Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Based on 44 Reviews
910 W Franklin St Richmond, VA
College Review
Career PreparationB+
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsA-
A-
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Virginia Commonwealth University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
8
Anthropology
32
Area Studies, Other
66
Clinical Psychology
5
Counseling Psychology
5
Health/medical Psychology
2
Historic Preservation and Conservation
0
History, General
110
13
Language Interpretation and Translation
3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
8
40
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
160
26
6
Philosophy
22
Political Science and Government, General
149
Psychology, General
527
22
3
Public Administration
31
6
10
Religion/religious Studies
28
Social Sciences, Other
2
Social Work
80
158
9
Sociology
87
6
1
Urban Studies/affairs
36
18
5
Women's Studies
24
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
0
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
41
9
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/patient Counseling
8
15
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
15
Dental Hygiene/hygienist
24
Dentistry
104
Genetic Counseling/counselor
5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
9
Health/health Care Administration/management
47
0
Medicine
200
Nurse Anesthetist
39
42
Nursing Practice
0
99
6
Nursing Science
0
Occupational Therapy/therapist
44
4
Pharmaceutical Sciences
7
8
Pharmacology
5
4
Pharmacy
128
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
0
0
Physical Therapy/therapist
57
Public Health Education and Promotion
3
Public Health, General
13
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer
37
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
267
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
14
1
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
18
9
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
97
20
30
Business Administration and Management, General
115
11
Business/commerce, General
337
155
10
Business/managerial Economics
77
5
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
7
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
5
Marketing/marketing Management, General
138
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
11
Real Estate
15
1
Taxation
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
5
9
Adult Development and Aging
7
7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
16
4
6
Art Teacher Education
25
5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
42
Creative Writing
13
Curriculum and Instruction
4
Education, General
129
0
10
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
3
Education/teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
12
18
15
Educational/instructional Technology
0
English Language and Literature, General
138
11
Exercise Physiology
2
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
24
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
57
Health Teacher Education
148
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
8
Reading Teacher Education
3
0
Special Education and Teaching, General
14
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
43
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
31
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anatomy
2
0
Biochemistry
5
7
Bioinformatics
14
8
Biological and Physical Sciences
107
Biology/biological Sciences, General
365
10
Biostatistics
6
3
Chemistry, General
137
7
11
Chemistry, Other
1
Epidemiology
3
Human/medical Genetics
9
2
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
3
Mathematics, General
53
17
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
10
5
Natural Sciences
12
2
Neuroscience
3
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
Physics, General
13
3
Physics, Other
3
4
Physiology, General
11
6
Statistics, General
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
242
12
2
Forensic Science and Technology
60
16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
101
20
11
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
65
10
4
Biomedical Sciences, General
4
62
Chemical Engineering
29
Computer Engineering, General
12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
37
Engineering
9
15
Engineering, Other
16
2
Environmental Studies
62
21
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
21
Mechanical Engineering
86
Nanotechnology
1
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
20
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
33
Dance, General
13
Design and Applied Arts, Other
35
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
47
15
Fashion/apparel Design
88
Graphic Design
52
Interior Design
25
Music Performance, General
64
3
Painting
41
Photography
36
Sculpture
35
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
66
18
9
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
5
Illustration
75
Information Science/studies
107
66
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
18
Mass Communication/media Studies
276
9
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
0
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
  • Competitive fixed and variable APRs starting at 1.09%1
  • Multiple repayment options including: full principal and interest, interest-only, deferred, and flat payment
  • Flexible payment terms ranging from 5, 8, 10, and 15 years2
  • Coverage up to 100% of your school-certified cost of attendance ($1,000 minimum)3
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
  • Apply online in 3 minutes and get an instant credit decision
  • No interest payments!1
  • Payments based on a fixed percentage of future income.
  • Never pay more than you can afford.
  • Innovative alternative to traditional student loans.
  • Grace period after graduation before payments begin.
  • Pause payments for certain life events.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Virginia Commonwealth University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/patient Counseling
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Health/health Care Administration/management
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Nurse Anesthetist
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
Social Work
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (VCU Health System)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (907 Floyd Ave)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
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
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
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
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
Predoctoral
Dental Hygiene (DH)
Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language (English Language Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
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
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 1998
Career center counselors
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor Science in Nursing, Class of 2007
sessions available for meeting other nurses, websites available for use
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1981
internships
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S., Psychology, Class of 2005
The school is located in an urban center, and many of the courses I took involved local community partners and involved real-world experience.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Management, Class of 1993
career center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BFA, Class of 1984
It allowed the professors to work in their field to keep them current and to keep them refreshed.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science, Class of 2007
Preparation for a job in the IT field with real world experience on current technologies
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mass Communications, Class of 2013
There's as much opportunity as a student is willing to take advantage of. Programs like the Honors College, internships and student-run organizations are awesome places to get that "real world" experience and make connections with industry professionals.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in finance, Class of 1987
not sure
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors in science, Class of 2005
Labs, social media, online course management. Curriculum was top notch.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 1998
multi-cultural, diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor Science in Nursing, Class of 2007
young, female
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1981
professional
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S., Psychology, Class of 2005
It's a unique campus for unique students who are comfortable stepping outside of their comfort zone and being challenged in ways that their peers at other state schools won't be.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Management, Class of 1993
mix of full-time and part-time students, mix of twenty somethings through seniors
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BFA, Class of 1984
I graduated a long time ago but we were a city school without a central area but we gravitated to our school buildings for congregating. There were many who did not live on campus; many professionals getting their masters would take evening classes.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science, Class of 2007
I was a remote student and did not participate in the on campus culture
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mass Communications, Class of 2013
VCU is a diverse campus, although your individual major/school may seem less so. Being an urban campus, the culture is very much reflective of the culture of the city and there's always something to do.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in finance, Class of 1987
very diversified
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors in science, Class of 2005
Bio-Meds and/or Art students
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 1998
Everything was average at the time of my college career. The school is top notch and advanced now
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor Science in Nursing, Class of 2007
average
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1981
moderate. needed updates at the time, but have been since.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S., Psychology, Class of 2005
The dining hall nearly killed me (it literally sent me to the hospital with food poisoning). That had to be the worst part of it all. My dorm was built in the 1800s and had no AC. It was charming, and even though I melt at 70 degrees, I loved it. The administrative offices were housed in stunningly beautiful victorian rowhouses, and it made me appreciate the history of the city, and the school so much more. The classrooms were a little funky and 70's, but that's all changed now; sadly, they've become kind of generic.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Management, Class of 1993
big, crowded
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BFA, Class of 1984
I worked in the dining hall; it was ok. Most of my classes were in theater bldg. or art bldg. I spent one year in the dorm; not for me.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science, Class of 2007
I was a remote student
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mass Communications, Class of 2013
VCU is building like crazy and making a big effort to improve the resources available to students. Libraries, dorms, classrooms, etc have all undergone major renovations in the last few years and have modern technology and design incorporated throughout.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in finance, Class of 1987
at the time just fair but it looks great now
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors in science, Class of 2005
Some are older. All are unique as campus was downtown
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 11 Reviews
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 1998
VCU basketball freenzy
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor Science in Nursing, Class of 2007
NA - did not participate in any activities - was working FT at the same time
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1981
professional school - not social
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S., Psychology, Class of 2005
Most activities happen as a result of the environment (e.g., great jazz shows at an old speakeasy) and not the school itself. Basketball is big here, and we have, by far, the most unique Pep band in the nation.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Management, Class of 1993
sporting events
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BFA, Class of 1984
I do not know; I was in theater with not much free time. Basketball games I guess. They did show free films.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science, Class of 2007
Not sure
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mass Communications, Class of 2013
VCU basketball is a big deal, so naturally you'll want to join the Rowdy Rams for extra perks at games. Although VCU isn't a housed campus, Greek life continues to grow with all types of organizations. There are many religious and cultural groups on campus for students looking for a connection with others who share those backgrounds.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in finance, Class of 1987
?
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors in science, Class of 2005
Jazz, blues, lecture series
Rated January 2016