Virginia Commonwealth University

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Undergraduate Admissions

VCU’s urban location is an absolute asset to our students’ educational experiences. More than 5,000 of our students choose to live on campus.

Campus life

VCU is located smack in the middle of downtown Richmond, providing our students with an urban educational experience that extends from the campus classroom to the adjacent neighborhoods. Our campus reflects the character of its host city by mixing modern, high-tech amenities with historical buildings and small-town charm.

Our students enjoy the excitement of downtown living as they learn. With our advanced alert systems and a dedicated 24-hour campus police force, you can feel safe and secure at all times. VCU has also made a concerted effort to go green. To date, we are the only Virginia school achieving an A-range rating on the national Green Report Card. Our goal is to become climate-neutral by 2050 and we’re well on our way.

Check out the different elements of campus life at VCU:

Students on campus
Students on campus