Virginia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (114)
It was a pleasure attending this school. The Savannah campus was a great experience. The staff was very helpful during my time there. I developed great relationships with the staff and the students. The information that I learned was very helpful for the field that I went in. I would definitely recommend Virginia College to anyone that is willing to grow in there career field or a new one.
The Virginia college was a tremendous job, I left and came back to pursue another degree. The staff is very really good. Work well with students, Thank you Virginia College. I have taken my knowledge and put it to use in my field of study. Everything I have learned from this school I have used in my field and then some.
I would not recommend this school to anybody They only want your money Don't care if you graduate or certification I didn't get now one All because you don't get the help you need When the teachers see you growing they hate on you I had surgery and came back the teacher that suppose to help me didn't give a d*** Didn't give your or encouragement Nuthing Now I wasted years their and owe 20,000 dollars no degree or certification They do not care bout your life
If you want to learn the wrong things to, not be assisted when needing help, or get blind sided by financial aid or your own program director (her last name rhymes with mean) you would thoroughly enjoy this facility! I do not recommend you come here if you want necessary hands on training. You are better off with YouTube!
At first when I started the Surgical Technology degree program, I became ecstatic to go to school. I am a single mom of three and needed a college education to help provide for them. At first, the teachers were very professional acting and seemed to care until my first year in. I started noticing over half of the people in my program dropped out, and I had a few fellow students come to class when they wanted to. This included one or two classes, and if they were a certain ethnicity, they would get passed into my next semester.Which was unfair for the other hard working students who actually did work and came to class. My program director has changed twice. We started learning less and less. Then we would be demonstrated something one time and it was "our responsibility" to know how to do it without failing. I felt like my PD made a mockery out of me, once I "attempted' my lab. The later studies actually build from what you are "supposed" to be taught, but you never learn them to build from. I have the same teacher who teaches our A&P1&2 along with Pathopysiology who only allows you to memorize study guides, and makes you teach yourself. They act as if you are a pain just because you want to learn more or if you question anything. In my surgery classes, the same. We test on material that isn't even gone over,then once the semester gets towards the end, they overwhelm you with the things that had to be taught, and the student suffers for the teachers lacking. Please don't waste your time here! Unless you want to leave school in tears everyday and be in debt for years of your life! One would think for the price you pay here, you would get somewhat of an education.
This school and instructors are horrible.They have no idea how to teach. All they did was talk about their homelife the majority of OUR TIME.Yes of course I passed but cannot pass the exam to get certified.I would not recommend this place.
My experience on the Savannah campus was generally what you would expect of a stereotypical for-profit college. The admissions specialist was very nice and seemed helpful until I asked about their disabilities coordinator since I have adhd, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder and have a tendency to have difficulty with focusing and prone to sensory overloads. She informed me she had never heard of a disabilities coordinator even though every college is required to have one. I also had the displeasure of dealing with transphobia. My medical terminology instructor was very disrespectful of those (like myself) who do identify as transgender. My instructor was openly using transphobic slurs, making explicit jokes about trans people's bodies, and the egging on she received from the class only added on to emotional hurt, but also made me feel physically unsafe just sitting in the classroom let alone actually reporting it.
Pros to me glad it worked out with me working full time and going to school both. The staff was very helpful and I enjoyed learning what I did. The teachers were great and really made you work and think which is a great plus to me. Cons was that It was so expensive and I feel like I'm paying out more than what I get out of it. I had to help myself get a job and I didn't want the cap and gown for graduation. I told the staff handling this and she ordered it after I told her no and couldn't get a refund on that. I been paying my student loan for a two year degree since 2004 and still paying on it. I wouldn't go back for anything.
I am taking the network engineering program and I must say it is horrible. I have one more semester left and I have not learned anything close to getting in the real world and working. there have been times when the instructor and director argue in front of the class on what is being taught. They also mixed up my classes so what I'm learning does not go with the certification they want me to take. I am almost done with school and I have yet to take any certification test. This has been the worst school I have ever been to and I will be glad when it's over. They also state this is a hands on program and that is far from the truth. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!
The recruiter person was really nice and helpful but the financial aid advisors are terrible. They have no idea what they are doing and they don't care about certain students. I've had bad experiences with 2 different financial aid people. They give you one amount of what your tuition payment will be then a few days before classes they triple the out of pocket cost.They only want to help you if you are a minority which I'm not.They claim they care about students but they don't. When you ask for help to find alternate funding to still start school they just say find a cosigner...not everyone has that ability. If i was a minority student they would have helped me find a way to pay for it.