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Virginia Commonwealth University

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Virginia Commonwealth University, located in VA, was ranked #156 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.vcu.edu/ 910 W Franklin St Richmond VA 23284-2512 (804) 828-0100
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Rated 3.5/5

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Rated 4.2/5

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Rated 4.3/5

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Such a great city and it's amazing how the school is integrated into the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is what dreams are made of The technology is perfect, but I occasionally get a hard time finding available place to sit and study. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It is a nice campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Good school. Be smart where you go at night. Most of the facilities are very nice and updated. Tons of clubs and orgs to join. Beautiful campus if you like the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The food is terrible in the dinning halls but there are a lot of places that take swipes in the commons area and around campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is a great place! I really enjoy it here and I am proud that I chose this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Although Richmond may get a bad rep, VCU is safe and in the heart of an amazing city. Large school that you can get personal with. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    VCU's campus is extremely safe, just don't venture off-campus. maybe the monroe campus isnt that bad, but they are screwing over all the students that live on the mcv campus. making us park on the other campus with our cars, there is mold in the buildings, the bus to get to the other campus sucks, the food makes you sick. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    the art program is great and i love it but theres a lot of homeless people and crime The school accepted way too many students my year which made the guaranteed housing limited. This also put a strain on advisors so they can't really help you much. 6/10. Parking&#63 forget it. Ride your bike, longboard, or walk. Parking spots is next to finding gold. Great basketball team, especially during March Madness. Fantastic art program, competitive at that. A lo of personalities and characters. Choose who you hang out with wisely. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    When it comes to college VCU could be better but it could definitely be worse. My favorite thing would have to be the diversity and welcoming atmosphere. Food options aren't the greatest and because it's in the city you always must be cautious and alert. There's lots of stuff within walking distance of campus and everything you can imagine within reasonable driving distance. The students are all pretty grounded and down to earth. The teachers are mostly professionals in their fields and not just career teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go Rams... Their programs are among the top in the country. Any kind of food you want, it's here. The campus is pretty safe and the campus police as super supportive of our LGBTQIA community - which is awesome. There's really fast wifi anywhere on campus. The library is so nice. Each floor you go up, the quieter it gets. GO RAMS! You can find your social group in Richmond - no matter of different, social, unsocial, whatever - you will find people here that you can easily connect to. VCU is only on the rise, so come and live it up! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school to death. Best school decision ever The main highlight is the city though, Richmond is by far one of the best places I've ever been to. Also I used the internet mainly back in 2008, it's probably better now. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Be active in activities, billions of food places to choose from, great night life, just be aware of what part of Richmond you're in. It's right in the heart of the city. There's over 500 student organizations and we're the most diverse school in VA. I feel really safe being here because I see cops all over the place protecting the students and when you place a report they respond quickly. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I was a transfer student and VCU made it very easy to transition from community college to a university. The classes are not impossible but they can be really tough. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love the environment, love the area, love the school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    It was pretty great a couple years ago, but you can really tell that the administration is getting bloated and doesn't care about much beyond appeasing Freshmen and their parents. They never have time for you even though you see them doing nothing and setting on their computers. Good luck with the financial aid office, you will see some pretty rude people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The campus is right in the center of Richmond. Their food is provided by Aramark, one of the worst providers in the nation- Schafer in particular regularly gives people food poisoning. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is the most energetic college in Virginia! Hands Down ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    People want to know about safety: as long as you don't do anything dumb, like walking around by yourself, OFF campus, with your nose in your phone, at 3am, you'll be fine 99% of the time. My department (Mass Comm & Business) have amazing advisors and so many opportunities! Since I'm a transfer student, I've only lived off campus & eaten off campus food. AWESOME CITY FOOD. VCU is a part of the real world, it's not hidden. You'll feel ready to face it once you graduate! There's always something to do. Professors are good, you just have to realize that you have to teach yourself all the materials. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Greek life is very different here than from other universities and I would highly recommend it Some people see campus as a dangerous place since it's in urban Richmond, this is not the case if you use you head. Getting hit by a bike or skateboard was a bigger concern for me than crime. VCU is what you make of it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's the gentrified version of old Richmond, VA. Safety is only an issue if you're careless. It's a city, a small one at that, so keep your wits about you. By the way, the opportunities here are AMAZING. I had research work in the same month that I got here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the urban campus and the diversity of the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Increase criminal justice courses The city has so much culture and liveliness that I could not think of anywhere else to spend my four years! We have every kind of person you could think of, and I think that is the true meaning of diversity. I am a upper classmen. Honestly, the value you pay for this school you get way more out of your education. It is what you make of it. VCU deserves a better ranking. A lot of people underestimate VCU because its easier to get into, but once you get in it will challenge you. GO RAMS!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great commuter school I've made so many friends with people of all sorts of backgrounds and interests. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    happy and proud of VCU ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is a great institution. If you really use all of your available resources and such, it's amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love going to VCU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm a transfer student Sophomore and I fell in love with this school. I love how intermingled the city is with the campus. Everything is within walking distance! Overall teachers are good. Grading can be tough sometimes depending on your teacher. Overall, best school ever! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    VCU Police are amazing and really work towards keeping the students safe even when the school is in the middle of a city. The opportunities are endless. I've met countless well-known artists and walked to so many galleries. Wonderful! Remember to stay safe and if you're out late at night have some buddies with you. Oh and it's close to downtown too and I've gone there twice on a walk and bike. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It is a great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love everything about RVA, including the Temple Run sidewalks! I genuinely love this school and have only been here for a year. I wish I had transferred sooner so I could spend more time here with these wonderful people! This school is very diverse and I feel that is the best, if not one of the best, things about it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I miss VCU, I left simply because I was too far from home. Campus police are constantly making rounds by day and all throughout the night. Even off campus, if you're with a group, you'll be totally fine. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Classes are hard!!!!!! Do not think that because this is VCU or this is an art school or whatever that is is easy! I love it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Gets a lower rep than it deserves. It's in the heart of Richmond, and there is always so much to do around the school and around the city. Campus food is meh, but Richmond food is where it is at. VCU has grown into a first choice and well known school in very little time. Most of the professors are fantastic. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school is really what you make of it. Not only do we have all types of students, our professors are also very accepting of everyone too. The facilities we have are awesome and I would never be happier anywhere else! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is an AMAZING school that is so diverse and welcoming! Being in Richmond, it is surrounded by the Fine Arts museum, many galleries, and so many local artists embraced by the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    If you're major isn't one of the majors that have their own buildings at VCU you are kind of jammed together with the other majors and not given as high of quality of learning as one of the majors with their own buildings with their own resources. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    i just finished my first semester here as a transfer from a 2 year school. It has a strong focus in Engineering, Art, and Medicine. All of these departments are fully accredited with their professors wining prestigious awards. It is a great school if you love living in the city and want to be challenged and get a good education. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is renowned for many fields, but if you're a student of a certain major that hasn't made the school a household name, then you won't see much funding or opportunity. its a good school, no major complaints, but no major compliments either, other than the fact that it's in richmond, and richmond is awesome. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Biomedical Engineering program needs improvement and is hard, but definitely worth it if you can handle it. Fiesty college kids and homeless individuals do not mix. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Huge disappointment and waste of money ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Top Public Art School 2016! A lot of people get scared by the crime rate but it's a city school, so you have to expect it. But the campus itself is super safe, secure, well looked after. The professors are amazing and there's really something for everyone. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I am not happy here. Both years I attended they had serious complications with my financial aid and miscalculations- causing me to come home. One of my professors told me how they are going to lose their accreditation because of poor retention rates. If you're not an art or athlete they don't care about you. Don't go here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great University. Safety could really use some improvement i have taken night classes and walking to my car at night is a little intimidating and there is no cameras in the decks so if you commute be careful where you park my car was hit! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    VCU is great. DON'T call 911 or the police unless it's an emergency. The hospital calls your parents & VCU WILL find out since they're part of the same system. You'll get punished & have to do community service. The solution is to not to drink as much or at all, if possible. It can be a little scary interacting with city goers sometimes so always consider safety first. There's always something going on and tons of people around so look hard enough and there's always something to do. What I like best are the free bus passes full time students get. They unlock the entire city! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    All in all, a great school. The University has an amazing reputation within the Richmond area and is rich in culture, diversity and many opportunities. I personally did not like the situation of integration into the downtown area of Richmond. People are generally friendly, minus you occasional sorority girls and fraternity guys. If you want to be accepted socially then yes come here. However, the professors... woah!! A majority of the professors who need serious rating are not listed! :0 ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Richmond is an awesome city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU gets a bad rap because it's in Richmond but the vcu police make you feel very safe and never scared. Very diverse school with professors that actually care. Sports teams are pretty good and tons of nightlife. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    VCU is nice but the professors are very tough graders. There are things you can get to via Cary and Main Street and then there is always something going on in the Compass or the Commons. Wait a few years and it will be worth coming here for anything other than nursing, engineering, business, or art. The bureaucracy that runs the college is monolithic and I have many disagreements with them, however, I have had had many fantastic professors in a wide swath of fields. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Try to keep in mind that VCU is in the heart of Richmond, and the lines between the city and the campus are a little blurry, if there at all. Opportunities are available if you take advantage of them. Make sure to befriend good teachers. Work hard and keep your head up. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Such a great city and it's amazing how the school is integrated into the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is what dreams are made of The technology is perfect, but I occasionally get a hard time finding available place to sit and study. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It is a nice campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Good school. Be smart where you go at night. Most of the facilities are very nice and updated. Tons of clubs and orgs to join. Beautiful campus if you like the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The food is terrible in the dinning halls but there are a lot of places that take swipes in the commons area and around campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is a great place! I really enjoy it here and I am proud that I chose this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Although Richmond may get a bad rep, VCU is safe and in the heart of an amazing city. Large school that you can get personal with. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    VCU's campus is extremely safe, just don't venture off-campus. maybe the monroe campus isnt that bad, but they are screwing over all the students that live on the mcv campus. making us park on the other campus with our cars, there is mold in the buildings, the bus to get to the other campus sucks, the food makes you sick. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    the art program is great and i love it but theres a lot of homeless people and crime The school accepted way too many students my year which made the guaranteed housing limited. This also put a strain on advisors so they can't really help you much. 6/10. Parking&#63 forget it. Ride your bike, longboard, or walk. Parking spots is next to finding gold. Great basketball team, especially during March Madness. Fantastic art program, competitive at that. A lo of personalities and characters. Choose who you hang out with wisely. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    When it comes to college VCU could be better but it could definitely be worse. My favorite thing would have to be the diversity and welcoming atmosphere. Food options aren't the greatest and because it's in the city you always must be cautious and alert. There's lots of stuff within walking distance of campus and everything you can imagine within reasonable driving distance. The students are all pretty grounded and down to earth. The teachers are mostly professionals in their fields and not just career teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go Rams... Their programs are among the top in the country. Any kind of food you want, it's here. The campus is pretty safe and the campus police as super supportive of our LGBTQIA community - which is awesome. There's really fast wifi anywhere on campus. The library is so nice. Each floor you go up, the quieter it gets. GO RAMS! You can find your social group in Richmond - no matter of different, social, unsocial, whatever - you will find people here that you can easily connect to. VCU is only on the rise, so come and live it up! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school to death. Best school decision ever The main highlight is the city though, Richmond is by far one of the best places I've ever been to. Also I used the internet mainly back in 2008, it's probably better now. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Be active in activities, billions of food places to choose from, great night life, just be aware of what part of Richmond you're in. It's right in the heart of the city. There's over 500 student organizations and we're the most diverse school in VA. I feel really safe being here because I see cops all over the place protecting the students and when you place a report they respond quickly. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I was a transfer student and VCU made it very easy to transition from community college to a university. The classes are not impossible but they can be really tough. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love the environment, love the area, love the school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    It was pretty great a couple years ago, but you can really tell that the administration is getting bloated and doesn't care about much beyond appeasing Freshmen and their parents. They never have time for you even though you see them doing nothing and setting on their computers. Good luck with the financial aid office, you will see some pretty rude people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The campus is right in the center of Richmond. Their food is provided by Aramark, one of the worst providers in the nation- Schafer in particular regularly gives people food poisoning. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is the most energetic college in Virginia! Hands Down ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    People want to know about safety: as long as you don't do anything dumb, like walking around by yourself, OFF campus, with your nose in your phone, at 3am, you'll be fine 99% of the time. My department (Mass Comm & Business) have amazing advisors and so many opportunities! Since I'm a transfer student, I've only lived off campus & eaten off campus food. AWESOME CITY FOOD. VCU is a part of the real world, it's not hidden. You'll feel ready to face it once you graduate! There's always something to do. Professors are good, you just have to realize that you have to teach yourself all the materials. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Greek life is very different here than from other universities and I would highly recommend it Some people see campus as a dangerous place since it's in urban Richmond, this is not the case if you use you head. Getting hit by a bike or skateboard was a bigger concern for me than crime. VCU is what you make of it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's the gentrified version of old Richmond, VA. Safety is only an issue if you're careless. It's a city, a small one at that, so keep your wits about you. By the way, the opportunities here are AMAZING. I had research work in the same month that I got here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the urban campus and the diversity of the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Increase criminal justice courses The city has so much culture and liveliness that I could not think of anywhere else to spend my four years! We have every kind of person you could think of, and I think that is the true meaning of diversity. I am a upper classmen. Honestly, the value you pay for this school you get way more out of your education. It is what you make of it. VCU deserves a better ranking. A lot of people underestimate VCU because its easier to get into, but once you get in it will challenge you. GO RAMS!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great commuter school I've made so many friends with people of all sorts of backgrounds and interests. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    happy and proud of VCU ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is a great institution. If you really use all of your available resources and such, it's amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love going to VCU. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm a transfer student Sophomore and I fell in love with this school. I love how intermingled the city is with the campus. Everything is within walking distance! Overall teachers are good. Grading can be tough sometimes depending on your teacher. Overall, best school ever! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    VCU Police are amazing and really work towards keeping the students safe even when the school is in the middle of a city. The opportunities are endless. I've met countless well-known artists and walked to so many galleries. Wonderful! Remember to stay safe and if you're out late at night have some buddies with you. Oh and it's close to downtown too and I've gone there twice on a walk and bike. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It is a great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love everything about RVA, including the Temple Run sidewalks! I genuinely love this school and have only been here for a year. I wish I had transferred sooner so I could spend more time here with these wonderful people! This school is very diverse and I feel that is the best, if not one of the best, things about it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I miss VCU, I left simply because I was too far from home. Campus police are constantly making rounds by day and all throughout the night. Even off campus, if you're with a group, you'll be totally fine. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Classes are hard!!!!!! Do not think that because this is VCU or this is an art school or whatever that is is easy! I love it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Gets a lower rep than it deserves. It's in the heart of Richmond, and there is always so much to do around the school and around the city. Campus food is meh, but Richmond food is where it is at. VCU has grown into a first choice and well known school in very little time. Most of the professors are fantastic. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school is really what you make of it. Not only do we have all types of students, our professors are also very accepting of everyone too. The facilities we have are awesome and I would never be happier anywhere else! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU is an AMAZING school that is so diverse and welcoming! Being in Richmond, it is surrounded by the Fine Arts museum, many galleries, and so many local artists embraced by the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    If you're major isn't one of the majors that have their own buildings at VCU you are kind of jammed together with the other majors and not given as high of quality of learning as one of the majors with their own buildings with their own resources. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    i just finished my first semester here as a transfer from a 2 year school. It has a strong focus in Engineering, Art, and Medicine. All of these departments are fully accredited with their professors wining prestigious awards. It is a great school if you love living in the city and want to be challenged and get a good education. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is renowned for many fields, but if you're a student of a certain major that hasn't made the school a household name, then you won't see much funding or opportunity. its a good school, no major complaints, but no major compliments either, other than the fact that it's in richmond, and richmond is awesome. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Biomedical Engineering program needs improvement and is hard, but definitely worth it if you can handle it. Fiesty college kids and homeless individuals do not mix. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Huge disappointment and waste of money ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Top Public Art School 2016! A lot of people get scared by the crime rate but it's a city school, so you have to expect it. But the campus itself is super safe, secure, well looked after. The professors are amazing and there's really something for everyone. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I am not happy here. Both years I attended they had serious complications with my financial aid and miscalculations- causing me to come home. One of my professors told me how they are going to lose their accreditation because of poor retention rates. If you're not an art or athlete they don't care about you. Don't go here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great University. Safety could really use some improvement i have taken night classes and walking to my car at night is a little intimidating and there is no cameras in the decks so if you commute be careful where you park my car was hit! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    VCU is great. DON'T call 911 or the police unless it's an emergency. The hospital calls your parents & VCU WILL find out since they're part of the same system. You'll get punished & have to do community service. The solution is to not to drink as much or at all, if possible. It can be a little scary interacting with city goers sometimes so always consider safety first. There's always something going on and tons of people around so look hard enough and there's always something to do. What I like best are the free bus passes full time students get. They unlock the entire city! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    All in all, a great school. The University has an amazing reputation within the Richmond area and is rich in culture, diversity and many opportunities. I personally did not like the situation of integration into the downtown area of Richmond. People are generally friendly, minus you occasional sorority girls and fraternity guys. If you want to be accepted socially then yes come here. However, the professors... woah!! A majority of the professors who need serious rating are not listed! :0 ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Richmond is an awesome city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    VCU gets a bad rap because it's in Richmond but the vcu police make you feel very safe and never scared. Very diverse school with professors that actually care. Sports teams are pretty good and tons of nightlife. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    VCU is nice but the professors are very tough graders. There are things you can get to via Cary and Main Street and then there is always something going on in the Compass or the Commons. Wait a few years and it will be worth coming here for anything other than nursing, engineering, business, or art. The bureaucracy that runs the college is monolithic and I have many disagreements with them, however, I have had had many fantastic professors in a wide swath of fields. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Try to keep in mind that VCU is in the heart of Richmond, and the lines between the city and the campus are a little blurry, if there at all. Opportunities are available if you take advantage of them. Make sure to befriend good teachers. Work hard and keep your head up. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 2/5
    Hunt is a nice man, who means well. However, I took him for Literature of the American Suffrage movement and was disappointed to learn it was a man teaching the course. I felt like he went off topic most of the time, and the actual readings we were expected to do were never addressed in class. Most of the classes felt like a waste of my time. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Not flexible at all! The exams are only open for 3 hrs on 1 day, if you have another class or work-full time with a toddler like me, good luck getting it done! I asked about a diff time and was told I should've dropped the course if I wasn't able to take the course at the designated time. Isn't online supposed to be help us working students out?! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Chang is a wonderful professor! She puts in so much extra effort and time to give her students all the help they need. She allots more points on her tests than they're graded out of and gives a quiz every week that is indicative of questions that will be on the test. Dr. Change can come off strong but be patient with her and she'll be v helpful ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    gives out way too much work and tests are IMPOSSIBLE Rude to her students, treats them like children and punishes everyone for a few rude students. Taught straight from the power points, which were full of mistakes text book and outside tutoring is the only reason you'll pass. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ruder is one of three orgo professors. She is so thorough and knowledgeable,that you pretty much don't need the book. She goes though lecture slowly so that people can understand and is never reluctant to help. Dr. Ruder is definitely top notch. A++ ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I love Dr. Smith! You don't even have to come to lecture if you can teach your self bio. Just memorize the slides and you'll be solid. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Bissett is such an awesome guy. He is fairly new so he is trying to get his footing he hasn't gotten down his lecturing style yet. He is really nice when you go to his office hours, you can tell he is really genuine and passionate about the stuff he teaches. His class is a bit hard you definitely have to go to class and study hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Material is hard but he is a good professor. .teaches well but the tests are alot harder then the materials covered in class. I learned alot from him and got an A. However, this is not an easy class. An adequate amount of studying is NECESSARY outside of class in order to succeed. He cannot hand out everything to you on a silver platter. You need to open the book and study!!! And you will do well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I love Zilinskas, he is such a nice guy and very approachable. He thoroughly explains how mechs happen and why. I got many practice problems from going to SI which helped me to study for the test. Always go to class and have your clicker. It is helpful to print the slides ahead of time and write mechanisms in a notebook. Getting a B is very doable and an A is possible as well! He uses powerpoints plus hand drawn explanations. I personaly didn't use the textbook. SI is a huge help. Orgo is hard no matter who you take it with but Dr. Z helps ease some of the pain. Tests are capped at 50 min. Clickers are used for participation points. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Would never recommend her to anyone. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's a great guy but his class style isn't for everyone. 2. He is NOT Easy,3. He is organized yes, but not easy.4. Nice teacher but not a GOOD Teacher.5. Big Accent,need a translator.6. Tests are hard, (he says he tricks you and then laughs about it, in a nice way of course) 7. No Curve at all, as Baker curves huge and other teachers do, but G will not! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's incredibly monotone and moves very fast, but you kind of have to move quickly to cover everything in o-chem. The only thing is, he really doesn't much go over naming of molecules or even functional groups. Also, even when test grade averages are DISMAL, he very rarely curves. He barely curved the ACS final which also covers CHEM 302. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Has practice tests and problems on BB. His powerpoints aren't the best, but his lectures are very good and he explains concepts clearly so go to class! His tests are difficult but if you study the practice questions in the textbook you'll be a-okay. He replaces an exam grade with the final and has extra credit! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a great professor and his tests are very fair. Yes you have to study for this class but he has practice tests that are very similar to his real tests. He goes over mechanisms well with many examples. On one test he heard that it was too hard so he then gave an extra credit clicker quiz that raised my grade by one whole letter. His PPTs are helpful and posted online. However, you will not do well if you just glimpse at his PPTs. They are more of guidelines. His tests are straightforward. Just do the practice quizzes and tests on BB & you'll pass. Don't be afraid to ask questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is a terrible lier. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. There are assigned seats and he takes attendance. A point from your final grade is deducted for every class you miss. Also, his accent is almost to thick to understand. Fortunately, nothing he says matters because all the exam material is on the powerpoint slides or in the text. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Of all my professors I've had, Dr. G has had the biggest impact on me. He is really helpful and he makes orgo SO SIMPLE that you can get the highest grades in the entering exams without reading the book. Dr. G, you are THE BEST!!!!!! which seems to be all the people who don't want to put time and effort into the class. I have to admit I am failing the class right now but its only the beginning of the semester. If you want a teacher with passion this is your guy! I look forward to going to this class every time! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very sweet, smart, and funny guy. he gives you handouts in class so you can follow what's he's talking about. go to his office hours he WANTS to help you. don't pass the opportunity to have Dr. G for Orgo. Dr. G makes this class bearable. Baker is a great teacher! While he curves, he does not CURVE for A's, just to clarify the misconception. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Z is a great professor. He gives clicker questions and homework assignments that are very helpful for understanding the material. He also gives practice tests that are identical to the actual tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He's a great guy, his class his tough, and how he teaches orgo is fantastic as well. Hard exams, does not curve, and extremely rude when you seek help. Wish i took a different professor :( ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the most easiest bio courses taught in VCU. She will also give 1 extra point to the whole class if you guys fill out the course evaluation. Her lectures make Cell Bio so interesting. 4 online quizzes and 4 tests including the final. There's not much wiggle room to earn points but I would take her again. Smith is a really good teacher. There is extra credit but you can't slack in the class because there is a lot of materials. Just study a little bit ahead of time and you can get an A, I did. There is also a lot of extra credit. TAKE HER, people that say it's hard must be slacking a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He gives you the material you need to succeed, but not in an organized manner. His lectures are very engaging, and as long as you have a good attitude about the subject, you'll get something out of them. You'll still need to work practice problems in the book, but his tests are very fair. Put in some effort and you'll get an A. I genuinely have no idea why people say he's disorganized he's been lecturing from the same notes for years! He only tests on material that's covered in class, so go to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Make sure to attend review sessions, she gives 10 points of extra credits at most. If you aren't passing this class with either a B or an A (which is very easy to obtain if you study correctly) then I would seriously reconsider your major because it does not get easier from here. Dr. Smith is a great professor She posts the powerpoints online and the tests are basically straight from them. I was nervous about taking cell because I thought it would be a doozy but I breezed through with a solid A thanks to Dr. Smith ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Your grade is 4 tests. The subject itself is not boring at all, it's just the way Dr. Price teaches it. His lectures are so monotonous and boring, and his voice is so low that you have to study the book afterwards to understand what he said in class. Honestly, very unbearable. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Super nice and helpful guy! If you're lost, just let him know. Stay late a few days, go to office hours - your grade will show for it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Organic chemistry is a tough course, but Zilinskas will get you through it. I would HIGHLY recommend him! His exams are straight forward 3, 1 Final w/ ACS he doesn't drop any exams so do well. Lecture clickers count as quiz grades and has sapling HW for each chapter. So take him and fret not my friends, pay attention, take notes and you will be fine! He also has a cool accent :) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is by far one of the driest and boring classes I had taken at VCU. Study all you want, you'll end up with a mediocre grade. It's a extremely hard class but should you receive and A or B, you can Ace Dr. Price's exam without even going to his class. I got an B in BIOL 205, took price's first exam and aced it without going to class. Warning: 1/2 of biol 205 drop or withdrawl before the half of semester ends. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Evo was my favorite class at VCU so far. He really makes the effort to make sure everyone can understand what he's teaching in lecture. This class was a breeze with all the help offered (TA sessions, office hours, extra credit etc.) I highly recommend it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class isnt for everyone. She is also incredibly difficult to get a hold of when you want to talk to her. I don't recommend her. Read through classwork prior to the class in lieu of reading entire textbook. Study her old exams. Pick the right group. Your group members can help you study for exam not to mention clicker q. Attendance not mandatory however she has clicker q and quiz daily. She doesn't curve but getting an A is a possibility. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Z is certainly not the most entertaining professor but he definitely knows his stuff. I had fun and actually understood all the mechanisms. He's very generous and always there to help. His notes are straight forward and he tells you what he expects from you. His accent is very cool and isn't bad at all. Will be taking him for 302 this fall! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DO NOT TAKE DR. Z FOR ORGO 1! The class is hard, and his tests are even worse. THERE IS NO PRACTICE HOMEWORK OR WORKSHEETS TO BENEFIT FROM. He has only 12 questions for each chapter for homework, and cannot be redone for practice. It is tough, it isn't fun. ...Continue reading

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    Hunt is a nice man, who means well. However, I took him for Literature of the American Suffrage movement and was disappointed to learn it was a man teaching the course. I felt like he went off topic most of the time, and the actual readings we were expected to do were never addressed in class. Most of the classes felt like a waste of my time. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Not flexible at all! The exams are only open for 3 hrs on 1 day, if you have another class or work-full time with a toddler like me, good luck getting it done! I asked about a diff time and was told I should've dropped the course if I wasn't able to take the course at the designated time. Isn't online supposed to be help us working students out?! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Chang is a wonderful professor! She puts in so much extra effort and time to give her students all the help they need. She allots more points on her tests than they're graded out of and gives a quiz every week that is indicative of questions that will be on the test. Dr. Change can come off strong but be patient with her and she'll be v helpful ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    gives out way too much work and tests are IMPOSSIBLE Rude to her students, treats them like children and punishes everyone for a few rude students. Taught straight from the power points, which were full of mistakes text book and outside tutoring is the only reason you'll pass. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Ruder is one of three orgo professors. She is so thorough and knowledgeable,that you pretty much don't need the book. She goes though lecture slowly so that people can understand and is never reluctant to help. Dr. Ruder is definitely top notch. A++ ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I love Dr. Smith! You don't even have to come to lecture if you can teach your self bio. Just memorize the slides and you'll be solid. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Professor Bissett is such an awesome guy. He is fairly new so he is trying to get his footing he hasn't gotten down his lecturing style yet. He is really nice when you go to his office hours, you can tell he is really genuine and passionate about the stuff he teaches. His class is a bit hard you definitely have to go to class and study hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Material is hard but he is a good professor. .teaches well but the tests are alot harder then the materials covered in class. I learned alot from him and got an A. However, this is not an easy class. An adequate amount of studying is NECESSARY outside of class in order to succeed. He cannot hand out everything to you on a silver platter. You need to open the book and study!!! And you will do well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I love Zilinskas, he is such a nice guy and very approachable. He thoroughly explains how mechs happen and why. I got many practice problems from going to SI which helped me to study for the test. Always go to class and have your clicker. It is helpful to print the slides ahead of time and write mechanisms in a notebook. Getting a B is very doable and an A is possible as well! He uses powerpoints plus hand drawn explanations. I personaly didn't use the textbook. SI is a huge help. Orgo is hard no matter who you take it with but Dr. Z helps ease some of the pain. Tests are capped at 50 min. Clickers are used for participation points. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Would never recommend her to anyone. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's a great guy but his class style isn't for everyone. 2. He is NOT Easy,3. He is organized yes, but not easy.4. Nice teacher but not a GOOD Teacher.5. Big Accent,need a translator.6. Tests are hard, (he says he tricks you and then laughs about it, in a nice way of course) 7. No Curve at all, as Baker curves huge and other teachers do, but G will not! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's incredibly monotone and moves very fast, but you kind of have to move quickly to cover everything in o-chem. The only thing is, he really doesn't much go over naming of molecules or even functional groups. Also, even when test grade averages are DISMAL, he very rarely curves. He barely curved the ACS final which also covers CHEM 302. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Has practice tests and problems on BB. His powerpoints aren't the best, but his lectures are very good and he explains concepts clearly so go to class! His tests are difficult but if you study the practice questions in the textbook you'll be a-okay. He replaces an exam grade with the final and has extra credit! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a great professor and his tests are very fair. Yes you have to study for this class but he has practice tests that are very similar to his real tests. He goes over mechanisms well with many examples. On one test he heard that it was too hard so he then gave an extra credit clicker quiz that raised my grade by one whole letter. His PPTs are helpful and posted online. However, you will not do well if you just glimpse at his PPTs. They are more of guidelines. His tests are straightforward. Just do the practice quizzes and tests on BB & you'll pass. Don't be afraid to ask questions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is a terrible lier. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. There are assigned seats and he takes attendance. A point from your final grade is deducted for every class you miss. Also, his accent is almost to thick to understand. Fortunately, nothing he says matters because all the exam material is on the powerpoint slides or in the text. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Of all my professors I've had, Dr. G has had the biggest impact on me. He is really helpful and he makes orgo SO SIMPLE that you can get the highest grades in the entering exams without reading the book. Dr. G, you are THE BEST!!!!!! which seems to be all the people who don't want to put time and effort into the class. I have to admit I am failing the class right now but its only the beginning of the semester. If you want a teacher with passion this is your guy! I look forward to going to this class every time! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Very sweet, smart, and funny guy. he gives you handouts in class so you can follow what's he's talking about. go to his office hours he WANTS to help you. don't pass the opportunity to have Dr. G for Orgo. Dr. G makes this class bearable. Baker is a great teacher! While he curves, he does not CURVE for A's, just to clarify the misconception. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Z is a great professor. He gives clicker questions and homework assignments that are very helpful for understanding the material. He also gives practice tests that are identical to the actual tests. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He's a great guy, his class his tough, and how he teaches orgo is fantastic as well. Hard exams, does not curve, and extremely rude when you seek help. Wish i took a different professor :( ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of the most easiest bio courses taught in VCU. She will also give 1 extra point to the whole class if you guys fill out the course evaluation. Her lectures make Cell Bio so interesting. 4 online quizzes and 4 tests including the final. There's not much wiggle room to earn points but I would take her again. Smith is a really good teacher. There is extra credit but you can't slack in the class because there is a lot of materials. Just study a little bit ahead of time and you can get an A, I did. There is also a lot of extra credit. TAKE HER, people that say it's hard must be slacking a lot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He gives you the material you need to succeed, but not in an organized manner. His lectures are very engaging, and as long as you have a good attitude about the subject, you'll get something out of them. You'll still need to work practice problems in the book, but his tests are very fair. Put in some effort and you'll get an A. I genuinely have no idea why people say he's disorganized he's been lecturing from the same notes for years! He only tests on material that's covered in class, so go to class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Make sure to attend review sessions, she gives 10 points of extra credits at most. If you aren't passing this class with either a B or an A (which is very easy to obtain if you study correctly) then I would seriously reconsider your major because it does not get easier from here. Dr. Smith is a great professor She posts the powerpoints online and the tests are basically straight from them. I was nervous about taking cell because I thought it would be a doozy but I breezed through with a solid A thanks to Dr. Smith ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Your grade is 4 tests. The subject itself is not boring at all, it's just the way Dr. Price teaches it. His lectures are so monotonous and boring, and his voice is so low that you have to study the book afterwards to understand what he said in class. Honestly, very unbearable. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Super nice and helpful guy! If you're lost, just let him know. Stay late a few days, go to office hours - your grade will show for it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Organic chemistry is a tough course, but Zilinskas will get you through it. I would HIGHLY recommend him! His exams are straight forward 3, 1 Final w/ ACS he doesn't drop any exams so do well. Lecture clickers count as quiz grades and has sapling HW for each chapter. So take him and fret not my friends, pay attention, take notes and you will be fine! He also has a cool accent :) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This class is by far one of the driest and boring classes I had taken at VCU. Study all you want, you'll end up with a mediocre grade. It's a extremely hard class but should you receive and A or B, you can Ace Dr. Price's exam without even going to his class. I got an B in BIOL 205, took price's first exam and aced it without going to class. Warning: 1/2 of biol 205 drop or withdrawl before the half of semester ends. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Evo was my favorite class at VCU so far. He really makes the effort to make sure everyone can understand what he's teaching in lecture. This class was a breeze with all the help offered (TA sessions, office hours, extra credit etc.) I highly recommend it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class isnt for everyone. She is also incredibly difficult to get a hold of when you want to talk to her. I don't recommend her. Read through classwork prior to the class in lieu of reading entire textbook. Study her old exams. Pick the right group. Your group members can help you study for exam not to mention clicker q. Attendance not mandatory however she has clicker q and quiz daily. She doesn't curve but getting an A is a possibility. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Dr. Z is certainly not the most entertaining professor but he definitely knows his stuff. I had fun and actually understood all the mechanisms. He's very generous and always there to help. His notes are straight forward and he tells you what he expects from you. His accent is very cool and isn't bad at all. Will be taking him for 302 this fall! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    DO NOT TAKE DR. Z FOR ORGO 1! The class is hard, and his tests are even worse. THERE IS NO PRACTICE HOMEWORK OR WORKSHEETS TO BENEFIT FROM. He has only 12 questions for each chapter for homework, and cannot be redone for practice. It is tough, it isn't fun. ...Continue reading


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