CONAHEC Member Institution


We are a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. We take pride in our nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities we serve and change. Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854.


                                                                                                                                                                         #406th US College Rankings (2018) by Times Higher Education                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 #651-700th QS World University Rankings (2018) and #51-100th QS WU Rankings by Subject (Art & Design) (2018) by QS

Key Personnel

Name/Nom/Nombreorden descendente Email Institutional Role Department País
Abernathy, Jessica Primary Contact
Rao, Micahel President Office of the President United States