About Virginia Commonwealth University:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. MCV was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2018, more than 31,000 students pursue 217 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.



World University Rankings

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Life Sciences 181 144 157 163 188 181 189 194 180 193 203 208
Medicine 99 107 93 99 126 120 137 137 128 133 140 137
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Social Sciences 204 133 134 187 149 141 155 168 163 151 160 180

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Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - -
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Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 153
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - -
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Electrical Engineering 237 263 272 - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
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Immunology - - - - - - - - - 261
Materials Science 258 279 290 - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
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Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
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Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 168
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 32 53 62 47 47 49 55 72
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Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 156
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