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Virginia Commonwealth University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Jan 13 2005
Major: Mechanical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
VCU is a good school if you like urban campuses. Some people complain about the campus, but that's why you go on campus tours prior to enrollment to see how it fits you. IB/AP/honors background in high school, excellent extracurriculars, community service, and employment, and I find VCU exciting. People that complain about the people here are socially challenged themselves because there is a lot of diversity and tolerance of peoples' backgrounds at this college. I wanted to stay in-state and I had the credentials to get into any school I wanted in VA- Tech,UVA,VCU,ODU (mechanical engineering programs) but I chose VCU because it is dynamic, diverse, and urban. Any college is what you make of it. You can go to a really prestigious university and be miserable or go to a university that you love and has few drawbacks. Also, VCU's engineering program is well-received and is gaining ground rapidly for a relatively new engineering school. VCU is for engineers who like urban environments—like me,Tech and UVA- campuses bored me, but that's just me, someone else might love quiet, rural campuses. BTW, VCU's engineering school does not have lax admissions- applicant pool is starting to resemble that of Tech in some programs.
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