Virginia Commonwealth University, also known as VCU, is one of the largest universities that offers baccalaureate, master s, doctorate and professional degree, as well as certificate programs to more than 32,000 students. Established in 1968, its undergraduate programs include classes in finance, auditing, information systems, mass communications, anthropology, history, and business administration and management. The university operates a medical center that provides programs in the areas of allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Virginia Commonwealth University participates in a variety of sports activities, such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, cross country, and track and field. It maintains several libraries that offer a variety of books and reference materials, as well as online resources. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Virginia Commonwealth University maintains a location in Richmond, Va.