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Academics are average but that is not theAverageBiology
Academics are average but that is not the reason why I am unhappy........Before coming here, I thought the student body would generally be friendly but they are not. People here are really rude in my opinion and as a result, has not made my experience here at VCU happy. Don't get me wrong, there are genuinely nice people here. But I did not expect there to be so many closed off kids. I tried to join some clubs on campus and some of the kids would ignore me like I wouldn't exist.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Innovation: A, Friendliness: F
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Only go to this school if you absolutelyQuite BrightCriminal
Only go to this school if you absolutely have to. If you're not an art or med student, the programs can be really hit or miss. Don't get me wrong, there are a few really great departments (mine is), but others... not so much. Like others have said, VCU is a money machine and you are nothing more than a number to them to take cash from into their pockets, taking no thought to allocate that money to academics and departments. The administration is useless and leaves you to basically handle everything on your own, you might as well talk to a brick wall if you even think about going to them for help with anything. The school is far too crowded, as it accepts all the leftovers and rejects who couldn't get in any other university... these are the same people who slacked off in high school and you can definitely tell. The student body is depressingly full of underacheivers (who allows these people into a university in the first place is beyond me), who are closed off, cliqey and in their own bubble. There is no school spirit whatsoever.Kiss the idea of a typical college town experience goodbye if you come here. I hate the campus and Richmond with a passion-- dirty, eyesore, disgusting, cramped, crime ridden, full of sh*tty people, overall not the best place to be. If you care about a quality education, good individual value, and a real college experience, you might want to look elsewhere.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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Here's the thing.Quite BrightChemistry
Here's the thing. I transferred from JTCC with an associate of science but never did I expect to have to take so many ridiculous courses that clearly the university is making everyone from freshman to upperclassmen take just to make a profit and have more money in their pockets. My program was very cut dry and the professors weren't friendly or helpful at all. Their main concerns were research and acquiring tenure. Honestly, this university focuses mainly on their art students but fails to address how they handle anything in each department. The main concern of mine was how these professors and science programs are more about how much you can retain based off 400+ PowerPoint slides and that's a sad thing to witness having graduated. I failed to gain anything helpful by the time I was about to graduate and after having sent multiple resumes to every company/agency with the rising cost of the education that I sacrificed everything on I still haven't obtained a decent paying job within any field at all. I'm extremely disappointed with this institution and it's greediness.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Social Life: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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