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Facts and figures

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Check out the VCU School of Engineering by the numbers, including enrollment and diversity in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Each of the school’s departments is accredited, which helps explain our high graduate placement rate.

Total enrollment (Fall 2015)

  • 2,001 (1,714 undergraduate/271 graduate/16 certificate)

Undergraduate enrollment

  • 1,505 male (75%)
  • 492 female (25%)
  • 2015 freshmen class: 382
  • 2015 freshman admit SAT mid-50%: 1160-1330 (out of 1600)
  • 2015 freshman admit SAT average: 1248 (out of 1600)
  • 2015 freshman admit GPA mid-50%: 3.69-4.23
  • 2015 freshman admit GPA average: 3.95

Undergraduate student diversity

  • Alaskan/Native American: 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian: 377 (18.8%)
  • Black/African-American: 188 (9.4%)
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2 (0.1%)
  • Hispanic/Latino: 113 (5.6%)
  • International: 288 (14.4%)
  • Two or more races: 59 (2.9%)
  • Unknown: 23 (1.1%)
  • White: 944 (47.2%)

Graduate enrollment (Fall 2015)

  • 104 M.S. students
    • 34 female
    • 70 male
  • 167 Ph.D. students
    • 36 female
    • 131 male
  • Fall 2015 mean GRE (analytical): 3.50
  • Fall 2015 mean GRE (quantitative): 715 (old test); 159 (new test)
  • Fall 2015 mean GRE (verbal): 413 (old test); 151 (new test)
  • Students receiving scholarships: 152

Graduate student diversity

  • Asian: 16
  • Black/African-American: 12
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3
  • International: 130
  • Two or more races: 7
  • Unknown: 3
  • White: 100

Program statistics

  • Operating budget: $32 million
  • Teaching and research faculty: 90
  • Alumni: 4,118

Accredited programs

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical and life science engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical and nuclear engineering

Graduates

  • May 2012 graduates’ placement:
  • 92% of May 2012 graduates are employed or in advanced studies six months after graduation based on survey results from November 2012
  • 75% full-time employment
  • 17% graduate school
  • 1% seeking employment

Current facilities

  • West Hall: 147,000 square feet
  • East Hall: 131,000 square feet
  • Wright Virginia Microelectronics Center: 28,000 square feet
  • Institute for Engineering and Medicine: 25,000 square feet

Board of Trustees School of Engineering Foundation

  • 27 active and 22 emeriti
  • President: Mary Doswell