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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love it here at VCU! It has its up's and down's. I really like how diverse this school is, and there are so many types of people. I like how it stays hotter longer through the changing of seasons compared to the north. Also, I like the vibe and the city life. There are things that can be walked to. One of the things I don't like is financial aid and how funds are used at this school. I'm and out-of-state student and rely a lot on financial aid. However, every year seems to be way too little of aid to pay for school. Also, I question how the school decides to distribute funds across the institution.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Living overseas I did not really have to opportunity to "tour" colleges prior to choosing which I wanted to go to. I chose VCU for their art school which was proven to be amazing with my experience and for the culture that is Richmond. Being in the heart of the city is a whole other experience in its own and mixed in with the college life is unlike anything else. Coming to VCU was the best and luckiest decision I have ever made. The diversity of the school is amazing and you will always feel welcome no matter what you do.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm starting in the fall but so far I have really enjoyed VCU. The campus is really nice and the diversity of people is amazing. I really enjoyed orientation also!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Diversity is everything. Love the open campus. Have made great memories with great friends.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Going to the most diverse school in Virginia, number one public arts school in the nation, and a school in the heart of one of the greatest cities, you really get to see some interesting people, places, and things that stick with you through your college years and life.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love VCU! The atmosphere and the people and the classes are amazing! I feel like this school couldn't be anymore perfect to me or to someone else.They have excellent programs, and diversity, so its like the perfect combination!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are helpful and seem to care about what they are doing. The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate, in addition to the construction of the new library which is going to be incredible. The campus offers a lot to students in order to improve their quality of the University as well as the quality of life.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I've really enjoyed my time at VCU. The campus is nice, the classes are manageable, the students are friendly, and the school is very diverse.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at college is a little different than students' usual experience. I live very close to the urban campus so even before I applied, I spent time there. My close proximity to the campus contributed to my decision to live off- campus and commute, which separates me from most college students who live on campus. Finally, I work about 30 hours a week during the school year which prevents me from spending much extra time on campus. I come for my classes and then leave to go to work. That said, I love the environment of my school. The events I have been to have been inclusive and exciting and I wouldn't choose any other school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose VCU again for their rigorous art program. In the time that I was enrolled in the art foundation program, I have grown so much as an artist thanks to the wonderfully talented professors at VCU. I've met lots of interesting new people. And the fact that the campus is located in the city makes it engaging and allows for you to have the opportunity to experience freedom and independence.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At first I thought I made the wrong choice to go to my school. It's big, but I have my own group of friends. One of my favorite experiences is going to the volleyball game on Halloween. I'm in the Peppas at Virginia Commonwealth University. We all dressed up in costumes and had a great time. Even if I don't thoroughly enjoy certain sports, being with my friends makes it worthwhile.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far my time at VCU has been amazing. I love the city and my fellow students.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I go to school on the MCV campus so my experience is different from most. The graduate schools are great though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I only applied for two schools, but when I got into the school I am enrolled in currently, I fell in love with it. Sure it maybe a bit scary living on an urban campus, but it is more exciting and there are many people to make you feel welcome. The city takes great pride in its college students and hosts events to help introduce its newcomers to its wonderful sights. The natives of this urban area do whatever they can to make every student feel welcome and secure. If I had to do it all over again, I would still make the same choice as I did. This school may not have been my top school, but it was when I came to its campus!

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wish I never went to community college. I got so caught up with "at-home" life that I didn't take school seriously. I felt as if I were still in high school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of the best choices I have been able to make as an independent student/adult is going to my college! It has opened so many doors for me and giving me optimal opportunity to try new things. A chance to go to college is something I would hope for everybody young and old even if there is a financial need.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people here are so friendly, and willing to help. The food could use some work.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: VCU is diverse and accepting of anyone different .

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is unique because its very diverse and the people here are accepting of everyone who goes here.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the professors such in the biology department but everyone else is super nice and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They all start early in the summer which sucks if you're not staying near school

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not really into partying

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Theres a lot of places to find food that are good.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The strictness was all right they weren't too worry about who you had in your room more if you were drinking in the dorms

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I didn't like that our swipes weren't rollover

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Students who attend VCU either love it or hate it. If they hate it, they most likely transfer or don't stay around campus on the weekends to find out everything the city has to offer. VCU has several nationally ranked academic programs and is continuing to grow and expand the classes offered to students. There are so many different fields that a student can major in that there's no need to decide right way on a major. More and more students are enrolling at VCU, and instead of being a backup school, it's becoming the first choice for a majority of the incoming freshmen. While outsiders may consider it an art school, VCU students know that it is too diverse to label as any one type of school. Although VCU is in a city and some consider that a danger, the VCU security and police systems are arguably some of the best in the state. 

VCU offers several opportunities for students to join clubs, fraternities, and sororities and even to travel abroad for a semester. They strive to give students the best opportunities knowing that once they leave college they may never be given them again. There are many different ways to socialize with fellow students, from going to athletic events to attending a house party down the street. The city has many different bars and clubs for people to let go of the stress of class and work. VCU has more than 32,000 students, which may seem crazy, but spread throughout the city, it's not an insane amount. It is not uncommon to see someone who may have gone to your high school or someone you randomly met once at a party. Students who love and support VCU the most are active in some aspect and are happy with the decision they made in choosing their major. VCU has a lot to offer, but it's up to each student to take advantage of it and make his or her experience here unique.

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