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Virginia Commonwealth University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Violent

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Feb 18 2011
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Every type of person that you can think of is at VCU your freshman year. There are snooty Ivy League rejects and some of the most ghetto folks you?ll see in your life. It?s very diverse. As you go on, several people drop out or transfer to better schools. I wish that I had done that or just tried harder in high school and gone to a better school from jump. It?s not because VCU?s a bad school. It?s not. It?s actually pretty decent. I learned a lot about business and economics and really came into my own there. I just wish I had gone somewhere better because in the eyes of employers your degree is not all that worthy unless you?re an art student.

For instance, when I was a junior I went to a career fair at the University of Virginia. UVA?s McIntire School of Commerce invited other schools to their career fair to bring diversity. McIntire?s almost all white. Since VCU?s very diverse and I just so happen to be of African ancestry I went. Capital 1 had some sort of analyst internship. I handed the woman my resume. She smiled and was very pleasant especially when she saw my high GPA and my major. When I told her that I attended VCU she said that Capital 1 doesn?t hire from VCU and ended the conversation. This is only one example of how despite the fact that I did well, VCU's name on my resume added no value. Still, I learned a great deal.

If you can then go somewhere else. If you?re there then try to transfer somewhere better.

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