Virginia Commonwealth University

As one of only 28 public universities with academic medical centers to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation as "Community Engaged" with "Very High Research Activity," Virginia Commonwealth University is taking its place among the nation's premier urban, public research universities. VCU received $271.2 million in externally funded sponsored awards in fiscal year 2016 and has 20 graduate programs and first-professional programs ranked in the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. And, through the guidance of its strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, VCU is working to meet the demands of diverse populations through impactful research and creativity, rigorous study and extensive community engagement. This mission traces its roots to two institutions that merged in 1968 to create VCU: the Medical College of Virginia, established in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College, and Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917. Today, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 220 degree and certificate programs and encompasses one of the largest academic health centers in the nation, VCU Health, named the No. 1 hospital in the Richmond region in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. VCU and VCU Health have been honored with prestigious national and international recognition for top-quality graduate, professional and medical care programs, reflecting a commitment to be among America's top research universities, supporting students, faculty and the VCU community to make it real. VCU's core values are: Accountability, Achievement, Collaboration, Freedom, Innovation, Service, Diversity and Integrity

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1838 N/A Semester $607.4 million + Box 842527, Richmond, VA 23284 (804) 828-0100
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36 100.0 Virginia Richmond 128 149 153