Virginia Commonwealth University Teaching Programs
Virginia Commonwealth University is a public institution situated in Richmond, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Richmond makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
VCU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#30||Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#63||Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#167||Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at VCU.
|#2||Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#40||Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards VCU has earned from around the web.
|#34||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
Where Is Virginia Commonwealth University?
Contact details for VCU are given below.
|Address:||910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512|
How Do I Get Into VCU?
You can apply to VCU online at: https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for VCU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into VCU?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 85% of students accepted to VCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 620.
Can I Afford Virginia Commonwealth University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At VCU, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,715 a year. That adds up to $30,860 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at VCU is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Virginia Commonwealth University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 6,920 graduate students at the school.
Of the 19,825 full-time undergraduates at VCU, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Virginia Commonwealth University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,901|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,180|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Virginia Commonwealth University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 103 countries are represented at VCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.
Online Learning at Virginia Commonwealth University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at VCU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of VCU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Virginia Commonwealth University was 7.3%. This is the #1,070 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at VCU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of VCU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||26%|
|Reading Teacher Education||31%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||20%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at VCU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at VCU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism||#22|
|General Special Education||#80|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||#141|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Virginia Commonwealth University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||8||12||23||43|
|Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services||0||0||34||0||34|
|General Special Education||0||0||29||0||29|
|Reading Teacher Education||0||10||6||0||16|
|Adult & Continuing Education||0||8||4||0||12|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities||0||11||0||0||11|
|Physical Education Teaching & Coaching||0||0||8||0||8|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||0||6||0||6|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism||0||0||0||0||0|
|College Student Counseling & Personnel Services||0||0||0||0||0|
|Teacher Development & Methodology||0||0||0||0||0|
|Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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