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Admissions & Aid

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VCU students are anything but common

But they do have some things in common: A love for city living. A desire to see new perspectives. And an unflagging hunger to chase every opportunity without being bound by tradition.

Our students don’t come here to conform, and we want you to be undeniably you. VCU is a place unlike any other, and it’s where you can be unstoppable.

Applying to VCU

Explore our Admissions website for all you need to know about becoming a Ram, or dive in by choosing the path below that best fits your needs.

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Undergraduate

Join our undergraduate student body of 20,000-plus and become part of our unbelievably connected Ramily.


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Graduate and professional

Find information on how to apply to one of our graduate or first-professional programs.


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International

At VCU you'll find a welcoming home away from home no matter what program you apply to.


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Nondegree-seeking students

Want to take undergraduate or graduate classes on a course-by-course basis? Find out more.

Paying for VCU

Your degree is an investment — and we work with you to make sure it pays off. We help students find scholarships, grants and loans to help make college affordable. And we make sure students are job-ready, with real-world experience, before they graduate. 

2022-23 base tuition and fees*:

  • $15,642 (in state)**
  • $37,588 (out of state)

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*For full-time undergraduates.
**All in-state undergraduates will receive a scholarship to offset the 3% tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year. Learn more about the Virginia resident tuition scholarship.

What I love most about VCU is how supportive and generous people are. They made my four years here extraordinary.

Stephen Ogarekpe
Biology/pre-dentistry
Class of 2022

Annual security and fire safety report

VCU is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C.1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”), the university publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains information regarding campus security, crime reporting policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and fire and crime statistics for our various campus locations.

To request a paper copy of the current report, please contact the VCU Police Department by calling (804) 828-3851 or in person at 224 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219.