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Virginia Commonwealth University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at VCU

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Automotive EngineeringA-
Business - Management and AdministrationB-
Chemical EngineeringB-
Computer EngineeringF
Computer ScienceB
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcA-
Electrical EngineeringB
Engineering DepartmentA-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Perfomance ArtsB
Political ScienceB-
PreLaw and LegalB
PreMed and MedicalF
School of InformationA-
Social WorkC+
Urban PlanningB

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Surrounding City

... Basically a commuter school in the heart of the city ...Read full comment
... It's much too spread out (it's really a school within a city without much of a campus of its own), which often made me feel that I was living in...Read full comment
... Students are not very welcoming and I have not seen ANY school spirit or any emotions for that matter, the campus is ugly since it is in the midd...Read full comment
... My car has been broken into, my boyfriend's car has been broken into, I can't count how many times I have heard gunshots-lost count years ago, Mo...Read full comment
... VCU has successfully intertwined with Richmond, you couldn't tell the two apart and had it not been for additional logos having to tell you it is...Read full comment
... The city of Richmond disappoints in so many ways ...Read full comment
... My first impressions of VCU were that it was like a city college, a place where older people could go and change their careers ...Read full comment
... It's not a bad city I suppose ...Read full comment
... Unless, you have a heart for adventure (be honest with yourself), the city will be dead to you ...Read full comment
... The campus sprouts up seamlessly with the city and you are more in touch with "the real world ...Read full comment
... Listen, even though there are various hobos milling about the city generally speaking they keep to themselves or are at least cordial ...Read full comment
... Everyone here is very friendly and sociable, and Richmond is a wonderful city ...Read full comment
... There's a great art, film and music scene while the city remains small enough not to be overwhelming ...Read full comment
... However, there is so much culture and diversity here, whatever it is lacking it is made up with the abundant resources of the city of Richmond .....Read full comment
... However, I don't like the urban environment of this city since I came from a big and busy city and adopted a "fun" lifestyle ...Read full comment
... It is in the city ...Read full comment
... I recently went to visit the campus: Richmond is an okay city its not like new york city ...Read full comment
... It is very safe on campus and off campus you just always know your surroundings like any city ...Read full comment
... In regard to the city of Richmond ...Read full comment
... Richmond is a city now there are parts of cities that are not smart to go to and things in cities that you do not do ...Read full comment
... It's a city, yes and you have to be alert ...Read full comment
... That's one of the great pluses of the school - the city is full of history and architecture and stories ...Read full comment
... It is in the city, has wonderful academic programs, comprised of a unique, diverse student body, and provides an overall outstanding college exp...Read full comment
... I am from a very very small town and it was hard to see myself in a city ...Read full comment
... The city is gross and dirty ...Read full comment
... you mostly will never get bored in the city other than the fact that the city is like a 8 hr city unlike chicago or nyc which are 24 hr cities .....Read full comment
... VCU is unique because it set in a urban setting - the school was built around the city of Richmond, not the other way around, as in a lot of coll...Read full comment
... In my lecture classes the room was filled to capacity at the beginning of the year but as time went on, nearly half the class would stop coming ....Read full comment
... After freshman year, you will be essentially forced move out into the city and find your own housing, where things can get very interesting ...Read full comment
... I'm not a city person ...Read full comment
... And if you are not from Richmond, the city pretty much sucks ...Read full comment
... The police are out to get you because they are on a power trip about being both campus and city cops ...Read full comment

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