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Most Helpful Review for Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Jerrod from Centreville, VA
  • 45 out of 46 people found this review helpful

I currently a student at VCU returning for my sophomore year and I must say that I am excited to get back to Richmond, VA this fall. As an engineering student I can tell that the education that I am receiving from VCU presents me as well as others attending this diverse university, with a chance to master subject areas even with no prior knowledge of any particular subject area. The past two semesters at VCU I mastered programs such as Microsoft Excel and MatLab that I had no prior knowledge of, but would have eventually needed for the real-world....

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Raghda from Richmond, VA
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    The diversity of the community makes the college more interesting because there are different cultures all around you. There is always an event going on, hosted by one of the many clubs that are at the school. Student life is very active because there are festivals, contests, or games that students can be involved in.

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  • Mo
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    VCU is an urban campus with plenty of activities to get involved in. It is a truly unique school because it allows students to really experience city life within a college setting.

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  • Jasmine from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Virginia Commonwealth University is an amazing school because they have such an open and caring community, as well as always looking out for their students. They provide so many resources such as student information sessions, a student writing center, as well as private tutoring in order to enhance their students' chances for success. There are so many organizations available to join here at VCU so you can always find your niche and feel at home.

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  • Alena, VCU
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Virginia Commonwealth is a fun school with lots of opportunities. There is a lot to do at the college and around it since it is located in the city. However, it is not very easy on out of state students, since the tuition is drastically higher than that of in state tuition.

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  • Kyle from North Chesterfield, VA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The campus is like nothing I have seen before. I visited couple other colleges like Virginia Tech and Lynchburg college, but neither were as vibrant as VCU. The campus is in Richmond, VA and seems to be the hub for a lot of the activities for downtown. I am an older student returning to school and even though I am one of the older students, I still enjoy the atmosphere and seamless integration with the city.

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  • John from Woodbridge, VA
  • Dec-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Virginia Commonwealth University is a diverse learning environment with many opportunities for students to grow and get involved. There's always something to do and the location is prime for a adventuring out of campus. There are also great companies in the area to work/internship at while you're enrolled with classes.

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  • Zoe from Hampton, VA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I love VCU! I couldn't picture myself anywhere else. VCU offers exceptional program opportunities and is great for someone who is looking for something a little bit different than the traditional setting.

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  • Nina from Manassas, VA
  • Nov-08-2014 I am a current student here

    VCU is one of the most diverse colleges in America, it has the number 1 art program across the US. There are opportunities for everyone to fit in, grow and learn. Since it locates in the heard of Richmond city, there are activities to do all the time.

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  • Kayla from Mineral, VA
  • Oct-17-2014 I am a current student here

    VCU is an amazingly diverse University student and program-wise. It has multitudes of connections that it provides for its students. VCU will not only educate you, it will help you pick the path you want and do everything it can to help you get to your post-graduation goals!

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  • Natalie from Hampton, VA
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Virginia Commonwealth University is known for its diversity in the urban city of Richmond. VCU is engaged in many activities that allows students to get involved in their community. There is great opportunities in networking by joining a frat or a organization that is provided by the university.

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