Richmond, Va.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Rankings and recognition

Rankings and awards don’t define VCU, but they do illuminate our status as one of the nation’s premier urban, public research universities.

The evidence is in our leading medical centertop arts school and nationally ranked graduate programs. U.S. News & World Report and other publications laud many of our graduate programs as among the best in the country — that includes No. 1 rankings for nurse anesthesiasculpture and the Brandcenter.

VCU and its Medical Center are praised as best places to work, and the student body attracts kudos for both its impressive diversity and its commitment to community service.

We’ve moved into the top 100 in National Science Foundation research rankings, and our focus on sustainability led to an ENERGY STAR certification for meeting strict energy-efficiency levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

At VCU, setting the bar for excellence is part of our daily work.

National rankings

 

Top-ranked graduate and first professional programs
U.S. News & World Report | March 10, 2014
School of the Arts
Sculpture 1st
Master of Fine Arts 4th
Fiber Arts 4th
Graphic Design 5th
Glass 5th
Painting and Drawing 7th
Ceramics 9th
Metals and Jewelry 10th
Printmaking 10th
Photography 13th
Multimedia/Visual Communications 14th
School of Allied Health Professions
Nurse Anesthesia 1st
Health Services Administration 5th
Rehabilitation Counseling 7th
Occupational Therapy 15th
Physical Therapy 19th
School of Social Work
Social Work 11th
School of Pharmacy
Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science 21st
Pharmacy 21st
School of Education
Education 30th
School of Nursing
Nursing 36th
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Public Affairs 53rd
College of Humanities and Sciences
Clinical Psychology 60th
Statistics 78th
Psychology 78th
Chemistry 106th
Biological Sciences 164th
School of Engineering
Biomedical/Bioengineering 58th
Computer Engineering 84th
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering 89th
Mechanical Engineering 132nd
School of Medicine
Primary Care 61st
Research 68th
School of Business
Part-time M.B.A. 101st

 

Recent recognitions

VCU School of Engineering ranked No. 9 in doctoral degrees awarded to women
The American Society for Engineering Education
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VCU designated a crime prevention campus
Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board
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Women’s Care Wing at VCU Medical Center earns gold Beacon Award for Excellence
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s NICU earns gold Beacon Award for Excellence
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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VCU’s Cary Street Gym named among top college gyms and student rec centers
Best Value Schools
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VCU recognized as one of top military-friendly campuses in nation
Victory Media
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VCU again one of country’s coolest schools
Sierra magazine
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VCU Massey Cancer Center’s bone marrow transplant unit first to receive Beacon Award for Excellence
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VCU named among top employers for older workers for seventh time
AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU among the nations best in nephrology services
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VCU ranks among best universities for minorities among non-historically black schools
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
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VCU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU physicians recognized in 2013 Top Docs list
Richmond magazine
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VCU moves into Top 50 for American public research universities
The Center for Measuring University Performance
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More than 30 VCU programs earn spot among nation’s best
U.S. News & World Report
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VCU earns President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award
Corporation for National and Community Service
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VCU Medical Center ranks No. 1 in Virginia
U.S. News & World Report
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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU receives national quality care award
American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living
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VCU moves into top 100 in National Science Foundation research rankings
National Science Foundation
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VCU internationally ranked in the 2011 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities
National Taiwan University
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Physical Plant Administration Building earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for superior energy efficiency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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VCU Health System named a top 50 company for executive women for fifth time
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
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VCU named one of the Most Popular Universities
U.S. News & World Report
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VCU earns Research University, Very High Research Activity and Community Engagement classifications
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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VCU Interior Design ranks among top 10 programs in the country
DesignIntelligence magazine
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VCU School of Business selected as one of “The Best 300 Business Schools”
The Princeton Review
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Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pediatric ICU receives Beacon Award
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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Carnegie Foundation recognizes VCU for its community initiatives
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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VCU receives A- in the national Green Report Card
College Sustainability Report Card
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VCU Health System named one of the 100 best companies for the sixth time
Working Mother Magazine
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VCU Medical Center’s Stroke Program receives Gold Achievement awards
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
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VCU Medical Center Neuroscience ICU earns Beacon Award
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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VCU Health System named Top 50 Companies for Executive Women for fourth time
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
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VCU Medical Center MRICU earns Beacon Award for critical care excellence
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
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VCU among 2009 survey of nation’s Top 25 “Best Neighbor” Colleges and Universities
Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships
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Market 810 at Shafer Court Dining Center honored as one of four national Dining Halls of Distinction
University Business Magazine
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VCU’s website named in Top 200 Colleges and Universities in the World
4 International Colleges and Universities
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