Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (VCU)

Richmond, VA

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VCU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
Room & Board Expenses $10,004
Living On-Campus 21%
Living Off-Campus 79%

VCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

38% of students gave Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

College Life Rating

The social atmosphere on campus is thriving! There is so much to do in the form of clubs, recreational and collegiate sports, Greek life, etc. The campus itself is very safe due to the constant patrol of VCU police. It's best to avoid unknown areas at night, though since assaults/robberies off-campus are somewhat common. If you are safe, Richmond has a lot to offer in the form of nightclubs, bars, VCU has campus activities through clubs and sponsored events. Also, the Cary Street Gym is open for a good portion of the day.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1998

College Life Rating

Socially, it was a good school. Friends were made quickly and easily. There were some spots to hang out and grab something to eat at. When I attended VCU, there weren’t as many clubs as I think there are now. The area has been built up and seems like there’s even more to do there than before. Safety wise, I think like any city, you should use common sense and not walk by yourself late at night.

VCU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(804) 828-1234
Medical Center Emergency Department
(804) 828-8828
Campus Police
938 West Grace Street - Richmond, Virginia 23284

VCU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Rams
School Colors: black and gold
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities sports medicine building, gymnasium
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball: Atlantic 10 Conference
Track: Atlantic 10 Conference

Athletics Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Athletic Director Name
Norwood Teague
Athletic Department Email
Athletic Department Address
Senior Associate Athletic Director, Jeffrey E. Cupps, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2527

VCU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 15
Number of Sororities: 14
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 4%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 5%
Military Programs

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station

VCU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling
  • Other: non-traditional student.

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Special Housing
  • Talking Books
  • Other: extended time for tests, oral tests, scribe testing accommodations, reading machines.

Other Services at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring

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