Virginia Commonwealth University

public research university in Richmond, Virginia, United States

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public university in Richmond, Virginia. The university has about 32,436 students. It was founded in 1838. The current president of the university is Michael Rao, Ph.D.[6] It came from a merger between the Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia in 1968.[7] It has over 32,000 students. It is classified as having very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[3]

Virginia Commonwealth University
TypePublic university
Established1838
EndowmentUS$ 280.7 million[1]
PresidentMichael Rao
ProvostBeverly Warren
RectorAnne J.G. Rhodes[2]
Academic staff
2,963[3]
Students32,303[3]
Undergraduates23,483[3]
Postgraduates8,820[3]
Location, ,
United States

37°32′48″N 77°27′12″W / 37.5466151°N 77.4532558°W / 37.5466151; -77.4532558
CampusUrban
143 acres (580,000 m2)[3]
ColorsBlack and Gold[4]    
NicknameRams
MascotRodney the Ram
Websitewww.vcu.edu
All enrollment figures are as of Fall 2010

Sports change

The athletics teams of the university are called the Rams. They have 16 varsity teams that compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

References change

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2011-10-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Board of Visitors - VCU Office of the President
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "2010-2011 VCU Fact Card" (PDF). January 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  4. Official VCU colors – VCU Identity Manual
  5. Carnegie Classifications | Institution Profile
  6. Kapsidelis, Karin (October 14, 2011). "At Rao inaugural, top U.S. education official praises VCU". Richmond Times Dispatch. Retrieved 2011-10-17.[permanent dead link]
  7. History – About VCU » Virginia Commonwealth University

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