Why I Chose VCUarts

Making that final college decision can be confusing and difficult. We asked a few students why they chose VCUarts to help you through the decision making process.


Kim Peters, Junior, Graphic Design
Reason: Community and Affordability

“I love the community that VCUarts provides, it really felt like home even though I was really far away. Also, in comparison to other private art colleges, this was more affordable for me as an out-of-state student.”

Bridget Manown, Senior, Sculpture + Extended Media
Reason: Diversity
“I wanted to go to a diverse school that was in a city, that had a good art program but where I could also study outside of the arts.”

Maddie Bryant, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
Reason: The University Experience
I chose VCUarts because I wanted to go to an art school or a fashion school but I still wanted to be a part of a university. I love that I have both an art school experience and a university experience. I was able to join a sorority and go to basketball games while still going to an art school.”

Morgan Barnett, Junior, Communication Arts
Reason: Experienced Faculty 
“I chose VCUarts because the professors have current connections to the industries and fields I’m interested in, and can teach me industry-standard practices at an affordable price in comparison to private institutes.”


We hope that you’ll choose VCUarts too! Learn more about us by visiting our website or following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
If you’ve already been accepted, check out ugradaccepted.vcu.edu for all the next steps.


April 6, 2018