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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 2014*)

  • 1,915 (1,652 undergraduate/263 graduate)**

Undergraduate enrollment

  • 1,251 male (76%)
  • 396 female (24%)
  • 2014 freshman class: 367
  • 2013 freshman class: 308
  • 2012 freshman class: 329
  • 2011 freshman class: 286
  • 2014 freshman admit SAT mid-50%: 1160-1340 (out of 1600)
  • 2014 freshman admit SAT average: 1250 (out of 1600)
  • 2014 freshman admit GPA mid-50%: 3.63-4.25
  • 2014 freshman admit GPA average: 3.94

Undergraduate student diversity

  • Alaskan/Native American: 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian: 337 (20.4%)
  • Black/African-American: 158 (9.6%)
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic/Latino: 99 (6.0%)
  • International: 116 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races: 65 (3.9%)
  • Unknown: 26 (1.6%)
  • White: 845 (51.2%)

Graduate enrollment (Fall 2013)

  • 95 M.S. students
    • 25 female (26.3%)
    • 70 male (73.7%)
  • 153 Ph.D. students
    • 37 female (24.2%)
    • 116 male (75.8%)
  • Fall 2011 mean GRE (analytical): 3.30
  • Fall 2011 mean GRE (quantitative): 714 (old test); 156 (new test)
  • Fall 2011 mean GRE (verbal): 431 (old test); 148 (new test)
  • Students receiving scholarships: 118 (49%)

Graduate student diversity

  • Asian: 15 (6.0%)
  • Black/African-American: 16 (6.5%)
  • Hispanic/Latino: 14 (5.6%)
  • International: 108 (43.5%)
  • Two or more races: 3 (1.2%)
  • Unknown: 4 (1.6%)
  • White: 88 (35.5%)

Program statistics

  • Operating budget: $22.6 million
  • Teaching and research faculty: 69
  • Alumni: 2,936

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

Top employers of alumni

  • Alstom Power
  • The Altria family of companies
  • CapTech
  • Dominion
  • Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Northrop Grumman
  • U.S. Navy entities

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

* Fall 2014 enrollment figures are unofficial numbers queried on September 18, 2014. The official VCU census date is October 15, we will update to the official numbers as soon as possible after they become available.

** Includes responses with gender coded as unknown.