The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • UMass Amherst has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,964) than VCU ($36,657).
  • It is harder to admit to UMass Amherst than VCU.
  • UMass Amherst has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than VCU (1,185).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (31) than VCU (25).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 31,642 students while VCU has 29,070 students.
  • VCU has more full-time faculties with 2,183 faculties while UMass Amherst has 1,452 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UMass AmherstVCU
UMass Amherstvs.VCU
Amherst, MassachusettsLocationRichmond, Virginia
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,964
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,319
Out-Of-State$36,657
73% ($10,126)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($11,276)
$10,126Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,276
57.58 %Acceptance Rates83.90 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,355SAT Score1,185
31ACT Score25
83 %Graduation Rate66 %
-Transfer-out Rate21 %
89 %Retention Rate83 %
31,642Student Population29,070
1,452Number of Faculties2,183
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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