Unlike any university you’ve ever seen
At Virginia Commonwealth University, we’re not interested in outdated traditions. We’re too focused on what’s next. Our community is more than 300,000 strong — each Ram a unique mix of style, story and attitude. Ignited by the energy of the city, we’re ready to lead industries — or disrupt them. Here, artists and engineers, doctors and designers are coming together to reimagine the human experience and tackle the problems of tomorrow.
Together, we’re forging a future that is built by us.
A dynamic urban center of culture and creativity — just like us.
The National Science Foundation ranks us among the top 50 public U.S. schools.
It’s a major part of the VCU experience. 6,307 students participated in community/civically engaged learning courses in 2022-23.
29 in the top 50
U.S. News and World Report ranks 29 of our graduate schools and programs in their top 50.
Everyone is welcome here. That’s why we earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
VCU is the only Virginia school to offer degrees in health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy.
VCU Medical Center is the top hospital in the Richmond region and one of the best in Virginia.
We have one of the most celebrated pep bands in the country.
A creative culture fueled by unexpected collaborations
We’re a top 50 public research university and we’re home to one of the top-ranked public graduate arts schools and we’re a top destination for innovation. What does that mean for you? Research and innovation are our greatest strengths and they will be part of your VCU education, no matter what field you pursue.
So, bring us your curious minds and your boldest ideas — there’s nothing common happening here.
Explore VCU Health
That’s our medical enterprise, where our experts teach and mentor future doctors and other health professionals, provide great care to patients and conduct trailblazing medical research.
As a VCU student, you’ll have the chance to pursue a health career, connect a health-related topic to your studies or even volunteer to make a patient’s day brighter.
Learn more about VCU Health.