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Richmond: Virginia's Educated Capital

Richmond is known for its top-ranking schools and creative college graduates. Scroll down to explore the colleges and universities that earn accolades and graduate top talent year after year:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

With a student population over 33,000, VCU is one of the largest universities in Virginia. VCU consistently ranks as the top public arts and design school in the nation. As the East Coast's largest, most comprehensive medical school, VCU is a preeminent research university.  Learn more.

University of Richmond

This private, liberal arts university, located on a lush, 350-acre campus just six miles from downtown Richmond, garners rankings such as one of the top business programs in the country (BusinessWeek) and best liberal arts colleges in the nation (U.S. News and World Report). Learn more.

Virginia Union University (VUU)

Ranked 64th best college in the south by U.S. News and World Report, this little powerhouse offers a well-rounded education in liberal arts, teaching, research, science, technology, continuing education, civic engagement, and international experiences. Learn more.

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

With over 19,000 students, three full campuses, five off-campus sites, and a wide range of virtual learning opportunities, Reynolds is the third largest of Virginia’s community colleges. The downtown Richmond campus offers one- and two-year occupational and technical programs for allied health, business, and community service professions. Learn more. 

 

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