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

2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The program has been around for a long time and is highly ranked. Opportunity to work with esteemed scholars in the field. The City of Richmond provides a great training ground for future Social Workers.  There is very little guidance and support to help students navigate the program. There is little program flexibility, little funding, and little opportunity to participate in research.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is very affordable compared to other physical therapy programs across the country and even in Virginia. The professors are brilliant and very easy to talk to. All the students get along very well and do a lot of social activities together outside of school.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2010

The graduate program itself seemed very good. The classes were relevant, I especially liked how they had you take courses to teach you about life and not just your major's focus. However, the school is in the heart of the city so some things become very difficult such as parking and crime.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Amazing graduate student experience! Very supportive and available faculty and staff. They care so much about their students. The course work is challenging, without being too difficult, and relevant to the real world. Parking at VCU can be a bit difficult and our police department is great at notifying us of incidents on or around campus. The social scene at VCU is wonderful and eclectic. Great restaurants and bars that fit everyone's tastes. I love my school and my program!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro's of this program: definitely feel that I'm getting quality education. This program is top-notch and I'm excited to be in it. The professors know what they're talking about. VCU is in the heart of Richmond with is a huge pro. Only con is parking.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

VCU's graduate psychology programs are intensive and prepared me very well for the working world. I've had numerous job opportunities open because of my advisor and the rigor of my program. I recommend it highly!
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

This program has national merit. It is the only Adult Education program in the nation. It will help with my professional goal of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as a my pursuit of passion. This program enhances the quality of education to adults.It is attainable with 30 hours of coursework and a bachelor degree in any field. This program costs money. There are no scholarship opportunities to absorb the cost. You can only take one class at a time while you work your full-time job.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2008

The school is located right in the heart of the city and therefore offers practical application to your studies. The program was heavily focused on the practical side of planning and how everyday planners utilize their knowledge to make cities and communities more vibrant, functional places to live and work.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2009

I went to undergrad and grad school at VCU and loved every minute of it. The elementary education program actually combined undergrad and grad classes together to make it so that you could finish in 5 years. It was great because it was only a year of full time grad classes with others mixed in with undergrad the year before. The professors in the school of education are all fantastic and readily available to help you with everything. Even know several years after I've graduated and started teaching I know I could email them about anything and they would help right away. They've even kept up a data base of where everyone I graduated with ended up teaching at and what grades they are teaching so we can keep in touch with each other.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

My graduate program laid a strong foundation to pursue multiple avenues of science. It established three main requirements. Teaching, research, and education. The program created a a strong foundation to pursue a career in education, further research with a PhD or continue onto professional school
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