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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 2016)

  • 2,240 (1,746 undergraduate/ 247 M.S. and Ph.D./ 20 certificate)

UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT

  • 1,482 male (75%)

  • 492 female (25%)

  • 2016 freshmen class: 361

  • 2016 freshman admit SAT average: 1250 (out of 1600)

  • 2016 freshman admit GPA average: 3.97

STUDENT DIVERSITY

  • Alaskan/Native American: 3 (0.2%)

  • Asian: 373 (18.8%)

  • Black/African-American: 189 (9.5%)

  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1 (0.1%)

  • Hispanic/Latino: 113 (5.8%)

  • International: 270 (13.6%)

  • Two or more races: 74 (3.7%)

  • Unknown: 23 (1.2%)

  • White: 932 (47.1%)

GRADUATE ENROLLMENT (FALL 2016)

  • 81 M.S. students

    • 23 female

    • 58 male

  • 165 Ph.D. students

    • 38 female

    • 127 male

GRADUATE STUDENT DIVERSITY

  • Asian: 18

  • Black/African-American: 12

  • Hispanic/Latino: 2

  • International: 105

  • Two or more races: 7

  • Unknown: 2

  • White: 100

FACULTY

  • Teaching and research faculty: 92 (67% increase since 2010)

  • Student to faculty ratio: 19 to 1

ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Chemical and Life Science Engineering

  • Computer science

  • Electrical and Computer 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

  • Portions of Biotech Eight: 45,200 square feet

  • Portions of Biotech One: 9,900 square feet

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING FOUNDATION

  • 20 active and 45 emeriti

  • President: Andy Hobson

  • Alumni: 4,654