Virginia Commonwealth University

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Virginia Commonwealth University



In-state Tuition

$5,383 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$17,318 / year

Room and Board

$7,960

Application deadline

Rolling

Application fee

$30




Educational Resources

Libraries

Community Health Education Ctr. CHEC General Consumer Health Information and Diabetes Resources, Linen Powell Resources Library Cancer Consumer Health Information 2 locations, Charlotte K Roberts Women's Health Resources Center Women and family health consumer health information, Computer Based Instruction Lab course resource for the School of Medicine, VCU Arts Visual Resource Center, VCU Qatar Library, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center in the school of Education

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,576,602 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 16,800 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,100,000 microforms.
  • 47,000 Audio/Visual items.
  • 82,030 e-books.

Museums & Art

Anderson Gallery, Life Sciences Building and School of Engineering

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 200 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 800 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,500 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 4,800 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service

Remedial

reading, math, writing, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 24% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 8% of housing units are Singles.
  • 21% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 38% of housing units are Triples.
  • 33% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 13 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Welcome Week, Homecoming, Annual Fall Step Show, Ram Madness, Spring Fest, French Film Festival, Intercultural Festival, Grace Street Festival, VCU Block Party and Career Fair
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 317 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta National Sociology Honor Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Alpha Sigma Chapter, Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, Sigma Phi Omega, Epsilon Chapter
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Aletheia Campus Organization, Alive in Christ, Alpha Omega, Association of Muslim Women in America at VCU, Baha'i Unity Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi-Alpha, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Divine Youth Associates at VCU, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Christian Union, Every Nation Campus Ministries Hillel at VCU, I Am The Life Bible Reading Club of VCU, Impact Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Ladder Day Saint Student Association, Lotus Buddhist Group, Muslim Students Association, New Light Campus Ministry, Pentecost Students and Associates, Reformed University Fellowship, ReJoyce in Jesus Campus Fellowship, The Edge, United Methodist Campus Ministry at VCU
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Graduate Association, African Student Union, Africana, Black and Latino Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Organization, Chinese Student Association Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Ethiopian Student Union, Filipino Americans Coming Together, German Club, Indian Student Association, Intercultural Dialogue Club, Intercultural Festival Planning Board, Iranian Student Foundation, Korean Unity Gathering, Kuwaiti Students Organization, Latino Student Association, Les Amis, NAACP at VCU, Pakistani American Student Association, South Asian Student Association, SWARAJ, The United Sikh Association of VCU, Vietnamese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) See the VCU Student Activities Website for our diverse offerings. http: //www. students. vcu. edu/commons/activities/directory/
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Commonwealth Times (twice a week), The Vine Student Magazine of VCU (monthly), Millennium Magazine (annual)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, Virginia (10), Washington D.C. (109)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, Virginia (7)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, Virginia (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 3% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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