Location
Manchester, NH
Undergrads
479
Tuition
$21,450
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 87 total reviews with an average rating of 2.9

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Has pros & cons but the y is a good old place.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking around campus is very good. You have a lot of options from the street, to a lot to a garage. All near your classes.

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2 College Sophomore

Majors: No internship yet, but I am sure I will very soon.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is the typical new england weather of the 4 seasons. Your attire changes monthly.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy illustration a lot and get new ideas from the teachers in how to improve my art work and the best I can be.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many of dinning options to get all types of food.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The portfolio process is the toughest to get into NHIA. Your work has to be acceptable, creative and impressive.

4 College Senior

Academics: The classes here are really what you make of them. The instructors are incredible and very knowledgable in their respective fields. Unfortunately, there is this air of anti-intellectualism amongst a large population of the student body, but the professors here will help you learn anything you want to if you possess the drive and the desire.

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College Senior

Athletics: We're an art school. We don't have sports.

Though there are sometimes yoga classes once a week, and sometimes a running group in the spring, and there are community bike rides with students and other young adults in the community. Also, our new sweatshirts have a football on them and say "undefeated", which I find to be HILARIOUS.

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2 College Senior

Campus Dining: I've read that the dining services typically hired by schools are the same ones typically serving prisons. The cafeteria here does nothing to disprove that.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are several choices for on-campus living including one "eco-friendly" building where some classes are also held. One dorm even gives you free membership to the local YMCA if you live there, and all the dorms have studio spaces and kitchen facilities.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: Buildings are only open at certain hours and you have to abide by that. The school has a "dry" campus, so no alcohol on the premises. Other than that, there isn't much to know.

4 College Senior

Computers: The school is completely Mac'd out, and they have a macbook program, where all BFA students eventually get their own MacBook Pro with a full adobe suite. There are large epson printers for archival printing that can print on virtually anything flat, and a few film scanners, though the ones for underclassmen are kind of scratched up.

1 College Senior

Diversity: The school is not very diverse, however there is a very accepting LGBT community.

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College Senior

Drug Safety: We have a "dry campus" and the dorms have a "no tolerance" policy. That being said, nobody has to know what you're doing as long as you are smart about it.

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3 College Senior

Facilities: We have an absolutely incredible printmaking dept. with a main studio consisting of 2 litho presses (one large & one small) and two etching presses (one large & one small). We have five vacuum tables in the silkscreen area and an acid room for etching. We have a yellow light room and two exposure units for photographic processes, and a second, smaller studio with 4 smaller etching presses. We also have an acorn press from the mid 19th century.

We have several state of the art computer labs and a really great library with an excellent special collections section that you can visit by appointment.

Though IT is a bit slow to fix things.

College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have "greek life".

It's an art school.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People here are decent people. There are guys and girls, though there are many more girls than guys. There is a very active GSA club and the school is very accepting of the LGBT community.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school has a professional security team that routinely patrols campus, and the shuttle is available to take you to and from buildings if you don't feel comfortable walking alone at night. Though there is crime in the city, if you're smart and alert it shouldn't affect you. The school attempts to make students feel safe and all of the buildings are secured with swipe cards and time locks. Self defense classes are also offered extra-curricularly from time to time.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Manchester has its charms if you can find beauty in the austere. That being said, it's trying very hard. There are tons of small local businesses and it's plenty close to hiking spots and trails if you need to get out of the city. Also, it's only a short trip to Boston.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: On weekends there is a decent bar scene, and some good local bands have been playing more and more frequently in the past couple of years. There is also a community bike group (as in bicycles) that does group rides every week or so.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many good places to eat including farm-to-table options, three different types of Mexican, several coffee shops, pizza places, and a place specifically for gyros. Also, 1,000 Crane does great lunch deals.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Rent is relatively cheap in Manchester, and if you stay within a few blocks of campus, chances are you'll live around other students, though the local population are a less than desirable company, you can't really judge them for that, they're just living their lives the way the know how to. The school's presence in Manchester has done wonders for the city.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The school has a shuttle that will take students to and from buildings, as well as to the grocery store, mall, or wherever else within city limits you might need to go. There is a bus station within walking distance that runs to Boston.

2 College Senior

Parking: The school does not have enough parking lots to accomodate all commuter students, so often, you'll pay a meter. If you live locally and have a car you can get a monthly parking pass for one of the city's garages for somewhere around $50.

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