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Virginia Commonwealth University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $5,819 $6,196 $6,779 $7,117 5.0%
Out-of-state $17,962 $18,740 $19,724 $20,751 5.2%
Books and supplies $1,760 $2,240 $2,400 $2,474 3.1%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,960 $8,162 $9,430 $10,960 16.2%
Other $2,570 $2,700 $3,200 $3,180 -0.6%
Off Campus          
Room and board $7,960 $8,162 $9,430 $10,960 16.2%
Other $2,570 $2,700 $3,200 $3,180 -0.6%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,570 $2,700 $3,200 $3,180 -0.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $18,109 $19,298 $21,809 $23,731 8.8%
Off Campus $18,109 $19,298 $21,809 $23,731 8.8%
Off Campus with Family $10,149 $11,136 $12,379 $12,771 3.2%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $30,252 $31,842 $34,754 $37,365 7.5%
Off Campus $30,252 $31,842 $34,754 $37,365 7.5%
Off Campus with Family $22,292 $23,680 $25,324 $26,405 4.3%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,292 5,905 8,387
Percent admitted 70% 71% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 36% 36% 36%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations   X
Formal demonstration of competencies X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3,416 93%
ACT 725 20%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 490 600
SAT Math 490 590
SAT Writing 480 580
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 25

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1953 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs 8/20/1938 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 2/1/1945 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) 5/15/1953 -   Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry 1/24/1964 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH) 5/16/1969 -   Accredited
Periodontics 5/11/1973 -   Accredited
Endodontics 5/8/1974 -   Accredited
Prosthodontics 5/1/1980 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 5/6/1993 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 1/1/1929 -   Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 1/1/1966 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 12/1/1931 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 4/1/1975 -   Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 10/28/1980 -   Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 1/1/1984 -   Accredited
Professional Psychology (RPSY) - Postdoctoral residency programs 7/22/2007 -   Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
Pastoral Education (PAST) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers and CPE and supervisory CPE programs 4/1/2000 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 7/1/1968 -   Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level 12/1/1968 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health 6/1/1996 -   Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists 1/1/1971 -   Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers 1/1/1986 -   Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist 4/20/1983 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1969 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1999 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1950 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 3/1/2000 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/30/1981 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 12/1/1960 -   Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program 4/1/1971 -   Accredited

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