Virginia Commonwealth University is ...
NCAA Division I (without football)
Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.253 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.276 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.273 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration258 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities212 Graduates
Health Teacher Education208 Graduates
Political Science and Government170 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.305 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.365 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.192 responses
Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews
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VCU is located right in downtown Richmond Virginia! It has the #2 public art education program in the country and it shows through the students attending! VCU is integrated into the city of Richmond and offers plenty of fun night life and campus activities, as well as plenty of nature to explore! My professors have all been polite, accessible, and compassionate. The only thing I would say is a downside to VCU is their dining hall food, but there are plenty of other restaurants that serve delicious food and accept student meal plans!
VCU is wonderful! Everyone is super friendly and its very diverse. Nearly all of my teachers and classes I've had have been outstanding. I'm in the Art's Foundation program and I've learned so much and the work that comes out of it is phenomenal. The athletics are top, yet the student body lacks in school spirit. The party scene is amazing. Nearly all parties are off campus and the only downside is that its very selective. If you aren't in a frat there's a good chance you won't be let in. The school in general needs more of a reputation, especially out of state. The on campus dorms aren't the best either. The walls aren't soundproof, but the living space is average despite the small spaces we are given. Monroe Park, which initially was extremely sketchy and filled with homeless people, is being renovated. Most of the homeless have been relocated since construction started. For an urban school, its very safe. VCUs food is the worst and overpriced but the gym is outstanding.
I think my favorite thing is the diversity. Walking around the campus, you see people of different races, ethnicities, religions, and nationalities. You hear people speaking languages other than English such as Arabic or Chinese. A lot of my friends I actually met at LGBTQ+ mixers during the first week here. I love that there is a whole department and office for multicultural student affairs. The office is even a safe space for anyone who needs it!