VCUarts Fast Facts

Founded in 1928, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts–VCUarts–is an acclaimed, public, non-profit, accredited four-year art and design school housed within a major research university.

Campus

VCUarts is made up of 16 buildings on the urban VCU campus in Richmond, Virginia. Students enjoy close proximity to many arts and cultural institutions within the city.

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VCU School of the Arts

  • Founded in 1928
  • 2,868 students enrolled
  • 2,691 undergraduates
  • 176 graduate students
  • 167 full-time faculty members
  • (with 60 more adjuncts)
  • 18 students in the average-sized studio class
  • 18 bachelor’s degrees
  • Six master’s degrees
  • One doctoral degree

VCUarts Qatar

  • Founded in 1998
  • VCUarts’ branch campus located in Doha, Qatar
  • 363 students representing 41 countries (Fall 2016)
  • 351 undergraduate students
  • 12 graduate students
  • Five bachelor’s degrees
  • One master’s degree

VCUarts admissions data, Class of 2020

  • 2,687 freshman applications for approximately 600 seats
  • 40 percent of accepted students offered a merit-based scholarship
  • Average high school GPA: 3.7
  • Average SAT (Math + English): 1143
  • Average ACT: 26


*numbers are from fall 2016

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