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Virginia Commonwealth University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC- FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: May 16 2012
Major: Philosophy (This Major's Salary over time)
The problem is that the university is comprised of teachers that if given the chance would be teaching at another university. The teachers at vcu do not want to see students graduate; instead, they would rather not see students graduate, hence why the graduation rate at vcu is in line with the average community college (50%.) Some teachers here at vcu really want the best for their students, and others just want to say that they are a teacher and you are a student, so bend over and take it how I give it to you. If you look at schools that have high graduation rates, you will find that a large percentage of those teachers actually went to that school, or at least they are from that particular area. Here, teachers drive around in their luxury cars and suv?s and think that they are actually making a difference as it relates to education. Sadly to say, they are not making any significant contributions in that regard. Moreover, there is reason that vcu is broke; it has to do with students not feeling compelled to give back to the school. Look at uva, and how much money that school has at it disposal in contrast to vcu. UVA has billions; VCU?s status in that regard is not to be found in any publication that I have sense of. It is a fact that over 70 percent of vcu?s operational cost is covered by the state, but yet the professor?s mention in class how rich they are, and if you can answer a random question, then, they will take you to Europe with them on vacation. Basically, if vcu would focus more on graduating students, then, they may have a little more money to help out with its operational cost on its own; against begging the state for funds, not graduating students, and having instructors boast about another luxury vehicle added to their collection. VCU is a sad place. So, do not come to vcu if you want to graduate. Only come to vcu if you want to deal with the imperfections experienced by instructors given what they encountered up until now in their career (you do not want to have to deal with bitterness as it relates to YOUR degree and YOUR career prospects.)
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