Location
Emeryville, CA
Undergrads
690
Tuition
$23,302
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 95 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Sophomore

Career Services: Well from what I have seen the career placement center looks well equipped however I have yet to interact with them so I can not really say.

As far as post grad services you can come back and take any classes again that are in your degree program for free! I think that's pretty awesome!

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Well if you love comic con or cosplay, you will love it here. If you love sound engineering and recording artist you find out on your adventures, you will love it here. If you are an artist with film and need a bat cave to do all your editing in, you will love it here. If you want to feel that you are in a pool of career hungry, go-getter, type A creatives that are self starting advent lovelies, well you will probably not love it here because there are very few of those--buuuut you can still do great work here and work with great professors and a few peers. For the most part the student body is very young and seem like they have a lot of growing to do. This may be right up your ally because you are young and there is nothing wrong with that! This may be not what you need but look at it as a positive, less distractions for you!

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I have enjoyed every class outside of the GE classes that I have taken here at Expression. The workload is definitely intense and you will probably cry every eight weeks but hey that lets you know you're being challenged right? Most of the teachers have worked professionally in their fields for more then 20 years. The curriculum is so interdisciplinary I love it. Some have expressed serious disappointment with it but I think its perfect for being well rounded.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: One of the best things about the curriculum here is that big players in the industry are on the school's board like Industrial Light & Magic as well as Pixar who is maybe a mile from school. That my friends gives you peace of mind.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've learned so much and have developed my skills a great deal here. The teachers are all real gems here even if most of the students seem a bit juvenile. In many ways I think this is a bonus. For me it allows me to focus on my studies and not be worried about making time to "hang out" with peers. I truly admire my professors here. Interacting with them and learning from them has been my favorite part of this experience.

2 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's bad, but it doesn't have to be! First the eye popping colors that all the walls are painted with have got to go; This isn't Chuck E Cheese. There are no green spaces! There is a very large parking lot, yuck. Can we get better bike parking and some incentives for biking to school? Let's get a gym, and some good outdoor study spaces, this is California after all! All of us locked in these computer labs working so hard all day and night are getting so soft and pasty. Also can we get lockers? There can be way too many art supplies to bike with every day. And Showers! People start smelling pretty ripe during hell week.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The school was able to transfer in most of my general education classes so that's great. The schedule of the school though is a pain. They oscillate between night and morning classes with zero option for students who may have a job. If you can not make a class and have to skip it for a term your graduation date is extended and in doing that your debt increases as you do not pay for the classes you take, you pay for the time you are there at school.

1 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition at these private art schools has gotten completely out of control. Unfortunately they are non transparent with their financial records so I am inclined to think that we are paying for someone's yacht somewhere. Anyway when they sign you up for school they calm you down (from the sticker shock) by telling you how easy it is to secure tons of money from in house scholarships and though I have a high GPA, strong portfolio, and mountain of recommendation letters it has been a serious struggle to get even partial awards. To top that off no one can explain what the awarding process really entails and every has the, "It's out of my hands," excuse. Not impressed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The library and event stage is great and the school had a good number of professional speakers that come in and give great lectures every month. As for the rest of the campus, the classrooms and studios are in good order but the school is seriously lacking any health/self care facilities. Considering the long hours of sitting and working the classes require you would think there would be a gym on site to encourage activity and a cafeteria with better--healthier selections but there is not. Also the school is painted with the most ridiculous eye popping colors.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Depending on what program you are in you will either get the best gear or some of the worst. Sound students can look forward to amazing tech while animation students and game art students will have a few terms with the saddest computers in the school. Eventually animation and GAD students get to the good stuff but it's pretty skewed for a bit there.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Not sure what you are after here. No problems.

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College Sophomore

Online Courses: I have not taken on-line courses here, although they are required for some gen ed classes.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: There is HUGE diversity, and lots of intermingling. Love it.

College Sophomore

Career Services: haven't used, but they are very active bringing folks in for talks and networking.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: When you sign up to be in a program, you will be assigned to classes. There is no line to register. This could be a challenge if you are working and do not have any schedule flexibility. I have had some labs go (one time) from 8 PM till midnight. Others have been from 4 PM till 8 PM. Some classes start at 4 PM then have lab after, until 10. If you are not planning on working, this might be okay.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a good experience but I do worry about how much I have spent to go to school here.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is ok. I think as a whole school cost way to much to attend and it is extremely hard to get financial help.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The library is very small and there are no real study areas on campus. This is an area that expression can improve.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Very fast, safe and reliable.

5 College Junior

Student Body: I love the student body. I really feel like I'm in a good environment.

2 College Junior

Career Services: The career services needs serious development.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The flexibility the school offers is great, I have had no problems.

College Junior

Online Courses: I haven't taken any online courses at Expression.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The programs are well planned out and they lead you through at a good pace.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: There could be more enthusiasm from the staff in my opinion but it is an overall good vibe.

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