Location
Denver, CO
Undergrads
561
Tuition
$27,648
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 108 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not been exposed to "Greek Life"

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: online student who doesnt use drugs

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Computers: gearbox for online students provides new macs with technology

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Guys & Girls: The students I've encountered thus far are very diverse in backgrounds, ethnicity and looks. But every one I've met has a passion for art, and since that's what we're there for, that's fairly essential.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Computers: We received excellent computers loaded with the software required for our courses. Totally worth it, although I've never used a Mac before, so there's a learning curve for me

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Academics: Granted, I haven't gotten very far in my courses yet, but the sheer variety of classes offered in my field are astounding, and the quality of work I've seen from other students makes me very hopeful that I will reach that level one day.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Facilities: Again, attending online, so I don't have a chance to see the facilities. But I am kind of jealous of ground students, because the buildings look comfortable, and like a good place to soak up a learning vibe.

5 College Student

Facilities: RMCAD offered exactly the program I wanted in the format I needed. The counselors were amazingly helpful in getting financial aid set up, and the teachers are easily approachable with questions and concerns. My entire experience has been extremely positive.

3 College Student

Weather: I attend classes online, so the weather really doesn't affect me a whole lot...unless the wind knocks out our internet.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I live out of state and do not know about the violence. I don't think there is any though.

College Junior

Diversity: I live in a different state than my school, so I don't get to be around the students

5 College Junior

Academics: Lots of activities involving design.Unfortunately, I live out of state and cannot take advantage of the great things this school has to offer.

4 College Junior

Academics: Sometimes I don't understand how registration works. Online they somehow automatically enroll you.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I attend this school online in a different state.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: On campus dining is convenient and cost effective for the food you are getting. They offer a variety of choices, including vegetarian and vegan options readily available. They mostly serve sandwhiches, but they are constantly offering new specials and items to their menu including hot choices like flatbread pizzas, and build your own burgers. The service is always amiable and willing to help if your not sure what you want.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple of shady bar/dining halls, but mostly it's fast food for convenience. There is a Jimmy Johns, and Chipotle but eating at those everyday can get expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is always friendly and walking around surveying the campus, the parking lots and the surrounding streets near campus. If you are on campus late at night you can ask them to escort you to your car. There are also emergency call boxes located near both parking lots. It makes me feel secure.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: The online degree program is the best ever. Getting your degree while your at home at your own pace is perfect. Tuition isnt that expensive either.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: I've changed my major from Graphic Design to Illustration with ease this semester, and will begin specific courses in a few weeks! You are able to start right away with classes designated for your major, while balancing required gen ed. The curriculum is designed to not only teach and grow you, but PREPARE you for graduation and post-grad careers in the art field, which is wonderful. The professors are decorated professionals with years of experience, the space is wonderful to work in in that they encourage a highly functional creative environment.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: RMCAD is set in a sketchy Lakewood neighborhood. However, once you are on campus, you feel completely safe and separate from the neighborhood. The campus is VERY quiet (especially now during the summer semester) and is very clean, beautiful, and quaint. Everyone knows the campus police officers personally and they do a great job of patrolling and making their presence known throughout the day and night. They can walk you to your car if you need them to, aside from the standard emergency call boxes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: Having moved here from the south, and commuting from Boulder to Lakewood (Denver-Metro area), the snow can be quite annoying. The RTD and lightrail definitely come in handy during the snow season(s).

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Aside from the real life and career prep classes that are offered for all majors (including extensive critiques and gallery space/student exhibitions) general ed classes are average, with the exception of a "Financial Principles" class meant to be entry level math...it is very difficult, one would not pass if they are not motivated to attend study sessions.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Nightlife: Nightlife? The "nightlife" at RMCAD usually exists only during midterms and finals, and only because everyone is in the labs using the cintiqs burning the midnight oil to get their projects done on time. Other than that and the occasional gallery, there isn't a nightlife at school that I've ever seen.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: RMCAD has patrol cars that are constantly on and around campus. The security guards are friendly and very helpful (My car broke down and they helped me get it running and find transportation while it was being fixed)

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Transportation: It really depends on where you're living at, but it isn't too bad from what I've seen. The public bus system isn't great, but it will get you there. The lightrail is reasonably close, but you'll have a bit of a hike from the station to school (About a mile) which is fine so long as you don't have a ton of art supplies. I've never had an issue with parking as the campus is really small and there are overflow parking spots available.

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Czarina Doyle
Hometown
Castle Rock, Colo.
Major
3D Animation
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The most beautiful and inspirational part of RMCAD is the campus itself, with its hometown feel, squirrel chatter, and fresh colors in the summer and fall. But that's just what you can see right away. Eventually, you delve deeper into the excitement of learning something new and unique about your own personal way of self-expression. There is a great sense of discovery and an energy felt throughout the College. The energy flows through sitting down to mold a piece of clay on a wheel to capturing that well-thought-out shot with the camera to translating your imagination into a drawing. Most of all, students thrive on being able to share all of these things with like-minded peers. Sharing your art and allowing it to be critiqued is what really makes you grow as an artist, as well as a person. Being around peers and faculty that have immersed themselves in their respective fields is truly the most amazing part of RMCAD, making it like no other college. It's not just an institution for learning: it's family.

RMCAD is definitely an experience. Set against the backdrop of downtown Denver, it's the ideal location if you want to get away and not sacrifice convenience. That is not to say that just because you go here that you are on "Easy Street." The classes and workload are challenging for both the mind and body. And just like all establishments, RMCAD has its own share of quirks and problems, but in the end, what you put in is what you get out of it.

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