Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University


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Recent Reviews

La-Kiesha
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I thoroughly enjoyed my three years at VCU. I made an active effort to still get involved on campus which was really easy. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thoroughly enjoyed my three years at VCU. I made an active effort to still get involved on campus which was really easy. There is always something going on and off-campus. There are plenty on stores and good food around. Professors can be a hit or miss. I would definitely use ratemyprofessor when selecting classes.

Lakesia
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Virginia Commonwealth University is well known and equipped for majors such as art, social work, education, and health profes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Commonwealth University is well known and equipped for majors such as art, social work, education, and health professions (nursing, medicine, dentistry, and allied health professions). It is an open campus in a big city, but once familiar with the campus it is a big circle that is easy to navigate. it is the city so parking is scarce and expensive, become comfortable with public transportation. Professors and staff are great and supportive. Housing and food is decent. Surrounded by useful places like grocery stores, libraries, and public assistant organizations. There is always fund events to attend downtown, in Cary town, and the surrounding counties. Make sure you re always keeping safety in mind.

Mary
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VCU is one of the top leading colleges in the nation. Many graduating students have become successful leaders, doctors, etc.....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

VCU is one of the top leading colleges in the nation. Many graduating students have become successful leaders, doctors, etc....after attending VCU. I am very proud to say I am apart of the VCU Accelerated Nursing Program and look forward to graduating and getting out into the community. I would highly recommend applying to any VCU program that they have to offer.

Teonna
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VCU is my dream school I always wanted to be here. I love everything about VCU I’m in the nursing program and the teachers ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

VCU is my dream school I always wanted to be here. I love everything about VCU I’m in the nursing program and the teachers are great. I always know I could count on someone if I needed help. The parking has also got better for students, we do a lottery now for parking

Brandon
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Virginia Commonwealth University is an excellent school in Richmond, Virginia; the campus is urban, and the surrounding area ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Commonwealth University is an excellent school in Richmond, Virginia; the campus is urban, and the surrounding area has both small local businesses and massive corporate buildings. The school has several facilities split between two campuses; Monroe Park, the main campus where most classes and events take place and MCV, the medical campus where pre-med students will usually find themselves. The school provides on-campus housing that ranges in quality, but the quality never drops below a certain point. The amount of off-campus housing options is staggering and there are many different price points that allow for students from varying financial brackets to find housing that suits their needs. There are single, double, and quad living arrangements within both on-campus and off-campus housing, with singles and doubles usually charging more. There are houses that are available for students to split the rent, although utilities and other bills are charged separately. VCU provides a multitude of dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Students who purchase a meal plan will have access to Shafer Dining Hall, Jonah’s Culinary Emporium, and a host of restaurants. Pizza Hut, Panda Express and Chick-fil-A are some of the restaurants you will be able to eat from on-campus. There are also many off-campus restaurants such as Five Guys or Waffle House, and these options allow for students to purchase alternative food options should they choose. Those with access to cars can travel down Broad Street to find even more options for food. VCU has high quality facilities and classrooms; the facilities all provide excellent Wi-Fi coverage and public computers. Cabell Library is a massive five story building with the two uppermost floors being quiet floors and the basement hosting a studio where artistic students have free access to nearly every creative product possible; this includes the entire Adobe suite, scanners, 3D printers, recording studios, tablets and more. The campus bookstore, Barnes and Noble @VCU, provides students the opportunity to purchase pricey, yet quality school supplies and products. The overall experience of VCU is a good one, there are many opportunities to learn more about your field, acquire new networking opportunities, and enjoy student life outside of education. Both housing and dining provides many options for students. The facilities are high quality and the surrounding area has a lot of things to do. The urban campus lifestyle is not all the bad people make it out to be and new students will find themselves enjoying life at VCU.

Tyler
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Virginia Commonwealth University is a pretty good school. Most of the professors actually take the time to make sure you unde...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Commonwealth University is a pretty good school. Most of the professors actually take the time to make sure you understand the class and they are always available if you need help. The school is very diverse which makes everyone feel better because there is no one there that will feel left out.

Chris
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Virginia is home to many great colleges. The colleges that get the most recognition in my opinion are Virginia Tech for their...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia is home to many great colleges. The colleges that get the most recognition in my opinion are Virginia Tech for their food and sports, James Madison for their food and sports, and University of Virginia for… you get the point. These are all great schools with great programs and opportunities but everyone has their place and I found mine at Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU is more than a college, it’s a community of learners who come from all over. The college is centered in the city of Richmond, which is a turn off for some but a reason to apply for others. In my opinion, the benefit of having a university in the middle of this city is that getting to classes is easy since everything is only a walk away and there is always something happening. You get to immerse yourself in Richmond culture while simultaneously immersing yourself in VCU’s culture. I went to this school knowing 5 people by name who attended but through my few years of attendance have made lifelong friends and relationships with people I would have never met if I went anywhere else. Classes are challenging here and the school is always developing and growing which keeps students on their toes. College is no cake walk but with the help from the academic learning center and professors, you are able to receive help and guidance which I have personally used multiple times. Attending college here is nothing short of an experience whether it’s a good one or a bad one. I always tell my friends in high school to apply anyways and visit me to get a pre-experience to what their future could be like. College is a big time for most peoples lives and I believe that wherever you go, you should enjoy it because it is an opportunity that some are unable to afford.

Olivia
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I love the school, the amount of people there who are differently coming together makes the experience so much fun. This coll...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school, the amount of people there who are differently coming together makes the experience so much fun. This college was my first choice and while I don't live on campus I've met some people. Now living off campus most don't take into consideration that you wont be as close to people living off campus. This being that people who stay together have a better chance at bonding with those around them more. But if you're willing to put that aside then this is an amazing facility. Though there aren't a lot of food choices still worth going here.

Ayesha
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Virginia Commonwealth University is a very diverse school with May different student with many different backgrounds and cult...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Virginia Commonwealth University is a very diverse school with May different student with many different backgrounds and cultures. Being here have opened my eyes to inclusion. I have learned to appreciate everyone because everyone is special in their own way. Professors are friendly and accessible and campus life is very lively. There is always something interesting and fun going on.

Colin
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I absolutely love VCU. I am from a rural area so adapting to the city was interesting to say the least. I had to learn how ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love VCU. I am from a rural area so adapting to the city was interesting to say the least. I had to learn how to jaywalk and realized that going to sleep at 10 PM is crazy in the city. I am a first generation student so moving two hours from home to go here was scary but theres no place I'd rather be. The amount of culture and diversity here is amazing. I see every single type of person imaginable on campus and no one does a double take. I feel accepted here and can't imagine going anywhere else.

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

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