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Virginia Commonwealth University

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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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Enrollment by college in 2010
Dining :
School Enrollment
College of Humanities and Sciences 15,687
School of Business 3,836
School of the Arts 3,108
School of Education 2,035
School of Engineering 1,574
School of Medicine 1,290
School of Allied Health Professions 1,100
School of Nursing 975
School of Social Work 855
School of Pharmacy 609
School of Dentistry 509
Life Sciences 382
School of the Arts - Qatar 276

Programs :
Virginia Commonwealth University 2010 Admissions Statistics
Applicants 14,086
Acceptance Rate 66%
First Year Students 88% in state, 12% out of state
High School GPA 3.22-3.85
Average SAT (1600) 1010-1220
Freshman Class Size 3,615
Undergraduate Student-Faculty Ratio 18:1
Freshman Retention Rate 82.4%

Greek system :
Interfraternity Council College Panhellenic Council Multicultural Greek Council National Pan-Hellenic Council
Alpha Epsilon Pi - Epsilon Pi Chapter Alpha Epsilon Phi - Beta Theta alpha Kappa Delta Phi - VCU Colony Alpha Phi Alpha - Theta Rho Chapter
Alpha Kappa Lambda - Beta Nu Chapter Alpha Gamma Delta - Theta Nu Delta Phi Omega - Kappa Chapter Delta Sigma Theta - Eta Tau Chapter
Delta Chi - Virginia Commonwealth Alpha Omicron Pi - Rho Beta Kappa Phi Gamma - VCU Colony Iota Phi Theta - Delta Delta Chapter
Phi Kappa Psi - VCU Colony Alpha Sigma Alpha - Epsilon Gamma Lambda Phi Epsilon - VCU Colony Kappa Alpha Psi - Eta Xi Chapter
Phi Kappa Sigma - Delta Upsilon Chapter Phi Mu - Lambda Gamma Lambda Theta Alpha - VCU Interest Group Omega Psi Phi - Phi Delta
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Rho Omega Colony Phi Sigma Rho - Omega Lambda Upsilon Lambda - Alpha Psi Chapter Phi Beta Sigma - Delta Upsilon Chapter
Phi Sigma Kappa Phi Sigma Sigma - Gamma Sigma Sigma Beta Rho - Lambda Chapter Zeta Phi Beta - Eta Theta Chapter
Pi Kappa Alpha - Lambda Chi Sigma Sigma Sigma - Epsilon Sigma Sigma Lambda Upsilon - Alpha Zeta Chapter
Pi Lambda Phi - Omega Rho Zeta Tau Alpha - VCU Colony Theta Nu Xi - Alpha Kappa Chapter
Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Virginia Chi
Sigma Phi Epsilon - Virginia Beta SEC
Theta Chi - Theta Xi
Triangle Fraternity - VCU Colony

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

AcademicsCollege of Humanities & Sciences * School of Allied Health Professions * School of the Arts * School of Business * School of Dentistry * School of Education * School of Engineering * School of Medicine * School of Nursing * School of Pharmacy * School of Social Work
AthleticsColonial Athletic Association * VCU Rams * The Diamond * Sports Backers Stadium * Stuart C. Siegel Center
CampusMonroe Park Campus * Medical College of Virginia * Qatar Campus
PeopleMichael Rao * Eugene P. Trani * Stephen D. Gottfredson * Anthony Grant * John Bennett Fenn * Amina Wadud
MediaAmendment * The Commonwealth Times * Poictesme * The Vine * WVCW

Colleges and universities in Virginia

PrivateAppalachian College of Pharmacy * Appalachian School of Law * Art Institute of Virginia Beach * Art Institute of Washington * Atlantic University * Averett University * Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond * Bluefield College * Bridgewater College * Christendom College * Cordoba University * DeVry University * Eastern Mennonite University * ECPI College of Technology * Emory and Henry College * Ferrum College * George Washington University Virginia Campus * Gibbs College * Hampden Sydney College * Hampton University * Hartland College * Hollins University * Jefferson College of Health Sciences * John Leland Center for Theological Studies * Joint Forces Staff College * Liberty University * Lynchburg College * Marine Corps University * Mary Baldwin College * Marymount University * Patrick Henry College * Potomac College * Randolph College * Randolph Macon College * Regent University * Roanoke College * Saint Paul's College * Shenandoah University * Southern Virginia University * Stratford University * Sweet Briar College * Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education * University of Management and Technology * University of Northern Virginia * University of Richmond * Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine * Virginia Intermont College * Virginia International University * Virginia Theological Seminary * Virginia Union University * Virginia University of Lynchburg * Virginia Wesleyan College * Washington and Lee University * Westwood College
PublicChristopher Newport University * College of William and Mary * Eastern Virginia Medical School * George Mason University * James Madison University * Longwood University * Norfolk State University * Old Dominion University * Radford University * Richard Bland College * University of Mary Washington * University of Virginia * University of Virginia's College at Wise * Virginia Commonwealth University * Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry * Virginia Community College System * Virginia Military Institute * Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University * Virginia State University * Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
DefunctBlackstone College for Girls * Elizabeth College * Marion College * Sullins College

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)

Full MembersDelaware Fightin' Blue Hens * Drexel Dragons * Hofstra Pride * George Mason Patriots * Georgia State Panthers * James Madison Dukes * Northeastern Huskies * Old Dominion Monarchs * Towson Tigers * UNC Wilmington Seahawks * Virginia Commonwealth Rams * William & Mary Tribe
Football-OnlyMaine Black Bears * Massachusetts Minutemen * New Hampshire Wildcats * Rhode Island Rams * Richmond Spiders * Villanova Wildcats

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