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Most Helpful Review for Virginia Western Community College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Chelsea from Roanoke, VA
  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful

I'm currently in the Communication Design program at Virginia Western, and I've learned more than I thought I would have, especially in my classes for Comm. Design program. The program head is Steve Huff and he only hires teachers who are out there making money at what they're teaching us. He treats us as though we were employees in his business and does things you don't normally get taught to deal with in school. For instance, for one project he had us come up with ideas for a new energy drink. We had to have three sketches of different ideas...

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Rachel B.
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    Virginia Western is an excellent college for students who want to just do a couple of years of college, or plan to transfer to a four year college. It is a low-cost college and certain schools do a CCAP program that allows for two free years of college (under their guidelines), and many of the professors there are enthusiastic and want to help students learn (find out their ratings on Their extracurricular activities are excellent as well: a new gym, field trips, a Subway restaurant and Domino's restaurant, and the diversity of students allows for making friends easy.

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  • Emily
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    This is a great school for people starting out that aren't sure what they are wanting to do. It is very student oriented and most teachers are willing to help as much as they can.

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  • Jacob from Glasgow, VA
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    A lot better than any other community college I have ever been to. It has a university feel to it. They have great teachers with fairly small classes so you feel like you're one on one with your teacher

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  • Kayla from Salem, VA
  • Sep-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Virginia Western is a great school for people who want an easy transition from high school to college. Most of the professors are very personable and willing to help when you ask. Overall it is a very good school!

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  • Taylor from Roanoke, VA
  • Sep-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Virginia Western is a large enough school to make you feel the appropriate amount of ambiguity but not so large that you feel swallowed by the size. Most staff seem educated and knowledgeable. Some aspects- like the offices- are asinine.

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  • Samuel from Vinton, VA
  • Aug-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The professors are very student friendly. The campus is very easy to learn and almost impossible to get lost. Virginia Western needs to extend their scholarship attributes to Roanoke County Schools.

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  • Ashley from Roanoke, VA
  • Jun-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Virginia Western is a great school to start your education, because it is affordable and is a easy way to ease yourself back into school after being absent for many years. The classes are designed to fit around your schedule, which makes it easy if your a single parent. I am glad I started my education with Virginia Western.

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  • Aaron from Roanoke, VA
  • Mar-08-2013 I am a current student here

    I've had a good experience here. It has not been as challenging as I expected. However, there are excellent transfer opportunities.

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  • Theresa from Roanoke, VA
  • Mar-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Virginia Western Community College has great transfer programs with wonderful instructors who are able to help you prepare every step of the way. The Board of Education has a special commitment to ensuring students are able to achieve their educational goals. Through financial aid and scholarship opportunities, through great educational programs, the Virginia Western Community College is clearly committed to creating a strong community through education.

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