Virginia Commonwealth University is a cutting-edge teaching and research university with an exceptional commitment to access, innovation and outreach.
VCU has excelled at fulfilling its mission as a premier urban research university, even amidst the challenges of the first decade of the 21st century. VCU has grown to become the largest university in Virginia, has received national and international recognition for its sponsored research and has garnered national awards for its community engagement programs.
Our No. 1 sculpture and nurse anesthesia programs are among 27 VCU graduate and professional programs that are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The VCU Medical Center is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers and includes the only hospital in Central Virginia listed in U.S. News & World Reports’ best hospital rankings.
In addition to VCU’s two campuses in the heart of the state’s capital, Richmond, Va., VCU has a third campus, the VCU School of the Arts in Qatar, located in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Thank you for your interest in VCU. We are poised to support you in achieving your academic and professional goals, as well as are eager to engage with you as an alumnus or alumna after you complete your studies, at whatever point you may be in the lifelong learning process and wherever you may be located around the globe.
Michael Rao, Ph.D.
President, VCU and VCU Health System