Academic Experience

Location
Richmond, VA
Undergrads
3,616
Tuition (in-state)
$9,816 ($4,053)
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5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I currently work full-time as a head LPN at an assisted living facility. I also currently take 3 classes at J. Sarg. I'm not sure how unique it is, but I'm extremely happy that I'm able to work in 2 in-class lectures and 1 online class. The online classes that I've been able to take really is helping me get through my needed classes faster than I had hoped!

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3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: So far, the professors I've had are wonderful! They have been very helpful and are very willing to help. However, I have heard from other students which professors NOT to take...so just as there are good educators, there are also very poor ones. I suppose most schools are like that though.

As far as the registration process goes, there always seems to be a glitch in the system and I have to call the school to get it fixed.

One thing that does actually annoy me, and I feel it is unfair to the students, is the length of time that it takes for the school to distribute the financial aid awarded. Most of the time, it isn't received until the middle of the semester.

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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: It has been challenging but well worth it

1 College Freshman

Academic Experience: They don't offer many extracurricular courses that meet the needs of majors outside of the norm such as nursing... Therefor I cannot actually help or further myself in my intended major..

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Professors are pretty decent and dedicated. Class registration is overall easily and not too crazy as long as you're ahead of the schedule. Workload is realllllyyyyy easy. The school doesn't offer many different majors, so don't go nuts.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 583rd
    Best Class Sizes
  • 599th
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 901st
    Best Class Availability
  • 1275th
    Most Accessible Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Quinton Addington
Hometown
King & Queen Court House, VA
Major
Health Records Coding
Grad Year
2011
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Many students at J. Sargeant Reynolds take pride in the school's excellent academic experience. Classes are generally very small, so students don't have to feel like they're lost in a course. Sarge's highly dedicated professors add to this experience by tirelessly working with students to make sure that they learn the material necessary to complete their degree. Working adults especially love Sarge's academics because they are able to schedule their classes around their work schedule and not feel pressured to complete their degree in a set time.

Students always have to do their own part in order to be successful, though. If they utilize the available help from the instructors, success is only a short mile away.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
20:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
135
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
489
Full-Time Retention Rate
53%
Part-Time Retention Rate
38%
Transfer-Out Rate
14%
Graduation Rate
13%
Colleges/Divisions
  • School of Business and Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Science
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
43
Most Popular Majors
  • Child Care Provider: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
  • Social Science Research Methods: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Class Sizes
Most of the classes at Sarge can have as little as 20 students! This means that more students can be accommodated in and outside of the classroom, and you can build a better relationship with your peers and professors. Class participation is a must, as it is an important part of your grade and can help you better understand the material that's being taught, so be prepared to ask questions and work closely with your classmates.
Student/Professor Relationships
Professors get high marks all across the board from students. Most professors are more than willing to work with students throughout a course, and they are genuinely passionate about the subject they teach. Forming a relationship with your professors will enable you to take a giant step toward your success!
Testing & Grading Procedures
Typically, tests and exams make up the bulk of a grade in a class; students also have to do written projects or assignments, which in turn help them prepare for the test. If you don't do well on an exam (for example, the midterm), class assignments and participation can help you stay afloat, and as always, teachers are willing to help you out.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
A typical course can vary, depending on the material and who teaches it. It's not unusual for a class to last almost three hours, and you also have classes that last 50 minutes, 90 minutes, and two hours.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
A typical course lasts the duration of the semester (16 weeks). In some cases, a class can take place in half the time (eight weeks), and during the summer, classes can take place from five to 10 weeks.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Get your financial aid and scheduling straight as soon as possible.
  • Getting involved on campus can provide some great networking opportunities in the future.
  • Teachers are very accommodating.
  • You can work your work schedule around your classes very easily.
  • You should sign up for classes at 12 a.m. on the first day of "Early Bird Registration"-classes fill up fast!
  • You won't get a student ID for the first few days of the semester.
Tips to Succeed
  • Always take your classes seriously. They can really help you if you transfer to a four-year school. Your good grades will help you get good financial aid and help you get into Phi Theta Kappa!
  • Always talk to your professors if you need help with something; they care about your success, so they're more than willing to help you.
  • Be friendly! Sometimes, simply saying "hello," helping one of your classmates out, or striking up a conversation with someone will gain you a friend.
  • Check Blackboard and your school email frequently.
  • Join a student organization.
  • Make sure you take care of financial aid and your class schedule early.
  • Manage your time wisely!
  • Swipe your student ID when going to the parking deck at the Downtown Campus-it will save you money!
  • Wanna save on gas? Take the shuttle bus! It can drive you from campus to campus-no problem!
Full-Time Faculty
135
Female Faculty
51%
Male Faculty
49%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 15%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 2%
Native American: 1%
White: 79%
Unknown: 1%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,817
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Sarge classes are all set at manageable hours, so you can take your classes at your own pace and work full time.

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 62 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 27% Will advance my career
  • 25% Learned a lot of new things
  • 8% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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