Virginia Commonwealth University

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Virginia Commonwealth University
Established 1838
Type Public university
Endowment US$ 280.7 million[1]
President Michael Rao
Provost Beverly Warren
Rector Anne J.G. Rhodes[2]
Academic staff 2,963[3]
Admin. staff 18,657[3][4]
Students 32,303[3]
Undergraduates 23,483[3]
Postgraduates 8,820[3]
Location Richmond, Virginia, United States
37°32′48″N 77°27′12″W / 37.5466151°N 77.4532558°W / 37.5466151; -77.4532558Coordinates: 37°32′48″N 77°27′12″W / 37.5466151°N 77.4532558°W / 37.5466151; -77.4532558
Campus Urban
143 acres (580,000 m2)[3]
Colors Black and Gold[5]            
Athletics NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10, 16 varsity teams
Nickname Rams
Mascot Rodney the Ram
Website www.vcu.edu

All enrollment figures are as of Fall 2010

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]

Sports[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. [1]
  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". January, 2011. http://www.vcu.edu/cie/pdfs/factcard201011.pdf. Retrieved March 07, 2011.
  4. Carnegie Classifications | Institution Profile
  5. Official VCU colors – VCU Identity Manual
  6. Kapsidelis, Karin (October 14, 2011). "At Rao inaugural, top U.S. education official praises VCU". Richmond Times Dispatch. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2011/oct/14/at-rao-inaugural-top-us-education-official-praises-ar-1384337/. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  7. History – About VCU » Virginia Commonwealth University

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