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Virginia Commonwealth University

Address: 907 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23284, United States

Description Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) was founded in 1837 and is the highest state educational institution in the United States. The university offers more than 200 educational programs.

VCU is part of the following associations:

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Virginia Commonwealth University

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  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers undergraduate educational programs in the following areas:

  • Anthropology
  • African American Studies
  • Business
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Painting and printing
  • Kinetic imaging
  • Clinical Laboratory Research
  • Forensic-medical examination
  • Financial technologies, etc.


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • Decision analytics
  • Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Security of computer and information systems
  • Business
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • art
  • Medical physics
  • Public health
  • Dentistry
  • Forensic-medical examination
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Environmental studies, etc.
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  • Dates: year-round.

The goal of the MBA program at VCU is to prepare students for management responsibilities. Students will learn the functions and methods of effective management and will come to understand the environmental and economic factors that influence the adoption of systemically important decisions in organizations.

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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers doctoral education programs in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Business
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Human genetics
  • Engineering of chemical and biological sciences
  • Integrative Life Sciences
  • Clinical psychology
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Neurology
  • Dentistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Epidemiology and others.

Accommodation, housing and food

VCU provides its students with the opportunity to live in a dormitory.

  • The cost of living in a double room Rhoads Hall = 6555 $ / year.

Events Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU organizes a large number of activities for students. The campus has more than 400 student organizations, creative interest clubs, sports sections and cultural events.


  • VCU is included in TOP-100 research institutions according to the National Science Foundation
  • According to world rankings, the University's Life Sciences and Medicine area is 286th
  • The institution provides financial assistance to its students.
  • VCU implements international exchange programs for both students and faculty
  • The university offers numerous opportunities for self-realization of students in the professional field (internships, social and volunteer work).

Equipment Virginia Commonwealth University

The university is located in the eastern United States in the capital of Virginia - Richmond.

University logistics includes:

  • Library
  • Computers
  • Center for Contemporary Art
  • Center for the Study of Medicine, equipped with high-tech laboratories with equipment for simulating work with patients and diagnostics
  • Gym.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Entry fee = $ 70
  • The cost of living in Richmond = $ 803 -1253 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Submit online application
  • Provide documents on education (certificate / diploma of bachelor or master)
  • Verify English Proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS )
  • Write an essay
  • Pass entrance exams
  • Provide a letter of recommendation.

Depending on the chosen study program, additional requirements may be presented to the applicant.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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