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Virginia Commonwealth University

Coordinates: 37°32′48″N 77°27′12″W / 37.5466151°N 77.4532558°W / 37.5466151; -77.4532558
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Virginia Commonwealth University
TypePublic university
EndowmentUS$ 280.7 million[1]
PresidentMichael Rao
ProvostBeverly Warren
RectorAnne J.G. Rhodes[2]
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

37°32′48″N 77°27′12″W / 37.5466151°N 77.4532558°W / 37.5466151; -77.4532558
143 acres (580,000 m2)[3]
ColorsBlack and Gold[4]    
MascotRodney the Ram
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. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2011-10-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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" (PDF). January 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  4. Official VCU colors – VCU Identity Manual
  5. Carnegie Classifications | Institution Profile
  6. Kapsidelis, Karin (October 14, 2011). "At Rao inaugural, top U.S. education official praises VCU". Richmond Times Dispatch. Retrieved 2011-10-17.[permanent dead link]
  7. History – About VCU » Virginia Commonwealth University

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