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Virginia Commonwealth University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeF
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsF
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Date: Sep 10 2008
Major: Sociology (This Major's Salary over time)
Everything I rated is for the School of Mass Communications. After having been completely disheartened and beat down, I decided to change my major in my senior year. A handful of teachers have been excellent and caring but most of them assign ridiculous busy work and pointless activities. VCU should be called Hassle University. Every. Single. Time. I wanted or needed to do something they "required," an impossible hassle ensued. If you work full-time, forget VCU. Either go to another school or try to work part-time. With the amount of classes they don't offer, you'll never get through it in 4 years. Most of my friends have been here for 4+ years because of the lack of availability of core classes required to graduate. Just another VCU hassle!

My advisors in the School of Sociology, however, have been readily available and so much more helpful than any advisor I spoke to in Mass Comm. If you're in the school, beware that you have to apply to get in to MASC 203. Yeah, you have to apply to get into a prerequisite. I found that utterly ridiculous and unnecessary. And they don't tell you that until after the deadline. So just a heads up! And if you decide to major in Mass Comm, get used to every single teacher telling you that you won't get a job, you'll be fired from every job you do get and you'll only make 15,000 a year. I heard that in my first Mass Comm class and most classes since. I finally took it as a warning and left the school.

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