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Virginia, United States
Est. 1968Ranked among top 100 universities in US
Established in 1838, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. The university was founded Hampden'Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854 and has maintained its prestige in Medical section. Today, more than 31,000 students pursue 226 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 13 schools and one college. Known for its medical department does this university have more to it or does it bind itself to that department? Let's find out.
*Average tuition fee is only an indicator of the estimate annual cost for Sciences courses at VCU. Course specific tuition fee may vary and it's best to refer to the university's [official website]. An estimate of the average tuition fee at Virginia Commonwealth University in Indian Rupees is INR 0 as of 1 Jan 1970.
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Richmond, an independent city was founded in 1742. Today with a population of over 204,214 the city is third-most populous metro in the state. Richmond is located at the fall line of the James River which has been of importance since its foundation. Richmond, VA is a fun and exciting city to live in, with lots of historical sites nearby. Richmond is definitely much cheaper than New York as far as social spending is concerned and offers all kinds of cuisines, including delicious and affordable Greek and Chinese restaurants, plus lots of entertainment and natural space. Shopping in Richmond offers lots of variety, there are several branded stores here including Louis Vuitton and Coach. There are many things to do over the weekend and the great thing about Richmond is that entertainment is quite affordable and there are always coupons and discounts that can be availed at the Virginia Museum of Arts and the Maymont Center. Richmond is also very green and walking to the nearest stores and centers in the residential areas is quite safe and fun and the communities are quite close knit and have local churches, schools and clubs. There are several parks and trails that make the city a great place to live for families. For those who enjoy night life, Richmond has quite a few restaurants and coffee shops open around the clock. There are quite a few night clubs and live music restaurants including a must try on Walnut Aly called Alley Katz.
VCU sits on 144 acres of campus in urban setting. No doubt that this is pretty small campus for enrollment of 34,000 and it seems difficult to fit all those in here but don't worry, university has structured the campus in such a way that you won't feel clustered in such a big crowd. Being in urban setting one doesn't feel like walking through one inside the campus, it is quite and buildings are beautiful in terms of their structures. The campus has a lot of greenery compared to what is may seem like. There are few cafes and bars to spend some time for fun within the campus but can't guarantee if you'd like the food in there. Over-all if you are free and want to listen to your music or read book in private then you will find quite a soft spot to make use of your time.
There are in-campus housing facilities available at VCU and its pricing would vary from 5,000 to 8,000 US$ depending on the kind of place you choose to live in. The prices are pretty affordable and they provide with basic amenities such as Wi-Fi and repairs etc.
Richmond has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and generally cool winters. The coldest weather normally occurs from late December to early February, and the January daily mean temperature is 3.3 °C, with an average of 6.0 days with highs at or below the freezing mark. The July daily mean temperature is 26.3 °C, and high temperatures reach or exceed 32 °C approximately 43 days out of the year; while 38 °C temperatures are not uncommon, they do not occur every year. The James River reaches tidewater at Richmond where flooding may occur in every month of the year, most frequently in March and least in July. Hurricanes and tropical storms have been responsible for most of the flooding during the summer and early fall months. It is pretty pleasant climate to get adapt to, but you must take care with hurricanes and floods even though special announcements are made before they happen.
Faculty at any university is the most considerable fact to join that university and in case of VCU the faculty is mediocre. Almost 7 out of 10 alumni found 80% of the faculty unexperienced and felt they were teaching for the sake of it. The reality being you can't just this situation unless you experience it. But, there were few people who feel they had best professors and couldn't expect anything better from the school. The arts department of the university is said to have the faculty by far and considering the fact that this university is in an Urban setting, a lot of faculties have turned up to be participants for teaching here and they actually have one of the best faculty group in the city of Richmond.
On an average, 79% of students receive aid and 43% get institutional aid ($4,872 avg) and also 57% get loans ($7,218 avg) for which university guides you through each and every step of it. Even though there might be complaints about the faculty but almost everyone has praised the fact that the scholarship section has helped them to get a good discount on the fees. So if you are willing to get an aid, you will be given one up to maximum amount of 4,872 US$ which actually makes a lot of difference to the ones those who belong to middle class.
VCU does not guarantee a career with in-campus placements but they do have a career center which can help you with jobs. Now as far as few alumni are concerned, they do not suggest any one to visit the career canter as they are unhelpful and that process is frustrating, instead they want everyone to look for their jobs by themselves. Now, few students found help through the same career center but almost 60% of the alumni felt that VCU was not at all helpful regarding career and they found jobs by getting in touch with their alumni and ex-student.
If you think you are serious about pursuing educations abroad and want a job in States then VCU is definitely not the one for you. After completing your education the university does not add up to your profile in States because genuinely there are a lot of other universities who are renowned as compared to this university. But, if you consider the fee structure in your mind then everything seems pleasant. Acceptance rate is higher which means that there are easy chances of you getting in VCU and if you are looking for a degree from U.S then this university sounds much more sensible than any other. Good food, good city and certificate from State's university at this price is a great thing to achieve but only if you want to do all this just for a degree and come back to your motherland. To be true, the campus is not as safe as the city is and a lot of assault cases have been filed against a lot of students but that is all due to group clashes amongst the students and does not have much to do with locality. But, before thinking of this university keep its fee structure and faculty in mind; in this case both seem unreasonable. Think thrice and make a choice that matches your future not your conditions.
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