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Virginia Commonwealth University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueD University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeC
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Feb 04 2008
Major: Philosophy (This Major's Salary over time)
I am in my sophmore year and cannot wait to transfer from the shithole that is VCU. If you are thinking about attending VCU I'm almost positive that after you have read my review your mind will be changed.

I'll start off with the positive things that VCU has going for it. It could be due to my major or luck in choosing classes but almost all of the professors I've had have been extremely friendly and more than willing to help students. Of course (especially in the 100 level) there are classes where you are simply a number, but this seems to be the case at almost every university so it's not too surprising. It is certainly true that the student body is very diverse, and in terms of finding friends it's pretty easy to assuming you live in the dorms freshman year. However if you are coming from certain areas of Northern Virginia you will be hard pressed to find the types of people you normally get along with.

Now on to the negative part. I will be listing these in no particular order as certain things matter more to certain people. First off, this is a school for misfits and underachievers. The grades and SAT score needed to get in are a joke, so if you're expecting to be surrounded by intelligent people you will most likely be disappointed. However to be fair I have met a lot of intelligent people here, but almost all were from my major classes. As a guy I can tell you this is not the place you want to end up at, there are definitely some attractive girls but most either have boyfriends, are being chased by like 5 other guys, are complete airheads, or have a cloud of unjustified arrogance around them at all times. Also tattoos are very popular among girls, and if you, like me,find this to be a huge turnoff(especially the lower back "tramp stamp")then steer clear. In short, while it is not impossible to have some decent hookups, relationships are almost certainly out of the question.

Richmond itself is a very rough place and can put you in a perpetual bad mood. I feel like my guard is always up around here, and the feeling gets stressful and wears on you after awhile. On the other hand the VCU police force does a good job of keeping the campus relatively free of crime, and I have personally had no problems walking home at all hours of the night.

The social scene is interesting, and it's hard for me to compare it to some of the other colleges I've visited. VCU is certainly a party school, but not in the conventional sense that anyone can get into any party. There are many parties that are list only or frat sponsored that can be nearly impossible to get into unless you know somebody or bring like 5 girls with you. If you don't know a good amount of people or are naturally an introvert, a lot of lonely weekends are in store for you.

But now perhaps the worst part of going here. VCU is simply not respected by most future employers and is itself not as easy as people would make it out to be. A lot of hard work and studying needs to be done to attain an A in even a lot of 100 level classes, so this lack of prestige coupled with harder than expected classes adds up to working hard for no real reward.

responseOr the reason you had such an awful time at this college is because of the type of person you are. I would assume that anyone who read this could determine your personality and it's no wonder why you dislike this college. It's because no one wants to be a friend of yours. Good luck making friends at any other college you attend or any place that you end up in life really. People work hard and are proud to attend VCU and job employers will be grateful to have an individual applying for a job who have recently attended this great college. I do not attend VCU, however, I will bleed black and gold if someone clearly does not have the decency to write a respectful statement about a college that many work hard to be accepted into.
commentDid you literally go to school just to get girls and party because all i'm seeing from this review is some guy whining about how pretentious he is and how he can't land any girls because oh i don't know maybe he's got a stick shoved up in his ass
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