Here, striking historic buildings meet powerful, stories-tall street art. All types of people converge on an urban campus that’s part of a very cool, changing city. We come together to pursue a future that’s built by us, rather than preserving a past that’s been left to us.   

  • 40%

    Of alums live in Richmond

  • 100+

    VCU alumni-owned businesses in Richmond and 200+ in Virginia

  • 400+

    Student organizations and clubs

  • Students celebrating with Rodney the ram
  • Live it up

    From clubs, athletics, arts and study abroad to our outdoor and city scenes — this is where you do you.

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  • Embrace inclusion

    At VCU, inclusion is our heartbeat. We live our commitment to representation, social justice and engagement.

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  • Person in a wheelchair exercises with ropes
  • Students having a conversation in a social space
  • Commit to a culture of care

    We’re focused on student well-being and want you to excel in all areas of life here — not just academically.

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  • Change with our city

    We draw energy from our evolving city, just as it draws energy from us. There’s nowhere like Richmond.

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  • Aerial view of the city at night
Richmond is a large enough city to have art and music and culture and great food, but small enough that you don’t feel swallowed.
Tracey Heckel, history student