Peer Institutions

This page provides links to the home pages of VCU’s Quest 2025 peer institutions, aspirational peers, and other Virginia R1 institutions. We use these institutions to inform benchmarking to help track our progress toward VCU's strategic plan goals. 

You can find more information about VCU's strategic plan on the Quest 2025 website.

Quest 2025 Peer Institutions

Aspirational Peer Institutions

Virginia R1 Institutions

The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classifies Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy as an R1: Doctoral University - Very High Research Activity. VCU is one of five Virginia institutions to earn an R1 classification.