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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,526
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Virginia Commonwealth University is a 4-year, public university in Richmond, Virginia. Students enrolled at VCU can choose from over 200 degree programs that span bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, continuing education, as well as online degree options.

Virginia Commonwealth University Veteran and Military Support Programs

Virginia Commonwealth University offers the following veteran and military support programs:

About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university in Richmond, VA. They have two main campuses, the Monroe Park Campus, which is 169 acres, west of downtown Richmond, and the MCV Campus in the urban center. They also have a branch campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar, and satellite and research locations. 

They have 200 plus programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate level as well as professional and certificate courses. Some of their programs are unique to Virginia, such as the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness major. They have 29,417 students enrolled according to their website and are the largest employer in Richmond as well as having the number one hospital in Richmond. They are a Top 100 National Science Foundation University, and a Top 3 Virginia Research University. 

History of Virginia Commonwealth University 

Virginia Commonwealth University was created through the merger of Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of VA in 1968, however, the University considers 1838 as its founding date and that on its official seal and promotional materials. 

Back in 1838, the school started as the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College which became the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. 

Richmond Professional Institute’s roots go back to 1917 when it began as the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health. In 1925, the school became the Richmond Division of the College of William and Mary. In 1939, it became the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary, and in 1947, the MCV Foundation was incorporated. In 1962, RPI separated from William and Mary. 

In 1969, the university adopted the colors black and gold, in 1970, fraternities and sororities were added, and the same year the James Branch Cabell library was opened. In 1993, the School of Medicine and School of Basic Health Sciences were merged, and in 2008, VCU was designated a Tier 3 university.

Message from Virginia Commonwealth University

According to the 2012 US News & Report, VCU is classified as a Tier 1 University with an overall National University rank of No. 170 and holds a rank of No. 94 among all public colleges and universities in the country.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 13,624
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 13,624
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,526
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    Undergraduate
  • All
  • Amount
    $6,000.00
  • Number
    5
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $13,624
    In State
    $33,656
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $10,710
    In State
    $21,933
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $2,860
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 1,860
Student Population
  • Student Count
    22,614
    Undergraduate
    7,187
    Graduate
    1,414
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    42.1%
    Population
  • Female
    57.9%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    550
    SAT Math
    555
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    24
    ACT
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