VCU and Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Va., consists of two campuses just minutes apart. The Monroe Park Campus is nestled in the historic Fan District, and the MCV Campus is established among downtown’s high-rises.
With a continuously increasing student body, VCU is currently comprised of more than 31,000 students and houses the College of Humanities and Sciences (including the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and the schools of Mass Communications and World Studies) and the schools of Allied Health Professions, Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work. The university offers 181 undergraduate, graduate, professional and certificate programs, several of which are nationally ranked. Many of VCU’s programs are the only ones of their kind offered in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779, is a thriving metropolitan city consisting of a diverse array of Fortune 500 companies, government offices and an inspiring arts and culture scene. Encompassing such a rich history, Richmond displays cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks and several architectural periods in homes and buildings throughout the city.
A prime location, Richmond is no more than a few hours drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C.