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NCAA Division I-AAA
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.271 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.268 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration242 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities200 Graduates
Political Science and Government149 Graduates
Health Teacher Education148 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.300 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.360 responses
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After Virginia Commonwealth University
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 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!
I went on a campus tour and it was a really great experience; the tour guide answered questions I didn't even know I had! The campus is beautiful, it is really obvious that it is in the heart of the city, and it's great, although it isn't for people who like a more rural setting: it's BUSY. I got to meet with a professor in my intended area and he was absolutely great to work with: he answered all of my questions, informed me on future prospective events, and even gave sat with me one-on-one to discuss my potential to succeed at VCU. I would definitely recommend this school.