Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, VA, USA

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Virginia Western Community College
2.41 Average Rating

Reinfred from Roanoke, VA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
It offers my intended major (English), and it also has other fields (like art) that I'm interested in
Will enjoy being here
I will enjoy being here. It's about 2 miles from my house, so it's handy.
Bang for the buck
haven't been to this school, but it already seems to me like a very good idea. It sounds like it's basically college without all the financial upset.
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Stephanie from Roanoke, VA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am in the Accounting program at Virginia Western, and so far have learned an impressive amount for only having taken two of the required accounting classes. My teachers have helped consistently, and are great about reinforcing the important facts.
Am enjoying being here
It's not the most amazing school on the face of the earth, but it is an enjoyable atmosphere and also laid back. People are generally friendly, the teachers are nice, and it's a beautiful campus. Overall, it's been a great experience!
Bang for the buck
Virginia Western has great tuition prices, and I feel it has been worth it in order to work towards getting my Associates Degree. I think it is very reasonable and great for people who are not able to afford the outrageous prices at other universities.
Tips for prospective students
Do research on the teachers. I would say 85% of them are excellent, but every now and then you might run into a bad one. Also, if you are planning to transfer, I would suggest not only talking to a counselor at VWCC but also the school you are planning on attending. Transferring has proven to be difficult at times so it is best to make sure you are taking the right classes from the very beginning!
Great for these types of students
Virginia Western is great for people who are a little more laid back and who are looking to work hard, but ultimately earn a quick degree. It is also great for people who are looking to pay reasonable prices for tuition.
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Chelsea from Roanoke, VA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
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 for it and then he had us choose our favorite. After that, he switched up every one's ideas so that we had to use someone else's idea. While it was very frustrating, things like that happen every day in the designing field, so we have to get used to it.
Am enjoying being here
This is my second year here and I love Western. The whole college has a laid back feel to it--it isn't too small and it isn't' too big. So far all my teachers have been really helpful and nice as well as the rest of the faculty that I've met. Not to mention we have a Chick-Fli-A!
Bang for the buck
Definatley. So far I've only had one class that I felt as though I wasn't getting my money's worth and that was a Psycology class. I'm sure the rest of the Psy program has good teachers, I must've just gotten a bad one. But in all my Comm Design classes, I feel as though I'm getting more than what I paid for. Not only do the professors teach you what you need to know for the class, but they're out there making money doing what they're teaching you, so they can tell you exactly what it's like.
Tips for prospective students
If you're ever in one of Steve's classes, a deadline is a deadline and don't forget that! Also, you should really ask someone in admissions about which classes will transfer and which won't and to which colleges they will or won't. You don't want to spend money on something you can't take with you.
Great for these types of students
Students looking for a smallish, laid back environment, a pretty campus, going into Communication Design, Fine Arts, or those who just don't know what they want to do yet. It's cheaper at Western!
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Tara from Troutville, VA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As a previous student at a State University in NY, I am amazed at the level and quality of education given at Virginia Western Community College. I have been a student here since 2006, recently graduating the health technology/pre nursing curriculum, also enrolled in the human services curriculum, and expecting to begin the surgical technology program here offered through PVCC - so I've had experience with teachers in many areas. Each of my professors, while all unique, have been excellent.
Am enjoying being here
VWCC offers a beautiful campus that has recently been renovated with it's students in mind. Lounge and study areas, WiFi, and it's modern appointments make it a pleasure to be on campus.
Bang for the buck
From quality to services offered to class size, it can't be beat!
Tips for prospective students
VWCC offers all kinds of clubs. Whatever you're into there's bound to be something to add to your enjoyment of being a student here.
Great for these types of students
Young, old, on campus, or distance learning, VWCC caters to all.
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David from Vinton, VA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Low price. Guaranteed admission to almost all Virginia schools. Easy going environment.
Tips for prospective students
Just do the Compass test as soon as you can.
Academic Rigor
Dunno yet. The compass test isn't to difficult, but as for classes i've.only heard little things.
Dorm Life
No dorms. Close to home. Super affordable.
Food and Dining
It's got on campus dominos and a little coffee shop. It's only five minutes from Towers mall and Tanglewood mall, so there are dozens of places to eat
Bang for the buck
Really affordable! And Payment plans!
Great for these types of students
Local Roanoke residents looking for an affordable choice, with fantastic opportunities.
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