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  • 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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  • Brandon from Chilhowie, VA
  • Jan-11-2017 I am a current student here

    Completely useless trying to contact them. Very poor communication skills across the board. Thought advisors were suppose to help you, this school does not understand that.

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  • Trudy - Roanoke, VA
  • Aug-18-2016 I am a current student here

    I normally don't do reviews. I'm so stressed out. I new my student loan in order to get a computer. Been going to library to study on their computer. My family don't have a lot of money to help me. This is a summer semester loan and fall semester will be starting soon. It's very unethical with the school to do this. They offer no explanation or apology. It's as if they don't care.

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  • kelly - roanoke, va
  • Jul-18-2016 I am a current student here

    why havent i received my loan yet? summer classes ends next week. why are they holding loans this long? talked to another student who told me they hold loans just to make you stay in their school, or force you to register for fall semester.

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  • sheila
  • Jul-17-2016 I am a past student here

    the school is ok. i'm a single mom who needed to take out a student loan just this once. i haven't received my loan yet and i started classes in may. i'm notifying department of education. classes ends in less than two weeks. why are they holding my loan? this is unacceptable because it's my money, not theirs.

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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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