YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 3248 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The prices for rent is slightly ridiculous the closer you get on campus and paying for parking is a pain. A lot of places a couple miles from the school are more reasonable.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating off campus and it all is relatively cheap. A lot of places that are good at compiled in Carytown such as Galaxy Diner and Mellow Mushroom.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The alcohol and drug policies are relatively strict and many kids have been kicked out for using them, so they are enforcing them pretty well.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Qualities are relatively frequent, whether they be hosted by a frat or a house party. They are very enjoyable and it allows more people to meet new friends. I've visited other colleges and their party scene didn't quite meet up to my expectations in comparison.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive scholarships from the school and getting paperwork through to the financial aid office can be quite a hassle (I've turned in paperwork and they continue to say I haven't turned it in).

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The majority of the food on campus that is included with swipes is average. There are many places that are local that are very good such as Christian's for pizza, but they are not included in any sort of meal plan. I wish swipes would roll over to the next semester so it wouldn't be such a waste.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's very fun to live on campus, because you get to meet so many people. However, the dorms are just average size and aren't anything special. The majority of the dorms, with the exception of one, are all close to the buildings where classes are held.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options. Just don't leave at night

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Walk in the direction of CaryTown. Lots of good stuff

4 College Freshman

Administration: You are allowed your freedom. Just dont go too far

College Freshman

Party Scene: I actually haven't been to any parties.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school will usually get you what you need.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Be prepared to wait in very long lines everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not a big fan of living in the city. I hear sirens daily and I always get crime alert texts. Recently there has been quite a few gunshot warnings right off campus. The dorms I am staying in a fairly new and are clean. The rooms are also much bigger than I had expected. Laundry and trash disposal is easy to access. The food options with a meal plan are decent. If you're a city person, you'll probably love it here since it's not a big city at all but still quite busy sometimes. There are a lot of food choices close-by right off campus. Cary Town has some amazing places.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: One reason I love this school is because if your Greek it doesn't matter and if you aren't Greek then it doesn't matter. just do what you want and if you feel like rushing then we have plenty of frats and sororities and if you are not into Greek life then that's perfectly okay too.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am in the process of getting a house off campus in the Fan or Jackson Ward and from what I have seen and toured, the houses are not huge but good enough for a college student especially with costs. I like the way the houses here are built because Richmond is old and has a lot of history so I enjoy the communities it has.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Richmond is full of amazing small restaurants and diners, especially down Cary Street which is a 5-10 minute walk and drive from campus that is literally full of great restaurants all conveniently priced with great food.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It is not anything crazy and just like any other school when it comes to things like underage drinking or drug use, noise violations and such. Great campus police force however with nice officers to help you when needed.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is right in the middle between greek and non-greek which is perfect because there are plenty of frat parties and house parties that everyone can usually go to if someone is trying to find something to do. Thousands of houses around campus with nothing but college kids so parties are inevitable.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is again like any other university with having to collect various papers you did not know you had and once you get everything together, its not that bad.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is just like any other university, except they need to ave more options and there needs to be another food court on Monroe Park Campus, but other than that all the food that is available is good enough for what you are given.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its something that I feel every freshman should go through just to say they have lived in dorms before and they know the "college struggle". Plus its a good thing to live in the dorms because you do make a lot of friends like I did.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently living in freshman dorms, and on school housing next year as well, so i have no idea how to answer.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I've only been to the popular chains outside of campus, but they have good vegetarian options which is nice.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The housing admins are pretty chill.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

VCU Student Commons
VCU Student Commons

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Virginia Commonwealth University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!