Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA
Virginia Commonwealth University is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.253 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.271 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.268 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration242Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities200Graduates
- Political Science and Government149Graduates
- Health Teacher Education148Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.300 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.360 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 187 responsesReport
After Virginia Commonwealth University
- Very Good1368
Virginia Commonwealth University is the most diverse, artsy school I have ever encountered. Which is why it was so important that I became a student here. I love the campus setting, downtown Richmond provides a very city-like atmosphere. Our campus is surrounded by great thrifting store, tattoo shops, the BEST food options, and just an all around great community. So far Ive become very involved with the homeless community in Richmond through the service learning course I was in during Fall Semester. I gained a great sense of community and an appreciation for the people of Richmond as well as a great interest in improving the food desert epidemic and quality of life for the less fortunate. I have been accepted into VCU's Aspire program. While participating in this program during my Sophomore and Junior year I will complete several hours of community service and gain skills in community engagement. This will result in a certificate of completion upon my graduation. I'm so excited to return to VCU and grow as a student and a human being!
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago
Virginia Commonwealth University is very diverse with their athletic facilities and serve a wide variety of activities to all people on campus. We have a great Basketball team (GO RAMS!) with a fantastic fan base. School spirit and representation is big on campus and gives off a superb positive aspect of the university! The university also provides recreational sports clubs, which are great for getting into physical active activities and creates a great social network. The Carry Street Gym is one of the best gyms I have personally set foot in that sever the student base, faculty, and anyone in the surrounding area.
- College Sophomore
- 10 months ago
I have overall enjoyed my experience at Virginia Commonwealth University. I feel as though I am receiving a good education all while being exposed to a diverse population. The university caters not only to the my educational needs, but also to the needs of my fellow peers. Most of the professors I have had the pleasure to learn from are experts within their field of study and are passionate about their work. I've matured during my three years at VCU, becoming independent and more confident as an adult. I definitely do not regret my decision to attend this university and would recommend any potential college candidate to apply!
- College Junior
- 11 months ago