computer services Associate, Teacher, Foreign service Associate, Government Staff, Journalist, Lawyer, Librarian, Museum curatorship, Politician.

1st Jun

English

The art historical concentration is a liberal arts program composed of an academic course of study exposing the student to the scholarship, theoretical perspectives and research methods of not only the history of art, but related disciplines in the humanities. Courses focus on cultures, historical periods and regions. The program also includes possibilities for directed research projects as well as museum internships. This curriculum provides students the best possible background for future graduate work in art history.

Common Application, Transcripts, Essays, Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, Financial Certification

Businessman, Communications officer, Computer services Associate, Teacher, Foreign service Associate, Government Staff, Journalist, Lawyer, Librarian, Museum curatorship, Politician.

1st Jun

English

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History is a liberal arts program composed of an academic course of study exposing the student to the scholarship, theoretical perspectives and research methods of not only the history of art, but related disciplines in the humanities. Courses focus on cultures, historical periods and regions. The program also includes possibilities for directed research projects as well as museum internships. This curriculum provides students the best possible background for future graduate work in art history.

Common Application, Transcripts, Essays, Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, Financial Certification

Businessman, Communications officer, Computer services Associate, Teacher, Foreign service Associate, Government Staff, Journalist, Lawyer, Librarian, Museum curatorship, Politician.

1st Jun

English

The Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with knowledge of human cultures and intellectual and practical skills to engage complexity, diversity and change. The degree program fosters students personal and social responsibility and, through applied learning experiences, empowers students to negotiate and to solve the complex problems of the 21st century. African American studies majors often pursue graduate and professional degree programs in business, education, history, international relations, law, political science, psychology, public health and social work. Career opportunities with a B.A. only in African American Studies include employment in community health agencies, public and private schools and nonprofit organizations.

Common Application, Transcripts, Essays, Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, Financial Certification

Teacher, Businessman, Writer, Communication Officer.

1st Jun

a) Common Application

b) $65 application fee

c) Official SAT/ACT scores

d) Typical SAT scores: Reading (550-650), Math (520-610), ACT Composite (21-27)

e) Average GPA 3.64

f) All applicants whose native language is not English must sit for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

g) TOEFL: IBT-80, PBT-550, IELTS-6.0

h) Acceptance rate: 60% (2016)

i) Grade report that reflect superior ability and serious effort.

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: Virginia resident- $13,684, Non-Virginia resident- $33,716

Graduate: Fees vary for each program.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Virginia Commonwealth University is $10,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Fall-June 1, Spring-October 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

31000

Students

1200

International Students

24000

Undergraduates

7000

Postgraduate

1700

Faculty Strength

18

Student Faculty Ratio

79
%

Acceptance Rate

$
31600

Tuition Fees

$
10000

Living Cost

3.5

Avg. GPA

32

Avg. IB

1200

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD