We are the uncommon

At VCU, we're not interested in outdated traditions. We're too focused on what's next. If you have a fearless drive to discover, to create and to heal, then you belong here. Together, we will pursue a future that's built by us.

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Applying to VCU

Explore our Admissions website for everything you need to know about becoming a Ram. Or, if your heart is already set on VCU, pick your path below.


Join the Ramily! Our undergraduate class is 21,000-strong, yet unbelievably connected.

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Graduate and professional

Find out how to apply to one of our top-ranked graduate or first-professional programs.

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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

We welcome curiosity here. Learn how you can take undergraduate or graduate classes on a course-by-course basis.

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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 you’re job-ready and have real-world experience before you graduate.