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.