Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (36)
Attending Virginia Commonwealth was the best thing I ever did. The welcoming student body, caring physicians and varied multi cultural opportunities for interaction have made me the well rounded, individual I am today. I obtained my first job at the VCU student Union when it initially opened. I learned to write, explore and be a critical thinker while attending ths school-fond memories .
VCU is overpopulated and that makes it very easy to be overlooked or have a persistent problem that is not solved right away. With that being said, it is in the heart of a great city with a range of internship opportunities available.
VCU is a great university; it's student-focused with excellent professors that truly cared about their students. The Mass Communications program was thorough, practical and challenging.
I went to a university with an urban, city setting. It was open and "hip." It was filled with lots of different types of people - religiously, culturally, politically, socio economically, ethnically, nationally, etc. The diversity was one of my favorite things about it, because I think it is crucial to be surrounded by people who are not like you. It's challenging and exciting to learn about others and forget about your own bubble in the world. It was also affordable for in-state tuition, which was the main deciding factor for me.
VCU is a great university, and their life sciences division has great professors who are knowledgeable and passionate about their areas of expertise.
Pretty easy to walk around campus. The program had good professors when I was there.
I really liked the urban feel and Richmond is a great city. VCU has a strong social work program that requires students to have 3 semesters of internships in undergrad and this really helped me when looking for jobs after graduating.
I loved my time at VCU - attending was one of the best decisions I've made. With campus in the middle of the city, students have so many opportunities to get real world experience in the community. I don't think you get the same level of involvement on a private, gated campus.
There is no experience quite like college. It may not be preparation for the real world, but it certainly develops new habits and ideas and prepares you to be a more self-sufficient decision-maker and critical thinker. It is an important social experience as well. While you may not actually use the degree you earn in the way you think, college is still valuable to all employers, regardless of your major or degree. If you can afford it, you should go.
Witnessed a dramatic shift in the level of education from undergraduate focused to graduate student focused. Quality of education changed dramatically for the worse.