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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    557
  • Enrollment
    146
Contact Information
301 West Main Street
Box 844000
Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States
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Located on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business offers students the inspiration, education and support needed to turn their ambitions into action. Students in all programs learn from forward-thinking faculty and interact with entrepreneurs and executives from the city’s eleven Fortune 1000 companies. A state-of-the-art building, downtown location, year-round internships, diverse mix of people, the da Vinci Center for Innovation, Ram-to-Ram mentoring, research, team projects, student organizations, scholarships and career services foster success. VCU students turn thoughts into concrete ideas, potential into genuine ability and goals into tangible results.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    71%
  • Selectivity
    66%

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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 3 to 93
Admissions Selectivity
66% School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

557 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
63% 502
70% 557
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 87
66% 66.0
71% 71.0
Female
27% 27
International
15% 15
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Recommendations Considered
  • Interviews Considered
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
2% 2
710 to 739
0% 0
0% 0
680 to 709
6% 6
5% 5
650 to 679
4% 4
7% 7
620 to 649
7% 7
10% 10
590 to 619
4% 4
9% 9
560 to 589
12% 12
19% 19
530 to 559
12% 12
17% 17
500 to 529
9% 9
10% 10
Under 500
46% 46
21% 21
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • Other

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $632
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,239
1 Full Tuition Scholarships
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
11% 33
4% 11
Students in Core Classes
32 School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
30% 30
Case study
20% 20
Experiential learning
15% 15
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Real Estate
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 36
  • Average # of months to complete program 36
  • Six-Year completion rate 73%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
Technology Improvements
  • The VCU School of Business has purchased 36 classroom projectors with new screen, updated the video processing unit in our Capital Market Room and added new classroom lecture capture appliances to two classrooms. We have also installed 12 new upgraded RoomWizards for our seminar and breakout rooms for the students, faculty, and staff to reserve. The school has purchased a classroom management software for our computer lab classroom where the professor will have control over the student’s computer and disable internet access during exams.

Students: Who are my classmates?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
83% 83
Multiethnic
10% 10
African American
3% 3
Activities
Professional Clubs
Networking Clubs
  • Volunteer

Alumni: How strong is my network?

2,920 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.