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Reviews 103 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy it here. The classes are nice and small and your known by your name not a number. Your teachers will approach you if your falling behind to see what's up. Very caring and considering of your future. The social life could be a bit better, but in the end your not there to party 24/7. Very rigorous program, usually up well past 12 doing homework. Could use some more housing due to an increase in students, and defiantly needs a gym. Really wish the fashion and textiles major was more developed, and had more teachers. But granted it is a brand new major. Besides all the tiny cons its a great school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There's no self entitled professors here and if there are I haven't met them. Very considerate and care about your success. Fashion and textiles major needs to develop more. A lot more. But its in the works.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The hours can be a little tough depending on your academic schedule, and as far as late nigh options there are none. The café closes at 7pm so your on your own from there. The food is okay, vegetarian options are abundant and very healthy. If you have an apartment there's really no reason to eat there, only for lunch since you usual have class.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's a running club but if your not into running there's nothing else as far as sports go. Really wish we had a gym at school. Granted we get discounts at YMCA, but you still have to pay monthly. A lot of other colleges have gyms for free, so it kind of stinks that we don't have one.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I heard that its easy to find a great cheap apartment close to MECA. Plus, the school is very helpful in finding students off campus housing if needed.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Very great scholarships. Helps with the cost.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girl/guy ratio is ridiculous and most of the men there are gay, but overall most people are friendly and don't judge on looks. We all are very "different" here anyways. Cliques can form, and it gets a bit annoying because you feel awkward if you aren't in their "group" but I'm hoping that will change as the years go on.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Very accommodating, and always clean. Library is great to get studying or Art History homework done.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Haven't reached the legal drinking age, but I'm excited when the time comes because there are many bars/clubs in the area.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school and housing buildings are very safe. When walking home at late hours you do get the occasional crazy person talking to himself/herself on the street, but they usually don't bother you. Homeless individuals are actually very nice most of the time. I usually give them my left over food from restaurants. Overall I feel safe.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very accepting. Even has gender neutral housing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Loved getting an apartment my freshman year, which is usually uncommon in other colleges. A little outdated, but it gives character. Bathroom and Kitchen could use some TLC.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Not sure, I was only there during the summer when BFAs were not present.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: They seemed up to date and functional

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There is a guard stationed at the front desk at all hours. Doors lock after hours, students have keys to enter and must sign in at front desk. It is quite safe.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It was easy to get the financial aid I needed. Although, I have some serious issues with how inflated the cost of education has become. Be frugal, only borrow what you absolutely need.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Since I am a MFA student here I am only on campus for two months during the summer. But I get the impression that there is diversity of all kinds.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housing is essentially apartment buildings. They are very close to school, 2 min. walk. They are well taken care of, but older buildings. I really liked my apartment.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am a grad student so the curriculum is totally different than the undergrad. The low residency program is really great for me. I find it a realistic model for developing a studio practice that meshes with your other responsibilities such as, work and family.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: It's pretty good from what I have had. Always vegetarian options.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The college was an old indoor shopping plaza back in the day. It's cool, looks very vintage industrial.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: A lot of bars and quite a few places to see live music.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Portland is a great city for artistic adventures.

Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Maine College of Art is in the middle of downtown Portland. Almost everything is within walking distance. If not there is the city bus or taxis.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of labs at MECA but the wifi in the dorms is always a problem and the printers at the school aren't reliable.


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