Virginia College Reviews - CLOSED

2.54 out of 5 stars
(119 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $22,600
47% of 119 students said this degree improved their career prospects
32% of 119 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Genesis - 1/13/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"Going to Virginia college of Greensboro was the best thing in my life. I have the job of my dreams because of it and was well prepared for it. Thank you for the teachers they all helped me do my best. I think that if a student takes it seriously and gives it his or her best they would do wonderful but of course if you are just looking for a free ride and lack of they will never succeed and just complain about how terrible the school is when actually it's them."
1.0 out of 5 stars
MH - 12/12/2015
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2011
"This is the worse college ever! If you think they will help you, you are mistaken. They tell you in the beginning they will accept your classes from other schools, but at the end they won't owner, and they will force you to take more classes. I was one month to graduation, and they pull me off the course because I refused to spend any more money! They got 25k from me, and I got nothing. Run, don't go there! Another people from my own job told me they over charge everything, and they were expelled from the school for not paying over $9k in library fees? They returned all the books, and they still charge them for the books! DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME! They all are intereste in your money only, not you! The director of the program told me "You did not spend enough money, I can let you to graduate!" This is what happened to me! Don't be a fool! They always lie about everything! And the teachers are horrible!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Another Disappointed Student - 12/10/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Please don't go to this school because it's full of disappointment. I started attending this school June 2014 and after a year of long hours at work and riding over 45 minutes to school - only to sit in class and listen to gossip, facebook news, and personal accounts - go over half a chapter of work, have various take home quizzes, midterms, and finals and still not taught even half the information required for the certification exam - I have walked out of their doors to never return. I am a certified Pharmacy Tech and thought that becoming a Medical Assisitant would open more doors for me but sadly that isn't the case. Students copied homework from each other all the time, cheated during tests, and barely knew anything about the anatomy of the body. Teachers were very brash and unprofessional - more concerned about what was on tv rather than teach us, forcing us to take surveys about the school when half the time it would take over half of the semester for everyone to recieve their textbooks...I could go on forever but it just makes me upset to think about it and even more so because people think I am just being lazy - but they will never understand unless they have been there. I don't reccomend this place to my worse enemy - it's all about money and enrollment rates - it's disgusting and a huge insult."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unhappy - 11/23/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"Instructors are okay but the financial advisors are the rudest ppl in the world! They lie and they are quick to take your money to get you in the door. But if you call them with questions they have the worst attitudes avoid this school any way possible"
1.1 out of 5 stars
Heidi Rhodes - 11/20/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"If you are looking for a good online program, this is NOT the school to choose. Not only is there no real instruction and you are basically teaching yourself, the school is not accredited, which means that if for any reason you need to transfer to another school, or if you want to continue on to another degree, your classes will not transfer. When I applied for this school, I did ask if they were accredited and I was told yes. So also be prepared for them to lie to you, just to get your business. They are a for profit college, which means they will try to get money from you in every way possible. I was an online student only and I was being charged fees as if I were living on a campus somewhere, and that is money that I just cannot get back. As for the professors, be prepared to be accused of plagiarism and copying and pasting in your papers, unless it is anything except the most basic of information, so make sure to find sources for information you already know. All in all, if you choose to go to attend Virginia College, do your research. They have a low retention and graduation rate for a reason. There is little to no career planning or help once you graduate. And be prepared to teach yourself the information in each class, as there is little to no instruction, with the exception of power points, and 1 or 2 questions on a discussion board."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Latoya - 9/10/2015
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2015
"My experience at Virginia College in Columbia was a great one. The instructors was informative, nice, & they address your problems & listen to your concerns. My Pharmacy Director was the best. Shes friendly & straight forward her door was always open to her students. Only problem I was financial over my military GI Bill at the beginning but once squared away everything was fine."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tamica Browm - 6/20/2015
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"DO NOT GO TO THIS COLLEGE!!!!!!! Am I bitter?....YES! They lied right from the start! The Surgical tech Program Director was mean, nasty and hateful and let those go thru that SHE wanted to let thru. She did not at the time, even have a degree but a certificate of completion. I am stuck with 74,000 Yes, THOUSAND dollars in student loans and no degree and working as a shuttle bus driver. Go figure!. I was the Surg Tech student President, Student Advocate, had a 3.94 GPA while enrolled and witnessed 2 Director changes 3 Dean, and 2 President changes while at the school. I had to file a formal complaint just to get accepted into the internship program because the Director said I was not capable even though I was a student tutor in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, ENT sterile technique and procedures!.....While at the college, I served on several committees and advocated for the college on many levels and volunteered on the graduation committee overseeing several ceremonies but not my own!. Several programs that were there when I was there are no longer there, 90% of the staff that was there have left. Most fired because they had an enrollment quota to keep and if they could not enroll a certain number of students a MONTH, they were fired! The professional staff started engaging in at work affairs causing several problems with students and instruction. I could go on about this school. I have notice that the parking lot has become more and more vacant since I left so I guess people are getting the word."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lucretia Dixon - 5/22/2015
Degree: Cosmetology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.5 out of 5 stars
disappointed - 4/28/2015
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2016
"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........."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Lynn - 4/25/2015
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
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