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College Deliberately: Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and career located in the city of Richmond, VA. It is known for Psychology, Medicine and Social Work.

Virginia Commonwealth University

place 910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512
phone Phone: (804) 828-0100
web Web: https://www.vcu.edu/
  • Virginia Commonwealth University is also known as:
    Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU

Accreditation

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Virginia Commonwealth University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1953-01-01 2024-12-10
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Virginia Commonwealth University is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

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Top and bottom 5 key words or phrases for Virginia Commonwealth University. Postive values are words or phrases that appear in the web pages of Virginia Commonwealth University and not in the web pages of peer institutions. Negative values appear in the web pages of peer institutions and not in the web page of Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Student Centeredness

2.4 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
9% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Master’s degree
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Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
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Doctor’s degree – professional practice
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Virginia Commonwealth University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Lacrosse Women’s 39
Baseball Men’s 37
Soccer Women’s 36

The complete list of sports at Virginia Commonwealth University is available for members.

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Tuition for Virginia Commonwealth University is in the 40.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how Virginia Commonwealth University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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Created: 01/11/2009
A Reddit for VCU Students, Faculty, and Rams fans!
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News, events, and goings-on in and around Richmond, Virginia. And opossums. And people driving over signs.
2671K members.
Created: 10/18/2006
This community is a place to share and discuss new scientific research. Read about the latest advances in astronomy, biology, medicine, physics, social science, and more. Find and submit new publications and popular science coverage of current research.
27 members.
Created: 07/17/2018
Dinwiddie County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,001. Its county seat is Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie County is part of the Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
313 members.
Created: 01/14/2012
A subreddit dedicated to the brothers, both active and alumni, of the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity.
21K members.
Created: 10/04/2008
The Pennsylvania subreddit is a place to find news and discussion affecting pennamites in every part of the Commonwealth.
15 members.
Created: 10/20/2011
An approximation of whether tweets talking about Virginia Commonwealth University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets that say ‘Virginia Commonwealth University’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing Virginia Commonwealth University within those restrictions.
An approximation of whether tweets from the area around Virginia Commonwealth University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 0.5mi around Virginia Commonwealth University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around Virginia Commonwealth University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
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