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Reviews 3453 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Academics: VCU offers a variety of classes and the curriculum is great!

The new library is pretty awesome, I really like it. Study spaces are also awesome.

4 College Senior

Diversity: VCU is a pretty diverse and open campus. You have the freedom to be anyone you want.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It depends on your group of friends or the company you keep.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I have not lived in campus housing, but from what I've heard, its alright.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. VCU does a great job securing the area and making sure we are safe.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything about VCU. The classes, professors, variety of the courses offered, class styles, and the class size.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school provides every student with an opportunity to reach their dreams in life. It may be a difficult and life may get in the way but if you are willing than VCU will provide you with the help you need.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved my dorm experience. Sure there were some problems but in the end i've met some of my best friends from being in the dorm

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think that Greek life is a good idea for a campus. They may stereotyped as snobby and cliquey, but they have great philanthropies. Many Greek life houses support each other and they even support the non-Greek life people as well. At my school it doesn't really affect the campus. Greek housing is just like the rest we don't really have sorority row or fraternity row but there are known houses that are for Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: At VCU basketball is a very important event, like any other normal college has football, our football is basketball. We have had 83 consecutive sellouts. Each of our sports teams supports the other in return. Baseball is also a big event at VCU. Since we are surrounded by city there are more than just students who come to our events.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall my first year at Virginia Commonwealth University has gone fairly well. Like any freshman student, leaving home was a hard adjustment but in the end was the best experience of my life. VCU is very diverse in its student body and everyone here is very welcoming. If I had the chance to choose a different school now, I would decline and continue coming to VCU. I love my school!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have a lot in place, but they could do better with actually charging individuals, because that never happens.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses can be very hard because of the way they are graded and I feel that some professors don't meet the standard of teaching to the difficulty of tests.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It really depends on your major; for art and med it's great, but for some others; it's average.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Only 1-2 dorms are decent and the rooms are very small in all. Also very very expensive, not worth the price.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Parties are fun but always busy because small houses and lots of students. Definitely suggest joining thought you meet lots of new people and gain life time connections.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's really fun to go to basketball games, but other than that, the other varsity sports aren't popular!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's pretty limited major and course options, very unspecific.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. It's security everywhere especially after a certain time and everyone always stays in groups.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since I am a forensic science major, our group is very close as well as the network. It will come in handy when I graduate.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Once you get over how bug some classes are and the class style, you learn to appreciate it and still learn at the same time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It has caused a lot of problems this year especially because some of the dorms are going down which causes less room for others. It get worse because we still have a freshman to account for.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think that the Greek life here is very strong and that they do a lot for this school and the community.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Due to the fact that this is a D1 school, a lot of things revolve around them. Everyone in the school is supportive of them though win or lose.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like being away from home but also making a place where I have never been before my new home. I have learned so many things since I have been here so far and I enjoy learning even more new things and making new friends every day.

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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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