Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 126 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 30,872 (23,865 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,633 in-state; $26,314 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty are all top notch instructors. However, the facilities are basic and lack more diverse and sophisticated equipment. Overall, this program is great for undergraduates but lacks the necessities for a quality graduate school. Funding is partial and will ultimately result in the need for loans at some point in your academic career.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I love social work, and I love my program. The pros of my program are the faculty accessibility and support, as well as the field and research experiences. The assignments also provide students with an opportunity to engage with the material. One of the cons is the lack of communication between administrators and students at times.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Accessible faculty, great NBCOT pass rate, great location, connection to a teaching hospital, choice in fieldwork placements, great neuro and anatomy courses. Cons: Too much theory, not all professors are good, too picky about things that do not matter, could have a better kinesiology background.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2015

Awesome school, workload is difficult but a quality education
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is connected with agencies and organizations at the state and private level that would offer me decent career opportunities.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

The highest quality of pharmacy education in Virginia for the best value! Amazing career support and networking opportunities within the industry in this area.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Although the program is ranked very highly, the quality of classes and the program is not reflected in that. The program administration is extremely disorganized. There professors are mostly adjunct which I find to be a bad thing. The program also offers very little financial assistance. On the other hand, the program does have a good reputation and the classes are not hard at all.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

MS in Biology was excellent. Provided me with a fellowship which paid for my tuition and a stipend. I had the opportunity to teach a undergraduate lab, take graduate level courses, as well as do research. A great program for a springboard for any career.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

I am exciting about my PhD for educational Leadership soon at VCU!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Professors are very interested in your academic success and actively seek relationships with students. Because the school is associated with a large hospital system and other health programs then the program supports a network of interdisciplinary collaboration which translates well once in a work environment. PhD work is supported within the health system as well, and research that spans multiple fields is encouraged. The online courses are still pretty new, and the instructors are learning as they go, which can be difficult to a student at home. Additionally, some of the courses are available online as videos of live classes. This means that if the instructor is not familiar with start/end times of recordings or doesn't repeat questions it can leave the at-home viewer in the dark.
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