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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • UMass Amherst has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,427) than VCU ($36,048).
  • It is harder to admit to UMass Amherst than VCU.
  • UMass Amherst has a higher submitted SAT score (1,290) than VCU (1,165).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (29) than VCU (25).
  • VCU has more students with 30,697 students while UMass Amherst has 30,593 students.
  • VCU has more full-time faculties with 2,187 faculties while UMass Amherst has 1,417 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
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$36,427
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,710
Out-Of-State$36,048
73% ($9,757)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)55% ($9,790)
$9,757Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,790
57.58 %Acceptance Rates83.90 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,290SAT Score1,165
29ACT Score25
82 %Graduation Rate67 %
13 %Transfer-out Rate20 %
91 %Retention Rate85 %
30,593Student Population30,697
1,417Number of Faculties2,187
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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