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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a large public university located in Richmond, the capital of Virginia. Approximately 24,200 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students currently attend VCU. The school is known for their renowned medical program as they performed the first commonwealth liver, kidney and heart transplant, and the East Coast’s first artificial heart transplant! They also have a strong men’s basketball program. The school colors are black and gold and their mascot is Rodney the Ram.

“Richmond has a thriving downtown with art, food, and culture for any age.”

Notable Alumni

  • David Baldacci – Novelist
  • Boris Kodjoe – Actor
  • Debbie Matenopoulos – Television Host (Home and Family
  • Stefan Lessard – Musician (Dave Matthews Band(
  • Larry Sanders – Former NBA Basketball Player (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Popular coffee spot

Alchemy Coffee is a popular spot for coffee.

Where do students like to hang?

The lawn in front of Cabell Library.

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