Out-of-state students

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Why do thousands of out-of-state students choose VCU? Because we’re a university unlike any other.

We’re a place where students connect with peers and our city to learn by doing. No matter where you’re from, you’ll find this to be your home for getting an amazing education, and where you’ll emerge job-ready.

  • 3,942

    Out-of-state students are enrolled at VCU

Students from all states thrive at VCU

Learn why these out-of-state students chose VCU.

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  • Get ready for Ram life

    What’s there to do on campus? Where will you live? And what’s for dinner?

    Explore student life
  • RVA all day!

    VCU is in the heart of Richmond, VA, aka RVA. It’s a very cool place to be.

    Check out RVA
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  • Explore out-of-state scholarships

    Students from out-of-state don’t qualify for VCU’s in-state rates – but we do offer out-of-state students merit scholarship opportunities to help offset the cost of attending.

    Check out scholarships
  • Get the big financial picture

    To understand the costs of attending VCU as an out-of-state student, get in touch with the VCU Student Financial Management Center.

    Connect with a financial counselor
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Top homes of out-of-state Rams

Where do VCU's out-of-state students come from? Our students hail from all over the U.S. and beyond. Here are the top five states (plus Washington, D.C.)

  1. Maryland
  2. North Carolina
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. New Jersey
  6. New York