Virginia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (102)
I am a single mother and I managed to continue my education in the Cosmetology field. Virginia college is a wonderful school. The teachers take their time with you. They work with your speed of learning. THis school has taught me so much and Im grateful that I attended.
THEY HAVE THE WORSE INSTRUCTOR, THERE INSTRUCTOR DRESS BAD THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING EACH QUATER GETS WORSE AND WORSE THEY DONT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION CORRECT THEY TAKE MORE BREAK THEN YOU BE IN CLASS, ITS ALRIGHT TO HAVE FUN BUT WAIT TIL BREAK , IM AT THE ONE IN AUGUSTA , GEORGIA . THEY WORRY ABOUTYOU WEARING THERE UGLY UNIFORM THEN TEACHING ANYTHING TO ME THEY THERE FOR THE MONEY AND NOT TO EACH.AND SOME OF THE THING THEY SUPPOSE TO DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE THAT CLASS THEY DONT DO , THEY DONT HAVE YOUR SUPPLY ON TIME BOOKS COME A WEEK OR TWO LATE . AND TO EXPENSIVE.........
All I can say is that I wish I researched before I enrolled in this school. I did receive an Associate's in Human Resources. I am now enrolled in Park University. Park did not take ANY of my credits from Virginia College. They applied credits I received from REAL colleges 15 years ago but would not take them from VC. I did 20 years in the military and I had credits from various schools because I moved a lot. The other factor is that VC would not apply any of my credits from other schools. That was their way of getting more money. Anytime someone tells me they are thinking of VC...I tell them to try another school.
I would not recommend Virginia College in Huntsville,Al to any one. The teachers are hired of the street with little or no teaching experience. You can count on over paying and teaching yourself. Everyday there was a new problem and if you have a problem don't count on being helped. If I had to do over again I would NOT have went to school at Virginia College.
I have been at this college online for a year. So far, it has been really hard. The professors don't really "teach". If you are looking at going online, consider doing this on your own. Because you will receive no help from the professors. I have honestly been looking at switching to another college.
The cosmotology program, when you start your first class they teach you hair cuts and up do's, and you don't get to go over it again til your working in the shop at near end of program. If your a slow learner like me, you need tutors and they need to teach it more, going over five different hair cuts just one time is not good enough. And there some chapter test if you fail two, they make you feel bad because you start that class over. They put lot of unnesasay stress on you.
TO ALL WHO THINK VC HAS THE ANSWER!!!! I have just finished my associates of applied science degree in network engineering. I am a military student and I would have to say it has been a really rough road. Financial aid is horrible. They are no help at all the try any way possible to confuse you and over charge. Just found out that they have been charging me as if I was taking 12 credit hours when I was only taking 8 this has went on for 2 quarters. Then they are always submitting my tuition amount to the VA lesser then what it actually is (Which by the way is $4,897 for 12 credit hours). At first the quality of education was good then corporate started changing stuff and we lost some teachers. Now its all money and no education. Thank god for text books and LabSims. I have never seen such a mindless place in my life how they get away with it I don't know. Like I said I am military and I now know I was recruited. They don't care about you only your money. The tuition has rose over $200 in the past 2 years $1000 in the past 5. I and many others have submitted complaints to the corporate office during quarterly reviews and nothing has happened. I urged any military student(We make up 80% of the school.) that is going to VC and having unresolved problems to submit your complaints to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp. To all the others go to the BBB and the department of EDU. its time they are stopped.
I attend VC in Birmingham, Alabama. This school is a joke. It's like an expensive high school! I definitely would not recommend the respiratory program to anyone. It's not worth your time nor money!!!
I love the smaller classes. My advisor rocks. She is always there to help.great school
Overall I did great in the classes, I really out a lot of time into the classes to make the best grades. However, some of the instructors were not helpful at all. The instructors had guidelines to follow, which meant completing one paper, get feed back on it, to redo it for another assignment to be turned in and have it corrected from the first rough draft. I found numerous times we would never receive the first copy back in time to turn in a revised paper. The staff is constantly changing, I have never had the same advisor more than one term. I never got straight answers, just the run around. It is also VERY EXPENSIVE. The icing on the cake was when my last course of externship came about. My externship coordinator found me a site, it was 7 hours away from where I live. I am not driving 7 hours, 2 days a week to do an externship. . I was told my only option was to withdraw and find one before the next semester. Two semesters later, I have finally found one on my own (an externship site). Thousands of dollars later, and 3/4 of a year pass when I was suppose to graduate, I had no choice but to find a site to complete the degree because my credits were not trasnferrable.