Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see www.vcu.edu
At VCU, we're motivated, creative and intelligent leaders who use our imaginations to dream bigger and our collective strengths to make our dreams real. Whether it is an engineering student whose undergaduate research project improves water quality in third-world countries, a junior journalism major who covers the presidential campaign for a national newspaper or a life sciences graduate student who is restoring a threatened species to Virginia rivers — we make VCU great and the world even better. We have what it takes to make it real.
Our students don’t only learn; they complete internships, volunteer in the community, graduate and get good jobs. Our faculty members don’t only teach; they collaborate across disciplines and conduct research that impacts lives and human health around the world.
Virginia Commonwealth University faculty and students make a daily habit of producing high-impact collaborative and interdisciplinary research. By translating our discoveries into real-life applications, we make the world a better place for all of us.