Integrated with our urban culture, embedded in the community around us, we’re out there making it real everyday. Our students are driven by creativity, propelled by unparalleled entrepreneurial grit and fueled by a passion to make a difference.
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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.
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.
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.