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 (1,155) than VCU (1,155).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (25) 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 - Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
VCUUMass Amherst
VCUvs.UMass Amherst
Richmond, VirginiaLocationAmherst, Massachusetts
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$14,710
Out-Of-State$36,048
Tuition & Fees
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,427
59% ($11,276)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)73% ($10,126)
$11,276Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,126
83.90 %Acceptance Rates57.58 %
32.28 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.63 %
1,155SAT Score1,295
25ACT Score30
66 %Graduation Rate83 %
21 %Transfer-out Rate-
83 %Retention Rate89 %
29,070Student Population31,642
2,183Number of Faculties1,452
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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