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Reviews 352 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Theres a great mix of people but that what keeps things interesting.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great food, but can be very expensive for college kids.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are good and bad parts of Boston. Places are available but some of the neighborhoods aren't the best.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: My major will begin this year, cannot wait for it to begin.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Its an all art school. we have illustration, architecture , fashion. industrial design, and many others its very specific and concentrated.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Its strict on Campus, Its a no tolerance policy.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Massart is clean, small and efficient. Its an all art school so sports have to be self seeked. For example, I do Brazilian Jiujitsu at a local sports center

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Boston is busy all the time.Theres always something to do but sometimes its overwhelming.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Art school has a diversity all over the place its great!! People can express themselves freely all the time

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you want something you have to go out and get it. Receiving aid is very do able but you have to know how to search and who to talk to. Nothing is impossible, but everything has to be wanted. I called my financial aid office every day for two weeks in the summer talking and adjusting my aid to get it more comfortably.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The area around the school can be iffy, but students tend to avoid the projects and such. Once you get to the Hill however, it's more iffy because of gangs around the Hill battling for turf and revenge, leaving you to always hear sirens and the occasional, more rare, gunshots. The school offers self defense training and counseling to victims, so its pretty on top of and aware of its location

College Senior

Athletics: There really aren't any athletics at massart, but people join intermural teams and they enjoy them so I always recommend them!

4 College Senior

Diversity: Sexual Orientation is a big thing around campus. There are so many different genders on campus that it makes you feel comfortable knowing that everyone is out and proud of who they are and you wont feel afraid at all to hide who you are if no one else is! Religion wise, there is a club for those who are devout, but most people aren't. I do wish there were more ethnicities, but it depends on the culture.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: The new residence hall is amazing. I lived there for a year and we had million dollar views and our dorm floors came together as communities. It was easy to make friends around the building and grab a bite at the cafe on the first floor or play pool on the third. The best option would be the treehouse, and the worst, although cheapest is Smith hall, only because of its crampness and ancient-ness.

4 College Senior

Academics: The animation major is a small but very close community of kids who enjoy bringing drawings to life and giving them a sense of emotions and depth. The workload is just about the same as most majors, with the professors really pushing deadlines like real studios do. The curriculum is very good because it starts everyone at the same level, no matter the skill level. The facilities could be a bit better, but its something that you get used to.

4 College Senior

Academics: Registration could sometimes be called "the hunger games" because every student is waking up at 7am to grab whatever preferred class they can. There are a lot of illustration and graphic designers as well as fashion majors, all three work very hard at their craft, perfecting it to the very end. The professors are all veterans in their trade and know their industries inside and out, giving students an edge.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I've lived in Boston all my life and I always knew I would go to school here. The atmosphere is great. You can walk the whole city in a day and still not see everything amazing about it. It's great for college students and just a wonderful city to be in, with a big city archetype and small city closeness.

College Senior

Greek Life: There isn't any greek life at the school, which is understandable.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone at Massart is super kind and willing to help you out with whatever you need. The community is what mainly brought me here. I love it.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great restaurants on and or near the school. It can take a bit of a walk, but once you reach a certain point, there are options as far as the eye can see.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Mission Hill can be both beautiful and a darn mess. Since most of your neighbors are college students, that most likely go to your school, it's easy to make friends with the neighbors. However, they are still college students. Loud parties are a constant, no matter what the weather, and the police are ever present pseudo-neighbors. There is very little parking, and most students bike and/or walk to campus, since its not that far. Another great option is to use the T, but that's getting to be expensive. Landlords can be iffy at times, you just need to do your research. Apartments on the hill are expensive, but hopefully sharing the rent will make it an okay option for you.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Boston has it's bustle and I like the museums

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't use off campus housing at this time

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Res is awesome, if a bit lonely

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I personally have no problem with it.

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Daria Bukesova
Hometown
Acton
Major
Architectural Design
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 MassArt is a small school. The size of most classes here allows students and teachers to get to know each other and communicate on more personal level. The education in arts here is wonderful; however, MassArt lacks organization. Often they don't give students enough information, when it comes to registering for classes. A lot of times, even for freshman, people at the registrar's office just assume that the students know when and where to get their registration packets with all the requirements. Unfortunately, some students come here because they expect art school to be easy, but soon they realize that this is not the case. Students here probably have a bit more control than other schools over how hard it is, but that doesn't make it easy.  

With all the advantages that art school can offer, the setbacks seem unimportant. MassArt is in a great location, which allows teachers to have classes at the Museum of Fine Arts. Student life here is fun and full or strange and very interesting art projects. Taking risks, thinking outside the box, and exploring the unknown is what students do and enjoy doing here. 

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