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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a very well school that is becoming more well known for my major.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is awesome and diverse.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I do feel safe on campus, but reality is always close

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about it at all.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really know much about them, just what i hear

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They are awesome! Love them, they are so unique

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great food! one of my favorite things about RVA

4 College Freshman

Administration: great place, but way too noisy at night

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: process was a hassle but it worked out in the end

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: lots of chances to be social and meet new people!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good, but could offer healthier options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: good to live, not much respect between students.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is decent, and the teachers are passionate

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am still finding my study spots, but I can honestly say (excluding a few choice classes) that if you go to class and do your work, college is not that hard, at least freshman year. If there is a professor that is not adequately teaching the material, the students really do a good job of rallying together to study and figure it out.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I cannot wait for the new expanded library to open so that student have more space. And the gym is amazing

4 College Freshman

Local Area: If you look hard enough and actually explore your city, you will never be board.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I mean, we got some hipsters, we got some preps, we got some jocks, we got some of everyone

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As much as I would appreciate more financial support from my in-state university, it is better than anything else I would get from somewhere else. I like the city, I love the diversity, and I love the facilities provided to us.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have been to a few job fairs, and I have found really great connections for future endeavors

College Freshman

Greek Life: I only know about frats as far as the parties

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't had a chance to participate as much in the spirit, but I'm excited to become a part of it

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am in the very frustrating "middle-class" bracket, the one that on paper looks like my parents can afford to pay $10,000 a semester, but in reality that is just ridiculous. It feels they are just using that as an excuse to not give me money for my education. I was told that if went to school, and got good grades, I could go to school and the school would even help me pay for it.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Only when you find the right party, and sometimes that means walking a long ways through the streets of Richmond. Sometimes it also feels like you need to have an "in", or know someone who knows the "moves" (where the parties are)

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My only critique would be that the elevators have been malfunctioning

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't personally live on campus because it is too expensive for me at the moment, however most of that i have seen is a decent quality. Th apartments are a lot better than the dorms

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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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