First-year student profile

Our fall 2021 first-year students are a diverse, competitive group who we know will go on to do great things. Get to know more about them.

  • 18,625

    First-year applications received

  • 4,151

    Enrolled first-year students

  • 3.39-4.11

    High school GPA range for middle 50% of all accepted first-years

Other interesting facts

Gender Percentage
Male 33%
Female 67%


Race/ethnicity Percentage
African-American 23%
Asian 16%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1%
Hispanic 12%
International 1%
Native American/Alaskan <1%
White 38%
Two or more races reported 8%
Not reported  2%


Residency Percentage
In-state 91%
Out-of-state 9%


SAT (based on the best critical reading and math scores from separate testings) Range
Middle 50% of all accepted first-year students 1080-1300


First-year enrollment by college or school  
College of Humanities and Sciences 2,232
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs 113
School of the Arts 660
School of the Arts - Qatar 67
School of Business 425
School of Education 48
College of Engineering 500
College of Health Professions 11
School of Social Work 33
University College 4
VCU Life Sciences 58