Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Men's MCLA
10 / 10
23,693 Undergrads / 30,697 Students
6 / 10
$20,968 Net Price
1 / 10
87% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    NCLL Conf.

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
45% / 67%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Other than a trip to Durham, North Carolina to take on Duke University once a season, the team's road trip schedule stays in the state of Virginia against nearby schools like University of Richmond, William and Mary, George Mason University, University of Virginia, and Hampton University.

Recruit Commits
Jessie Barke Mount Hebron High School Ellicott City, MD Mid
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Where Grads Live
  • Richmond Virginia Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Norfolk Virginia Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Charlottesville Virginia Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Roanoke Virginia Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Boston Area
Where Grads Work
  • Capital One
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • VCU Health System
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Bon Secours Health System
  • VCU School of Business Career Services
  • Wells Fargo
  • HCA
  • Bank of America
  • US Army
  • Dominion
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Altria
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • County of Henrico
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Arts and Design
  • Healthcare Services
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Community and Social Services
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Consulting
  • Finance
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
490 - 610
520 - 620
1090 - 1290
21 - 29
19 - 26
21 - 28

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 490 - 590 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 17,088 6,197 10,891
% Admitted 87% 86% 88%
% Admits That Enroll 30% 29% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.63
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (12%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (11%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Psychology, General (9%)
    Education (7%)
    Business/Commerce, General (7%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (7%)
    Health Teacher Education (6%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (6%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (6%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (6%)
    Social Sciences (6%)
    Mass Communication/Media Studies (5%)
    Communication & Journalism (5%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (5%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Engineering (4%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$14,596 $32,287
    Books & Supplies$2,860 $2,860
    Cost of Living$11,506 $11,506
    Personal Expenses$3,760 $3,760
    Sticker Price$32,722 $49,491

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    81% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship68%$11,035
    Federal Grants33%$4,752
    Pell Grants33%$4,620
    Other Federal3%$1,645
    State & Local Grants38%$6,523
    Institutional Grants60%$5,731
    Student Loans56%$8,367
    Federal Loans54%$5,327
    Other Loans11%$16,772

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $1.95 Billion $63,568

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,250.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $18,500 $247

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.1%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 10,799 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $44,000

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.78 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 45% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 10 9
    Fondling 4 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 1
    Aggravated Assault 4 4
    Burglary 11 9
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    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. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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