Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU is UNLIKE the rest.

We could tout big numbers like our $9.5 billion economic impact or the $1 billion in new campus construction or even the school-record $464 million in research funding. But our impact is measured in much smaller increments — one student and patient at a time.

VCU’s unequaled combination of excellence, diversity, research and creativity makes success possible for every one of our 300,000+ “RAMily” members. And that makes us one of the most innovative universities in the country.

  • 28,594
  • fall 2023 enrollment

Welcome to a world UNLIKE any other.

We aren't here to conform. Instead, we are prepared to undo the status quo in higher education and health care in order to pursue a future built by us. See how we are unlike any university you've ever seen.

Innovation unleashed

U.S. News ranks VCU as one of the 20 “most innovative” public universities in the country.
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U.S News and World Report - Most Innovative colleges ranking badge

Uncommon leadership

President Michael Rao is a national leader in creating equitable, healthy and prosperous outcomes for all communities.
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VCU's Service Recognition Celebration with Michael Rao

Uncompromising care

A record $104 million gift is powering the world’s foremost liver research and treatment program.
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A love letter to the liver, VCU's Liver Institute

Unafraid to disrupt

VCU’s da Vinci Center for Innovation prototypes the future of higher education through cross-disciplinary initiatives.
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Students collaborating in VCU's da Vinci Center for Innovation
  • 28
  • graduate schools and programs ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report
  • 34%
  • increase in six-year graduation rates from 2009 to 2019

Together, we are UNSTOPPABLE.

Driven by inclusion and creativity. Inspired by our city and community. Welcome to VCU. A world unlike any other.

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