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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University Emblem
University information
NameVirginia Commonwealth University
TypePublic university
EndowmentUS$ 280.7 million
PresidentMichael Rao
ProvostBeverly Warren
RectorAnne J.G. Rhodes
Under graduates23,483
Post graduates8,820
CityUS Richmond
CountryUnited States
143 acre (578700.5 m2)
ColorsBlack and Gold    
Athletic nicknameRams
MascotRodney the Ram
AthleticsNCAA Division I, CAA, 16 varsity teams

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public university located in Richmond, Virginia. It comprises two campuses in the Downtown Richmond area, the product of a merger between the Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia in 1968. It has over 32,000 students and is classified as having very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

VCU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the VCU Rams. They are members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

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