Location
Laguna Beach, CA
Undergrads
400
Tuition
$25,000
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 100 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: never been around so many nerds in my life, looks are not the top focus of most students.

College Junior

Athletics: the only sports at school are speed drawing and photography, haha. several students surf or hike the hills.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: very safe environment and campus. security cameras in every class room and all over campus, key card required to enter Big Bend campus. only know of one theft incident in several years and it was someone that took another students cookies in frig.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i have not lived at the student apartments so do not know.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: there are vending machines on campus and frig. kitchen on both campuses. most people bring food or drive over to store. Catered lunches/dinners with activities are often. There is a cafe that is being built by the dorms, but as of now there are food trucks that arrive during lunch hours.

3 College Junior

Majors: Make sure you have a good portfolio before you try to get into this school.

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3 College Junior

Majors: The work load is very challenging.

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmoshere surrounding the campus help to aid in the creative process.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There's a sense of strictness in the classroom due to attendance, but that's about it. also idk if we really have campus police. If anything we have administration and other folks on campus we can go to if there's something up.

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College Freshman

Athletics: What sports? /laughs into the sunset/

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I don't think there's a lot to do where the school is located specifically, but if you have a car, the irvine spectrum is only 10 mins away which is rad. dining around in Laguna is expensive, unless you go to the local whole foods market or up in Aliso Viejo.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Never too hot, never too cold. Hottest: 85 fahrenheit, Coldest: 50 fahrenheit. and we're 5 seconds to the beach

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's no need really for police on campus because not a lot goes on here. If anything, we hear sirens because of a car accident on the road to the school /there's a crash every 3 months I swear/.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: I heard everything from people partying at the clubs in huntington beach to doing a doctor who marathon with friends on a couch. I wouldn't know first hand since I'm too busy with homework. :'D

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard from folks that it's much better to just get a couple of roomies and live in a 2 bed apartment than hitting up the dorms. It's cheaper since the dorms are about $900 a month for a shared space, compared to the same shared space for anywhere between $300-$500. Aliso Viejo is a popular area not too far from the school that a lot of my friends live around.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'd like to point out that I am specifically an animation student. And we are the quirkiest bunch of people. The curriculum and teachers really prepare you for the crazy and hectic life of an artist working in a studio. You don't have a lot of time to goof off, and when you do work, you get a lot done in a small amount of time. The animation shooting room is pretty small, but the chair is hopefully going to give us more space in the future for more students. We also have a job board for the general school, whether you're looking for a part time job in school, or a full time job in a studio. It's updated with the latest jobs and internships, which is pretty cool.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors and teachers they have here are top notch. You are literally working with celebrities that know how the industry works. The registration process is handled very well; you're assigned a counselor that can help review your portfolio and make it ready to send off to the admissions committee. They're pretty lenient on what you send it; just send in your strongest pieces. HOWEVER for animation, they are very strict about your portfolio and require you to hit each piece of art they ask for. That shouldn't scare you away if you're looking into animation though!

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5 College Freshman

Computers: LCAD wants your laptop to be glued to you at all times. They send out emails all the time about events that are happening, along with messages sent out by the chair of your major concerning meetings, special events, etc etc. And it' looks like a mac based school, but if you seriously cannot afford a mac or already have a laptop. YOU REALLY AREN'T INCLINED TO BUY ONE. It's just highly recommended since it will make file transfers from the school comps to your computer less of a pain (Eg: working on an assignment on a school mac computer, then transferring it to a windows could corrupt the file). The printing costs for each days are practically nothing. they allow each student 10 prints each day, and the tech support here is pretty good here as well. I was able to borrow a USB drive from them when I forgot mine for a class.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: All sorts of folks come here. Seriously. Whether they're here with help from their parents, paying tuition with a job, eighteen or twenty five, christian, unitarian, atheist, hetero, homo, pan, or asexual, everyone is pretty accepting about who you are. As long as you're a cool person who's not a general ass to people, you're good (actually I take it back, some of the smartasses around here are a riot to hang out with as friends).

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm not saying there's absolutely no drugs (because there are) but the environment doesn't change if someone is taking a hit outside the studio during a break. No peer pressure from anyone, from what I experienced, and everyone is pretty alright about it. I actually see people usually using water vapors more often whenever I'm around. Oh, and people drink. Just not on campus.

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1 College Student

Campus Dining: there are no dining options other than the vending machine and Mexican food truck

5 College Student

Diversity: you can never find 2 people who are alike!

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Alot are over priced, but if you have a car things aren't too far away

4 College Student

Nightlife: My friends go clubbing every week but i like to sit at home and work

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4 College Student

Computers: I like all the macs around.

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