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I enrolled at Central Virginia Community College straightQuite BrightOther
I enrolled at Central Virginia Community College straight out of high school in 2004. I have been going there off and on for about 6 years and finally graduated this May. (Yes, I know that is a long time but my life has been a little hectic).

I think that CVCC is a good school for the money, even though the financial aid department can be a pain sometimes, Amherst needs new carpets, and some of the professors are primadonnas. That being said, there are many people there who care about their students and are VERY good professors or staff.

Lynchburg is a small city so it is easy to make friends if you want to do so. The downside of the city's small size is that there is not that much to do there. The student body is somewhat diverse.

Many people complain about the hardness or easiness of the classes. I found the classes to be appropriately challenging if you follow directions and study reasonably hard. Please, if you are taking any classes there make sure you take the appropriate prerequisite classes (your 101 classes). I think it is sometimes helpful to see an advisor, but you need to do your homework before you come. It is usually helpful to know what classes you are taking and where you want to go to college if transfering.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: F
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I attend classes at a satellite site, and I really like it.Quite BrightUndecided
I attend classes at a satellite site, and I really like it. The teachers that I have had were all really accessible, and knew what they were talking about. I continually tell my friends at the main campus that it's worth it to come to my site just for the teachers, they really are top rate.

The satellite campus I attend is very small, with only a few classrooms. In the morning, though, they have early college kids, so there really aren't any morning classes. That was a problem for me, as I prefer to do extra-curricular things in the afternoon, but oh well.

The staff at my site are very friendly, and are always willing to help me. If I see some of my teachers in the hall, they will stop and talk to me. The class work isn't difficult for me, and if you keep up with the reading assignments.

There are plenty of students attending my site, but they don't tend to form "clubs". Yes, you will make friends with your classmates, but there isn't really anything to do in the surrounding city. I know there are clubs on the main campus, but for someone like me on a satellite site, there isn't much to do. The main campus is right by Liberty University, so there is plenty to do in the surrounding city there. All in all, my time at CVCC has completely been worth it, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I look forward to going to class every time, and will be very sad next semester when I have to go to the main campus for classes that aren't offered at my site.

1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: F
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CVCC is a good value for instate students.Quite BrightUndecided
CVCC is a good value for instate students. The financial aid office proves to be unhelpful often and needs to improve. The counseling department is under better management and has improved. However, the ADA coordinator is unfriendly, unprofessional, and clearly hates to provide assistance to disabled students.

After seeing the treatment of disabled students by the ADA coordinator I fear disabled students are not getting the help they deserve. The aging school facilities and the lack of maintenance of the electrically powered doors are becoming problematic for students which are wheel chair bound the sidewalks also are dangers and uneven and unusually have too much standing water after a rain fall.

It would seem most instructors at the college are helpful, knowledge, and work with their students. However, there are instructors which have problems communicating effectively with their students.

1st Year Male -- Class 2011
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Extracurricular Activities: F
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