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Reviews 2949 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall experience is okay. If it wasn't for the cost of school, financial aid, and how money is used at the school the rating would be much different. Financial Aid is a joke and the school has priorities that don't quite have the students in mind. Rather, it benefits the business of the school. They purposely have more adjunct professors to get out of the statewide mandatory obligation of giving health benefits to full time (tenure) faculty. All other aspects are pretty good. The school is cheap when it wants to be and expensive when it doesn't need to be.

4 College Junior

Academics: The major (Communication Arts) is great! I love the classes available, and if you're a hardworking and motivated student, you'll flourish in the major. We have quite a bit of faculty who've worked in the field such as visual affects for movies.The only thing that needs improvement is communication (ironically) of things such as forums and internship/job opportunities.

3 College Junior

Academics: Academics are okay. There are good teachers and not so good teachers. It depends on the department and class. I've gotten a mix of both. The library is a great study place when it's not too-too crowded. It peaks during finals.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene is pretty good. House parties are fun, but you can tell when it's time to leave. Parties sponsored by the school are pretty great, such as the Silent Headphones Party.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many hole-in-the-wall restaurants on and around campus. They're all pretty good, especially if you're over 21.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The choices for a meal swipe in certain places are extremely limited and not worth the swipe. The better things for a swipe have specific days and times they're available and that can be annoying sometimes. Bleeker St. is the best and takes swipes for the whole day, but is closed on the weekends.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The RA's are pretty great. At least the majority that I had. As a freshmen, housing is great and really close. Unless you're in Cabinass. Now I lived in Cabinass for 2 years, and the main thing I didn't like was taking the campus shuttle since it was on the other campus (MCV). Now within a year, Cabinass has turned from he best housing to the worst. It used to have kitchens on each floor, but they were converted into triples without taking the sink out. Also, each room came with a mini fridge which now reside in the basement. The basement was the game room with a Wii, T.V. and cable with on demand, a pool table, and another big T.V. most used for their own game consoles. All of that is now inaccessible due to the fridges. All the other dorms are overpriced. Brandt is the newest dorm in a suite type style. Rhodes is old, Johnson got a renovation last year and GRC is getting an upgrade. The apartment style dorms are for upperclassmen and cost about $2,000 more depending on which one you choose. The building look nice, but are made cheaply. Cary and Belvidere is nice, but the plumbing is cheap and makes a lot of noise.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's nice to live off campus , it has added freedom and there are plenty of options however if you don't have a car its hard to walk from home to class

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Because Richmond is a big city there is always a party going on, there is never a dull moment

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: richmond has so many diverse eating options !

5 College Freshman

Administration: VCU police are always seen which gives a good peace of mind to students , but they aren't a menacing presence.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Get the documents in the early and talk directly to those working in the financial aid office

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the fact that there are many options to chose from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love on campus housing , the newer housing is phenomenal ! Great residence hall programs

4 College Junior

Party Scene: A lot of options for different tastes.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very good options with nice prices and variety.

4 College Junior

Administration: Good policies! do not affect academic or social lives.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Good if you know the right people.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid office is awful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: A lot of the local places are very good.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's pretty decent; some things are too old.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The apartment I am living now is behind the Siegel Center and I think it's a bit too expensive. Worth for the location more likely.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: If you find your own group everyday is a party

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Cost seems average to me

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I finally got my financial aid one month after calling.

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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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