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Colleges / Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%

About VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public, state university in the city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838. The college enrolls around 28,082 students a year, including 20,958 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Virginia Commonwealth University

In 2022, VCU accepted 91% of applicants. In 2022, 18,402 students applied to VCU and 16,696 were admitted.

Virginia Commonwealth University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%

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Virginia Commonwealth University is located in the city of Richmond, Virginia,.

If you would like to see VCU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 and Interstate 64 to Richmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Richmond International.

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College Info

901 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23284-9005

Campus Setting: Urban

VCU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 18

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to VCU is Jan 18.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to VCU is Mar 15.

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VCU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1290


Math SAT Range

500 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1290 and Above


1040 to 1290


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for VCU students is 1165. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to VCU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at VCU.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at VCU is like? There are approximately 28,082 students enrolled at VCU, including 20,958 undergraduate students and 7,124 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from VA and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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