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Virginia Commonwealth University

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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (15), Grades (72), Sports/Extracurriculars (6), College Essay (5)
My SAT scores were solid, my GPA was solid,Mar 29 2013Communications
My SAT scores were solid, my GPA was solid, and I made sure to stick with a club all 4 years of high school so that colleges saw that I could commit to something. Applying early and writhing good essays also helps. All in all- being well rounded and solid is important rather than being a genius in one area.
SAT: 1850 Female
Go to a different school unless your reason forFeb 19 2013Engineering Department
Go to a different school unless your reason for going to college is to party in the city environment. Easy to get in, but trust me when I say that you don't want to.
Getting into VCU is easy, but if you haveMay 08 2012Communications
Getting into VCU is easy, but if you have no academic motivation you won't stick around for long.
SAT: 2010 Female
In order to get accepted to a reputable universityMar 06 2012Language - French/Spanish/etc.
In order to get accepted to a reputable university and also satisfy my passions and interests, during my high school years, I worked hard earning As and Bs, was involved in sports year round and extra curricular activities, and also took on two foreign languages for all four years (as I knew those subjects would be my specialties in college).

For students aiming to be accepted to VCU, I would recommend taking advantage of your high school's resources as much as possible. Take opportunities to learn about as many subjects as you are capable without stretching yourself too thin. Notice what subjects you tend to excel in, what subjects you are passionate about, and EXPLORE them. Test the waters while you are in high school. By the time your junior year rolls around, I would determine which subjects I would consider studying in college, and try to strengthen my skills and knowledge in those subjects. Finally, work hard, aim for greatness, and do your best to receive good grades BUT do not lose sight of what is truly important to you.
SAT: 1200 Female

Virginia Commonwealth University, is a diverse school, with goodFeb 08 2012Journalism
Virginia Commonwealth University, is a diverse school, with good programs in Arts, Psychology, Film & Theater Studies. If your coming to VCU, my first advise would be carefully decide what major your going to get into. If Arts is your thing then this is the school for you. There are some pros and cons about this school. The diversity, and campus is a pro for this school. Diversity, has changed VCU for betterment, and the campus and environment is quite lively around here. But there are some cons to this school as well, I'm not really fond of the teachers at this school, they don't really care about student success & always seem to teach in a rush. Secondly - if you don't make friends here in the first few weeks, or months of school, its a lonely place to be in. So make sure you find a good group to hang out with. Otherwise, you will be alone around here even with all the diversity, and huge crowds. Finally - if your going to rent outside the Dorms - do not fall prey to management or false leases with sky high rents. Ask questions and gain information before signing a lease here. :)
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