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Reviews 3139 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live in the city therefore to not have an opinion on the matter

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: the food around richmond is abundant and the best I have ever had

College Sophomore

Administration: As a commuter student, I am not on campus enough to have an opinion on this topic

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships are only accessible to new students, not continuing

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: As a commuter student, I do not party on campus but will go to bars around the city

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food on campus is average, but food throughout the city is spectacular

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus therefore do not have experience with on campus housing

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The people can be rude. The financial aid "generalists" do not like to cooperate and claim to know just as much as an actual advisor. Most of the time I've dealt with them I have had to come back to financial aid multiple times becaise they gave me bad instructions the first second or third time.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have never been to one.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Only a few options for "swiping" during the day and EVERYTHING is unhealthy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Underclassmen have the worst housing options. They should have better housing for incoming freshmen.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe of campus at night or during the day.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love RVA. it's so diverse and a great place to live.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: tons of amazing local cuizine at VCU and around RVA.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone looks different. There is a lot of diversity at VCU.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: personally for me, it was a very stressful task

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have apps where we can report crimes so it does help us feel safer. There are also yellow boxes all around campus that call the police in case of an emergency.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: At VCU everywhere you turn is a frat or sorority. They hold all sorts of events around campus and they also are known for their parties (more than others). Most non-Greeks look at Greeks with resentment, stereo-typically naming them and what they do.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: VCU is a nationally ranked school for their medical program, so if one gets a degree from that then most employers will be impressed.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus administration isn't really extremely strict, I mean, not enough to make it feel like you're in a prison or anything. They take appropriate actions to solve issues within the campus

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I love the biology program at VCU. They email you everyday about what new events are coming up and when you can meet your advisors! The biology building (or life science building) is huge and has thousands of students there working hard!

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I honestly don't go to parties but according to my friends frat/sorority parties are extremely fun and a little deviant.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The Richmond area is very urban, but there are many things to do in walking distant. There's also a nice mall around twenty minutes from campus!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great options on campus! An amazing variety of different types of food! It reminds me how diverse our student body is!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: it's more money than on campus apartments

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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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