Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University


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Recent Reviews

Janaya
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The last 3 years at VCU have had a lot of ups and downs but I will say my ups definitely outweighed my downs. Overall the uni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The last 3 years at VCU have had a lot of ups and downs but I will say my ups definitely outweighed my downs. Overall the university will give you an amazing experience if you let it. There are some experiences that you can’t get at any other school including exploring the campus and surrounding areas with your friends, amazing on campus events, and of course all of the different people you will meet on campus throughout your time here. Some downsides to the campus include things like financial aid, both the staff and the process of it, and on campus housing, but I would not trade my experiences or time here for anything.

Kendra
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When I think about VCU, the first thing that used to come to my mind was, "An art school in the city." However, after being t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I think about VCU, the first thing that used to come to my mind was, "An art school in the city." However, after being there for a year and some change now when I think of VCU I think of the word, "Family". When I first got to VCU I was super scared, however, meeting those who were incoming and those who were here already, I discovered that everybody here is here to help and will help you. From finding where something is to finding out what you missed in class, students and professors will be there to help. When I started to branch out and join organizations I found my family, which made VCU a home for me and even though it is a little pricey, which is the reason why I have to take a semester off, there is no other place I would want to transfer to.

Ciara
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I love my school, the original reason that I chose VCU was because it seemed so diverse, and although it is a predominately w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school, the original reason that I chose VCU was because it seemed so diverse, and although it is a predominately white institution (PWI) there are many different races and groups that embrace their ethnicities. Campus food may not be that great, but in the city of Richmond, there are many great restaurants to visit and there is never a dull moment at VCU.

Attira
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Beware of the sidewalks! Those wobbly suckers will take you out with no warning. The school's not for everyone, but I am enjo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Beware of the sidewalks! Those wobbly suckers will take you out with no warning. The school's not for everyone, but I am enjoying it so far. Definitely check Rate My Professor before signing up for classes. There is ample transportation to get around the city if you're feeling adventurous. Depending on where you live in the coming years, consider investing in a bike AND LOCK. Based on the crime alerts sent to us students, there's an okay chance of it getting stolen.

Rachel
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VCU is a wonderful school. The professors are strict but kind and understanding, and the coursework is extremely applicable t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

VCU is a wonderful school. The professors are strict but kind and understanding, and the coursework is extremely applicable to the outside world. The atmosphere is always welcoming and enthusiastic. Diversity is celebrated, as is dialogue about difficult subjects. I appreciate the mix of intellect and art which allows for the majority to call VCU home.

Regina
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A large, beautiful city-campus with beautiful architecture and surrounding nature. This school has great academics and many g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A large, beautiful city-campus with beautiful architecture and surrounding nature. This school has great academics and many great professors but there's much left to be desired. There could be more financial help offered to students, better on-campus food options, and housing options. There's a lot that can be approved.

Sana
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VCU is a really great school full of opportunities and diversity. Literally anything you are interested in studying VCU eithe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

VCU is a really great school full of opportunities and diversity. Literally anything you are interested in studying VCU either has the program, or has the resources to get you on the right track for it. It is unlike any other campus since it is in the heart of Richmond. Although it is in the city VCU is very safe with campus police patrolling campus day and night. There are plenty of ways to ensure your success such as the campus learning center with drop in tutorings, one-on-one or group scheduled tutoring sessions. There are tons of clubs and activities, anything you’re interested in there’s a place for everyone. There is no football team, but it still has a considerably large athletic sport culture especially for basketball. Politically I would say it’s a more liberal campus due location. But, there are plenty of political groups for activism on the spectrum. Overall VCU is a very diverse school and has a place for anyone’s interests.

Delvin
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Really great school. The community is very encouraging and everyone is very friendly. There is a lot to do on campus, meaning...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Really great school. The community is very encouraging and everyone is very friendly. There is a lot to do on campus, meaning plenty of ways to get involved. There are plenty of places to eat and just as many healthy options for eating. I personally spend a lot of time at the gym and I can vouch for it being a great facility. The people there, even other students and gym members, are very friendly an encouraging, meaning if you need help with a workout people are usually willing to lend a hand. The pool staff is also great. I've learned to tighten up many of my strokes thanks to tips from the lifeguards.

Mary
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Overall, it's a good school. I'd appreciate more food places taking swipes and dining dollars as the food choices feel very l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, it's a good school. I'd appreciate more food places taking swipes and dining dollars as the food choices feel very limited. The people are kind overall, however, there are some who are rather nasty characters. I like the facilities, they are kept clean and the staff is always kind!

Ryan
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There's something magical about walking around campus seeing everything from brightly coloured hair to people in business sui...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There's something magical about walking around campus seeing everything from brightly coloured hair to people in business suits to people carrying massive sculptures down the street. There are people who live for the basketball games, and others who don't really care. While on-campus food and housing isn't the best in my opinion, the city has fantastic restaurants and there's plenty of reasonably-priced off-campus housing. It's a fairly liberal campus; while it has its issues, in general, students and staff are respectful and open to diversity.

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  • Enrollment
  • 23,356
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $12,002
  • Acceptance rate
  • 65%

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