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Old 03-19-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Hanover, VA
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I am a conservative and I am currently attending a community college. I need to find the best college that I can go to for what I want to study. I want to study Radiology Onocology, I have thought about VCU but I live 30min from Richmond and I know how bad the VCU area is. So I am interested in UVA... I would like to know if it is liberal. Thank you
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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I am a conservative and I am currently attending a community college. I need to find the best college that I can go to for what I want to study. I want to study Radiology Onocology, I have thought about VCU but I live 30min from Richmond and I know how bad the VCU area is. So I am interested in UVA... I would like to know if it is liberal. Thank you
Liberal in the way they interpret oncology tests?
Liberal in core educational principles?
Liberal in preferred political philosophy of students and/or faculty?
Liberal in terms of general attitudes toward social issues?
Liberal in awards for financial aid?

Not quite sure how the L-label affects whether you want to study radiology oncology...

(is the VCU area very badly liberal or what? I'm not familiar with it...)
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Hanover, VA
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All of the questions you asked... just in general and in politics are they liberal? When I was talking about my major I was stating the reason why I am interested in going to UVA... it has a medical college like VCU. VCU is in the bad part of Richmond, and yes that area is VERY liberal. VCU area is dangerous to be in... From what I hear UVA is a beautiful and safer place to be.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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You are aware that you can't "study" radiation oncology (I assume that is what you mean)?
To become a radiation oncologist you have to get into med school first, then do an internship and 3-4 years of residency in radiation oncology. The UVA School of Medicine is one of the best in the country, so getting in would be your first problem. Secondly, rad onc is a very popular residency (no call and decent pay) so only the top medical students get a spot. I don't want to discourage you, but you are facing an uphill battle.

UVA liberal? Very much so, yes.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Hanover, VA
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That's not true for the Radiation technician program.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Good luck in finding a place that gives you what you need academically and also has the kind of atmosphere you want. I'm not sure I would strike UVa off the list because of its politics.....most large universities like that have a pretty wide diversity of political opinions represented across the student body - but I don't have the familiarity with UVa specifically. Like I said...good luck!
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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All of the questions you asked... just in general and in politics are they liberal? When I was talking about my major I was stating the reason why I am interested in going to UVA... it has a medical college like VCU. VCU is in the bad part of Richmond, and yes that area is VERY liberal. VCU area is dangerous to be in... From what I hear UVA is a beautiful and safer place to be.
Vcu area is not dangerous, that's complete ignorant nonsense. As is the idea of studying radiation oncology in undergrad, as others have mentioned.
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Vcu area is not dangerous, that's complete ignorant nonsense. As is the idea of studying radiation oncology in undergrad, as others have mentioned.

It certainly has its bad areas. This is well known and feel free to ask any police officer around there. I'm in LE and have several friends there. While certainly not a Detroit it has more crime issues compared to UVA and other VA colleges.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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Charlottesville routinely gives 75% of its vote to statewide Democratic candidates, whereas surrounding Albemarle is about 55-60% Democratic. Clear it up any?
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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It certainly has its bad areas. This is well known and feel free to ask any police officer around there. I'm in LE and have several friends there. While certainly not a Detroit it has more crime issues compared to UVA and other VA colleges.
City yes, area no. I live there, and all the LEs I know agree with me. Vcu area is good, areas northeast of vcu get bad. Look for the projects and you'll find the bad areas. If vcu area was bad, there would be houses under half a million nearby. There aren't, unless they are disasters. What kind of bad neighborhood is full of million dollar houses?
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