VCU’s newest class is the most diverse class in VCU history! That’s what makes us awesome!
From Dr. Rao’s Welcome Back note on August 23rd:
This fall, we welcome more than 30,000 students, including 6,000 new undergraduates beginning their academic careers at VCU. About 57% of our new students are from minority populations, making this the most diverse class in VCU’s history. And 32% percent of our new students are the first person in their families to attend college. I am proud that we continue to educate and graduate more first-generation and Pell-eligible students than our peer institutions in Virginia combined. No matter where they begin, our students face an exciting future: Since 2012, both our 4- and 6-year graduation rates have improved by more than 14 percentage points, and both now exceed the national average.
We comprise a community with diversities seen and unseen, and we commit to the success of all of our people. In other words, we truly are the place where American Dreams come true.