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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
University Website: www.vcu.edu/
Apply Online: www.vcu.edu/ugrad/apply/index.html
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. Today, more than 31,000 students pursue 222 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.

With a record $256 million in sponsored research funding in the fiscal year 2011, VCU is designated as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. A broad array of university-approved centers and institutes of excellence, involving faculty from multiple disciplines in public policy, biotechnology and health care discoveries, supports the university's research mission. Twenty-eight graduate and first-professional programs are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the country.

VCU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the VCU Rams. They were members of the Colonial Athletic Association, but joined the Atlantic 10 Conference on July 1, 2012.

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910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284-2512
(804) 828-0100

Apply online Admissions:
www.vcu.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.vcu.edu/enroll/finaid/

Scholarships for Students in Virginia

Name Amount Deadline
Alcoa Foundation Community Scholarship - VCU 100% of tuition Varies
Deans' Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University Up to $6,500 Varies
HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students Varies Varies