Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia


Level 4-year or above
Control Public
Student Population 30,848

Classification Category
Undergraduate Instructional Program: Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program: Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
Enrollment Profile: High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile: Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and Setting: Four-year, large, primarily residential
Basic Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
This institution participated in the following elective classification
Community Engagement Classified or reclassified in 2010 or 2015 through the New England Resource Center for Higher Education


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New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) has released the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. A total of 240 institutions were selected to receive this voluntary designation, joining 121 institutions that were so designated in 2010.